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.

Briefs: Photonics/Optics
This method can be used in astronomy, surveillance, and optics manufacturing.
Special Reports: Packaging & Sterilization
Medical Manufacturing and Outsourcing - October 2020

Discover how advances in factory automation, robotics, 3D printing and other fabrication technologies are shaping the future of medical device manufacturing in this Special Report – a...

INSIDER: Data Acquisition

Researchers at Helmholtz Zentrum München and the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have developed the world’s smallest ultrasound detector. Based on...

INSIDER: Energy

Almost all satellites are powered by solar cells – but solar cells are heavy. While conventional high-performance cells reach up to three watts of electricity per gram,...

INSIDER: Photonics/Optics

New research from the University of Southampton has discovered a way to bind two negatively charged electron-like particles which could create opportunities to form novel...

INSIDER: Materials

University of North Texas professor Anupama Kaul straddles the line between electrical engineering and materials science, which puts her in the perfect place to develop...

INSIDER Product: Test & Measurement

Machine Vision Cameras

Teledyne DALSA (Waterloo, Canada) announced its new Falcon4-CLHS M4480 and M4400 cameras, based on the Teledyne e2v Lince 11.2M monochrome sensors. The...

Blog: Photonics/Optics
A Cornell team developed paramecium-sized robots that can be controlled with lasers.
Briefs: Imaging
The newest version of these combs could revolutionize clocks, telescopes, and telecommunications.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Flat-panel technology could transform antennas, wireless, and cellphone communications.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
This system encodes information in twisting beams of light.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Self-powering, color-changing humidity sensors are applicable to various fields including smart windows, health care, and safety management.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
Empa researchers were able to demonstrate real-time acoustic monitoring of laser weld seams.
Application Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Learn the USB3 and GigE vision standards, how they keep pace with imaging technologies, and how augmenting the cabling is critical for optimal performance.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
A new type of motion capture technology accurately tracks an athlete during the push start phase of performance.
Briefs: Data Acquisition
Researchers tackled the problem using a geophysical measurement called seismic anisotropy.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
One unexpected application for spider silk is its use in the creation of biocompatible lenses.
Briefs: Imaging
University of Colorado researchers have described a new silicon chip that improves the resolution and scanning speed needed for a lidar system.
Articles: Photonics/Optics
Learn how to obtain large signals from hyperspectral imagers.
Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The COVID crisis is propelling the camera industry toward disruptive transformation.
Application Briefs: Test & Measurement

Thin films and engineered surfaces are used in a myriad of applications including semiconductor electronics, data storage, and precision optics. In many cases, surface roughness and...

Products: Photonics/Optics
High-temp infrared emitter, single-frequency SWIR lasers, hazard testing systems, and more.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Real-time terahertz imaging with a single-pixel detector.
White Papers: Imaging
Single-molecule Localisation Microscopy (Smlm): How to Overcome the Abbe Diffraction Limit?

The Abbe diffraction barrier, which fundamentally restricted the lateral optical resolution to 200 – 300 nm until the early 1990s, can be overcome...

White Papers: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Distributed Sensing Beyond Rayleigh Scattering Limits in Single and Multicore Fiber Waveguides

Optical fibers with enhanced scattering properties can provide distributed reflection signals beyond the limits set by Rayleigh scattering in...

INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Researchers have developed a new way to build power efficient and programmable integrated switching units on a silicon photonics chip. The new technology is...

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
This technology shows potential for the detection of subtle human motions and the real-time monitoring of body postures for healthcare applications.
Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
An ultrafast image sensor with a built-in neural network can be trained to recognize certain objects.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The method determines whether circuits are accurately executing complex operations that classical computers can’t tackle.

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