Photonics/​Optics

Optics

Advanced optics technologies are essential to design engineers developing systems in manufacturing. Here are the latest technical briefs, products, and applications for design engineers working with optics technology.

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On-Demand Webinars: Photonics/Optics
Optics and Coatings Technology

Precision optics are used in a wide variety of industrial, scientific, medical, and military applications, and their performance is often improved or enhanced by the application of thin film coatings. But how do you know what types of optics will work best for your application (e.g., spheric vs. aspheric,...

White Papers: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Injection Molding Principles

Optimizing custom part designs for injection molding requires a thorough understanding of the process and outcomes. In this ebook, you'll learn about common molding resins, special molding terms you should know,...

This compact beam steering technology has applications in autonomous navigation, AR, and neuroscience.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Completely Flat Fisheye Lens
The single piece of glass produces crisp panoramic images.
Near-eye displays, optical inspection systems, UV glass, and more.
A novel technique for a high-brightness coherent and few-cycle duration source spans seven optical octaves.
Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Hyperspectral Cameras and Data Quality
Any hyperspectral system needs to maintain a stable and accurate radiometric and spectral calibration.
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.
See what kinds of applications require high-precision laser glass with demanding dimensional tolerances and high-power laser coatings.
Special Reports: Unmanned Systems
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...

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...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Compact Infrared Spectrometer
This device fits on a computer chip but can analyze infrared light in the same way as a conventional spectrometer.
The improved rectennas could operate low-power devices such as temperature sensors.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Manufacturing Ultra-Thin Camera Lenses
Ultra-thin and flexible metalenses could replace traditional camera lenses.
Applications include terahertz medical imaging and communications.
This rapid and cost-effective technique yields a uniform etched surface with 99.5 percent emissivity.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Sensitive Optical Receivers for Space
This concept could help break through the present-day data-return bottleneck in deep space missions.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Split-Ring Torque Sensor
This optical-based device measures position, velocity, and torque.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
Sensing Magnetic Fields
Applications include detection of explosives, navigation, and aerospace altitude sensing.
White Papers: Imaging
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...

Researchers from the University of Bristol’s Quantum Engineering Technology Labs (QET Labs) and Université Côte d‘Azur have made a new miniaturized...

White Papers: Photonics/Optics
High-Speed Switched Serial Fabrics Improve System Design

Well into its third decade of widespread deployment, VME adopted the new VXS gigabit serial interface, clearly representing the most significant leap in backplane data transfer rates...

Special Reports: Imaging
Optics & Photonics Innovations - January 2021

An ultrafast camera that takes up to one trillion pictures per second...using light alone to levitate objects and propel spacecraft...the groundbreaking optics enabling the world's most powerful...

This simple and inexpensive design achieves high-quality ozone measurements.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Platform for All-Optical Computing
Computations are done solely with beams of light.
Blog: Photonics/Optics
How to Choose an Optical Filter
Optical interference filters are critical to the overall performance of machine vision applications. So how do you select the right one?
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Cascaded Offset Optical Modulator
This subsystem is used in free-space optical communications and fiber-optic communications.

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