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.

Researchers tackled the problem using a geophysical measurement called seismic anisotropy.
One unexpected application for spider silk is its use in the creation of biocompatible lenses.
Learn how to obtain large signals from hyperspectral imagers.
Application Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
Measuring Surface Roughness with an Atomic Force Microscope

Thin films and engineered surfaces are used in a myriad of applications including semiconductor electronics, data storage, and precision optics. In many cases, surface roughness and...

The material was designed specifically for biomedical or wearable technologies, since sweat and volatile organic compounds evaporate away from the skin.
Flat-panel technology could transform antennas, wireless, and cellphone communications.
This system encodes information in twisting beams of light.
Self-powering, color-changing humidity sensors are applicable to various fields including smart windows, health care, and safety management.
A new type of motion capture technology accurately tracks an athlete during the push start phase of performance.
Special Reports: Materials
Test & Measurement - September 2020

See how the latest test tools and methodologies are enabling new applications in aerospace, electronics, robotics, healthcare, and other key industries. This compendium of recent articles is presented by...

Features include unusual color changes and high touch sensitivity.
White Papers: Imaging
Design-for-Assembly Fundamentals To Get PCBs Back Faster

If your PCB cannot be fabricated and assembled, any other design decisions simply do not matter. Additionally, just because your board can be fabricated, does not necessarily mean it...

White Papers: Photonics/Optics
Single-molecule Localisation Microscopy (Smlm): How to Overcome the Abbe Diffraction Limit?

The Abbe diffraction barrier, which fundamentally restricted the lateral optical resolution to 200 – 300 nm until the early 1990s, can be overcome...

Question of the Week: Imaging
Do the Advantages of Tiny Cameras Outweigh Privacy Risks?

A recent Tech Briefs TV video showcased a wireless camera from the University of Washington – a device that is small enough to fit on an insect’s back, literally.

While the imaging advancement offers potential applications in biology and exploration, the UW team acknowledged...

White Papers: Medical
Distributed Sensing Beyond Rayleigh Scattering Limits in Single and Multicore Fiber Waveguides

Optical fibers with enhanced scattering properties can provide distributed reflection signals beyond the limits set by Rayleigh scattering in...

Researchers have developed a new way to build power efficient and programmable integrated switching units on a silicon photonics chip. The new technology is...

University of Wisconsin–Madison engineers have made it possible to remotely determine the temperature beneath the surface of certain materials using a new technique they call depth...

When inspecting products for instance, machine vision is not only faster but also far more accurate.
Smart adaptive clothing can lower the body temperature of the wearer in hot climates.
Biologically inspired ultrathin arrayed camera captures super-resolution images.
Briefs: Imaging
Ultrafast Camera Captures Transparent Objects and Phenomena
The camera can take up to 1 trillion pictures per second of transparent objects, shockwaves, and other phenomena.
Multiple commercial applications include defense, search and rescue, and disaster relief.
This method detects power line faults using a drone.
Products: Motion Control
New Products: August 2020 Motion Design
Positioning devices, vibration transmitters, brushless DC motors, and more.
Video can be recreated from motion-blurred images and new cameras may someday retrieve 3D data from 2D medical images.
Tiny, metal-rich particles can be excited with a low-power laser for deep-tissue imaging.
Products: Electronics & Computers
New on the Market: August 2020
Data storage boards, modular plugs, equipment enclosures, and more.
An ultrafast image sensor with a built-in neural network can be trained to recognize certain objects.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Pseudo-Random Coding Technique for 3D Imaging
This technique offers enhanced resolution and improved system reliability for mapping and obstacle recognition and navigation for vehicles.

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