Keyword: Mirrors

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Application Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
The global market for automotive LIDAR is expected to grow from $332 million in 2022 to more than $4.5 billion by 2028. We interviewed Eric Aguilar, co-founder and CEO of Omnitron Sensors, Los Angeles, CA, to learn about a new MEMS scanning mirror that could accelerate the market adoption of LIDAR.
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INSIDER: Photonics/Optics

A newly devised procedure to de-ice Euclid's optics has performed significantly better than hoped. Light coming in to the visible ‘VIS’ instrument from distant stars was gradually...

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Briefs: Information Technology
Researchers have created a device that enables them to electronically steer and focus a beam of terahertz electromagnetic energy with extreme precision. This opens the door to high-resolution, real-time imaging devices that are hundredths the size of other radar systems and more robust than other optical systems.
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Application Briefs: Materials
Optical parametric oscillator (OPO) lasers have long been utilized in sophisticated test and measurement applications such as mass spectrometry, photoacoustic imaging, and spectroscopy.
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Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics
New satellites equipped with Corning’s advanced hyperspectral-imaging technology can detect pipeline leaks and other environmental issues, providing precise monitoring and exploration capabilities for businesses and governments.
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Briefs: Photonics/Optics
MIT researchers have developed a camera-based touch sensor that is long, curved, and shaped like a human finger. Their device provides high-resolution tactile sensing over a large area. The sensor, called the GelSight Svelte, uses two mirrors to reflect and refract light.
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Application Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Omnitron Sensors Co-founder and CEO Eric Aguilar has developed a key component for LiDARs featured in autonomous vehicles, based on his experience working with LiDAR in a variety of past roles with some of the world’s largest technology providers and manufacturers.
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Products: Photonics/Optics
See the new products, including a handheld NIR spectrometer, a Boson+ thermal camera module, next-generation pump laser diode, and much more.
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Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics
As the tolerances for photonics systems become more demanding, controlling the grinding of optical components must also become more precise.
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INSIDER: Imaging

NASA will launch Israel’s first space telescope mission, the Ultraviolet Transient Astronomy Satellite (ULTRASAT). ULTRASAT, an ultraviolet observatory with a large field...

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Briefs: Aerospace
Nearly 20 tons of extremely pure borosilicate glass made by Ohara Corporation in Japan are becoming a honeycomb mirror measuring 27.6 feet across.
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Quiz: Design
On July 12, 2022, the James Webb Space Telescope began its official science operations. Test your knowledge about Webb with this quiz.
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Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
This measurement technique is particularly useful for, but not limited to, samples containing organic compounds.
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Articles: Photonics/Optics
The conference will showcase the latest innovations in lasers, photonics, optics, optoelectronics, biophotonics, biomedical optics, 3D printing, and more.
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Articles: Imaging
It began full scientific operations July 11, following six months of instrumentation cool-down, calibration, and other commissioning activities.
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Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Bulky, heavy LiDAR systems in self-driving cars could be replaced with a single chip.
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INSIDER: Photonics/Optics

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...

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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...

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

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

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INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

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

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Articles: Semiconductors & ICs
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
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