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
Self-powering, color-changing humidity sensors are applicable to various fields including smart windows, health care, and safety management.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Empa researchers were able to demonstrate real-time acoustic monitoring of laser weld seams.
Application Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
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: Sensors/Data Acquisition
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: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
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: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Learn how to obtain large signals from hyperspectral imagers.
Articles: Imaging
The COVID crisis is propelling the camera industry toward disruptive transformation.
Application Briefs: Data Acquisition

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: Imaging
Real-time terahertz imaging with a single-pixel detector.
INSIDER: Photonics/Optics

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: Electronics & Computers
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.
Briefs: Imaging
Ultrafast Camera Captures Transparent Objects and Phenomena
The camera can take up to 1 trillion pictures per second of transparent objects, shockwaves, and other phenomena.
INSIDER: Imaging

Just as a meter stick with hundreds of tick marks can be used to measure distances with great precision, a device known as a laser frequency comb, with its...

INSIDER Product: Imaging

Ultraviolet-Enhanced Circular Photodetector

Opto Diode Corporation (Camarillo, CA) has introduced the UVG5S, an ultraviolet-enhanced photodiode with a 5 mm² circular active area....

INSIDER: Test & Measurement

Carolin Frueh is among only a handful of researchers who have persisted in using a complex technique that can diagnose a problem from thousands of miles away based on how a...

INSIDER: Materials

A new way of making large sheets of high-quality, atomically thin graphene could lead to ultra-lightweight, flexible solar cells, and to new classes of...

Blog: Photonics/Optics
A reader asks our NASA expert: "What kind of redundancy is built into the Mars 2020 rover?"
Briefs: Imaging
A research team has built a super-high-speed microscope.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
A new low-cost imaging system could make it easier to track mosquito species that carry disease, enabling a more timely and targeted response.
Application Briefs: Imaging
New surveillance sensors are able to perform better than ever under unpredictable and dynamic lighting conditions.
Technology Leaders: Materials
Make sure the polished optic meets the requirement of a particular application.
Articles: Photonics/Optics
In-line testing of certain LEDs, using nanosecond pulses, will become more and more relevant with time-of-flight applications.
Technology Leaders: Test & Measurement
Highly technical glass-ceramic delivers optical precision at nanometer scale.
Products: Photonics/Optics
High-speed cameras, ultra-stable mounts, automated inspection systems, and more...

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