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An On-Chip Spectrometer and the Future of Image Sensors

Image sensors convert light into electrical signals and measure light intensity, but for machine vision to improve significantly—essential to advances in autonomous vehicles,...

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Photonics/Optics

Light-Sensing 3D-Printed Device Could Help People with Lupus

A team of engineers and doctors at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities have designed a unique 3D-printed light-sensing medical device that is placed directly on the skin...

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Test & Measurement

Advanced Microscope Techniques Could Improve Computer Memories

Anyone who has watched steam billow up from a boiling kettle or seen ice crystals form on a wet window in winter has observed what scientists call a phase transition. Phase...

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Lighting Technology

Time-of-Flight: Highly Reliable 3D Imaging for Challenging Applications

There are multiple technologies based on the ToF concept. Generally, all of them are synchronized with a light source and estimate the distance by calculating the time taken for the light to travel from the camera to the object and then back again.

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Lighting

New Products: September 2022 Photonics & Imaging Technology

The new products in September 2022.

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Test & Measurement - September 2022

Test strategies to track hypersonic threats…overcoming challenges of EV battery and electric aircraft testing…an innovative way to measure the thermal properties of materials. These are just a few of...

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Green Design & Manufacturing

5 Ws of Unmanned Lasers for Methane Detection

As concerns rise about methane, a CU startup is working toward plugging the leaks.

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Energy

Sapphire Fiber Could Enable Cleaner Energy and Air-Travel

Researchers at Oxford University have used a sapphire optical fiber – a thread of industrially grown sapphire less than half a millimeter thick – that can withstand...

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Photonics/Optics

High-Power Laser Being Constructed for New Experimental Facility

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s expertise in developing high-energy lasers is being tapped to provide a key component of a major upgrade to SLAC National...

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Electronics & Computers

New on the Market: May 2022

Dual Locking C14 IEC Connector

The SG03DC from MEGA Electronics, New Brunswick, NJ, contains side locking tabs similar to the Raritan Securelock. It will mate with any standard nonlocking C13 Outlet along...

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Test & Measurement

Rapid Agent Aerosol Detector for Biological Agents

Any space, enclosed or open, can be vulnerable to the dispersal of harmful airborne biological agents. Silent and near-invisible, these bioagents can sicken or kill living things before...

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Photonics/Optics

Optical Flow Visualization Applied to Jet Engine Testing

Working together with a local business and academic professionals at the University of Tennessee Space Institute, Arnold Engineering Development Complex (AEDC) team members at...

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Photonics/Optics

Lunar Flashlight to Search for Water on the Moon

When thirsty residents of a permanent community on the Moon take a swig of fresh water brought in from the lunar south pole, they’ll be enjoying the benefits of a 30-pound spacecraft...

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Photonics/Optics

NIST Creates Strobe Light to Test 5G Resonators

Inside every cellphone is a tiny mechanical heart, beating several billion times a second. These micromechanical resonators play an essential role in cellphone communication. Buffeted by...

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Measuring Aggressive Launch Loads on Spacecraft

What began as a research tool to collect aerodynamic data from research aircraft is now solving technical challenges for NASA.

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Test & Measurement

Fundamental Particles Modelled in Beam of Light

Scientists at the University of Birmingham have succeeded in creating an experimental model of an elusive kind of fundamental particle called a skyrmion in a beam of light. The breakthrough...

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Photonics/Optics

Testing Sensors in Fog to Make Future Transportation Safer

Self-flying drones and autonomous taxis that can safely operate in fog may sound futuristic, but new research at Sandia National Laboratories’ fog facility is bringing the...

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Photonics/Optics

SPIE Photonics West 2022 Preview

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

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Unmanned Systems

New Products: January 2022 Photonics & Imaging Technology

Fiber laser machinery, polishing pitch, beam collimators, and more.

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Motion Control

New Products: December 2021 Motion Design

Motors, suspension arms, slit couplings, and more.

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Electronics & Computers

Product Focus: Test & Measurement 2021

Trackers, interferometers, laser sensors, and more.

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Imaging

2021 OEM Photonics & Imaging Directory

See top suppliers and manufacturers in over 20 categories, including high-speed cameras, sensors, and optical components.

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Photonics/Optics

Optical Device Offers Improved Thyroid Cancer Screening

The device combines near infrared light, time resolved spectroscopy, and diffuse correlation spectroscopy.

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Electronics & Computers

“Agricomb” Measures Multiple Gas Emissions From ... Cows

After the optical frequency comb made its debut as a ruler for light, spinoffs followed, including the “astrocomb” to measure starlight and a radar-like comb system to...

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Next-Gen POC Diagnostics: Electronic Measurement Technology Driven by Global Demand for COVID-19 Testing

Many new companies entering the market are planning a diagnostic roadmap of capabilities beyond their entry point of COVID-19 testing.

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Photonics/Optics

New Method Measures Super-Fast, Free Electron Laser Pulses

New research shows how to measure the super-short bursts of high-frequency light emitted from free electron lasers (FELs). By using the light-induced ionization itself to create...

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Photonics/Optics

New Products: May 2021 Photonics & Imaging Technology

Fiber coatings measurement, single-frequency laser, optical filters, and more.

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Photonics/Optics

Passive Polarized Fiber Optic Sensing

This technique has applications in strain, temperature, pressure, vibration, and acoustic sensing.

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Photonics/Optics

New Products: March 2021 Photonics & Imaging Technology

Near-eye displays, optical inspection systems, UV glass, and more.