Photonics & Imaging

Photonics/​Optics

Explore the latest technical briefs and product breakthroughs in photonics and optics. Resources include breakthroughs in lasers, laser systems, fiber optics, optical components, and photonics.

News: Test & Measurement
OCULLAR Provides Around-the-Clock Ocean Measurements

A team led at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., has developed an instrument capable of observing ocean color during normal sunlight conditions and under moonlight — a first-ever capability that will allow scientists to monitor the health and chemistry of the planet’s...

INSIDER Product: Photonics/Optics
786nm Laser Diode Modules

Lumics GmbH (Berlin, Germany) has broadened its portfolio of single-mode fiber pigtailed butterfly 14-pin modules by adding 786nm to that product line as a standard wavelength. Modules are now available in the...

INSIDER Product: Photonics/Optics
Precision Laser System

Prima Power Laserdyne (Champlin, MN) has announced availability of the LASERDYNE 430 Series of precision laser systems with up to 20 kW QCW (quasi continuous wave) fiber lasers. This laser system is designed for ease...

INSIDER Product: Photonics/Optics
3D Optical Profilers

Zygo Corporation (Middlefield, CT) recently announced the NewView(TM) 8000 series of 3D optical profilers. The two models of NewView 8000 benchtop profilers are based on non-contact optical technology and powered by...

INSIDER Product: Photonics/Optics
Wide Angle IP Surveillance Cameras

Toshiba Surveillance & IP Video Products (Irvine, CA) has introduced two new full HDTV (1080p) mini-dome IP cameras featuring 110° horizontal viewing angles to capture up to 20 percent more area than...

New research from North Carolina State University and UNC-Chapel Hill reveals that energy is transferred more efficiently inside of complex, three-dimensional organic...

At St. Paul's Cathedral in London, a section of the dome called the Whispering Gallery makes a whisper audible from the other side of the dome as a result of the way...

Since it was first proposed in 1975, the fiber optic gyroscope (FOG) has steadily improved in performance and manufacturability. Now a mainstream, high-volume manufactured product with...

Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Beyond Smart Vision

With the proliferation of smart vision (SV) cameras and platforms it is understandable that automation engineers begin to define vision technology capabilities based on the performance and features of these popular and...

Ophir Photonics (North Logan, UT) announced the newest version of BeamWatch™, a non-contact, focus spot size and position monitor for very high power YAG and fiber lasers used...

Products: Photonics/Optics
1-Chip CMOS HD Video Camera

Toshiba Imaging Systems Division (ISD) (Irvine, CA) has released the IK-HR3H, a feature-rich, 1-chip CMOS, 2.1 megapixel video camera that provides optimal color accuracy and advanced noise reduction technology...

Products: Photonics/Optics
Multispectral Photodiode Array

PIXELTEQ (Largo, FL) has released its PixelSensor™ 8-band multispectral photodiode array, packing eight wavelength-selective photodiodes into a compact 9mm square sensor. The PixelSensor photodiode splits the...

Products: Photonics/Optics
Configurable Fiber Laser Workstation

IPG Photonics Corporation (Oxford, MA) has introduced the IX-200-F, an advanced fiber laser micromachining system for general purpose, R&D and batch-scale production applications. IPG’s IX-200-F is...

Products: Photonics/Optics
20-Element Photodiode

Opto Diode (Newbury Park, CA) a division of ITW, has announced the second in the AXUV series of multi-element photodiodes. The new 20-element AXUV20ELG features a 22-pin, dual in-line package with 100 percent internal...

Products: Photonics/Optics
Off-Axis Parabolic Mirror

Optical Surfaces Ltd. has been selected to supply a mounted 600mm diameter off-axis parabolic mirror to the Samsung Thales R&D Center in Gyeonggi-do, South Korea. The high precision (surface accuracy lambda /...

Products: Photonics/Optics
Compact Recorder

MIKROTRON (Unterschleissheim, Bavaria) has announced the MotionBLITZ® CVR, a compact recorder that captures up to 12 seconds of 2,336 × 1,728-pixel video recorded at 560 frames per second (fps) and up to 14.8...

Products: Photonics/Optics
6 MP CMOS Image Sensor

The KAC-06040 Image Sensor from Truesense Imaging (Rochester, NY) is a 6 megapixel (2832 x 2128) 1-inch optical format device that provides 10-bit full resolution output at up to 160 fps. It joins the 12 megapixel...

Products: Photonics/Optics
Short Pulse, UV Fiber Laser

The newest short pulse, UV fiber laser from Coherent, Inc. (Santa Clara, CA) is called the Daytona HE. With output at 355 nm, it produces nanosecond and shorter pulses with peak powers of >45 kW (at repetition...

Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Physical Measurement Techniques IPM in Germany have developed an optical inspection system called WIRE-AOI that can detect...

INSIDER: RF & Microwave Electronics
Air And Missile Defense System To Get Smarter Software

When a missile is launched against an enemy target, it would be nice to have a lot of good information about that target. But when "decision makers push the fire button, they may have...

Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Spectrometer Gratings Enable Mars Sample Analysis
Volume-phase, holographic-grating Raman
spectrometer
Wasatch Photonics
Logan, UT
435-752-4301
www.wasatchphotonics.com

Raman laser spectroscopy technology from...

News: Photonics/Optics
Bending Light with a Tiny Chip

Imagine that you are in a meeting with coworkers or at a gathering of friends. You pull out your cell phone to show a presentation or a video on YouTube. But you don't use the tiny screen; your phone projects a...

Articles: Photonics/Optics
Demystifying Spectroscopy

Spectroscopy techniques date back to Isaac Newton’s first studies of light and today provide researchers with a better understanding of what happens at the atomic and molecular level when matter interacts with...

Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Hyperspectral Imaging What is it? How does it work?

Hyperspectral imaging has grown increasingly popular over the past ten years in military, industrial, and scientific arenas. The ability to precisely characterize the color of a viewed...

Products: Photonics/Optics
White Light Measurement Solution

Hexagon Metrology (North Kingston, RI) has released WLS qFLASH, a compact white light solution (WLS), a non-contact, stereo vision system used to quickly capture 3D measurements on the shop floor. The...

Products: Photonics/Optics
Optical Coatings

L-3 Applied Optics Center (Dallas, TX), part of L-3 Communications, Warrior Systems, recently coated thirteen large optical elements for a major national telescope. The largest of the elements was over 27 inches in diameter...

Products: Photonics/Optics
Spectral Test Station

The new McPherson (Chelmsford, MA) 310STS has efficient grazing incidence optics with light sources that work between one and 120 nanometers. Sources include electron impact solid anode type for SXR and windowless...

Products: Photonics/Optics
CCD Cameras

Raptor Photonics (Co Antrim, Northern Ireland) has launched a new range of CCD cameras for fluorescence applications. Based on the new breed of Sony sensors, developed using Sony ExView HAD II sensor technology, (ICX674, ICX694,...

Products: Photonics/Optics
Photoelectric Laser Distance Sensors

photoelectric sensor offering to include OPT series short and long range distance sensors. Available with either Class 1 or Class 2 laser options, the distance sensors are constructed with rectangular...

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