Keyword: Lenses

Photonics/​Optics

INSIDER: Photonics/Optics

High-Speed InGaAs Photodiodes

OSI Optoelectronics (Hawthorne, CA) has introduced infrared-sensitive, pigtail-packaged High-Speed InGaAs Photodiodes with active areas of 75...

Technology Leaders: Photonics/Optics
The size and complexity of lens systems can be reduced through flat optics that are based on pioneering meta optical elements (MOEs).
Products: Photonics/Optics
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
The millimeter-sized flat lens can be used in wearable displays for virtual reality, which requires compact, lightweight, and cost-effective components.
Special Reports: Nanotechnology
Special Report: Optics & Photonics Innovations - July 2022

The most powerful telescope ever launched, NASA's James Webb Space Telescope will peer back in time to the birth of the universe's first stars. Learn about its highly advanced optics...

Articles: Photonics/Optics

With AR eyeglasses, the screen of a mobile device can be transitioned to the lens of a pair of eyeglasses. The problem with that is that even though the technology has been around for a while, the...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics

Super temporal resolution microscopy allows imaging of fluorescent molecules 20 times faster than traditional lab cameras normally allow. A general method has been developed to let a...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers

The importance of optical image quality and the trend toward thinner smart-phones have pushed manufacturers to increase the number of cameras in order to provide cellphones with better...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics

A middle infrared light source can detect greenhouse and other gases as well as molecules in a person’s breath. The compact system, which resembles a tiny suitcase, contains just two parts: a standard...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics

Classical laser communication gimbals are coupled to 105um multimodal receiving fibers for the high-power transmission of data, fine pointing, and tracking. These fibers cannot be used in...

Question of the Week: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Will inserting lenses inside blood vessels become a practical tool for diagnosing disease?

Researchers have developed a camera-like imaging device that can be inserted into blood vessels to provide high-quality 3D images to help scientists better understand the causes of heart attack and heart disease progression and could lead to improved...

Application Briefs: Materials

Aspheric lenses let optical system designers improve resolution, reduce the number of lens elements required, and increase system light throughput. Their complex, non-spherical surfaces correct for more...

Briefs: Materials

Researchers have developed tiny optical elements from metal nanoparticles and a polymer that could replace traditional refractive lenses to realize portable imaging systems...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics

A new composition of germanosili-cate glass created by adding zinc oxide has properties good for lens applications. The new family of zinc germanosilicate glass has a high refractive index comparable...

Briefs: Nanotechnology

Consumers are looking for augmented reality/virtual reality (AR/VR) glasses that are compact and easy to wear, delivering high-quality imagery with socially acceptable optics...

Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
3D micro-printing was used to develop this small, flexible scope for looking inside blood vessels.
Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
See how hyperspectral imaging adds value to food inspection systems.
Products: Photonics/Optics
Spectrometers, digital microscopes, high-speed imaging, and more.
Briefs: Wearables
The camera could have uses in faster disease diagnosis and thinner cellphones.
Blog: Photonics/Optics
There are some things you just can't do at a virtual trade show. Editor Bruce A. Bennett walks the floor at SPIE Photonics West.
Articles: Photonics/Optics
The main Photonics West exhibition opens on Tuesday, January 25.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
This is a novel remote sensing instrument with myriad applications.
Articles: Photonics/Optics
See top suppliers and manufacturers in over 20 categories, including high-speed cameras, sensors, and optical components.
INSIDER: Photonics/Optics

On isolated mountaintops across the planet, scientists await word that tonight is the night. The complex coordination between...

Application Briefs: Imaging
Unmanned aircraft present a range of optics challenges.
Products: Materials
Infrared lens testers, fiber optic transceivers, spectral radiometers, and more.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
The design may enable miniature zoom lenses for drones, cellphones, or night-vision goggles.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Fano Resonance Optical Coatings (FROCs) can both transmit and reflect the same color simultaneously.
INSIDER: Imaging

Twelve years ago, physicists turned on the first x-ray laser, and since then it and several others around the world have proved themselves revolutionary probes of...