Keyword: Mirrors

Photonics/​Optics

Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Bulky, heavy LiDAR systems in self-driving cars could be replaced with a single chip.
INSIDER: Design

If you’ve ever made an origami paper crane, using folds and creases to transform a square piece of craft paper into the delicate long-necked bird, it may seem odd that...

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: Aerospace
Diffraction Suppressed Mirror

Precise optical systems, especially those sensitive to information loss, are typically designed to minimize the use of mirrors. This is due to the Airy disk effect inherent to all conventional mirrors, which is a result of diffraction of the incident light. This effect represents information loss between the...

Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics
See how hyperspectral imaging adds value to food inspection systems.
Articles: Photonics/Optics
See how solid-state lasers have grown and diversified over the years.
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.
INSIDER: Photonics/Optics

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope successfully launched on December 25 on an Ariane 5 rocket from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana, South America. A joint effort with ESA...

Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics
With advanced tech, mirrors can be made with high accuracy.
Articles: Photonics/Optics
The main Photonics West exhibition opens on Tuesday, January 25.
Products: Photonics/Optics
Fiber laser machinery, polishing pitch, beam collimators, and more.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics

At 3 p.m. on March 5, a gigantic furnace slowly started spinning underneath the stands of Arizona Stadium at the University of Arizona. Fire-engine red, massive in...

INSIDER: Photonics/Optics

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

Articles: Electronics & Computers
Silicon Carbide (SiC) optics are becoming more and more prevalent in high-energy laser (HEL) designs, and manufacturers must be aware of the potential risks
Briefs: Test & Measurement
Growing large-area graphene on optical substrates enables use in photonics devices.
Briefs: Energy
Fano Resonance Optical Coatings (FROCs) can both transmit and reflect the same color simultaneously.
INSIDER: Photonics/Optics

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...

INSIDER: Photonics/Optics

Labsphere, Inc. announced plans to locate a Field Line of sight Automated Radiance Exposure (FLARE) testing site at Arizona State University's (ASU) Polytechnic campus as...

NASA Spinoff: Electronics & Computers
With a clever design by NASA, waiting for hot water could be a thing of the past.
Q&A: Electronics & Computers
Professor Qiaoqiang Gan of the University at Buffalo (NY) and his team developed a unique two-in-one system that uses solar energy for simultaneously cooling and heating — without electricity.
Articles: Photonics/Optics
The virtual event offers a mix of live plenary talks, on-demand technical presentations and discussions, online networking and special events.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
This device fits on a computer chip but can analyze infrared light in the same way as a conventional spectrometer.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Compared to a LED, the omnidirectional laser light is much brighter and better defined.
Special Reports: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Optics & Photonics Innovations - January 2021

An ultrafast camera that takes up to one trillion pictures per second...using light alone to levitate objects and propel spacecraft...the groundbreaking optics enabling the world's most powerful...

Briefs: Transportation
The camera collects the spatial and spectral information required for self-driving cars, machine vision, corrosion detection, and other applications.
Application Briefs: Test & Measurement
Once installed at Las Campanas Observatory in the Chilean Andes, the Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT) will introduce incredible opportunities for astrophysics.
Products: Motion Control
Multi-sensor imaging systems, eyesafe laser finders, machine vision algorithms, and more.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Traditional spark plugs are replaced by an optical pumping source.
Products: Test & Measurement
High-temp infrared emitter, single-frequency SWIR lasers, hazard testing systems, and more.