EDITOR’S PICKS

New Technology Can Expand LED Lighting, Cutting Energy Use And Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Highly efficient, light-emitting diodes (LEDs) could slash the world’s electricity consumption. They are already sold in stores, but more widespread adoption of the technology has been hindered by high costs due to limited availability of raw materials and difficulties in achieving acceptable light quality.

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PRODUCT SHOWCASE

NIR Arrays For Optical Channel Monitoring

Sensors Unlimited - UTC Aerospace Systems offers a large selection of InGaAs Linear Array types and sizes for optical network monitoring system solutions. High performance linear arrays accurately monitor the S, C and L bands in 40 and 80 channel systems

  • 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.

  • High Speed CMOS Camera: Phantom® v2011
    High Speed CMOS Camera: Phantom® v2011

    Vision Research’s v2011 CMOS camera is the most powerful entry in the Phantom® v-Series family of high-speed and high-definition cameras. It can deliver over 22,000 frames-per-second at 1 megapixel resolution. At reduced resolution, it can provide frame rates of up to 666,600 fps.

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FEATURED VIDEOS

  • Gooch & Housego Introduces The New Fiber-QTM Fiber Coupled Modulators

    The new Fiber-QTM Fiber is a fiber coupled acousto-optic modulator (FCAOM) solution for fiber laser modulation and frequency shifting. These devices can directly control the timing, intensity, and temporal characteristics of the active output from a fiber laser, offering a wider variety of pulse shapes.

  • Verifire HD Interferometer System Video Demonstration
    Verifire HD Interferometer System Video Demonstration

    This video features the new VerifireTM HD Interferometer System with a high-speed 2k x 2k pixel CCD camera, and an optimized optical design to reliably measure surface features.

  • BOROFLOAT® & Optical Mirrors Video
    BOROFLOAT® & Optical Mirrors Video

    BOROFLOAT®, the world’s first borosilicate glass by SCHOTT, has become one of the most influential specialty glass materials with its thermal stability, superior surface quality, and remarkably high transmission for utilization in research applications such as its implementation in the Hobby Eberly Telescope.

  • Refractive Eye Surgery Using Fast Piezo Steering Mirrors
    Refractive Eye Surgery Using Fast Piezo Steering Mirrors

    This video demonstrates the use of the Piezo Drive in refractive eye surgery. These Piezo-based tilting mirrors direct the laser beam faster and more precisely than conventional scanners.

  • FLIR High-Speed Thermal Imager On SantaPod Raceway
    FLIR High-Speed Thermal Imager On SantaPod Raceway

    FLIR X6580sc High-Speed Thermal Imager footage of a drag race on the SantaPod Raceway

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PHOTONICS ONLINE SPECIAL FEATURE

Superior High-Speed Cameras for Every Application

Photron’s new FASTCAM Mini AX100 & AX50 provide superior light sensitivity of ISO 40,000 monochrome/16,000 color, measured to ISO 12232 Ssat standard. Our powerful high-G FASTCAM UX50 provides 1.3Mpixel resolution up to 2k fps or 160k fps at reduced resolution. The unique FASTCAM Multi uses one or two compact camera heads and remote processor to deliver Mpixel resolution up to 6k fps. More

FROM THE EDITOR

  • Securing 21st Century Warfare’s Most Valuable Asset — Information
    Securing 21st Century Warfare’s Most Valuable Asset — Information

    The last decade has witnessed a virtual explosion in the development and global adoption of communications and information technology. While this era of swift, unprecedented technological advancement has conveyed innumerable benefits to civilian society, it also has ushered in a brand new set of challenges for the United States and other established military powers.

  • 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.

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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 securing the 21st century's greatest warfare asset, considerations for phase-coherent microwave measurements, using FPGAs for tuning systems to military functions, using printed energy harvesters for military, and more.

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LEADING SUPPLIERS

FLIR Systems, Inc

FLIR Systems, Inc

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BaySpec Inc.

BaySpec Inc.

BaySpec, Inc., founded in 1999 with 100% manufacturing in the USA (San Jose, California), is a vertically integrated spectral sensing company. The company designs, manufactures and markets advanced spectral instruments, including UV-VIS-NIR-SWIR spectrometers, benchtop and portable NIR/SWIR and Raman analyzers, confocal Raman microscopes, hyperspectral imagers, mass spectrometers, and OEM spectral engines and components, for the R&D, biomedical, pharmaceuticals, chemical, food, semiconductor, health monitoring, human & animal medical devices, and the optical telecommunications industries.

First Sensor AG

First Sensor AG

First Sensor AG (Formerly Silicon Sensor) has over 20 years of experience in the development and manufacture of individual sensor solutions offering highest levels of precision and reliability.

Proto Labs, Inc.

Proto Labs, Inc.

Proto Labs, Inc., through its Firstcut and Protomold services, utilizes proprietary computing technologies and automated manufacturing systems to provide prototype parts and short-run production services. All parts are made by standard production methods, delivered at affordable prices, and can be delivered in as fast as one day.
Vision Research, Inc.

Vision Research, Inc.

It all started in 1950 when a young, idealistic, engineer quit his job at Fairchild Camera to pursue a career in an industry that barely existed. He formed a brand new company named Photographic Analysis Company whose sales mark was "Research Through Photography."

Precision Optics Corporation

Precision Optics Corporation

For over 30 years, Precision Optics Corporation has provided state-of-the-art optical designs, components and complete optical systems for medical, biomedical, military (ITAR complainant) and industrial applications. As next generation techniques in these areas have advanced to use smaller and less invasive tools and equipment, Precision Optics responded with microprecision™ optical technology to provide components, assemblies, and products with sizes on the order of one millimeter and smaller.

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TECHNICAL ARTICLES

  • Glass Thermal Properties And Their Role In Product Design

    When designing products with a glass lens or filter, it is vital to have a thorough understanding of glass thermal properties. This article discusses the important properties of borosilicate glass as well as important processing temperatures.

  • With Thermal Cameras, Image Matters

    Not all thermal security cameras are created equal. If and when professionals look to purchase a thermal imaging camera, there are a whole set of specifications and performance parameters that may be unfamiliar. Instead of basing a decision on the analysis of specifications, take time to see the image quality for yourself, because image quality matters. This case study discusses how a thermal imaging camera’s resolution is typically measured, and why it is important to know for making the right thermal camera choice.

  • Thermal Security Cameras Protect The Home Turf

    As Brigham Young University finished over $1 million worth of renovation to their football field, questions arose as to how they would secure it at all hours of the day, especially after dark. During the process of finding which security technology to use, they temporarily installed a thermal security camera from FLIR Systems on a tripod in the stadium press box. This helped them resolve three trespasses within the first week alone. This case study discusses how Brigham Young University benefitted from installing FLIR’s thermal security cameras into their security systems.

  • Low Frequency Raman Spectroscopy

    The B&W Tek BAC102 series E-grade probe is able to access frequency modes as low as 65cm-1. Access to lower frequencies provides key information for applications involving protein characterization, polymorph detection and identification, and material phase and structure determination. This article discusses how the low frequency E-grade probe can be a valuable asset in many applications including studying semiconductor lattices, carbon nanotubes, solar cells, and many kinds of minerals, pigments, and gemstones.

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LATEST HEADLINES

  • Photron’s FASTCAM Mini AX100 Camera System Features Superior Light Sensitivity
    Photron’s FASTCAM Mini AX100 Camera System Features Superior Light Sensitivity

    Photron Inc. recently introduced the new FASTCAM Mini AX 100 featuring unparalleled light sensitivity and low noise performance. This new camera is capable of achieving ISO 40,000 for monochrome and ISO 16,000 for color. Applications include on-board and off-board automotive safety testing, defense/aerospace research, biomechanics, material sciences, fluidics (PIV), and life sciences.

  • Panasonic Boston Lab Awarded Grant For Pioneering Solar Technology

    Panasonic announced today it was awarded a competitive grant from the U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E). The funding will be used to develop a technology that aims to lower the cost of solar photovoltaic systems, improve their performance and ultimately help to reduce use of fossil fuels.

  • New Findings Move Flexible Lighting Technology Toward Commercial Feasibility
    New Findings Move Flexible Lighting Technology Toward Commercial Feasibility

    Imagine illuminating your home or business with flat, inexpensive panels that are environmentally friendly, easy on your eyes, and energy-efficient because they create minimal heat.

  • MACOM Announces MALD-37045 CDR+VCSEL Driver Interoperability With II-VI VCSELs

    M/A-COM Technology Solutions Inc. (“MACOM”), a leading supplier of high-performance analog, RF, microwave and optical semiconductor products, announced that their new MALD-37045, a four channel 25.78G/28.05G VCSEL driver featuring an integrated Clock Data Recovery (CDR) and an equalizer, has been proven as interoperable with II-VI Incorporated’s Vertical-Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers (VCSELs).

  • Scientists 'Squeeze' Light One Particle At A Time
    Scientists 'Squeeze' Light One Particle At A Time

    A team of scientists have measured a bizarre effect in quantum physics, in which individual particles of light are said to have been “squeezed” – an achievement which at least one textbook had written off as hopeless.

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PHOTONICS EVENTS

SPIE Remote Sensing 2015

September 21 - 24, 2015
Toulouse

SPIE Security+Defence 2015

September 21 - 24, 2015
Toulouse

SPIE Photomask Technology 2015

September 29, 2015 - October 1, 2015
Monterey, CA

SPIE Optifab 2015

October 12 - 15, 2015
Rochester, NY
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