Photonics & Imaging


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.

Mcor Technologies, Dunleer, Ireland, has introduced the IRIS color 3D printer that prints in more than one million hues simultaneously, creating photorealistic physical objects from 3D data....

New research by the Rice University lab of Qianfan Xu has produced a micron- scale spatial light modulator (SLM) like those used in sensing and imaging devices, but with the...

Tufts University School of Engineering researchers have demonstrated silk- based implantable optics that offer significant improvement in tissue imaging while simultaneously enabling photo...

INSIDER Product: Photonics/Optics
Laser Line Polarizers

Edmund Optics® (EO) (Barrington, NJ) has introduced new TECHSPEC® High Energy Laser Line Polarizers. These versatile polarizers are used to efficiently polarize high power lasers with greater than 98% transmission of...

INSIDER Product: Photonics/Optics
Fluorescence Spectrometer

Edinburgh Photonics (Livingston, UK) recently introduced the FLS980 fluorescence spectrometer for steady state, lifetime and phosphorescence measurements in photophysics, photochemistry, biophysics, biochemistry and...

INSIDER Product: Photonics/Optics
Surveillance Cameras

Point Grey (Richmond, BC, Canada) recently announced two new models in its multi-interfaced Zebra2 camera line. The Zebra2 fulfills a growing demand in traffic, surveillance and process monitoring installations that...

INSIDER Product: Photonics/Optics
Light Hazard Meter

Gigahertz-Optik’s X1-3 Light Hazard Meter with the XD-45-HUV UV-Hazard Detector, XD-45-HB BLUE-Light Hazard Detector and XD-45-HB-SRT200 FOV & Distance Adapter fulfills the requirements of ANSI/IESNA RP-27.2-00,...

On August 6th, 2012 the automatic Mars Science Laboratory rover named Curiosity landed on Mars. One of the scientific instruments on board is ChemCam, which has a pulsed laser capable of ablating...

Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Designing Rugged In-Vehicle Displays

Historically, the displays deployed in military vehicles have been simple monitors, acting as an interface to an onboard system. That’s no longer good enough. As military vehicles are equipped with more...

Products: Photonics/Optics
Photovoltaic Simulators

AMETEK Programmable Power (San Diego, CA) has expanded its Elgar TerraSAS ™ line with the ETS Series Standalone Photovoltaic (PV) Simulator. The new series includes three models for testing PV inverters across a...

Products: Photonics/Optics
Multispectral Optical Filter Assembly

Deposition Sciences, Inc. (DSI®) (Santa Rosa, CA) announced an expansion of its optical components line, the new Multispectral Optical Filter Assemblies, orMOFAs. DSI’s advanced optical assembly...

Products: Photonics/Optics
LED Light Engines

Innovations in Optics, Inc. (Woburn, MA) now offers a new generation of ultra-high brightness LED light engines with integrated fluorescence excitation filters for use with many types of life science instruments. LumiBright...

Products: Photonics/Optics
Solar Connectors

Heyco Products, Inc., (Toms River, NJ) has announced the availability of new CPV Solar Connectors. Heyco CPV Solar Bulkhead Connectors mate with Heyco CPV Solar Connectors creating a liquid tight seal through the panel. The...

Products: Photonics/Optics
Board-Level Industrial Camera

IDS Imaging Development Systems (Woburn, MA) has introduced the GigE uEye LE, a new boardlevel industrial camera that measures a mere 45mm × 45mm for integration into small spaces. Thanks to its GigE interface...

Products: Photonics/Optics
Yellow HeNe Lasers

REO (Boulder, CO) has released a 594nm (yellow) helium neon (HeNe) laser suitable for cost-sensitive bioinstrumentation and fluorescence excitation applications. The new laser features a perfectly circular beam profile and...

Products: Photonics/Optics
Gray-Grade Diffuse Reflection Material

White ODM98 optically diffuse reflecting material from Gigahertz- Optik (Newburyport, MA) exhibits a diffuse reflectance of >98% from 400-1600nm and >95% from 250 - 2000nm. The white ODM98 features...

Products: Photonics/Optics
Spectral Flux Analysis

Labsphere (North Sutton, NH) has released its illumia LED and light measurement product, illumia ®lite. The portable system packages the accuracy of sphere-based measurement in a handheld device. The illumia lite...

Products: Photonics/Optics
Near-Infrared Spectrometer

Ocean Optics (Dunedin, FL) has added another option to its nearinfrared spectrometer line: the NIRQuest512-1.9. The high-resolution device features a response from 1100-1900nm. The product includes a...

Products: Photonics/Optics
Optical Sensors

Maxim Integrated Products (San Jose, CA) has announced 4 new digital optical sensors that advance analog integration with sensor fusion. The MAX44004/05/06/08 sensors measure red/green/ blue (RGB) light levels, ambient...

Products: Photonics/Optics
Super Polished Mirror Substrates

Edmund OpticsR (Barrington, NJ) has introduced new Super Polished Mirror Substrates. Super Polished Mirror Substrates are available in both Fused Silica and Zerodur. The substrates offer a 1/10λ surface...

Products: Photonics/Optics
Integrated Lasers

Spectra-Physics®, a brand of Newport Corporation (Santa Clara, CA), has announced the Excelsior One continuous- wave (CW) lasers series. The new line of ultraviolet (UV), visible, and near-infrared (NIR) CW lasers...

Products: Photonics/Optics
Optics iPhone App

An iPhone application from Resolve Optics (Chesham, UK) simplifies lens field of view (FOV) calculations. Available in two versions, the FOV Calc App allows users to determine a required focal length lens. The app can also...

A multi-university team has employed a high-powered laser to dramatically improve one of the tools scientists use to study the world at the atomic level. The team was able to use...

INSIDER Product: Photonics/Optics
High-Temperature Monitoring System

Marshall Electronics (El Segundo, CA) has introduced a solution for process monitoring in high temperature environments. Marshall’s Hi Temperature Zoom Pinhole Lenses and VS-5310 1.3 MP C/CS Day/Night IP...

INSIDER Product: Photonics/Optics
Laser Beam Profiler User Interface

Photon (North Logan, UT) recently announced NanoScan v2, the newest version of the company's scanning slit beam profiler. NanoScan is a NIST-calibrated laser beam profiler. The system uses moving slits to...

INSIDER Product: Photonics/Optics
Mirror Alignment Guide

Optical Surfaces Ltd.(Surrey, UK) has produced a new 10-page practical alignment guide for high precision off-axis paraboloids (OAP) to enable users to get top performance from their optics. The illustrated alignment...

INSIDER Product: Photonics/Optics

CRAIC Technologies (San Dimas, CA) has announced the addition of Raman microspectroscopy capabilities to its flagship product: the 20/20 Perfect Vision™ microspectrophotometer. The 20/20 PV™ microspectrophotometer...

A slice of light is about to come into focus for the first time, thanks to a new X-ray detector constructed at the University of South Carolina. And according to Krishna Mandal, the...

A readily portable miniature microscope weighing less than 2 grams and tiny enough to balance on your fingertip has been developed. The scope is designed to see fluorescent...


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