Photonics & Imaging

Find the latest developments in Photonics & Imaging essential to both Commercial & Government applications. Get expert solutions for imaging systems, machine vision, visualization software, human machines (HMIs), plus advances in infrared cameras and display monitoring.

White Papers: Photonics/Optics
Fiber Optic Rotary Joints Add a Spin to Sensing, Mobile, and Robotic Fiber Systems

To the passing optical signals, fiberoptic rotary joints (FORJs) are nothing more than fiber connectors, which provide connection between one or multiple...

White Papers: Imaging
Automated Optical Inspection (AOI): 101

Automated Optical Inspection (AOI) is a process that uses digital cameras to inspect every square millimeter of your printed circuit board for defects and errors. In concert with human inspection, AOI...

The system could one day replace LiDAR and cameras in automated manufacturing, biomedical imaging, and autonomous driving.
Exoskeleton legs are capable of thinking and making control decisions on their own using artificial intelligence technology.
Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Automated X-Ray Inspection
Faster inline CT inspections makes it possible to inspect far greater numbers of circuit boards.
Application Briefs: Data Acquisition
Next-Generation MEMS IMUs — High Performance, Scalable
Editor Ed Brown explores what’s ahead for MEMS automobile navigation systems.
Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Smart Sensors Are Improving Medical Care

Over the last 75 years, sensors have played an increasingly significant part in the advancement of medicine.

The LiDAR-based system could “see through” objects to warn of potential hazards without distracting the driver.
New autonomous robotic devices can survey hazardous or difficult-to-reach sites faster than humans.
The inexpensive cameras are easy to produce.
Products: Data Acquisition
New on the Market: June 2021
Vision systems, signal generators, AC-DC converters, and more.
This technology bends light more efficiently, enabling more immersive augmented reality display systems.
This tool could help surgeons better treat tumors and brain diseases.
Movements of individual particles of light are reconstructed to see through clouds, fog, and other obstructions.
Artificial intelligence is used to decode X-ray images faster, which could aid innovations in medicine, materials, and energy.

The promise of personalized medicine involves a simple device that keeps each person apprised of their level of health, identifies even trace amounts of undesirable biomarkers...

Head-up displays, health-monitoring sensors from NASA, and a pollen sponge.
A new power supply from Bicker Elektronik has a backup battery that bridges power failures, brownouts, and flicker.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Large Integrated Circuits Produced in a Printing Press
Complete integrated circuits with more than 1,000 organic electrochemical transistors can be screen-printed.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Biodegradable Displays for Sustainable Electronics
Thanks to its flexibility and adhesion, the biodegradable display can be worn directly on the hand.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Nanosized Foldable Robots
The machines fold themselves within 100 milliseconds and can flatten and refold thousands of times.
Recent advances could make it feasible to deploy networks of methane sensors to detect this greenhouse gas at large facilities.
Applications include remote sensing, laser spectroscopy, and gas analysis.
These tiny detectors could record characteristics of light such as color, polarity, and angle.
The algorithm identified a new compound potentially useful for photonic devices and biologically inspired computers.
Berkeley’s academic research reflects pressing global challenges in the areas of health, energy, and the environment.
Using gold nanomaterials, this disk can hold data securely for more than 600 years.
Briefs: Transportation
Synapse-Like Phototransistor
The technology could help computers process visual information more like the human brain.
The new photonic architecture could transform digital communications, artificial intelligence, and quantum computing.

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