Photonics/Optics

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Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Optical Product and Document Security Method

An inexpensive security method for uniquely marking and identifying physical objects such as documents or labels has been developed. This technology uses the mixing of inks in numerous different ratios...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Bend- and Twist-Sensing Optical Fiber

A method was developed for concurrently measuring bending and twisting along an optical fiber using only the properties of light...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Development of Sodium Lidar for Spaceborne Missions

The metal layers at mesospheric altitudes are excellent tracers of neutral atmosphere dynamics, and have been used since the 1960s to study the chemistry and dynamics of the mesosphere. Ablation...

Briefs: Test & Measurement
Optical Method for Detecting Displacements and Strains at Ultra-High Temperatures During Thermo-Mechanical Testing

NASA's Langley Research Center has developed an optical method for detecting displacements and strains at ultra-high temperatures...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Fourier Transform Spectrometer System

NASA's Langley Research Center and Science Applications International Corporation have developed a method of processing data from Fourier transform spectroscopy (FTS) measurements that improves upon existing...

Briefs: Aerospace
New Optics See More with Less

NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center has developed a technology that combines a panoramic refracting optic (PRO) lens with a unique detection system to acquire a true 360-degree field of view. Although current imaging...

News: Imaging
Inspired by Star Wars, BYU Researcher Floats 3D Images in Thin Air

A BYU professor and his team have found a way to take the 3D displays of science fiction and make them a...

Products: Photonics/Optics
New Products: January 2018 Photonics & Imaging Insider

Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) Imaging System

Edmund Optics® (EO) (Barrington, NJ) has...

INSIDER: Materials
Addition of Tin Boosts Nanoparticle’s Photoluminescence

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory have developed germanium nanoparticles with...

INSIDER: Materials
Changes Inside Hybrid Perovskite Crystals Give Clues to Improving Solar Cells

A team of researchers led by the University of California San Diego has for the first time...

Articles: Photonics/Optics
Nd:YAG or Fiber Laser for Micro Welding?

Four lasers can be used for micro welding: pulsed neodymium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet (Nd:YAG), continuous wave (CW) fiber,...

Articles: Imaging
The Effects of Micro-Electric Discharge Machining (μEDM) on the Topography of Stainless Steel

Two basic components make up the value added to a work piece by the...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Researchers Develop Flexible, Stretchable Photonic Devices

Researchers at MIT and several other institutions have developed a method for making photonic devices — similar...

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