Photonics & Imaging

Photonics/​Optics

Topics:

Explore the latest technical briefs and product breakthroughs in photonics and optics. Resources include breakthroughs in lasers, laser systems, fiber optics, optical components, and photonics.

Latest Briefs & News

White Papers: Imaging
Imaging in Challenging Lighting Conditions — A Better Way

Choosing just the right camera for a particular application can be difficult. Common camera specifications that are normally considered include resolution and frame rate. However,...

Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
Growing large-area graphene on optical substrates enables use in photonics devices.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
An already ubiquitous material in outdoor photovoltaic modules could be repurposed for indoor devices with low-capacity batteries.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
The system could one day replace LiDAR and cameras in automated manufacturing, biomedical imaging, and autonomous driving.
Briefs: Materials
This combination of technologies could enable developments for many optical applications.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Applications include telecommunications, optical switching, and quantum computing.
Products: Test & Measurement
Laser-distance sensors, light monitoring, flow meters, and more.
Products: Electronics & Computers
Battery-pack test systems, data management, connector clips, and more.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
The protective coating works like body armor for the atomically thin materials.
Briefs: AR/AI
This AI turns even the blurriest photo into realistic computer-generated faces in HD.
Briefs: Wearables
To enable the development of wearable devices that possess advanced ultraviolet (UV) detection functions, scientists have created a new type of light sensor that is both flexible and highly sensitive.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
This component takes up ten times less space on computer chips.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Applications include planetary exploration and imaging systems used in surveillance, navigation, and target recognition.
Question of the Week: Electronics & Computers
Will Laser Cooking Catch On?

Our lead story today looked at a cutting-edge way to prepare food: Laser cooking.

INSIDER: Photonics/Optics

Cross Platform 3D Laser Scanner

Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division (North Kingstown, RI) announced its new AS1 Scanner. The modular blue laser line scanner...

INSIDER: Imaging

Twelve years ago, physicists turned on the first x-ray laser, and since then it and several others around the world have proved themselves revolutionary probes of...

INSIDER: Lighting Technology

Light emitting diodes (LEDs) are an unsung hero of the lighting industry. They run efficiently, give off little heat, and last for a long time. Now scientists are looking at new materials to...

INSIDER: Nanotechnology

Scientists from Los Alamos National Laboratory recently assessed the status of research into colloidal quantum dot lasers with a focus on prospective electrically...

Blog: Photonics/Optics
With the help of additive-manufacturing techniques and software-controlled lasers, Blutinger and his colleagues are digitizing the cooking process.
Briefs: Communications
These antennas dramatically increase the amount of information that can be simultaneously transmitted by a coherent light source.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
The soft robot harvests energy from a laser beam and can crawl on horizontal surfaces and climb vertical walls and an upside-down glass ceiling.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
To modernize optical storage, Purdue researchers are replacing Morse code with colored “digital characters.”
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
A novel nanostructure produces uniquely shaped light.
Technology Leaders: Motion Control
Ball screws are helping manufacturers meet the growing demand for fiber optic cables generated by 5G communications.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
A new imaging method allows researchers to see inside complex semiconductors, without destroying them.
Technology Leaders: Test & Measurement
Learn how to fix one of the more annoying problems in display imaging.
Articles: Photonics/Optics
With an optical microscope, spectra can be acquired from a sample area smaller than a micron.
Application Briefs: Materials
For applications requiring high-energy material deposition coatings, you'll need to understand how stress can impact surface figure and system performance.
Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
Northwestern researchers have developed a new microscopy method that allows scientists to see the building blocks of “smart” materials.

Webcasts

Upcoming Webinars: Automotive

The Art of EV Propulsion System Design

Upcoming Webinars: Automotive

Solutions for Automotive Interior Colors

Upcoming Webinars: Automotive

Latest Enhancements for ADAS Sensor Testing and Simulation

Upcoming Webinars: Automotive

Adhesives and the Future of Battery Designs

Upcoming Webinars: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Using High-Resolution X-ray Computed Tomography to Inspect...

Upcoming Webinars: Automotive

Digital Solutions to Design Vehicles for Noise and Vibration

Videos