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.

Articles: Photonics/Optics
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Articles: Test & Measurement
See what kinds of applications require high-precision laser glass with demanding dimensional tolerances and high-power laser coatings.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
Researcher are finding ways to estimate a target location when light gets deflected by a disordered structure.
Briefs: Nanotechnology
The invention can become color-changing “artificial muscle.”
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
The next generation of waterproof smart fabrics can be laser-printed and made in minutes.
Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Perseverance is the first leg of a round trip to Mars.
INSIDER: Photonics/Optics

When SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule splashed down off the Florida coast in August following its first crewed mission, the two astronauts inside could not exit the capsule...

INSIDER: Test & Measurement

The pursuit of fusion as a safe, carbon-free, always-on energy source has intensified in recent years, with a number of organizations pursuing aggressive...

INSIDER: Photonics/Optics

IR and UV Optics

Edmund Optics (EO) (Barrington, NJ) has released Zinc Selenide (ZnSe) Wedged Windows, which are ideal for infrared (IR) applications, and TECHSPEC® Calcium...

INSIDER: Imaging

The European Space Agency’s (ESA) and NASA’s Solar Orbiter Heliospheric Imager (SoloHI) recently recorded an image showing three of the four inner rocky planets. The...

INSIDER: Photonics/Optics

Light-emitting diodes — LEDs — are important in many more applications than just illumination. These light sources are useful in microelectronics too. Smartphones, for example,...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers
This device fits on a computer chip but can analyze infrared light in the same way as a conventional spectrometer.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
The improved rectennas could operate low-power devices such as temperature sensors.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Ultra-thin and flexible metalenses could replace traditional camera lenses.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
This system provides low-cost, reliable 3D LiDAR images in nearly any lighting condition.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
This system treats light-responsive disorders or deficits such as eating disorders, sleep problems, hormone-sensitive cancers, and cardiovascular disorders.
Briefs: Aerospace
This concept could help break through the present-day data-return bottleneck in deep space missions.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Compared to a LED, the omnidirectional laser light is much brighter and better defined.
Briefs: Lighting
The material could enable cheaper and more environmentally friendly displays and large-area lighting.
White Papers: Imaging
Advanced Light Cure Adhesives

Breakthroughs in adhesive technology enable light curing adhesives to cure under a visible light wavelength of 405 nanometers. Learn how these environmentally friendly adhesives can improve worker safety and...

Blog: Nanotechnology
Inspired by the squid's color-changing chromatophore, Rutgers engineers set out to create an artificial one.
INSIDER: Photonics/Optics

Bandpass Filters

MidOpt® (Palatine, IL) introduced the BP450 Indigo Bandpass and the BN450 Narrow Indigo Bandpass, two new filters designed for multi-application use. The...

INSIDER: Data Acquisition

The performance of flexible large-area organic photodiodes has advanced to the point that they can now offer advantages over conventional silicon photodiode...

INSIDER: Photonics/Optics

Researchers from the University of Bristol’s Quantum Engineering Technology Labs (QET Labs) and Université Côte d‘Azur have made a new miniaturized...

INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

A phenomenon first detected in the solar wind may help solve a long-standing mystery about the sun: why the solar atmosphere is millions of degrees hotter than...

Special Reports: Photonics/Optics
Optics & Photonics Innovations - January 2021

An ultrafast camera that takes up to one trillion pictures per second...using light alone to levitate objects and propel spacecraft...the groundbreaking optics enabling the world's most powerful...

Facility Focus: Software
Stanford University’s School of Engineering has been at the forefront of innovation for nearly a century
Briefs: Medical
The system can recharge the internal battery of devices without invasive surgery or risky penetrative procedures.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
This simple and inexpensive design achieves high-quality ozone measurements.

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