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.

INSIDER: Photonics/Optics

Researchers at the University of Nottingham have cracked the conundrum of how to use inks to 3D-print novel electronic devices with useful properties, such as an...

Blog: Photonics/Optics
Optical interference filters are critical to the overall performance of machine vision applications. So how do you select the right one?
Q&A: Photonics/Optics
See how Dr. Andrei Kolmakov and his team are using low-energy electron beams to 3D-print tiny gel structures in liquids.
Briefs: Imaging
Invisible displays on walls and windows would be bright when turned on but invisible when turned off.
White Papers: Defense
Radiation Performance of Low Bend-Loss Optical Fiber for Gyroscope Applications

In this presentation we will describe the effect of radiation on a low bend loss, polarization maintaining (PM) fiber for an interferometric fiber optic...

INSIDER Product: Imaging

Spectrophotometer for a Microscope

CRAIC Technologies (San Dimas, CA) has introduced the 508 PV™ UV-visible-NIR spectrophotometer for your microscope. The 508 Perfect...

INSIDER: Data Acquisition

Researchers at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) working in collaboration with colleagues at Carnegie Mellon University, the University of St Andrews and the University...

INSIDER: Lighting

U.S. Naval Research Laboratory researchers evaluated commercial ultraviolet (UV) sources for viral disinfection to combat COVID-19 on land and at sea and established a...

INSIDER: Materials

Researchers at Empa and ETH Zurich succeeded in developing a material that works like a luminescent solar concentrator and can even be applied to textiles. This opens up numerous possibilities...

Briefs: Internet of Things
Printable organic photodiodes can distinguish wavelengths and enable data transmission by light.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Adaptable automation reduces manufacturing time and costs.
Facility Focus: Data Acquisition
Learn about RIT's achievements in cybersecurity, imaging science, and personalized healthcare tech.
Products: RF & Microwave Electronics
Multi-sensor imaging systems, eyesafe laser finders, machine vision algorithms, and more.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
With low-cost materials called perovskites, stable, continuous lasing is achieved at room temperature for over an hour.
Articles: Photonics/Optics
See what kinds of applications are possible when you can literally see light propagating through space.
Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Creating next-generation LEDs for novel efforts like COVID-19 decontamination requires LED manufacturers to reevaluate the materials that they’re using.
Briefs: Materials
See how tantalum disulfide is supporting new kinds of optics, and potentially new kinds of application for VR and self-driving cars.
Briefs: Data Acquisition
MIT engineers are envisioning robots more like home helpers.
Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
A "TPSI" process makes it possible to distinguish between the front and back of optical surfaces, and to characterize the quality of both in a single measurement.
Application Briefs: Imaging
With Nikon's Layer Thickness software module, comprehensive information about a specimen is obtained more quickly than if an operator is making all the measurements by hand.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A NIST method employs a neural network to detect patterns like geometric objects in imaging data.
Blog: Photonics/Optics
Purdue University innovators are taking cues from the spider to develop 3D photodetectors for biomedical imaging.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A metal-organic framework does not contain cost-intensive raw materials and can be produced in bulk.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
This technology can work with multiple wavelengths of light simultaneously.
Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
Applications include low-light conditions such as on orbital satellites and VR applications where the lens needs to be larger than a pupil.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
This approach could engineer quantum materials atom-by-atom for new electronic, magnetic, and sensing applications.
Q&A: Nanotechnology
A nanoLED has up to 1,000 times the brightness of conventional submicron-sized LEDs.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
This method could impact optical technologies such as smartphone cameras, biosensors, or autonomous vision for robots and self-driving cars.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Traditional spark plugs are replaced by an optical pumping source.

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