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.

A wildfire-preventing gel; NASA's 3D tissue models, and more.
This method could lead to the transmission of data at the rate of 100 gigabits per second.

Researchers at Purdue University have been working to develop new technologies to help stop the spread of foodborne illnesses, which kill 3,000 people a year, by detecting them...

Some molecules, including most of the ones in living organisms, have shapes that can exist in two different mirror-image versions. The right- and left-handed versions can sometimes have different...

Final Vision Inspection (FVI) System

CyberOptics® Corporation (Minneapolis, MN) has launched the Multi-Reflection Suppression™ (MRS™)-enabled 3D MX3000 Final Vision Inspection...

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and their collaborators have developed a way to retrofit the transmission...

White Papers: Photonics/Optics
Keeping Your Additive Manufacturing Laser in Spec

There is little debate about how Additive Manufacturing is adding benefits and changing the face of manufacturing in our modern age. Additive Manufacturing allows for the manufacturing of...

Perovskites

Goodfellow (Coraopolis, PA) recently announced a new range of perovskites, a group of materials that demonstrate great potential for optoelectronic applications....

The NASA study is a first step in developing a model to deploy in future disasters.
Technology Leaders: Photonics/Optics
3D Scanning Inspection
CT vs. structured light scanning — See which option is best for you.
Technology Leaders: Imaging
Spectral Sensitivity Curves of Cameras

Different line scan prism manufacturers might compare two possible curves in their advertising and argue that the steeper flanks should enable better color reproduction with greater selectivity.

Application Briefs: Automotive
Challenges for Lidar Software
Anand Gopalan, CEO of Velodyne Lidar, Inc., discusses lidar software for ADAS and autonomous vehicles
Technology Leaders: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Vision-Based System Validates Driver Monitoring
Vision-based convolutional neural network system detects phone usage, eating, and drinking.
Altering the traditional intensity distribution of fiber lasers improves weld quality.
There are longwave, midwave, and shortwave camera systems—each with its own advantages for specific industries and uses.
In the middle ground between microwaves and visible light lies terahertz radiation, and the promise of “Tray vision.”
This vibrometer has uses in analyzing spasms in humans, as a breath analyzer for diagnosis of cancer and other diseases, and as a preventative healthcare sensor.
These thin films hold great promise for solar cells and LEDs.
Products: Electronics & Computers
New on the Market: March 2020
Thermal cameras, testing software, an ion air knife, and more.
Editor Bruce A. Bennett shares his observations from SPIE Photonics West, including the emergence of LiDAR.
See what caught Bruce A. Bennett's eye during Day 1 of Photonics West 2020 in San Francisco.
White Papers: Photonics/Optics
Measuring Medical Lasers: How to Balance Price and Functionality

A focused laser beam should live up to previously defined specifications. For medical technology, precise adherence to parameters is of even greater importance. Both for...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics
3D Printing Technique Produces “Living” 4D Materials
3D/4D printing is merged with a chemical process to produce “living” resin, which has potential for recycling and biomedicine.
The switch is a major new step toward building a computer that uses light instead of electricity to process information.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Polymer Coating Cools Down Buildings
This coating acts as a spontaneous air cooler and can be fabricated, dyed, and applied like paint.
This innovation could lead to better drones, satellites, and biomedical devices.
Filaments with embedded circuitry can be used to print complex shapes for biomedical and robotic devices.

SWIR Camera

Princeton Infrared Technologies, Inc. (PIRT) (Monmouth Junction, NJ) will be introducing its new compact MVCam series shortwave-infrared (SWIR) and visible camera...

Imagine a fleet of 100 Hubble Space Telescopes, deployed in a strategic space-invader-shaped array a million miles from Earth, scanning the universe at...

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