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.

Products: Imaging
3D Surface Profiler

Sensofar Metrology (Barcelona, Spain) has released a new high-resolution non-contact 3D surface profiler in a more compact format – the S lynx. The S lynx utilizes Sensofar’s key 3-in-1 technology approach,...

Products: Photonics/Optics
Double-Clad Optical Fibers

OFS (Norcross, GA) recently showcased its new TrueLase 10/130 Active and Passive LMA Double-Clad Optical Fibers. Based on OFS proprietary technology, the TrueLase family of ytterbium-doped gain and matching passive...

Products: Photonics/Optics
Outdoor Surveillance Cameras

D-Link (Austin, TX) offers two new 5-Megapixel day/night IP cameras. The indoor/outdoor dome (DCS- 6517) and indoor/outdoor bullet (DCS-7517) support 2560x1920 resolution and digital wide dynamic range (WDR)...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Fiber-Coupled Laser

OSI Laser Diode, Inc. (LDI) (Edison, NJ) has released a new TCW TriBiner fiber-coupled laser, the TCW RGBM-105R. The new triple wavelength device is a red, green, and blue (RGB) laser diode module that has been...

Products: Photonics/Optics
Infrared Cameras

Xenics (Leuven, Belgium/Boston, Massachusetts) has released the Bobcat-320 SWIR camera series. The smart InGaAs SWIR technology sees through glass and features a thermo-electric cooler for sensor stabilization, an on-board...

Products: Photonics/Optics
Optical Fiber Bundle Assemblies

Molex, LLC (Lisle, IL) offers its Polymicro Technologies™ Optical Multi-Leg Assemblies and Fused Bundles for a variety of applications. The bundle assemblies are custom configured for analytical and...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Spectrometers

Ocean Optics (Dunedin, Florida) has enhanced the NIRQuest series of small-footprint near-infrared spectrometers. All NIRQuest spectrometer models now come with a replaceable slit design as standard, increasing measurement...

Products: Photonics/Optics
Inverted Apodizing Filters

Reynard Corporation (San Clemente, CA) recently introduced the Bullseye® inverted apodizing neutral density filter. This filter is part of the Bullseye® Apodizer line of customizable gradient filters. These...

Products: Photonics/Optics
Piezoelectric Transducers

Morgan Advanced Materials (Windsor, UK) has developed the capability to design and manufacture piezoelectric transducers for use in ring laser gyroscope (RLG) technologies, used in a variety of high-precision...

Products: Photonics/Optics
Laser Wavelength Meter

Laser Wavelength Meter Bristol Instruments, Inc. (Victor, NY) has introduced the 871 Series Laser Wavelength Meter. The 871 Laser Wavelength Meter uses a unique Fizeau etalon design to measure laser wavelength to an...

Products: Photonics/Optics
Video Development Kit

The MatrixCam™ video development kit (VDK) from On Semiconductor (Phoenix, AZ) streams video over Wi-Fi and Ethernet, at 60 fps. Available at the imaging technology distributor Framos Technologies (Ontario, Canada),...

In 2020, NASA's first-ever integrated-photonics modem will be tested aboard the International Space Station. Mike Krainak leads the development of...

In recent years, computer scientists have been investigating a range of techniques for removing reflections from digital photographs shot through glass. Some have tried to use variability in focal...

Terahertz radiation is a relatively unexplored slice of the electromagnetic spectrum, but it holds the promise of countless new imaging applications as well as wireless communication...

Nobody wants a laptop computer that stops working when a cloud passes by. Storing sunlight as fuel that can be later used to drive fuel cells requires new materials. Scientists...

INSIDER Product: Sensors/Data Acquisition
InGaAs Imaging Sensor

New Imaging Technologies (Verrières le Buisson, France) introduces the NSC1401, a new analog wide dynamic range InGaAs sensor series in 320x256 pixels (QVGA). The NSC1401 uses a new generation of ROIC with 320x256...

INSIDER Product: Photonics/Optics
Touchscreen Controller

Quantum Composers (Bozeman, MT) has launched a new touchscreen controller for simplified control of laser systems. The all new Smart Controller is an easy to use extension for manual repair systems that may include a...

INSIDER Product: Imaging
Infrared Lighting Module

Vision Components (Ettlingen, Germany) has introduced the new VC Flash infrared area lighting for OEMs. The lighting module has been developed specifically for traffic surveillance applications. Fitted with 24 high...

INSIDER Product: Photonics/Optics
Light Source Calibration Services

Gamma Scientific (San Diego, CA) now offers a range of light source and sensor calibration services from their ISO 17025, NVLAP accredited (NVLAP Laboratory code 200823-0) facility. Specifically, the company...

A novel sheet camera developed by Columbia Engineering researchers can be wrapped around everyday objects to capture images that cannot be taken with one or more conventional cameras.

Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have developed a new imaging technique, tested on samples of nanoscale...

Scientists at the Australian National University (ANU) have created the world's thinnest lens, one two-thousandth the thickness of a human hair, opening the door to flexible computer displays...

Researchers are at the forefront of a revolution in microwave photonics, developing the first all-purpose programmable optical chips. Optical chips or processors are used in everything...

INSIDER: Nanotechnology
Researchers Create Super-Thin Lens

Scientists at Australian National University have created a lens that measures one two-thousandth the thickness of human hair. The technology will support the development of flexible computer displays and...

The Adélie penguin has a circum-Antarctic distribution and is widely considered a useful indicator of status and change in the Antarctic and Southern Ocean...

Briefs: Imaging
Photogrammetric-Based Pose Initialization and Propagation for Inertial Navigation Systems

The purpose of the Pose Initialization and Propagation (PIP) system is to provide an absolute navigational solution (position, velocity, and attitude) to a moving vehicle without using GPS. This was developed as a navigation system for rocket launches in a...

Tunable laser absorption spectrometer (TLAS) sensors enable gas monitoring with high accuracy and gas specificity, and can be optimized for continuous,...

All imaging systems from space are affected by disturbances originating in the spacecraft in the form of mechanical noise from thruster and reaction/momentum wheels, and sensor noise. A...

The mercury linear ion trap frequency standard (LITS) at JPL has been demonstrated to have multiple potential applications in NASA deep space missions. An increase of the...

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