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Photonics/Optics

New Products: September 2022 Photonics & Imaging Insider

High-Speed InGaAs Photodiodes

OSI Optoelectronics (Hawthorne, CA) has introduced infrared-sensitive, pigtail-packaged High-Speed InGaAs Photodiodes with active areas of 75...

Technology Leaders
Photonics/Optics

Meta Optical Elements

The size and complexity of lens systems can be reduced through flat optics that are based on pioneering meta optical elements (MOEs).

Products
Photonics/Optics

New Products: September 2022 Photonics & Imaging Technology

The new products in September 2022.

Articles
Photonics/Optics

Designing A/D Converters for the James Webb Space Telescope

The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has four infrared cameras to view the stars.

Briefs
AR/AI

Metalens for Virtual and Augmented Reality

The millimeter-sized flat lens can be used in wearable displays for virtual reality, which requires compact, lightweight, and cost-effective components.

Special Reports
Communications

Special Report: Optics & Photonics Innovations - July 2022

The most powerful telescope ever launched, NASA's James Webb Space Telescope will peer back in time to the birth of the universe's first stars. Learn about its highly advanced optics...

Features
Photonics/Optics

Designing Lenses for Near-Infrared and Fluorescence Endoscopy

Fluorescence endoscopy is becoming increasingly important in many medical diagnostic tests. Based on the molecular absorption of light, this technique works by revealing...

Articles
Photonics/Optics

Breakthrough Lightweight AR Eyeglasses

With AR eyeglasses, the screen of a mobile device can be transitioned to the lens of a pair of eyeglasses. The problem with that is that even though the technology has been around for a while, the...

Briefs
Photonics/Optics

Shaping Light Enables 2D Microscopes to Capture 4D Data

Super temporal resolution microscopy allows imaging of fluorescent molecules 20 times faster than traditional lab cameras normally allow. A general method has been developed to let a...

Briefs
Photonics/Optics

Compact Laser Source Detects Pollution

A middle infrared light source can detect greenhouse and other gases as well as molecules in a person’s breath. The compact system, which resembles a tiny suitcase, contains just two parts: a standard...

Briefs
Electronics & Computers

Shaping Light with a Dynamically Tunable Smart Lens

The importance of optical image quality and the trend toward thinner smart-phones have pushed manufacturers to increase the number of cameras in order to provide cellphones with better...

Briefs
Photonics/Optics

Optical De-Multiplexing Method for QKD Encryption

Classical laser communication gimbals are coupled to 105um multimodal receiving fibers for the high-power transmission of data, fine pointing, and tracking. These fibers cannot be used in...

Question of the Week
Photonics/Optics

Will inserting lenses inside blood vessels become a practical tool for diagnosing disease?

Researchers have developed a camera-like imaging device that can be inserted into blood vessels to provide high-quality 3D images to help scientists better understand the causes of heart attack and heart disease progression and could lead to improved...

Application Briefs
Materials

Challenges of Coating Aspheric Lenses

Aspheric lenses let optical system designers improve resolution, reduce the number of lens elements required, and increase system light throughput. Their complex, non-spherical surfaces correct for more...

Briefs
Materials

Tiny Optical Elements Could Replace Traditional Refractive Lenses

Researchers have developed tiny optical elements from metal nanoparticles and a polymer that could replace traditional refractive lenses to realize portable imaging systems...

Briefs
Photonics/Optics

New Optical Component Used to Create AR/VR Headsets and Eyewear

Consumers are looking for augmented reality/virtual reality (AR/VR) glasses that are compact and easy to wear, delivering high-quality imagery with socially acceptable optics...

Briefs
Photonics/Optics

New Family of Glass for Lens Applications

A new composition of germanosili-cate glass created by adding zinc oxide has properties good for lens applications. The new family of zinc germanosilicate glass has a high refractive index comparable...

R&D
Nanotechnology

Lens Offers Tunable Focus

A metasurface lens has been created that uses a piezoelectric thin film to change focal length when a small voltage is applied. Because it is extremely compact and lightweight, the new lens could be useful for...

R&D
Medical

Smart Lens Prevents Diabetic Retinopathy

Researchers have developed a smart contact lens-type wearable device to prevent diabetic retinopathy and treat it in its early stages by irradiating 120 μW far red/LED light to the retina. This...

Briefs
Photonics/Optics

Flexible Imaging Device

3D micro-printing was used to develop this small, flexible scope for looking inside blood vessels.

Application Briefs
Imaging

Visualizing Value at the Speed of Light

See how hyperspectral imaging adds value to food inspection systems.

Products
Test & Measurement

New Products: March 2022 Photonics & Imaging Technology

Spectrometers, digital microscopes, high-speed imaging, and more.

Products
Electronics & Computers

New Products: February 2022 Aerospace & Defense Technology

CAD software, torque sensors, HD lenses, and more.

Briefs
Photonics/Optics

Multi-Shot Lensless Camera

The camera could have uses in faster disease diagnosis and thinner cellphones.

Blog
Aerospace

SPIE Photonics West 2022: Reality Versus Virtual Reality

There are some things you just can't do at a virtual trade show. Editor Bruce A. Bennett walks the floor at SPIE Photonics West.

Articles
Photonics/Optics

SPIE Photonics West 2022 Preview

The main Photonics West exhibition opens on Tuesday, January 25.

Articles
Photonics/Optics

Testing EMI Materials for Battlefield Applications

The testing of EMI materials must be rigorous and designed to predict performance over the lifetime of a material.

Briefs
Sensors/Data Acquisition

Optical Design Considerations for Additive Manufacturing

Light-based methods open many opportunities for medical applications.

Products
Test & Measurement

Product Focus: Test & Measurement 2021

Trackers, interferometers, laser sensors, and more.