Photonics & Imaging

Find the latest developments in Photonics & Imaging essential to both Commercial & Government applications. Get expert solutions for imaging systems, machine vision, visualization software, human machines (HMIs), plus advances in infrared cameras and display monitoring.

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White Papers: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Introduction to 3D Printing with PµSL

Small devices that require high precision, high resolution, and high accuracy are all around us. From the electronic connectors in cellphones to the tiny valves in medical pumps, these devices aren’t...

White Papers: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Easy and Profitable Measurement Solutions Using Smart Laser Triangulation Sensors

For fast measurements of displacement, distance and position with high accuracy and resolution, laser triangulation sensors can be used in a variety of...

Novel biosensors allow the simultaneous study of both neuronal activity and transcription factor dynamics.
A new tool for medical professionals may help shed light on tumors.
Simon Fraser University researchers will use their pioneering imaging technology – called Mango, for its bright color – to develop coronavirus testing kits.
Researchers have tested a new imaging method to understand the brain as an individual develops Alzheimer's disease.
White Papers: Imaging
White Paper: Optical Components for SWIR Imaging

For many applications in harsh or low-light environmental conditions such as nighttime, fog, smoke, water vapors, etc., devices operating in the visible range of light cannot process or...

The future’s getting brighter for solar power. Researchers from CU Boulder have created a low-cost solar cell with one of the highest power-conversion efficiencies to...

Stanford University researchers created an inverse design codebase called SPINS that can help researchers explore different design methodologies to...

A research team has used the Molecular Foundry, a Department of Energy Office of Science user facility, to create miniature lasers. These lasers are stable and work continuously. What...

Low-Power Sealed Laser

Luxinar (Kingston Upon Hull, UK) has introduced the SR 08s for marking, scribing and kiss cutting applications requiring average rather than peak power. The...

Xilinx is now applying AI to the in-cabin environment.
Engineers have developed a new scanning technique inspired by the natural world that can detect corroding metals in oil and gas pipelines.
This NASA center hosts the world’s greatest collection of wind tunnels and flight simulation facilities
Briefs: Test & Measurement
Device Tests Drugs on Tumor Tissue
An inexpensive 3D-printed microfluidics device could be used to personalize cancer treatment.
A highly sensitive, CMOS-compatible, broadband photodetector was created by tailoring material defects.
Researchers described a new strategy of designing metamolecules.
With the recent boom in touch-based, polymer display substrates must be fingerprint-resistant.
Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Product of the Month: May 2020 Tech Briefs
The ADISRA SmartView 4.0 HMI allows builders to see what's going on in their machines.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
High-Efficiency Laser for Silicon Chips
Applications include optical data transfer, infrared and night-vision systems, environmental sensors, and breath analysis for medical diagnosis.
NASA’s LED lighting system enables food and other crops to be grown indoors in places like skyscrapers.
Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Tackling Aircraft Laser Strikes from the Ground
To reduce the increasing frequency of attacks, the ground-based Laser Aircraft Strike Suppression Optical System (LASSOS) has been developed by researchers from the MIT Lincoln Laboratory.
A team is exploring new materials for telecommunications and LIDAR applications.
Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Properly Designing and Specifying Aspheric Lenses
Aspheric lenses greatly improve the performance and efficiency of a wide range of optical applications.
Laser technology will remain at the forefront of tomorrow’s digital manufacturing processes.
This method uses fiber optic probes for measurement of semiconductors, optical coatings, magnetic read/write heads, and precision machines.
Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition
New on the Market: May 2020
Sealing connection tools, oscilloscopes, snap-action switches, and more...
A liquid crystal elastomer can be programmed to exhibit controllable, dynamic behavior without the need for complex electronic components.
White Papers: Photonics/Optics
The Liquid Lens Evolution

Before liquid lenses, a user would have to design some type of mechanical focusing into their optical system, which meant having a device to raise and lower the optics to enable them to refocus on different heights...

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