Success of the energy turnaround will depend decisively on the extended use of renewable energy sources. However, their efficiency partly is much smaller than that of conventional energy sources.
Nano For Noncontact Touchscreens
LMU chemist who first developed photonic crystals made of thinnest nanolayers that are extremely sensitive to moisture. "They change their color depending on the humidity.
Simulation Of Chiral Edge States
Researchers in Florence and Innsbruck have simulated a physical phenomenon in an atomic quantum gas that can also be observed at the edge of some condensed matter systems: chiral currents.
New Research Puts Us Closer To DIY Spray-On Solar Cell Technology
In a 2014 study, published in the journal Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, St. Mary's College of Maryland energy expert Professor Troy Townsend introduced the first fully solution-processed all-inorganic photovoltaic technology.
Acton Optics’ METACHROME is a Lumogen stack coating optimized to increases a detector’s quantum efficiency in the UV spectral region. It emits light at approximately 540 to 580nm when excited with light below 450nm. It becomes transparent at >450nm wavelengths, and as such, will not negatively impact a detector’s quantum efficiency in the VIS and NIR regions.
Phantom® Miro® 320 Camera
The Miro® 320 is a 2 megapixel camera designed with 3.2 Gigapixels/second throughput, which translates to 1380 fps at 1920 x 1200 resolution, or over 1500 fps at 1920 x 1080 resolution. This camera is small, lightweight, and rugged with advanced features that are easy to learn and use. Along with its excellent throughput, the Miro 320 features precise timing, camera synchronization, flexible triggering, and outstanding light sensitivity to allow the user to see what cannot be seen by the human eye.
100kW Laser Power/Energy Sensor: Very High Power
The 100kW Laser Power/Energy Sensor is designed to measure high laser power/energy from 1000W to 100,000W with up to a 200mm aperture, and a spectral range of 0.8-1.1μm. It is designed for a laser beam expanded to 100mm diameter in order to hit its deflecting cone.
Aquila Micro UAV Thermal Payload Powered By DRS
The Aquila Micro, powered by DRS Technologies, is a Liteye Systems’ high performance UAV Thermal Payload. This device features 320 x 240 resolution, Vanadium Oxide (VOx) LWIR, a DRS patented advanced absorber micro bolometer superstructure, greater sensitivity, improved detection, and unparalleled thermal imagery.
MythBusters Puts The v2010 To The Test
The Discovery Channel’s MythBusters series featured incredible footage of a bullet being fired from a pistol with a Phantom v2010 camera at 73,000 fps.
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
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®, 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.
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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
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
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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The Next big Step In X-Ray Fluorescence
This white paper provides an overview of XRF technology and how to decide where, when, and how a business can benefit from its use.
Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging Application Simplified
Photoluminescence is used for a variety of life science applications including biomarkers, sensing, and fluorescent lifetime imaging. The pco.flim camera system is the first luminescence lifetime imaging camera designed to use a two tap CMOS image sensor. This white paper discusses the pco.flim camera, and how it simplifies the process of fluorescence lifetime imaging.
Performance Of Air Bearing Stages
Air bearing systems provide significantly higher geometric performance than most common guiding systems used in precision positioning stages. This application note discusses several performance aspects of air bearing stages, and which performance factor is ideal for the desired application.
X-Ray Technology In The Palm Of Your Hand
Los Angeles-based startup Tribogenics has pioneered x-ray technology based on triboluminescence — the generation of a charge imbalance through friction — and is adapting the technology for industrial and medical applications.
STIL Launches CCS Optical Comparator - STEP
STIL, inventor of chromatic confocal imaging and world leader in the domain of chromatic confocal distance sensors, has launched its newest product: CCS Optical Comparator - STEP
Laser Components Announces CW Blue Laser Diodes
With a wide range of applications like measurement technology, sensor technology, medical technology and military applications, CW laser diodes have proved to be extremely useful.
A New Component Toolbox For 2 Micron Fiber Lasers
Gooch & Housego offers a full suite of passive and active components to enable high power, all-fiber lasers at 2 µm. These instruments were developed over the three years of the ISLA project, and are comprised of G&H core competencies in design and manufacturing of fused fiber components and acousto-optic devices.
Slowing Atoms To Accelerate Technology
Gooch & Housego is leading a project that will look to develop a robust tabletop system as the first step in commercializing cold atom systems. The “FreezeRay” program will create cooled atoms to be used for highly accurate atomic clocks for inertial navigation, finance and power synchronization.
ISLA (Integrated Disruptive Components For 2 Micron Fibre Lasers) Project Concludes
Gooch & Housego recently announced the ISLA project that started in October 2011. This project’s aim was to push the boundaries of current laser material processing technology by creating a complete set of “building-block” components for 2 µm fiber lasers.
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