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Surprising Discoveries About 2D Molybdenum Disulfide

Scientists with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have used a unique nano-optical probe to study the effects of illumination on two-dimensional semiconductors at the molecular level.

  • Microscopic Rake Doubles Efficiency Of Low-Cost Solar Cells
    Microscopic Rake Doubles Efficiency Of Low-Cost Solar Cells

    Researchers from the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University have developed a manufacturing technique that could double the electricity output of inexpensive solar cells by using a microscopic rake when applying light-harvesting polymers.

  • Attosecond Electron Catapult
    Attosecond Electron Catapult

    The relationship between strong laser pulses and glass nanoparticles is a special one – one that could influence medical methods, as scientists from Rostock, Munich, and Berlin have discovered.

  • Researchers Reveal New Electron Ring Formations
    Researchers Reveal New Electron Ring Formations

    Laser wakefield acceleration, a process where electron acceleration is driven by high-powered lasers, is well-known for being able to produce high-energy beams of electrons in tabletop-scale distances.

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High Accuracy Laser Beam Dimensional Measurement: NanoScan™ 1

The NanoScanTM 1 is a scanning slit beam profiler that acquires laser beams with 12-bit digitization. It then measures and analyzes the laser’s beam and pulse frequency to help determine accuracy and stability. The system can measure beam sizes from microns to centimeters, and from power ranges in the microwatts to over kilowatts, often times without the need for attenuation. Additionally, the beam profiler can be outfitted with different detector types in order to work with lasers operating at wavelengths from UV to far IR.  

  • High-Speed CMOS Camera: Phantom® v1611
    High-Speed CMOS Camera: Phantom® v1611

    Like the v1211 high-speed CMOS camera, the v1611 offers 1280 x 800 resolution, but it performs at over 30% more speed. It can acquire and save up to 16 gigapixels-per-second of data, which translates into 16,000 frames per second at full resolution.

  • Solderable and Face Metallization Optical Coatings
    Solderable and Face Metallization Optical Coatings

    Deposition Sciences Inc. (DSI) offers face metallization and thin film solderable coatings on a wide variety of substrates including silicon and other commonly used optical materials. The thin film coating capabilities are enabled by DSI’s unique sputtering deposition technology. The company also utilizes enhanced photolithography techniques for patterning the coatings at a wafer scale, making them compatible with wafer-level packaging operations that customers may currently use.

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  • 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 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

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.

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.

HOYA Corporation USA Optics Division

HOYA Corporation USA Optics Division

HOYA CORPORATION USA Optics Division is a leading supplier of advanced optical materials and components for scientific, technology and industrial companies throughout the US.

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."

Ophir Photonics

Ophir Photonics

Ophir Photonics, a Newport Corporation, began making laser power meters, energy meters, and beam profilers in 1979, and we’ve never looked back. We have headquarters in the United States, Israel, Japan, and Germany, as well as distributors in over 50 countries worldwide.

Zygo Corporation

Zygo Corporation

Supplier of precision optics including extreme precision aspheres and freeform, meter-class flats and windows in common and exotic materials. Full electro-mechanical-optical design/prototype and manufacturing capabilities for medical, defense, military, ISR, semiconductor and industrial technology research.

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TECHNICAL ARTICLES

  • 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.

  • 5 Considerations For The Mechanical Design, Assembly, And Alignment Of Optical Systems

    When constructing optical systems, designers typically use ray tracing software. Using this type of software can be challenging as it presents a system that is essentially "floating on air." In order to save significant time, lower costs, and decrease the future need to redesign components, it is important to consider certain factors in the mechanical design, assembly, and alignment of a system during the optical design stages.

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