Photonics & Imaging

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White Papers: Photonics/Optics
Radiation Performance of Low Bend-Loss Optical Fiber for Gyroscope Applications

In this presentation we will describe the effect of radiation on a low bend loss, polarization maintaining (PM) fiber for an interferometric fiber optic...

Spectrophotometer for a Microscope

CRAIC Technologies (San Dimas, CA) has introduced the 508 PV™ UV-visible-NIR spectrophotometer for your microscope. The 508 Perfect...

U.S. Naval Research Laboratory researchers evaluated commercial ultraviolet (UV) sources for viral disinfection to combat COVID-19 on land and at sea and established a...

Researchers at Empa and ETH Zurich succeeded in developing a material that works like a luminescent solar concentrator and can even be applied to textiles. This opens up numerous possibilities...

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Infrared Detectors Enhance Night-Vision Cameras
The ability to enhance night vision could improve what can be seen in space, in chemical and biological disaster areas, and on the battlefield.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Algorithm Improves Navigation of Autonomous Driving Robots
Future robots could be taught how to outperform humans.
Multi-sensor imaging systems, eyesafe laser finders, machine vision algorithms, and more.
VR/AR devices can simulate some of the key difficulties experienced due to glaucoma.
Briefs: Medical
High-Performance, Low-Field MRI for Cardiac and Lung Imaging
The system could enhance image-guided procedures that diagnose and treat disease and make medical imaging more affordable and accessible.
Briefs: Materials
Detector Senses X-Rays Over a Broad Energy Range
New materials generate precise X-ray images with a lower amount of exposure.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Radar Enables Cars to Spot Hazards Around Corners
Using radar commonly deployed to track speeders and fastballs, the automated system “sees” around corners to spot oncoming traffic and pedestrians.
Facility Focus: Data Acquisition
Facility Focus: Rochester Institute of Technology
Learn about RIT's achievements in cybersecurity, imaging science, and personalized healthcare tech.
The sensor enables detection of items for security screening, intrusion detection, forensics, and medical imaging.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Lenslet-Based Integral Field Spectrograph
Applications include biomedical imaging, remote sensing, and heliophysics research.
Once installed at Las Campanas Observatory in the Chilean Andes, the Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT) will introduce incredible opportunities for astrophysics.
Cancer treatment could be dramatically improved by precisely locating the edges of tumors during surgery to remove them.
Users can take paper sheets from a notebook and turn them into a music player interface or make food packaging interactive.
This technology enables robots, electronic devices, and prosthetic devices to feel pain through sense of touch.
When deployed on edge devices, modern HMI and SCADA software can go beyond basic visualization to deliver advanced data acquisition and analytics.
Printable organic photodiodes can distinguish wavelengths and enable data transmission by light.
Adaptable automation reduces manufacturing time and costs.
With low-cost materials called perovskites, stable, continuous lasing is achieved at room temperature for over an hour.
Special Reports: Electronics & Computers
Additive Manufacturing - November 2020

AM/3D Printing is fundamentally changing how products are prototyped and produced in aerospace, medical, electronics, and many other fields. To help you keep pace with the latest advances, we present...

The system is effective in urban environments where there are tall buildings on all sides.
Tech Talks: Photonics/Optics
Optical Fibers for Gyroscopes

This Tech Talk shares the results of a study that looks at the effects of radiation on a low-bend-loss optical fiber for gyroscope applications. It examines the experiments that were set up and then reviews their surprising results. The irradiation was done at the Naval Research Laboratory. The specifics and...

Purdue University innovators are taking cues from the spider to develop 3D photodetectors for biomedical imaging.
A reader asks, "Will the public feel safe enough in an autonomous vehicle?"
Question of the Week: Photonics/Optics
Will Flat Fisheye Lenses Play a Greater Role in Medical Imaging and Consumer Electronics?

A recent Tech Briefs TV video demonstrated an achievement from engineers at MIT and the University of Massachusetts at Lowell. The teams designed the first completely flat fisheye lens to produce crisp, 180-degree panoramic images. The lenses, according to...

A metal-organic framework does not contain cost-intensive raw materials and can be produced in bulk.

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