EDITOR’S PICKS

Nanoscale ‘Worms’ Provide New Route To Nano-Necklace Structures

Researchers have developed a novel technique for crafting nanometer-scale necklaces based on tiny star-like structures threaded onto a polymeric backbone.

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PHOTONICS WEST PRODUCT SHOWCASE

  • High-Accuracy Laser Wavelength Meter
    High-Accuracy Laser Wavelength Meter

    The 621 Series Laser Wavelength Meter is the best way to measure the absolute wavelength of CW lasers that operate from the visible to the mid-IR. This system provides real-time laser wavelength information with an accuracy as high as ± 0.0001 nm. Continuous calibration with a built-in wavelength standard ensures the reliable accuracy that is needed to generate the most meaningful experimental results.

  • Optical Glass and Lens Pressings
    Optical Glass and Lens Pressings

    HOYA has been a supplier of optical glass in the photonics arena for over 70 years now. Their glass has been used in the development of advanced electronics since 1941. In addition to the technical innovation they’ve provided with their optical glass and lens pressings, HOYA has also committed themselves to environmental preservation by removing lead, arsenics, and other harmful chemicals from their optical glass and lens pressing process.

  • HDR CMOS Cameras for Automotive, Surveillance, and Industrial Applications
    HDR CMOS Cameras for Automotive, Surveillance, and Industrial Applications

    First Sensor’s Blue Raven line of fully programmable CMOS cameras feature a 1/3“ color HDR CMOS sensor that provides 1.2 Megapixel resolution (6 times digital zoom), low power consumption, motion detection, and a wide range of both power supplies and fixed focus optics to choose from.

  • Spatial Light Modulators
    Spatial Light Modulators

    As their name would indicate, spatial light modulators modulate light according to a fixed pixel, or spatial, pattern. Meadowlark Optics manufactures and sells three different variations of these modulators to address a variety of photonics-based applications.

  • Laser Spot Size and Position Monitoring for YAG and Fiber Lasers: BeamWatch®
    Laser Spot Size and Position Monitoring for YAG and Fiber Lasers: BeamWatch®

    The BeamWatch® system instantly measures the focus spot size of high power YAG, fiber, diode, and disk lasers and dynamically measures focal plane location during start-up. It uses disruptive technology to monitor a laser beam at frequent intervals without having to shut down the process or remove tooling features to make adjustments.

  • Narrow Bandpass Filters for Gesture Recognition Systems
    Narrow Bandpass Filters for Gesture Recognition Systems

    Optics Balzers’ NIR narrow bandpass filters are ideal for integration into gesture recognition systems, in 3D imaging applications, and in multipurpose cameras for the automotive market. They’ve specifically been developed for use in TOF cameras where a wide field of incidence angle and high performance blocking are necessary. For more information, download the datasheet.

     

  • APEX&reg: Glass for Photonic and Optoelectronic Packages
    APEX®: Glass for Photonic and Optoelectronic Packages

    3D Glass Solutions provides systems integration solutions for a wide array of Optoelectronic and Opto-RF products, ranging from mechanical spacers, fiber optic alignment trenches, to completely integrated optoelectronic packages.  

  • Fiber Coupled and Free Beam Laser Diode Modules: LDM Laser Series
    Fiber Coupled and Free Beam Laser Diode Modules: LDM Laser Series

    These laser diode modules are ideal for use in applications involving bioanalytical research, particle measurements, confocal microscopy, metrology, industrial measurements, testing, medical and/or scientific research, and academic research.

  • Deep UV Emitters: MTE280xxx Series
    Deep UV Emitters: MTE280xxx Series

    These deep UV emitters operate in the 280nm wavelength range and are particularly well-suited for air and water sanitation applications, as well as in ultraviolet curing applications. They’re offered in one of the largest selection of packages commercially available on the market today. Bare die versions of the emitters are also available for custom OEM packages and assemblies.

  • VIS-SWIR Camera for High-Sensitivity Imaging: Ninox 640
    VIS-SWIR Camera for High-Sensitivity Imaging: Ninox 640

    The Ninox 640 is a digital VIS-SWIR camera that utilizes a 640 x 512 InGaAs sensor for thermography, astronomy, hyperspectral imaging, telecommunications, solar cell inspection, semiconductor inspection, and microscopy applications.

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FEATURED VIDEOS

  • Custom Plano Optics: Making Laser Amplifiers for the World's Most Powerful Laser

    The world's most powerful laser needed a high precision custom optics manufacturer. In this case study, high fluence laser amplifiers were developed into a volume production process for the National Ignition Facility project.

  • Surface Measurements In The Most Challenging Environments
    Surface Measurements In The Most Challenging Environments

    In this video, one of Zygo’s applications engineers provides a demonstration of the ZeGageTM 3D optical surface profiler as it measures the roughness of the surface of a sealing valve used in the automotive industry. That might sounds fairly unremarkable, but check out how the system does on a rickety plastic table in a machine shop full of noise and vibration.

  • Ready, Fight! Photon Camera vs. Thermal Camera – The Speed Test

    How difficult is it to measure the temperature of a moving golf ball? Would it be better to use a thermal camera, or a photon camera? It’s certain that there are more critical-type measurements one can make outside of golf ball temperature, but this video does a great job of showing the different results that each camera type yields from a qualitative analysis standpoint.

  • From The Show Floor – Part 4 of 4: Piezo Motor Stages

    In the final installment of our four-part video series with PI from Photonics West 2015, Scott Jordan introduced us his company’s latest line of Piezo motor stages. He also explained the difference between a Piezo nanopositioner and a Piezo motor positioner, and the impact this difference can have on travel ranges and package size.

  • From The Show Floor – Part 3 of 4: Actuators For Test And Assembly

    In part three of our four-part series with PI from Photonics West 2015, Scott Jordan showed us a new type of actuator for test and assembly process that call for very highly calibrated, careful, and very repeatable force increments.

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PHOTONICS ONLINE SPECIAL FEATURE

FLIR is proud to be releasing our high performance cooled A-Series product family with detectors in every waveband. These cutting-edge FLIR Research and Science Thermal Imaging Cameras set a new standard for price and performance.  See for yourself and check out the new, affordable NIR, MWIR HD, and LWIR SLS thermal imagers at FLIR booth #1130.

FROM THE EDITOR

  • Amazon’s New Smartphone Boasts High-End RF And Imaging Components
    Amazon’s New Smartphone Boasts High-End RF And Imaging Components

    On July 25, Amazon released its first smartphone, and it didn’t take long for the internal components of the device to get leaked.

  • 4 Electronic Design Requirements Of The System-Integrated Soldier
    4 Electronic Design Requirements Of The System-Integrated Soldier

    Perhaps most famously portrayed in Robert Heinlein’s Starship Troopers (1959), the idea of the “future soldier” has been around for decades. As rehashed in countless science fiction films and video games, the stereotypical future soldier is equipped with a protective exoskeleton, enhanced sensory equipment, seamless communication systems, and advanced weaponry. While the concept once seemed implausible, there are many real-world projects under way focused on realizing those seemingly fictitious warfighter capabilities — by integrating a plethora of diverse electronic subsystems into a cohesively operational suit.

  • The Top 5 Technologies From DSS 2014
    The Top 5 Technologies From DSS 2014

    With more than 450 companies at this year’s event and only three days to explore, it was an almost overwhelming task to try and take in all of the technology on display. Regardless, I did my best, and here is my list of the top five most exciting technologies I caught at the show.

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ELECTRONIC MILITARY & DEFENSE MAGAZINE

Electronic Military & Defense was developed as a resource for engineers, program managers, project managers, and other professionals involved in the design and development of electronic and electro-optic systems for a wide range of defense and aerospace applications. Check out the digital edition of our latest issue for exclusive editorial on wearable antennas for military applications, countering EMI threats, biological and chemical threat detection, advances in optical sensing, and more.

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PRODUCT SHOWCASE

High Ion Exchange (HIE) Glass: Fully Integrated Solutions
Recent agreements have expanded Abrisa Technologies’ specialty glass product line to include Corning® Gorilla® Glass, SCHOTT Xensation™ Cover glass, and AGC Dragontrail™. Abrisa Technologies can now provide diverse portfolio of thin glass options to the display, defense, medical and industrial markets as well as any customized fabrication solutions required including the application of thin film coatings, various edge treatments, custom cutting and drilling, screen printing, Bus Bars and more.
  • High Resolution Infrared Camera: HD-IR
    High Resolution Infrared Camera: HD-IR

    The NEW HD-IR Scientific Camera is the REVOLUTION in high resolution IR cameras. It is the first 1280x1024 pixels camera solution for the Infrared imaging expert.

  • CCD Camera for Low Light Applications: pco.1400
    CCD Camera for Low Light Applications: pco.1400

    The pco.1400 is a CCD Camera specifically designed for use in low light levels. It can be used in several applications, such as solar cell in-line quality and solar panel control, scientific imaging, spectroscopy, high resolution microscopy, machine vision and industrial applications, bioluminescence / chemoluminescence, luminescence spectroscopy, Red and NIR fluorescence applications, and imaging of bio markers.

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LEADING SUPPLIERS

Canon USA, Inc.

Canon USA, Inc.

Canon Optoelectronic Components, Integrating the Latest Technologies. Canon has been developing industrial components with super-high levels of precision and accuracys using its optical technologies gained and accumulated for over half a century.

Deposition Sciences, Inc. (DSI)

Deposition Sciences, Inc. (DSI)

For over 20 years, Deposition Sciences, Inc. (DSI) has produced the most durable optical thin film filter coatings in the industry...
Raptor Photonics Limited

Raptor Photonics Limited

Raptor Photonics Limited, founded in 2006, is a global leader and manufacturer of high performance, industrial-grade and rugged low light digital & analogue cameras. Raptor specialises in complete cameras and core engine solutions using EMCCD, Scientific CMOS, SWIR and Vis-SWIR sensor technology.

Abrisa Technologies

Abrisa Technologies

With Over 80 years of combined experience, the divisions of Abrisa Technologies (Abrisa Industrial Glass, Sycamore Glass Components, and ZC&R Coatings for Optics) have the engineering, manufacturing and customer service teams needed to service your optics requirements.
FLIR Systems, Inc

FLIR Systems, Inc

Infrared Cameras|Infrared Imaging Subsystems|Thermal Cameras|Infrared Camera Subsystems|Ruggedized Infrared Cameras|Visual Inspection, Thermal|Infrared Surveillance|Video Inspection Systems, Thermal|Infrared Detectors|Thermal Sensors|Night Vision Cameras|Night Vision Systems|Detectors, Infrared|Detectors, Heat|Infrared Imagers|Infrared Equipment|Infrared Sensors|Security Systems, Infrared|Thermal Imaging Systems|Military Infrared Sensors|Integrated Detective Assemblies, Infrared|Optical Inspection Systems,Thermal|Thermal Camera Systems|Night Vision Components|Infrared Video Cameras|Data Acquisition Software,Infrared|Focal Plane Arrays|Machine Vision Systems, Infrared|Infrared Industrial Detectors|Infrared Inspection Systems|Automated Inspection, Infrared

PI (Physik Instrumente) LP

PI (Physik Instrumente) LP

PI (Physik Instrumente) provides the world’s broadest range of precision motion technologies for both micro- and nano-precision applications. PI is the world’s first and largest manufacturer of piezoelectric nanopositioning technology.  Started 4 decades ago as a supplier to research labs and universities, the company has grown into a business of 700+ employees and more than $100 million in global sales.

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TECHNICAL ARTICLES

  • Increase Acquisition Rates In Imaging Dynamic Cellular Events

    When imaging dim, dynamic cellular events, the importance of its sensitivity cannot be overstated. Through imaging advancements developed over the years, EMCCD cameras have been able to provide the sensitivity needed through near-perfect 90% photon conversion to signal electrons.

  • Designing A New Optical Projection Device For Military Pilots

    When the Department of Defense decided that their previous landscape flight simulators used to train pilots required too large of a display, too large of an enclosure space, and were starting to feel a bit antiquated in general, they went on the lookout for a helmet –mounted simulation solution to replace the traditional rear-projection screens they were using.

  • Imaging In The Worst Possible Environment

    Trips to the dentist are rarely pleasant, and that unpleasantness can be compounded when the doctor needs a 3D model of your teeth.

  • 4 Big Mistakes In Developing Photonics-Enabled Medical Devices

    Photonics components have become key enablers in the design and development of next-generation medical devices and diagnostics. This trend has its roots in mature imaging technologies like optical microscopy and endoscopy/colonoscopy, and is poised to accelerate through emerging applications such as optogenetics, laser ablation therapy, and optical coherence tomography (OCT), among many others. This white paper identifies four of the most common mistakes we see medical device manufacturers make when attempting to incorporate optics and photonics into their designs — and how to avoid them.

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LATEST HEADLINES

  • Proto Labs Introduces Low-Alloy Steel To Metal Injection Molding

    Product designers and engineers can now get injection-molded low-alloy steel prototypes and low-volume production parts at rapid manufacturer Proto Labs, Inc. The technology-driven company has added two nickel steel materials (Catamold FN02 and FN0205) and a chrome-moly material (Catamold 42CrMo4) that is the metal injection molding (MIM) equivalent of 4140 steel.

  • A First Glimpse Inside A Macroscopic Quantum State
    A First Glimpse Inside A Macroscopic Quantum State

    In a recent study published in Physical Review Letters and highlighted by the magazine Science News, the research group led by ICREA Prof at ICFO Morgan Mitchell has detected, for the first time, entanglement among individual photon pairs in a beam of squeezed light.

  • Nanoscale ‘Worms’ Provide New Route To Nano-Necklace Structures
    Nanoscale ‘Worms’ Provide New Route To Nano-Necklace Structures

    Researchers have developed a novel technique for crafting nanometer-scale necklaces based on tiny star-like structures threaded onto a polymeric backbone.

  • Laser Energy Advances Among Reports Set For SPIE Optics + Optoelectronics
    Laser Energy Advances Among Reports Set For SPIE Optics + Optoelectronics

    A two-day workshop on laser energy projects in Europe and the United States and plenary talks by four leading photonics researchers are among programme highlights planned for SPIE Optics + Optoelectronics next month in Prague, Czech Republic.

  • Quantum Optics: Understanding Spectral Properties Of Broadband Biphotons
    Quantum Optics: Understanding Spectral Properties Of Broadband Biphotons

    Advances in quantum optical technologies require scientists to control and exploit the properties of so-called biphotons. Biphotons occur when two photons become 'quantum-entangled' - spatially separate entities whose individual quantum states must be described with reference to each other.

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PHOTONICS EVENTS

SPIE Optics + Optoelectronics 2015

April 13 - 16, 2015
Prague

SPIE Defense + Security

April 20 - 25, 2015
Baltimore, MD

SPIE Sensing Technology + Applications

April 20 - 25, 2015
Baltimore, MD

Smart Fabrics & Wearable Technology 2015

May 11 - 13, 2015
San Francisco, CA

Photonex Roadshow Scotland

June 3, 2015
Glasgow
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