Photonics/​Optics

Fiber Optics

Explore expert resources, technical briefs, and essential news for design engineers working with fiber optics used in a wide range of telecommunication and medical solutions.

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Technology Leaders: Data Acquisition
Test technologies are available as technologies evolve to 800Gbps and 1.6Tbps for next-generation data center architectures.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
This compact beam steering technology has applications in autonomous navigation, AR, and neuroscience.
Products: Semiconductors & ICs
Near-eye displays, optical inspection systems, UV glass, and more.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
A novel technique for a high-brightness coherent and few-cycle duration source spans seven optical octaves.
Articles: Photonics/Optics
The virtual event offers a mix of live plenary talks, on-demand technical presentations and discussions, online networking and special events.
Special Reports: Robotics, Automation & Control
Rugged Computing - March 2021

From the battlefield to the oceans to the extremes of space, electronics and computing advances enable missions in the harshest conditions. To help you keep pace with the latest developments, we present this...

INSIDER: Test & Measurement

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...

INSIDER: Photonics/Optics

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...

Briefs: Materials
A smart fiber being tested on the International Space Station could be used to develop space dust telescopes and allow astronauts to feel through their pressurized suits.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
Applications include detection of explosives, navigation, and aerospace altitude sensing.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
This subsystem is used in free-space optical communications and fiber-optic communications.
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...

Briefs: Energy
Traditional spark plugs are replaced by an optical pumping source.
Tech Talks: Medical
Multicore Optical Fiber Grating Array Fabrication for Medical Sensing Applications

The growing interest in high-performance fiber grating arrays can be attributed to today’s acceptance of optical fiber sensors in more medical applications such as shape-sensing fiber incorporated into surgical instruments. This presentation looks at a...

Products: Test & Measurement
High-temp infrared emitter, single-frequency SWIR lasers, hazard testing systems, and more.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
This technology is useful for energy, industrial, and aerospace applications.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
A new proof-of-concept photonic pH sensor could advance studies of tissue regeneration.
Products: Photonics/Optics
High-speed cameras, ultra-stable mounts, automated inspection systems, and more...
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Using integrated photonic chips fabricated at EPFL, scientists have demonstrated laser-based microwave generators.
Special Reports: Photonics/Optics
Advances in Optics - June 2020

From Automotive LiDAR to Cubesats & space communications to smart cameras for robots, optics technology is enabling exciting new applications across a range of industries. Read all about it in this Special...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics
This method uses fiber optic probes for measurement of semiconductors, optical coatings, magnetic read/write heads, and precision machines.
Products: Photonics/Optics
Photodetectors, ultrafast lasers, energy sensors, and more.
Technology Leaders: Photonics/Optics
Laser technology will remain at the forefront of tomorrow’s digital manufacturing processes.
Products: Motion Control
Motor drivers, position sensors, offset couplings, and more.
Products: Connectivity
Perovskites

Goodfellow (Coraopolis, PA) recently announced a new range of perovskites, a group of materials that demonstrate great potential for optoelectronic applications....

Articles: Photonics/Optics
Altering the traditional intensity distribution of fiber lasers improves weld quality.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Filaments with embedded circuitry can be used to print complex shapes for biomedical and robotic devices.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The system provides three-dimensional imagery of potential threats at closer ranges.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Fiber-optic cables could help scientists study offshore earthquakes and the geologic structures hidden deep beneath the ocean surface.

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