Photonics & Imaging

Photonics/​Optics

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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.

Articles: Imaging
With an optical microscope, spectra can be acquired from a sample area smaller than a micron.
Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics
For applications requiring high-energy material deposition coatings, you'll need to understand how stress can impact surface figure and system performance.
Briefs: Materials
Northwestern researchers have developed a new microscopy method that allows scientists to see the building blocks of “smart” materials.
Articles: Imaging
A new high-speed sensor pushes the boundaries in light-starved conditions.
Application Briefs: Test & Measurement
Learn about a membrane-free, broadband microphone for the highest ultrasound frequencies.
Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Automotive camera monitors, curved CMOS sensors, fiber lasers, and more.
Briefs: Imaging
Researchers are using a standard RGB digital camera to accurately monitor soil moisture.
Special Reports: Test & Measurement
Test & Measurement - September 2021

An automated CT system “sees” deep inside electronics to spot hidden defects...a NASA moon mission spinoff now monitors forest fire emissions...a novel way to test bonded structures in critical...

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Designed for soldier uniforms, the fiber can sense, store, analyze, and infer activity when sewn into a piece of clothing.
Briefs: Aerospace
High-yield synthesis of carbon nanotubes is enabled via free electron laser ablation.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
An atom-based sensor can determine the direction of an incoming radio signal.
Briefs: Motion Control
An alternative, environmentally friendly production method creates permanent magnets.
Briefs: Propulsion
This method is a faster way to manufacture combustion chambers and nozzles for aerospace propulsion as well as heat exchangers in oil and gas applications.
Special Reports: Robotics, Automation & Control
Medical Robotics - September 2021

Self-propelled nanobots that deliver drugs inside the human body...novel sensors that improve the safety and precision of industrial robots...a dynamic hydrogel material that makes building soft robotic...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The approach could lead to more flexible health monitors, wearable devices, sensors, optical communication systems, and soft robotics.
Briefs: Wearables
The ultra-compact, wearable hologram sensor immediately notifies the user of volatile gas detection.
On-Demand Webinars: Photonics/Optics
Advanced Components to Enhance Laser System Performance

Laser systems perform to the level of their weakest component. This 30-minute Webinar showcases the role that critical supporting components such as pump diodes, optical fiber, crystals, and other design choices will have on laser system performance. This Webinar offers practical...

Q&A: Electronics & Computers
Kristin Sampayan from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory found a fast way to switch high voltages.
Briefs: Energy
These organic solar cells can be useful where constant, low power generation is sufficient.
Briefs: Energy
A connection between electricity and mechanical motion in soft, rubber-like materials could improve robot range.
Application Briefs: Test & Measurement
The Earth Imaging Spectrometer instrument is heading to the International Space Station (ISS) in 2022.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The technology potentially enables a new generation of miniaturized electronic and optoelectronic devices.
INSIDER: Imaging

Sometimes photos cannot truly capture a scene. How much more epic would that vacation photo of Niagara Falls be if the water were moving?

INSIDER: Aerospace

Labsphere, Inc. announced plans to locate a Field Line of sight Automated Radiance Exposure (FLARE) testing site at Arizona State University's (ASU) Polytechnic campus as...

INSIDER: Nanotechnology

The demand for detecting infrared (IR) light, invisible to human eyes, is constantly growing, due to a wide variety of applications ranging from food quality control and remote sensing to...

INSIDER: Photonics/Optics

Autofocus, Waterproof Lenses

Edmund Optics® (EO) (Barrington, NJ) offers the TECHSPEC® LT Series and TECHSPEC® Cw Series fixed focal length lenses. TECHSPEC® LT Series fixed...

Special Reports: Connectivity
Machine Vision/Camera Advances - July 2021

Advances in cameras and image sensors are transforming the factory floor, while also enabling exciting new applications in space robotics, medicine, and more. Read all about it in this compendium of...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics
This could lead to the commercial development of smart glass, with applications ranging from imaging to advanced robotics.
Briefs: Nanotechnology
The size and shape of the nanostructure can be controlled as it is assembled piece by piece.

Webcasts

Upcoming Webinars: Automotive

The Art of EV Propulsion System Design

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