EDITOR’S PICKS

Researchers Generate Tunable Photon-Pair Spectrum Using Room-Temperature Quantum Optics Silicon Chip

A team of researchers from the University of California, San Diego have demonstrated a way to emit and control quantum light generated using a chip made from silicon--one of the most widely used materials for modern electronics.

  • Scientists Measure Speedy Electrons In Silicon
    Scientists Measure Speedy Electrons In Silicon

    The entire semiconductor industry, not to mention Silicon Valley, is built on the propensity of electrons in silicon to get kicked out of their atomic shells and become free. These mobile electrons are routed and switched though transistors, carrying the digital information that characterizes our age. By Robert Sanders

  • UNSW Researchers Set World Record In Solar Energy Efficiency
    UNSW Researchers Set World Record In Solar Energy Efficiency

    UNSW's solar researchers have converted over 40% of the sunlight hitting a solar system into electricity, the highest efficiency ever reported.

  • Can Optogenetics Help Treat Epilepsy?
    Can Optogenetics Help Treat Epilepsy?

    Using gene therapy techniques, researchers at the University of California Irvine (UC Irvine) have developed an optogenetic approach that allows them to monitor neuronal activity during and in between seizures. The new approach enables interactions with a single cell or entire networks of cells, and it could lead to the development of new therapeutic approaches for epilepsy.

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PRODUCT SHOWCASE

High Speed Imaging System: FASTCAM SA-Z

Photron’s FASTCAM SA-Z is an ultra-high-speed imaging system ideal for applications involving ballistics, materials science, fluidics, plasma and arc studies, shockwaves, and detonics. It offers an unprecedented 21,000 fps at megapixel resolution and over 2,000,000 fps at reduced resolution.

  • Compact 640 x 480 Pixel Thermal Camera
    Compact 640 x 480 Pixel Thermal Camera

    The Tamarisk®640 thermal camera is well suited for security and surveillance, UAVs, medical imaging equipment, analytic devices, man-portable imaging devices, and other applications with size, weight, and power (SWaP) restrictions.

  • Infrared Transmission System
    Infrared Transmission System

    Image Science has developed a system for measuring the transmission of small IR lenses in the LWIR and MWIR wavebands. The infrared transmission system measures absolute transmission and minimizes the problems posed by testing short focal length lenses.

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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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FEATURED VIDEOS

  • Ladybug Takes Off In Slow Motion
    Ladybug Takes Off In Slow Motion

    This particular sequence was recorded with at pco.dimax HD CMOS camera at 3,000 frames-per-second and 1296 x 720 pixel resolution. Once the ladybug unfolds its wings, the display speed is reduced to 25 fps.

  • Clear, Colored Images Captured In Low Light
    Clear, Colored Images Captured In Low Light

    This video was taken out of a lab window at dawn. The sequence displays three times at 16bit and 8bit scaling to capture details. All imagery was captured by the pco.edge – a color, sCMOS (scientific CMOS) camera operating at 2560 x 2160 resolution at 100 frames/s.

  • Fishing Kingfisher in Slow Motion II
    Fishing Kingfisher in Slow Motion II

    The pco.dimax HD is a high-speed, 12-bit CMOS camera ideal for a variety of slow-motion capture applications. In this video example, Rainer Bergomaz from Blue Paw Artists used one of these cameras with 1920 x 1440 pixel resolution @ 1060 frames/s to capture sequences of young kingfishers trying (successfully, in some instances) to catch fish.

  • Magic Drops In Slow Motion
    Magic Drops In Slow Motion

    Blue Paw Artists’ Rainer Bergomaz and Daniel Nimmervoll used the pco.dimax HD high-speed camera to capture water droplet sequences, showing that slow motion imagery is just as appealing aesthetically as it is scientifically.

  • Tracking Objects Through Heat Signature Acquisition
    Tracking Objects Through Heat Signature Acquisition

    This video showcases an ATP (acquisition, tracking, and pointing) tracker in action in both day and nighttime conditions. The imagery was captured with DRS Technologies’ infrared cameras. The ATP tracker used in this footage is the result of a Senior Capstone Project in Texas A&M’s electrical engineering program.

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Xenics’ Serval-640-GigE is an LWIR camera designed for use in in-line process and quality control. It has a spectral band of 8µm to 14µm and 640x480 resolution. It’s been specifically designed for industrial imaging applications that call for rugged and reliable cameras without the need for third-party enclosures.

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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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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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Heraeus Quartz America, LLC.

Heraeus is a globally active precious metal and technology Group based in Hanau, near Frankfurt, and with deep roots in Germany. The company has been family-owned for more than 160 years. Our business groups cover precious metals, materials and technologies, sensors, biomaterials, medical, dental, and pharmaceutical products, quartz glass, and specialty light sources.

DRS Technologies

DRS Technologies

DRS Technologies is a leading supplier of integrated products, services and support to military forces, intelligence agencies, commercial partners and prime contractors worldwide.

PCO-TECH Inc.

PCO-TECH Inc.

PCO-TECH Inc., founded in 1986, is a manufacturing, sales and marketing organization offering photonic instrumentation and complete systems throughout the world

Deposition Sciences, Inc. (DSI)

Deposition Sciences, Inc. (DSI)

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IRD Glass

IRD Glass

IRD Glass was founded in 1982 by Rick Fiskum who was an entrepreneur with Litchfield Precision Components.  He and some colleagues started calling their new company Industrial Research and Development.  The company’s initial manufacturing efforts focused on Zerodur components for aerospace, and precision optics for a variety of electro-optic sensor customers which also included the wafer and circuit board inspection industry.

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TECHNICAL ARTICLES

  • Laser Source for Gas Sensing: Application Note

    This Mid-IR laser source’s compact size, robustness, spectral flexibility, and low power consumption makes it ideal for applications involving molecular spectroscopy. This application note offers information on how it can be used for gas sensing.

  • Leveraging Semi-Solid Metal Casting For Manufacturing Complex Parts

    Brisbane, California startup Fighting Walrus recently developed its Fighting Walrus Radio – a 900 MHz telemetry radio used in conjunction with iPhones or iPads in order to effectively control the flight of commercially available drones. This case study explains how Proto Labs helped them determine that a magnesium thixomolding process was the most ideal solution in developing the radio’s antenna housing and clamps. To see if thixomolding might be the ideal solution for your next design, (drone controller or otherwise), download the case study.

  • Overcoming Scattering Media Challenges In Multi-Photon Microscopy

    A major problem standard MPM faces is correcting for scattering media. To solve this issue, Dr. Meng Cui at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute has recently pioneered Super Penetration Multi-Photon Microscopy (S-MPM) at the Cui Lab. He has successfully reported on focusing light through static and dynamic strongly scattering media using Boston Micromachines’ segmented 492-DM. By using the iterative multi-photon adaptive compensation technique (IMPACT), he since reported new results on in vivo fluorescence microscopy, providing a unique solution to noninvasive brain imaging.

  • Could Ultraviolet Light Technologies Help Prevent The Spread Of Ebola?

    The Ebola virus continues to spread through West Africa, with new outbreaks surging in Monrovia, Liberia. Healthcare workers are struggling to contain the spread of the virus, and unfortunately they risk contracting the virus in their efforts to care for those infected. While experimental vaccines are being developed, worldwide health organizations are searching for ways to protect healthcare workers on the frontline. This article discusses the use of ultraviolet germicidal irradiant (UVGI) devices, which use ultraviolet light to alter the DNA structure of viruses and prevent them from replicating.

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PHOTONICS EVENTS

SPIE Photonics West 2015

February 7 - 12, 2015
San Francisco, CA

IS&T / SPIE Electronic Imaging 2015

February 8 - 12, 2015
San Francisco, CA

SPIE Medical Imaging 2015

February 21 - 26, 2015
Orlando, FL

SPIE Advanced Lithography 2015

February 22 - 26, 2015
San Jose, CA

SPIE Advanced Lithography Exhibition 2015

February 24 - 25, 2015
San Jose, CA
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