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.

Technology Leaders: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Laser technology will remain at the forefront of tomorrow’s digital manufacturing processes.
Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Motor drivers, position sensors, offset couplings, and more.
Products: Software

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

Articles: Propulsion
Altering the traditional intensity distribution of fiber lasers improves weld quality.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Filaments with embedded circuitry can be used to print complex shapes for biomedical and robotic devices.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
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.
Products: Lighting
Photopolymer films, LED light engines, measurement systems, and more.
Articles: Photonics/Optics
SPIE Photonics West 2020 returns to The Moscone Center in San Francisco, February 1 through February 6
Briefs: Aerospace
These advances are useful for transportation, infrastructure, and aerospace.
Briefs: Aerospace
This system uses fiber optic strain sensing to detect and locate micrometeoroid/orbital debris.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics

Current laser interferometry pressure pulse detection techniques use the shock-induced change in index of refraction to track detonation and/or shock fronts in a single fiber optic by reflecting laser...

Briefs: Aerospace
This approach removes the limitation on peak power densities that exists for fiber lasers.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
This multifunctional hybrid laminate composite can be used for residential and commercial construction.
Q&A: Electronics & Computers
Changing directions of twist and coiling changes whether a material cools or heats.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
This innovation dynamically provides fast signal processing and precision measurement.
INSIDER: Photonics/Optics

A new instrument mounted on a telescope in Arizona aimed its robotic array of 5,000 fiber-optic “eyes” at the night sky on Oct. 22 to capture the first images...

Briefs: Materials

Engineers at the University of Illinois have found a way to redirect misfit light waves to reduce energy loss during optical data transmission. In a study,...

Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Researchers have developed a new self-calibrating endoscope that produces 3D images of objects smaller than a single cell without a lens or any optical, electrical, or...

INSIDER: Manufacturing & Prototyping

A synthetic optical lace developed by a Cornell Ph.D. student creates a linked sensory network similar to a biological nervous system. The flexible, porous lattice structure is manufactured from...

INSIDER: Nanotechnology

Scientists at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory have devised a new process for using nano-particles to build powerful lasers that are more efficient and safer for...

Facility Focus: Nanotechnology

The Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) is the nonprofit applied research division of the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) in Atlanta, GA. Founded in 1934 as the Engineering...

Products: Photonics/Optics
Micromachining Subsystem

SCANLAB GmbH (Puchheim, Germany) has introduced a new member of its precSYS product line. Five-axis precSYS subsystems enable industrial...

INSIDER Product: Photonics/Optics

Blue Pulsed Laser Diode Module

OSI Laser Diode (LDI) (Edison, NJ) launched a blue 450-nm pulsed laser diode module that includes an electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection...

Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Fully Automated Beam Monitoring System

Ophir-Spiricon (North Logan, UT) has announced Ophir® BeamWatch® Integrated, a fully automated, non-contact laser...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics

Experimental photonic switches developed at UC Berkeley have shown promise toward the goal of fully optical, high-capacity switching for...

News: Photonics/Optics
Many vendors at this year's event made their presence known with mega-sized booths.
Blog: Communications
The bi-annual Laser World of Photonics exhibition begins today.
Articles: Photonics/Optics

There are a number of ways to extract data from a production line. In factory automation, sensors are used in work cells to gather data for inspection or to trigger other devices. These sensors fall into...