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.

INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition
New Products: May 2020 Photonics & Imaging Insider

Low-Power Sealed Laser

Luxinar (Kingston Upon Hull, UK) has introduced the SR 08s for marking, scribing and kiss cutting applications requiring average rather than peak power. The...

Landers to small bodies such as comets and asteroids can use this program to estimate the terrain richness of the previously unmapped small body.
A new method could enable vehicles and equipment to better withstand high temperatures, loads, and speeds.
Xilinx is now applying AI to the in-cabin environment.
The nonlinear camera captures high-resolution images of the interior of solid objects using terahertz (THz) radiation.
Engineers have developed a new scanning technique inspired by the natural world that can detect corroding metals in oil and gas pipelines.
Photodetectors, ultrafast lasers, energy sensors, and more.

The last thing you probably do when a fly buzzes toward you is marvel at its graceful wing and body kinematics. But that’s exactly what researchers at Cornell University’s Itai Cohen Group...

This NASA center hosts the world’s greatest collection of wind tunnels and flight simulation facilities
Briefs: Test & Measurement
Device Tests Drugs on Tumor Tissue
An inexpensive 3D-printed microfluidics device could be used to personalize cancer treatment.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Electric Nanoscale Device Sees Through Walls
Applications include imaging, sensing, wireless communications, and medical treatments.
A highly sensitive, CMOS-compatible, broadband photodetector was created by tailoring material defects.
Researchers described a new strategy of designing metamolecules.
With the recent boom in touch-based, polymer display substrates must be fingerprint-resistant.
The ADISRA SmartView 4.0 HMI allows builders to see what's going on in their machines.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
High-Efficiency Laser for Silicon Chips
Applications include optical data transfer, infrared and night-vision systems, environmental sensors, and breath analysis for medical diagnosis.
NASA’s LED lighting system enables food and other crops to be grown indoors in places like skyscrapers.
A team is exploring new materials for telecommunications and LIDAR applications.
Application Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Properly Designing and Specifying Aspheric Lenses
Aspheric lenses greatly improve the performance and efficiency of a wide range of optical applications.
This method uses fiber optic probes for measurement of semiconductors, optical coatings, magnetic read/write heads, and precision machines.
Products: Test & Measurement
New on the Market: May 2020
Sealing connection tools, oscilloscopes, snap-action switches, and more...
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Polymer Twists and Bends in the Presence of Light
A liquid crystal elastomer can be programmed to exhibit controllable, dynamic behavior without the need for complex electronic components.
Technology Leaders: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Tackling Aircraft Laser Strikes from the Ground
To reduce the increasing frequency of attacks, the ground-based Laser Aircraft Strike Suppression Optical System (LASSOS) has been developed by researchers from the MIT Lincoln Laboratory.

Ever since Henry Ford introduced the first moving production line to the industry in 1913, automotive manufacturers have been constantly striving to streamline their processes,...

Technology Leaders: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The Configurable Laser — A Universal Manufacturing Tool
Laser technology will remain at the forefront of tomorrow’s digital manufacturing processes.
White Papers: Medical
The Liquid Lens Evolution

Before liquid lenses, a user would have to design some type of mechanical focusing into their optical system, which meant having a device to raise and lower the optics to enable them to refocus on different heights...

On-Demand Webinars: Photonics/Optics
Optical Coating Design

Most precision optics, whether used in scientific, medical, industrial, or military applications, incorporate some type of thin film coating to enhance their capabilities. This Webinar from the editors of Tech Briefs Media delves into some of the more popular types of coatings, what they do, and how they're...

White Papers: Imaging
How Mode-Locked Lasers Affect the Past, Present, and Future of Two-Photon Microscopy

For more than 100 years, fluorescence microscopy has been utilized in biological sciences as a means for identifying the spatial distribution of molecules...

White Papers: Imaging
Active Alignment Speeds Up Optical Systems Manufacturing

Optical alignment and micro-optic positioning are challenging, time-consuming processes. Tiny positional variations in photonic and optical manufacturing can mean the difference...

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