Photonics/​Optics

Photonics

Find the latest news and technical briefs on next-generation photonics technologies. Learn more about applications like biophotonics, silicon photonics, and green photonics.

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Special Reports: Connectivity
Machine Vision/Camera Advances - July 2021

Advances in cameras and image sensors are transforming the factory floor, while also enabling exciting new applications in space robotics, medicine, and more. Read all about it in this compendium of...

Briefs: Energy
The size and shape of the nanostructure can be controlled as it is assembled piece by piece.
Briefs: Energy
This cell could potentially operate around the clock, balancing the power grid over the day-night cycle.
White Papers: Photonics/Optics
Fiber Optic Rotary Joints Add a Spin to Sensing, Mobile, and Robotic Fiber Systems

To the passing optical signals, fiberoptic rotary joints (FORJs) are nothing more than fiber connectors, which provide connection between one or multiple...

Briefs: Automotive
The system could one day replace LiDAR and cameras in automated manufacturing, biomedical imaging, and autonomous driving.
Briefs: Nanotechnology
The machines fold themselves within 100 milliseconds and can flatten and refold thousands of times.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Recent advances could make it feasible to deploy networks of methane sensors to detect this greenhouse gas at large facilities.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Applications include remote sensing, laser spectroscopy, and gas analysis.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
This technology bends light more efficiently, enabling more immersive augmented reality display systems.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
These tiny detectors could record characteristics of light such as color, polarity, and angle.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The algorithm identified a new compound potentially useful for photonic devices and biologically inspired computers.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
This tool could help surgeons better treat tumors and brain diseases.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Movements of individual particles of light are reconstructed to see through clouds, fog, and other obstructions.
Facility Focus: Wearables
Berkeley’s academic research reflects pressing global challenges in the areas of health, energy, and the environment.
Briefs: Data Acquisition
Using gold nanomaterials, this disk can hold data securely for more than 600 years.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The technology could help computers process visual information more like the human brain.
Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
The inexpensive cameras are easy to produce.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Artificial intelligence is used to decode X-ray images faster, which could aid innovations in medicine, materials, and energy.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
The new photonic architecture could transform digital communications, artificial intelligence, and quantum computing.
INSIDER: Photonics/Optics

Photonics has the potential to transform all manners of electronic devices by storing and transmitting information in the form of light, rather than electricity. Using...

INSIDER: Photonics/Optics

Fiber optic technology is the holy grail of high-speed, long-distance telecommunications. Still, with the continuing exponential growth of internet traffic,...

INSIDER: Photonics/Optics

New research shows how to measure the super-short bursts of high-frequency light emitted from free electron lasers (FELs). By using the light-induced ionization itself to create...

INSIDER: Imaging

Uncooled Thermal Lens

British threat detection specialist Silent Sentinel (Hertfordshire, UK) has expanded its Aeron Ranger suite of cameras to include a brand-new 25-150mm Long...

Articles: Materials
Learn about the benefits of SWIR imaging, from food inspection to surveillance.
Briefs: Imaging
A flexible, free-standing THz sensor array images blind ends of irregularly shaped objects.
Articles: Imaging
A heat source near the optical path can introduce image warping that locally shifts the position of the image content. Learn how to fix the flaw.
Products: Photonics/Optics
Fiber coatings measurement, single-frequency laser, optical filters, and more.
Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Learn about tooling challenges and other considerations when designing micro-optics, including metrology equipment capabilities, and post-molding assembly.
Application Briefs: Materials
What you need to know before you incorporate large diameter aspheres into your optical systems.

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