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White Papers: Imaging
Industrial Camera Interface Guide

With all the various camera interfaces available in today’s industrial camera market, it can be challenging to decide just which one best suits a particular imaging application. By understanding the...

Technology Leaders: Imaging
Light Field Imaging Technology
Learn about light-field candidates like camera arrays, plenoptic cameras, active cameras with depth sensor, and the newly developed focal-stack camera.
Powerful, tiny cameras provide unique streaming-video solutions for NASA robots and defense applications.
Researchers are tapping into dynamically controlled LEDs to create a simple illumination system for 3D imaging.
Near-eye displays, optical inspection systems, UV glass, and more.
Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Hyperspectral Cameras and Data Quality
Any hyperspectral system needs to maintain a stable and accurate radiometric and spectral calibration.
Application Briefs: Imaging
Add LiDAR to ADAS for Pedestrian Safety
While ADAS has improved freeway and high-speed driving, the basic need for collision mitigation with pedestrians and bicyclists has mostly remained unaddressed.
Imagine being able to snap a picture of extremely fast events on the order of a picosecond.
Application Briefs: Imaging
The Sensing Systems That Make ADAS Work
See what kinds of sensors are supporting self-driving vehicles.
Onboard cameras can be used to keep damaged quadcopters in the air and flying stably, even without GPS.
With a smartphone camera, a new diagnostic test provides a positive or negative COVID-19 result in 15 to 30 minutes.
Products: Test & Measurement
Product of the Month: March 2021 Tech Briefs
By design, new 3D scanners are motionless during inspection.
Products: Materials
New on the Market: March 2021
Vision software, thermal sensors, ceramic pastes, and more.
See how NASA Langley tests a variety of advanced aircraft concepts. including ways to make flying both cleaner and quieter.
The device has applications in medical diagnostics and homeland security.
Articles: Photonics/Optics
Photonics West 2021 Preview
The virtual event offers a mix of live plenary talks, on-demand technical presentations and discussions, online networking and special events.

When SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule splashed down off the Florida coast in August following its first crewed mission, the two astronauts inside could not exit the capsule...

The pursuit of fusion as a safe, carbon-free, always-on energy source has intensified in recent years, with a number of organizations pursuing aggressive...

IR and UV Optics

Edmund Optics (EO) (Barrington, NJ) has released Zinc Selenide (ZnSe) Wedged Windows, which are ideal for infrared (IR) applications, and TECHSPEC® Calcium...

The European Space Agency’s (ESA) and NASA’s Solar Orbiter Heliospheric Imager (SoloHI) recently recorded an image showing three of the four inner rocky planets. The...

Ultra-thin and flexible metalenses could replace traditional camera lenses.
Industrial robots, motor disconnect switches, position sensors, and more.
Briefs: Imaging
Kodiak 3D LiDAR
This system provides low-cost, reliable 3D LiDAR images in nearly any lighting condition.
Applications include terahertz medical imaging and communications.
This rapid and cost-effective technique yields a uniform etched surface with 99.5 percent emissivity.
The material could enable cheaper and more environmentally friendly displays and large-area lighting.
Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Modern HMI Software Propels Industry 4.0
Once confined to the role of machine visualization, modern unified HMI software now delivers better user interfaces, containerization, and remote device management.
White Papers: Materials
Advanced Light Cure Adhesives

Breakthroughs in adhesive technology enable light curing adhesives to cure under a visible light wavelength of 405 nanometers. Learn how these environmentally friendly adhesives can improve worker safety and...

Bandpass Filters

MidOpt® (Palatine, IL) introduced the BP450 Indigo Bandpass and the BN450 Narrow Indigo Bandpass, two new filters designed for multi-application use. The...

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