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.

Technology Leaders: Photonics/Optics
Making Laser Processes More Sustainable
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Testing 800G Direct Modulated Optical Signaling
Application Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Designing Large Diameter Aspheres
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Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics

Micro Molding and Micro-Optics

Briefs: Photonics/Optics

Completely Flat Fisheye Lens

On-Demand Webinars: Photonics/Optics
Lunch & Learn: Latest in Digital Microscopy

Today’s 20-minute Lunch & Learn delves into why incomplete microscopy inspection may be a bigger problem than you realize. Classic inspection systems offer a shallow depth of field, which can cause sample parts not to be in focus and, thus, leads to missing features, user fatigue, and...

Photonics has the potential to transform all manners of electronic devices by storing and transmitting information in the form of light, rather than electricity. Using...

Fiber optic technology is the holy grail of high-speed, long-distance telecommunications. Still, with the continuing exponential growth of internet traffic,...

New research shows how to measure the super-short bursts of high-frequency light emitted from free electron lasers (FELs). By using the light-induced ionization itself to create...

Uncooled Thermal Lens

British threat detection specialist Silent Sentinel (Hertfordshire, UK) has expanded its Aeron Ranger suite of cameras to include a brand-new 25-150mm Long...

A flexible, free-standing THz sensor array images blind ends of irregularly shaped objects.
NASA Spinoff: Robotics, Automation & Control
Hot Water on Demand
With a clever design by NASA, waiting for hot water could be a thing of the past.
Products: RF & Microwave Electronics
New on the Market: May 2021
Cable ties, milling software, snap-action switches, and more.
Northwestern researchers have developed a new microscopy method that allows scientists to see the building blocks of “smart” materials being formed at the nanoscale.
A team has introduced a new method for taking high-res images of fast-moving and rotating objects in space, such as satellites or debris in low-Earth orbit.
This technology provides drones sufficient time and distance to react, avoid wires, and navigate follow-on maneuvers.
Question of the Week: Photonics/Optics
Do You See Potential for Objects That Change Shape via Light?

Taking inspiration from the butterfly, Tufts University researchers created light-activated composite devices that execute precise, visible movements and form complex three-dimensional shapes, without the need for wires or other actuating materials or energy sources.

On-Demand Webinars: Materials
Optics and Coatings Technology

Precision optics are used in a wide variety of industrial, scientific, medical, and military applications, and their performance is often improved or enhanced by the application of thin film coatings. But how do you know what types of optics will work best for your application (e.g., spheric vs. aspheric,...

White Papers: Imaging
Photobiological Safety Measurements

In recent decades, advances in materials science and technology have substantially improved the quality of lighting products. LEDs, in particular, have become more rugged, with higher efficiencies and...

White Papers: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Injection Molding Principles

Optimizing custom part designs for injection molding requires a thorough understanding of the process and outcomes. In this ebook, you'll learn about common molding resins, special molding terms you should know,...

Taking inspiration from the insect, Tufts researchers created light-activated composite devices that execute precise, visible movements and form complex three-dimensional shapes, like a "photonic sunflower. "
The intelligent camera features all three resolutions: spatial, temporal, and spectral.
This technology could be a low-cost, in-home alternative to blood draws and clinic-based screening tools.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
High-Power, Portable Terahertz Laser
The instrument could bring powerful sensing and imaging capabilities into hospitals, airports, or other settings.
5 Ws: Robotics, Automation & Control
5 Ws of the Internal Injury-Sealing Patch
A medical patch can be folded around minimally invasive surgical tools and delivered through airways, intestines, and other narrow spaces.
These technologies help compress 3D camera files and automate focus and exposure settings.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Plenoptic Camera
This camera enables multi-spectral imaging for metrology.
Products: Electronics & Computers
Product of the Month: April 2021 Tech Briefs
The GVC1001 computer features dual 10-GigE ports for gigabit Ethernet camera or other sensor inputs.
Medical instruments equipped with a soft electronics system improve diagnostic and therapeutic interventions in minimally invasive surgeries.
This nanoparticle-based adhesive is visible in common imaging techniques such as computed tomography (CT).
The micro-display could enable smartphones and televisions with resolutions of more than 10,000 pixels per inch.
Briefs: Medical
Ultra-Miniaturized Microendoscope
The lens-free scope produces higher-quality images at a fraction of the size.
Briefs: Imaging
Ultrasonic Projector
A chip-based technology generates sound profiles with high resolution and intensity to make ultrasound therapy more effective and easier.
This compact beam steering technology has applications in autonomous navigation, AR, and neuroscience.

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