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Quantum Calculations Broaden The Understanding Of Crystal Catalysts
Quantum Calculations Broaden The Understanding Of Crystal Catalysts

Using numerical modelling, researchers from Russia, the US, and China have discovered previously unknown features of rutile TiO2, which is a promising photocatalyst.

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NEXACT<sup>®</sup> PiezoWalk<sup>®</sup> Stepping Drive With Subnanometer Encoder Resolution: N-565
NEXACT® PiezoWalk® Stepping Drive With Subnanometer Encoder Resolution: N-565 The N-565 is an ultra-precision linear positioner stage with NEXACT® PiezoWalk® technology, and designed with a subnanometer encoder resolution for high-end applications in bio-nanotechnology, fiber-optics, microscopy, semiconductor testing, metrology, and scientific research in beamlines and laser labs. With long 13 mm, 26 mm, or 52 mm travel ranges, high forces, and stiffness, this stepping drive does not subject to sliding friction or ...  Continue Reading...
NIT WDR InGaAs SWIR Camera Family
NIT WDR InGaAs SWIR Camera Family The New Imaging Technologies (NIT) wide-dynamic-range (WDR) InGaAs shortwave infrared (SWIR) sensors and camera systems are designed with the purpose of delivering a dynamic range greater than 140 dB in a single snapshot without any processing or tone mapping. With Fixed Pattern Noise correction, these camera systems provide high uniformity images under all lighting conditions. They are ideal for use in biomedical, laser measurement, welding,...  Continue Reading...
Helios Laser Power Meter For Industrial Automation
Helios Laser Power Meter For Industrial Automation The Helios is a compact, precision laser power meter designed specifically for the measurement of high power lasers in industrial processing applications. It measures an array of high power solid state lasers such as diode, fiber, and YAG lasers with powers ranging from 100 W to 12 kW and energies ranging from 10 J to 10 kJ. This device operates by measuring the energy and exposure time of a short 0.1 to 10 second exposure of the laser, and then ...  Continue Reading...
Long-Range, All-Weather, MWIR Security And Surveillance System: 550CZ-18
Long-Range, All-Weather, MWIR Security And Surveillance System: 550CZ-18 The 550CZ-18 is a long-range MWIR security and surveillance system designed with high-end performance and G5-IR reliability in all-weather situations. With its continuous zoom lens that produces an 18° horizontal field of view (HFOV) at a wide angle, and a 1° HFOV at a narrow angle, this camera is optimized for long range detection and recognition, and ease of use.  Continue Reading...
Thin Film Coating Solutions And Processes
Thin Film Coating Solutions And Processes DSI is capable of producing a variety of durable, reliable, and heat resistant optical coatings within the ultraviolet, visible, near-infrared, shortwave infrared, mid-wave infrared, and long-wave infrared spectral wavelengths. Along with standard products, DSI is able to work in close collaboration with customers in order to develop innovative coatings that meet specific requirements within real-world applications.  Continue Reading...
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  • Shadowscopy Technique Part 1

    This video demonstrates the shadowscopy technique which collimates light in the region of interest with camera focused on the object.

  • Shadowscopy Technique Part 2

    This video is the second part of the demonstration of the shadowscopy technique which collimates light in the region of interest with camera focused on the object.

  • Co-alignment Of Visible, NIR, And IR Laser Beams
    Co-alignment Of Visible, NIR, And IR Laser Beams

    Eric Craven with Ophir Photonics provided us with a tutorial at DCS 2016 on how to co-align visible, near-infrared, and infrared laser beams through the use of a pyroelectric camera array coupled with beam profiling software.

  • Achieving HD, Full Color Video In Low Light
    Achieving HD, Full Color Video In Low Light

    On the last day of SPIE’s 2016 DCS exhibition in Baltimore, Kevin Fogarty with Canon showed us a 19 micron pixel pitch sensor that can achieve a full color and high definition image in extremely low light environments.

  • Clear The Air: Challenges In MWIR Optical Sensing
    Clear The Air: Challenges In MWIR Optical Sensing

    Jason Palidwar with Iridian Spectral Technologies spent some time with us on the last day of SPIE’s 2016 DCS exhibition to talk about the challenges encountered in the mid-wave spectrum and how his company has worked around them.

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Hyperspectral Imaging Reveals New Information For Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

The human eye is an important instrument for gathering information about the world, but it has limitations and obviously varies from person to person. It sees only over a particular range of wavelengths and has a limited ability to distinguish very similar colors. Hyperspectral imaging technologies provide a solution for overcoming these limitations, revealing data that the eye alone cannot capture. This article presents and discusses the new information that hyperspectral imaging brings to unmnanned aerial vehicles.

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TECHNICAL ARTICLES

  • Specifying Optical Filters for Sensor Applications

    Each sensor application has its own subtleties that need to be addressed in order to choose the appropriate optical filters for each sensing task. This application note discusses the critical parameters for bandpass filters that are to be used for sensor applications, including considerations on in-band transmission, band edge placement, and out-of-band blocking.

  • Custom Glass Fabrication Capabilities Technical Reference Document

    Abrisa Technologies provides precision custom machined optical components from prototype to high volume and OEM production. We can apply a variety of precision processes, individually or in combination, to any glass substrate. 90% of Glass Fabrication requirements are unique, consequently when you require a specific transmission, size, edge, polish, cleanliness standard or more for your product, turn to Abrisa Technologies to produce your fabricated glass components.

  • Technical Note: Guide To Glass

    Abrisa Technologies’ "Guide to Glass" provides information about the types of glass and their associated thermal, optical, chemical, mechanical, and electrical properties; Understanding light & color; glare reduction; and glass Strengthening methods using heat and chemicals. By Abrisa Technologies

  • Reimaging UV Laser Beam Profiling

    Ophir-Spiricon offers three families of UV converter products designed for the indirect measurements of UV laser beam profiles. This application notes compares and contrasts each family, and covers their basic specifications and applications.

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LATEST HEADLINES

  • 3D-Printed Camera Small Enough To Be Injected Through a Syringe

    German scientists have produced a camera, using additive manufacturing with a femtosecond laser printer, capable of building free-form optics. Researchers claim that technology opens possibilities for micro- or nano-optical devices, such as endoscopes and mini-robots with autonomous vision, and paves the way for a “paradigm shift” in medical imaging that could be injected into the body through a syringe.

  • Imaging At The Speed Of Light

    Researchers have improved upon a new camera technology that can image at speeds about 100 times faster than recently’s commercial cameras while also capturing more image frames.

  • Photonics-Led Consortium Leverages $3B In Private Cancer Research For Early Detection Technologies In Support Of National Cancer Moonshot

    The National Photonics Initiative (NPI), an alliance of top scientific societies uniting industry and academia to raise awareness of photonics, today unveiled a white paper and cancer technology road map that identifies the most promising existing and new technologies for increased and concerted private and public investment to achieve the goals of the National Cancer Moonshot – accelerate the early detection of cancer and save lives.

  • QuantumClean® And ChemTrace® To Exhibit At SEMICON West 2016

    Innovation and Technology Leaders QuantumClean® and ChemTrace® will be exhibiting at SEMICON West 2016 tradeshow from July 12 through July 14, 2016 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California in Booth #2109.

  • Scientists Explain Unusual And Effective Features In Perovskite

    An international team of scientists from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT), Rostov-on-Don, China, Germany and France have described how charge-carrying particles move in perovskite.

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