Photonics & Imaging

Photonics/Optics

Blog : Energy
Following Up: What is the Future of Flexible Solar Cells?
Researcher Jaana Vapaavuori answered an additional question regarding the future of flexible solar cells.
On-Demand Webinars : Photonics/Optics
Six Best Practices for Optical Product Design Teams

Optical product development managers often face challenges in bringing projects to the finish line—on time and on budget. A modern approach to your design process can drastically improve your chances for success, improving optical performance, cutting your product development time...

On-Demand Webinars : Photonics/Optics
Defining a Sparkle Measurement Standard for Quality Control of Anti-Glare Displays

Anti-glare films are applied to displays to minimize reflections and ensure information is viewable. The variable surface structure of the film allows ambient light to be diffused evenly but can also compete with the pixel geometry of the display as light is...

White Papers : Photonics/Optics
The Most Important Camera Parameters for Aerial Imaging

Selecting components for an aerial imaging payload does not have to be complicated. This whitepaper walks through the specifications that matter the most when imaging from the sky. It covers the camera’s resolution and sensor size, explains how sensitivity and noise are measured,...

Articles : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Benefits of Using Encoders to Improve Step Motor System Performance

Step motors are widely used in automation due to their high resolution, precision positioning, minimal control electronics, and low cost. As an open loop system, traditional...

Products : Photonics/Optics
New Products: June 2018 Sensor Technology

CMOS Linear Image Sensor

The S13774 from Hamamatsu Corporation (Hamamatsu City, Japan; Bridgewater, NJ), is a CMOS linear image sensor developed for industrial cameras that require...

Briefs : Photonics/Optics
Photonic Biosensors Could Lead to Fast, Super-Accurate Diagnostics and Detection

A team at the New York University Tandon School of Engineering has made a discovery that could lead to Star Trek-like biosensor devices capable of flagging the...

Articles : Lighting
How Sophisticated Wearable Sensors are Changing Healthcare

In the traditional model of healthcare, a patient would visit a doctor regularly for checkups or for evaluations when there’s an ailment. This model, however, isn’t ideal for...

Articles : Photonics/Optics
Paired Sleep Tracker and Light Therapy Tools Retrain Circadian Rhythms

Spinoff is NASA’s annual publication featuring successfully commercialized NASA technology. This commercialization has contributed to the development of products and...

Briefs : Materials
Composite Film Enables Windows that Switch from Transparent to Color

Commercial buildings in the United States account for nearly 40% of the total energy consumption. Among them, electricity is the largest energy source for buildings....

Briefs : Semiconductors & ICs
Transistor Material Provides Additional Computing Degrees of Freedom

For several decades, improvements in conventional transistor materials have been sufficient to sustain Moore’s Law — the historical pattern of microchip manufacturers...

Products : Electronics & Computers
New on the Market: June 2018

Laser Sensors

The optoNCDT 1750 laser sensors from Micro-Epsilon, Raleigh, NC, feature measuring ranges of 500 and 750 mm for fast, high-precision measurement tasks that require large measuring ranges....

Briefs : Materials
Fabrication Process Produces Nanostructures for Electronic Devices

Demands for improved computer processing power have led researchers to explore both new processes and other materials beyond silicon to produce electronic components....

Briefs : Photonics/Optics
Integrating Optical Components into Existing Chip Designs

Moving from electrical communication to optical communication is attractive to chip manufacturers because it could significantly increase chips’ speed and reduce power consumption,...

Dynamic White Papers : Photonics/Optics
Fiber Optics 101

Nothing has changed the world of communications as much as the development and implementation of fiber optics. Made from either glass or plastic, optical fibers are roughly the diameter of a human hair and can be many miles long. This presentation provides the basic principles needed to work with this one-of-a-kind technology....

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