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.

This technology cancels out the vibrations of a satellite by vibrating the solar panels in the opposite direction.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Seeing Around Corners to Detect Object Shapes
Special light sources and sensors see around corners or through gauzy filters, enabling reconstruction of the shapes of unseen objects.
Products: Test & Measurement
Product of the Month: April 2020 Tech Briefs
Rugged tablets from Teguar Corp. can be used to monitor manufacturing operations.
Briefs: Information Technology
Streaming Software Speeds Apps
Apps could take up less space on a smartphone and apps could download instantly.
Hardware and software tweak microwave patterns to discover the most efficient way to identify objects.
This imaging technique could impact optical communications and signal processing.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Terahertz Imaging System Uses Small, Efficient Lasers
The lasers are small and efficient enough to fit on a microchip.
Technology used to search for extraterrestrial life can characterize radioactive material.
This work could accelerate the development of flexible electronics.
Here's what you'll need to know when you’re choosing an encoder for a motion control system.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Additive Manufacturing Method for Sub-Microscale Three-Dimensional Structures
Applications include MEMS, microlattice fabrication, and other sub-microscale 3D structures with a broad range of materials.
Articles: Photonics/Optics
Products of Tomorrow: April 2020
A wildfire-preventing gel; NASA's 3D tissue models, and more.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Using Sound and Light for Ultrafast Data Transfer
This method could lead to the transmission of data at the rate of 100 gigabits per second.
Products: Photonics/Optics
New Products: April 2020 Motion Design
Motor drivers, position sensors, offset couplings, and more.
Webinars: Photonics/Optics
Overcoming Mediocrity in Cylindrical Laser Processing of Medical Devices

Laser processing has been used for decades to manufacture tubular medical devices, such as stents, valves, and vascular grafts. However, achieving the precision that is necessary for high-volume production is more challenging now than ever before. Driven by growth...

Researchers at Purdue University have been working to develop new technologies to help stop the spread of foodborne illnesses, which kill 3,000 people a year, by detecting them...

INSIDER: Photonics/Optics
Using Light to Put a Twist on Electrons

Some molecules, including most of the ones in living organisms, have shapes that can exist in two different mirror-image versions. The right- and left-handed versions can sometimes have different...

Final Vision Inspection (FVI) System

CyberOptics® Corporation (Minneapolis, MN) has launched the Multi-Reflection Suppression™ (MRS™)-enabled 3D MX3000 Final Vision Inspection...

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and their collaborators have developed a way to retrofit the transmission...

White Papers: Automotive
Keeping Your Additive Manufacturing Laser in Spec

There is little debate about how Additive Manufacturing is adding benefits and changing the face of manufacturing in our modern age. Additive Manufacturing allows for the manufacturing of...

NASA’s big return to the Moon by 2024 will call for the support of small technologies – specifically, the miniature spacecraft known as CubeSats.
Perovskites

Goodfellow (Coraopolis, PA) recently announced a new range of perovskites, a group of materials that demonstrate great potential for optoelectronic applications....

Technology Leaders: Imaging
Spectral Sensitivity Curves of Cameras

Different line scan prism manufacturers might compare two possible curves in their advertising and argue that the steeper flanks should enable better color reproduction with greater selectivity.

Vision-based convolutional neural network system detects phone usage, eating, and drinking.
There are longwave, midwave, and shortwave camera systems—each with its own advantages for specific industries and uses.
An interview with Mike Horton, CTO of ACEINNA, Inc. (Boston, MA).
Products: Motion Control
New on the Market: March 2020
Thermal cameras, testing software, an ion air knife, and more.
Biodegradable batteries, solid-state ultracapacitors, and infrared camouflage.
Special Reports: Aerospace
Unmanned Systems - March 2020

The latest advances in aerial, ground, and underwater unmanned systems are covered in this special report, a compendium of recent articles from the editors of Tech Briefs and Aerospace & Defense...

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