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Articles: Imaging

Thanks to a combination of high-quality optics and advanced digital imaging technology, today’s newest digital microscopes provide efficient solutions to a...

Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics

Today’s robots easily execute “pick-and-place” tasks: finding an object in one specified location and bringing it to another. But what if there are obstacles in a robot’s way? And what...

Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics

The “always-true” use case for 360º vision systems is to avoid blind spots. Blind spots are a byproduct of conventional cameras. They have a limited field of view and they only see in the...

Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition

JEOL’s (Peabody, MA) most recent addition to its suite of Transmission Electron Microscopes is the versatile JEM-F200, or “F2,” the only advanced analytical, high-throughput 200kV S/TEM in its class to...

Products: Photonics/Optics

The EoSens® 25CXP+ and EoSens® 12CXP high-speed cameras from Mikrotron GmbH (Poway, CA) are powered by the OnSemi PYTHON CMOS sensor. Both 80 × 80 × 66 mm models have a global shutter and a photo-sensitivity of 5.8...

Products: Imaging

LASOS (Jena, Germany) has announced the commercial release of its MCS Series multi-color, laser-based light engines. The platform offers output power levels to 100 mW and up to six individual wavelengths from 405...

Products: Imaging

XIMEA (Golden, CO) offers the xiSpec Hyperspectral Multi-Linescan Camera, which includes a line-wise arrangement of 150 HSI bands between 470 and 900 nm. Objects can be moved orthogonally to the horizontal color filters...

Products: Imaging

LinkCom Manufacturing (Walnut, CA) has announced a new family of INCORE high-performance constant-current LED power supplies. The first offering in the family is the 45 W DBFN-45 series. The slender, low-profile (372...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Coherix (Ann Arbor, MI) has announced the Predator3D™, an advanced bead inspection system used to monitor and control the dispensing of structural adhesives and sealants. The Predator3D captures the 3D data, including...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping

JAI (San Jose, CA/Shanghai, China) has added the GO- 2400-PMCL to its Go Series of industrial cameras. A two-channel Mini Camera Link interface enables its Sony IMX174 CMOS imager to output full-resolution 2.35-megapixel...

Products: Imaging

To prevent lasers from sustaining damage as a result of their environment, Laser Components (Bedford, NH) places them in housings that can withstand all conditions. Thanks to the IP67 protective class,...

Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition

The S-25A80/CXP camera from Adimec Electronic Imaging (Stoneham, MA) uses the ON Semiconductor Python 25k 25 MP CMOS global shutter image sensor. Images of 5120 x 5120 pixels are taken at a maximum of 80 full frames per second...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Titan Tool Supply, Inc. (Buffalo, NY) has introduced a mobile and compact 2D optimal measuring device that provides accurate and precise measurements of workpieces in a matter of seconds. Manufactured in Germany...

Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition

The OS-Z range of mirror mounts from Optical Surfaces Ltd. (Surrey, UK) provides ultra-stable, stress-free mounting and rapid alignment of off-axis parabolic, spherical, and flat mirrors as well as wedge back...

Products: Photonics/Optics

PowerPhotonic (Dalgety Bay, UK) has spent many years developing a laser machining and polishing process to create ultra-high efficiency refractive optics, used in high power collimation and beam shaping applications. This...

INSIDER Product: Test & Measurement

Avo Photonics (Horsham, PA) design, development, and manufacturing, was commissioned by Luxmux Technology Corporation, to develop and manufacture a solid-state, broadband, continuous emitter for use...

INSIDER Product: Photonics/Optics

Analog Modules, Inc. (Longwood, FL) recently released its short pulse seed laser diode driver, Model 766. The Model 766 offers user-adjustable pulse width capability as low as 150ps up to 1ns for driving...

INSIDER Product: Photonics/Optics

Furukawa Electric (Tokyo, Japan) and OFS (Norcross, GA) recently introduced the FITEL S179 Hand-Held, Core Alignment Fusion Splicer. The FITEL S179 Fusion Splicer can be used on all Metro, LAN and FTTx fibers,...

INSIDER Product: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

The high precision, AU300-XZ Motorized Three-axis Gimbal Mount from Optimal Engineering Systems, Inc. (OES) (Van Nuys, CA) features full 360O rotation of each axis. The rigid black anodized aluminum alloy frame...

INSIDER: Imaging

Researchers have made the first microscopic movies of liquids getting vaporized by the world’s brightest X-ray laser at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator...

INSIDER: Electronics & Computers

A new solar cell configuration developed by engineers at the University of New South Wales has pushed sunlight-to-electricity conversion efficiency to 34.5% – establishing a new...

INSIDER: Imaging

A breakthrough by an Australian collaboration of researchers could make infrared technology easy-to-use and cheap, potentially saving millions of dollars in defense and other areas using...

News: Sensors/Data Acquisition

A number of important biological processes, such as photosynthesis and vision, depend on light. But it’s hard to capture responses of biomolecules to light because they happen almost...

INSIDER: Photonics/Optics

Researchers from Northwestern University used a light-powered 3D printer to create a terahertz lens. The imaging component is made from a novel metamaterial that exhibits properties not readily...

News: Test & Measurement

Many machines such as turbines, oil drills, health monitors, and nuclear reactors require internal sensors to monitor physical states such as temperature. Researchers are...

News: Test & Measurement

A low-energy nuclear reaction imaging technique designed to detect the presence of weapons-grade uranium and plutonium in cargo containers arriving at U.S. ports was...

Briefs: Imaging
One-Micron (1064-nm) Planar External Cavity Laser (PLANEX)

A highly reliable, very low-phase and low-amplitude-noise laser is required as an oscillator for the LISA mission. A commercial product made by Redfern Integrated Optics met these requirements (1550 nm PLANEX External Cavity Laser), but it operated at 1.5 microns, not the required LISA...

Briefs: Test & Measurement
Micro Cylindrical Ion Trap Micro Mass Spectrometer Instrument System

The goal of this work was to advance the development of new, extremely small (≈2 cm3), low-power (≈3 W), and low-cost micro mass spectrometer instrument systems (μMSIS) through the application of microelectro-mechanical system (MEMS) design and fabrication, and...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Invertible Time Invariant Linear Filtering (InTILF) Method for Pattern Detection and Modeling of Stochastic One- or Two- Dimensional Data

X-ray astronomy offers the opportunity to observe important phenomena, including the early accretion of massive black holes and detecting diffuse ionized intergalactic gas that is heated to X-ray temperatures...

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