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MIT Builds Miniature Terahertz-Driven, All-Optical Electron Gun
MIT Builds Miniature Terahertz-Driven, All-Optical Electron Gun

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), in collaboration with German scientists, have built a matchbox-sized electron gun that uses laser-generated terahertz radiation (instead of radio frequency fields) to accelerate electrons, while consuming far less power than state-of-the-art electron guns.

  • More Reliable Way To Produce Single Photons
    More Reliable Way To Produce Single Photons

    Physicists at the University of Bath have developed a technique to more reliably produce single photons that can be imprinted with quantum information.

  • Capturing An Elusive Spectrum Of Light
    Capturing An Elusive Spectrum Of Light

    The mid-infrared spectral window, referred to as “molecular fingerprint region,” includes light wavelengths from 2.5 to 20 μm. It is a virtual goldmine for spectroscopy, chemical and biological sensing, materials science, and industry, as it is the range where many organic molecules can be detected.

  • Scientists Create First "Water-Wave" Laser
    Scientists Create First "Water-Wave" Laser

    For the first time, scientists have generated lasers from the interaction of light and water waves. This "water-wave" laser can find future application in optofluidic devices and "lab-on-a-chip” devices for studying cell biology and delivering drugs at the nanoscale.

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Twice The Memory At 32 GB: FASTCAM Mini AX, UX, And WX High Speed Cameras
Twice The Memory At 32 GB: FASTCAM Mini AX, UX, And WX High Speed Cameras Photron’s FASTCAM Mini AX, UX, And WX high speed cameras are now available with 32 GB memory, at least twice the amount from the current 4 GB, 8 GB, and 16 GB options. With this new memory option, FASTCAM Mini cameras are ideally suited for demanding high-frame-rate imaging applications including onboard/off-board automotive safety testing, biomechanics, material sciences, military/aerospace research, fluid dynamics, and critical...  Continue Reading...
HD Format Digital SWIR InGaAs Camera: OWL 1280
HD Format Digital SWIR InGaAs Camera: OWL 1280 The OWL 1280 from Raptor Photonics is a digital short-wave infrared (SWIR) InGaAs camera in HD format, ideal for surveillance and scientific imaging applications including range finding, vision enhancement, astronomy, and hyperspectral imaging. The camera utilizes a 1280 x 1280 sensor for SCD that offers visible extension from 0.4 µm to 1.7 µm, and 10 µm x 10 µm pixel pitch for the highest resolution imaging.  Continue Reading...
PURAVIS® Eco-Friendly Glass Optical Fibers
PURAVIS® Eco-Friendly Glass Optical Fibers The PURAVIS® eco-friendly glass optical fibers from SCHOTT are designed for outstanding transmission of white light, even for long length applications. This “green” product is manufactured in an entirely environmentally friendly manner, including the entire proprietary manufacturing process, making the fibers automatically compliant with the EU directives RoHS and REACH.  Continue Reading...
Phantom® Miro® Digital High-Speed Cameras: N-Series
Phantom® Miro® Digital High-Speed Cameras: N-Series The Phantom® Miro® N-Series of tiny, Hi-G cameras are optimized for demanding applications where the head can fit into hard to reach places. The system is composed of three simple, interchangeable components that flow seamlessly into the Miro Junction Box: the Miro N5 Camera head, the CXP cable, and the Miro N-JB Base.  Continue Reading...
Absolute Position Measurement System: ZPS System
Absolute Position Measurement System: ZPS System The new ZPS™ System from Zygo Corporation is designed to measure absolute position via ultra-compact optical sensors with a resolution of 0.01 nm and less than 1 nm of non-linearity. The system is typically used for closed-loop feedback systems that require continuous streams of high-precision position data from multiple sensors to maintain precise positioning and alignment.  Continue Reading...
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FEATURED VIDEOS

  • Webinar: High-Speed Infrared Imaging For Internal Combustion Engine Diagnostics
    Webinar: High-Speed Infrared Imaging For Internal Combustion Engine Diagnostics

    High-speed infrared imaging is found to be a new diagnostic tool for studying ICEs. This Telops webinar offers a brief overview of optical engines, infrared (IR) narrowband imaging, and the investigation of a 4-cycle diesel ICE using high-speed IR imaging.

  • A Study In Droplets
    A Study In Droplets

    This video presents different liquid drops captured at high speeds with the Phantom VEO 640 at 1,500 fps, and the Phantom VEO 710 at 8,000 fps.

  • Canon Galvano Scanner Video Introduction
    Canon Galvano Scanner Video Introduction

    Canon’s new Galvano Scanner is a scan head instrument comprised of a number of Canon component technologies including the Galvano motor, scan head, motor driver, control board, and a focusing unit. This new product is developed for precise hole drilling and is able to achieve high-speed and precise laser processing via Canon's original beam shifter technology.

  • Hot Or Cold?
    Hot Or Cold?

    Nothing wakes you up like a good “cup o’ Jo”! Or maybe an ice cold glass of water? Compare the difference between the two with high speed infrared imaging from the X6900sc.

  • Shoot The Melon!
    Shoot The Melon!

    Nothing could beat the feeling of shooting a watermelon and tannerite with an AR15.

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3D Machine Vision System: RV-Series

Canon’s Machine Vision RV-Series is made up of a group of systems that are specifically designed to work as the “eyes” of robotic arm systems. The RV1100, RV500, and RV300 utilize cutting-edge image recognition, data-processing, and optical technologies. The series is capable of three-dimensional recognition of randomly assembled production line parts that range from those with complex shapes to those with very few distinguishing features.

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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 optimizing defense technology in harsh environments, a 3D X-ray diagnostic tool for use in combat, the first international standard for tactical fiber optic cables, early warning systems for chemical warfare agents, and more.

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Gooch & Housego PLC Gooch & Housego PLC

Gooch & Housego provides complete optical system design, engineering and manufacturing services to the aerospace & defense, industrial, life sciences and scientific research sectors, based upon the following key enabling photonic technologies: Acousto-Optics, Crystal Optics Electro-Optics, Fiber Optics and photonic packaging, Non-Linear Optics, Precision Optics including optical polishing and coatings, as well as light measurement instrumentation and services, spectral Imaging & synthesis.

FLIR Systems, Inc FLIR Systems, Inc

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Sensors Unlimited - UTC Aerospace Systems Sensors Unlimited - UTC Aerospace Systems

UTC Aerospace Systems (Sensors Unlimited Products), is the world’s leading manufacturer of indium gallium arsenide (InGaAs)-based imaging products. As renowned experts in shortwave infrared (SWIR) imaging, Sensors Unlimited, Inc. introduced the world to the concept of imaging in the shortwave IR spectrum with simple, compact, and uncooled cameras.

Abrisa Technologies Abrisa Technologies

With Over 80 years of combined experience, the divisions of Abrisa Technologies (Abrisa Industrial Glass, Sycamore Glass Components, and ZC&R Coatings for Optics) have the engineering, manufacturing and customer service teams needed to service your optics requirements.

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."

Bristol Instruments, Inc. Bristol Instruments, Inc.

BRISTOL INSTRUMENTS, INC., located near Rochester, NY, was founded in January, 2005, by three technical and marketing leaders of the now-defunct Burleigh Instruments. Together, this group has almost 60 years of combined experience in the design, manufacture, and marketing of lasers and precision test instruments used in basic and applied research, engineering, and production test applications.

TECHNICAL ARTICLES

  • Utilizing A New Autofocus Technique For Laser Systems With Optimet's Non-Contact Distance Sensors

    Many of today’s conventional marking, welding, drilling, and cutting laser systems have the challenge of focusing the laser accurately on the object’s surface. As the demand for faster and more precise manufacturing processes increase, the need to control the focal point of a laser becomes much more critical. This application note discusses a new laser measurement method that integrates Optimet sensors into laser systems, offering the benefits of autofocus capabilities while upgrading a number of system performances.

  • Materials Processing: When Laser Measurements Absolutely, Positively Must Be Made

    In order to improve laser-based processes, a variety of parameters must be measured to understand how design changes effect performance, and how to help avoid component degradation. The challenge occurs when figuring the proper frequency of measurements throughout the life of the laser, choosing which measurements should be tracked, and what should be done with the collected data. There are five times within a laser system’s lifetime where the collection and application of laser performance measurement data are critical to the process’ outcome.

  • High-Speed Cameras Make Sound Visible And Improve Noise Absorbers

    It is extremely important for the airline industry and its research groups to support and develop noise reduction strategies not only to limit hearing impairment, but also to reduce various diseases like high blood pressure or stomach ulcers. One approach for inhibiting the noise of aircraft engines includes the application of bias flow liners. In order to better understand this approach, sound waves need to be made visible.

  • Explosives Engineering: High Speed Imagery For Research And Experimentation

    Using high-speed imaging is the best way to understand how to apply explosives to accomplish objectives with the best results in industries ranging from construction to mining or defense. Vision Research is in collaboration with the Colorado School of Mines in order to develop a university-level short course on the use and benefits of high-speed imaging, while experimenting with explosives and ballistic applications.

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LATEST HEADLINES

  • Series 9.5 ADPs With Enhanced NIR Sensitivity Up To 950 nm

    The new Series 9.5 avalanche photodiodes from First Sensor feature an increased sensitivity in the near infrared (NIR) wavelength range up to 950 nm. Due to its fast rise time and very low dark current the photodiodes are ideal for applications with low light intensities and high modulation frequencies such as laser rangefinding and laser scanning.

  • Cobolt Expands Wavelength Offering On The 06-01 Series: 553 nm Lasers With Direct Modulation

    Cobolt AB recently introduced a new wavelength of 553 nm on the Cobolt 06-01 Series of plug and play CW lasers. The 06-DPL 553 nm (diode pumped laser) is available with up to 50 mW and offers direct intensity modulation (analog and digital) at up to 5 kHz.

  • Upgraded LIGO Resumes Hunt For Colliding Black Holes And Gravitational Waves

    The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) is ready to resume tracking colliding black holes and the elusive gravitational waves these cataclysmic events generate through space-time.

  • Industrial Femtosecond Green Laser For Superior Materials Processing

    Coherent has recently extended the capabilities of their Monaco family of industrial femtosecond lasers with the first model delivering visible (green) output, enabling superior processing of a wider range of materials.  The new Monaco 517 is a fiber-based laser that produces 20 watts at 517 nm, and combines short (<400 fs) pulsewidth and high (20 µJ) pulse energy to generate the high peak intensity needed for precision micromachining of “tough” materials like polymers.

  • PI’s Compact Linear Piezo Stages Offer Nanometer Resolution And Extended Travel Ranges

    PI offers its compact linear piezo positioners – P-620.1 to P-629.1 – of the PIHera family consisting of 60 stages available in a large variety of travel ranges. These flexure-guided piezo positioning stages deliver vibrationless motion, with virtually unlimited resolution, and fast response in comparison to mechanical bearing-guided motorized systems.

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