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.

Briefs : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Remote, Noninvasive Cardiac Activity Tracer (RENCAT)
This vibrometer has uses in analyzing spasms in humans, as a breath analyzer for diagnosis of cancer and other diseases, and as a preventative healthcare sensor.
These thin films hold great promise for solar cells and LEDs.

Midwest Engineered Systems, Waukesha, WI, offers the ADDere metal 3D printing system that consists of a 6-axis industrial robot combined with a 2-axis coordinated motion workpiece...

White Papers : Robotics, Automation & Control
Magneto-inductive Sensors Combine the Advantages of Both Inductive and Magnetic Sensors

mainSENSOR is based on an innovative measuring principle, which has been developed by Micro-Epsilon in order to combine the advantages of both inductive and magnetic sensors. Magneto-inductive sensors are frequently used as alternative to inductive sensors...

Blog : Manufacturing & Prototyping
New Discoveries, From Just a Grain of Moon Dust
“We’re analyzing rocks from space, atom by atom,” says researcher Jennika Greer.
Editor Bruce A. Bennett shares his observations from SPIE Photonics West, including the emergence of LiDAR.
See what caught Bruce A. Bennett's eye during Day 1 of Photonics West 2020 in San Francisco.

A team of engineers at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has boosted the performance of its previously developed 3D inductor technology by adding as much as three...

INSIDER : Packaging & Sterilization
Laser Diode Emits Deep UV Light

Nagoya University scientists have succeeded in designing a laser diode that emits deep-ultraviolet light. It emits the world's shortest lasing wavelength, at 271.8 nanometers, under pulsed electric current...

To further shrink electronic devices and to lower energy consumption, the semiconductor industry is interested in using 2D materials, but manufacturers need a...

This system places virtual objects within real-world backgrounds on cellphone screens and lets people interact with those objects by hand as if they were really there.
Equipment-free textile detectors could be used in public health, workplace safety, military, and rescue applications.
This program enhances images and videos for smartphones, tablets, and PCs.
Varjo™ Technologies announced a 2D/3D immersive "Workspace."
The ultra-fast method analyzes a wider range of materials than current thermal-based detection systems.
Facility Focus : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Facility Focus: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Explore Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA's first space flight complex.
This innovation could lead to better drones, satellites, and biomedical devices.
Briefs : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Long-Distance LADAR System and Method
The system provides three-dimensional imagery of potential threats at closer ranges.
This inexpensive system can detect lead levels below EPA standards.
The films could be used in impact-resistant glazing, windscreens, and displays.
Briefs : Photonics/Optics
3D Printing Technique Produces “Living” 4D Materials
3D/4D printing is merged with a chemical process to produce “living” resin, which has potential for recycling and biomedicine.
The switch is a major new step toward building a computer that uses light instead of electricity to process information.
Briefs : Electronics & Computers
Polymer Coating Cools Down Buildings
This coating acts as a spontaneous air cooler and can be fabricated, dyed, and applied like paint.
Filaments with embedded circuitry can be used to print complex shapes for biomedical and robotic devices.
Briefs : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Underwater Telecom Cables Used as Seismic Network
Fiber-optic cables could help scientists study offshore earthquakes and the geologic structures hidden deep beneath the ocean surface.
Briefs : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Atoms Can Receive Common Communications Signals
This atom-based receiver has the potential to be smaller and work better in noisy environments than conventional radio receivers.
Briefs : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Welding Ceramics with Lasers
This technology could be used to create smartphones that don't scratch or shatter, metal-free pacemakers, and electronics for space and other harsh environments.
Briefs : Photonics/Optics
Intelligent Microrobots
Such machines, only a few tens of micrometers across, could be used in the human body to perform small operations.

SWIR Camera

Princeton Infrared Technologies, Inc. (PIRT) (Monmouth Junction, NJ) will be introducing its new compact MVCam series shortwave-infrared (SWIR) and visible camera...

Imagine a fleet of 100 Hubble Space Telescopes, deployed in a strategic space-invader-shaped array a million miles from Earth, scanning the universe at...

Webcasts

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Optical Coating Design

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