EDITOR’S PICKS

Identifying Long-Distance Threats – New 3D Technology Could Improve CCTV Images

A new government-funded study aims to develop 3D imaging technology to make it easier to identify suspicious objects from a long way off.

  • Competition For Graphene
    Competition For Graphene

    A new argument has just been added to the growing case for graphene being bumped off its pedestal as the next big thing in the high-tech world by the two-dimensional semiconductors known as MX2 materials.

  • Photon Speedway Puts Big Data In The Fast Lane
    Photon Speedway Puts Big Data In The Fast Lane

    A series of experiments conducted by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (SLAC) researchers is shedding new light on the photosynthetic process.

  • Laser Pulse Turns Glass Into A Metal
    Laser Pulse Turns Glass Into A Metal

    Quartz glass does not conduct electric current, it is a typical example of an insulator. With ultra-short laser pulses, however, the electronic properties of glass can be fundamentally changed within femtoseconds (1 fs = 10^-15 seconds). If the laser pulse is strong enough, the electrons in the material can move freely.

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PRODUCT SHOWCASE

Infrared Reduction Filter: Improve Signal-to-Noise Ratio in Visible CMOS Imaging Systems
Deposition Sciences Inc. has announced an improved filter developed to reduce the unwanted infrared wavelengths and transmit the visible wavelengths in camera applications. Because CMOS sensors are particularly sensitive to infrared wavelengths, the improved CMOS filter is designed to block up to 99.5% of the infrared radiation while transmitting more than 85% of the visible.
  • Precision Optical Solutions – Custom and Commercial
    Precision Optical Solutions – Custom and Commercial

    PG&O is an industry leader in complete, in-house turnkey optics solutions including precision and commercial components, thin film coatings, complete fabrication services, and an extensive in-house glass inventory. We offer fast turnaround on a wide variety of optical components such as windows, mirrors, and prisms including corner cubes. PG&O is also expert at fabrication and assembled optics ranging from square, rectangular, and circular parts to sophisticated and complex shapes.  Applications include biomedical, military/defense, avionics, solar, digital cinema, imaging, and more.

  • Dual Independent Flash LED Driver: SKY81296
    Dual Independent Flash LED Driver: SKY81296

    The SKY81296 is a 2.4 A/2 dual independent flash LED driver. It features a 2.5 V to 5.5 V input voltage range, up to 90% efficiency, a 2.75 MHz switching frequency, and more. It’s most notable feature is TrueFlashTM – a technology that allows independent control of the dual LEDs.

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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

  • Spectral Sensing Kit For Developers
    Spectral Sensing Kit For Developers

    At Optics and Photonics 2014, Bill DeCosta with Ocean Optics introduced his company’s new STS developer kits. Watch the video for an up close look as well as some in depth information on the STS spectrometer.

  • Low Cost Measurement And Analysis Solutions
    Low Cost Measurement And Analysis Solutions

    Applications engineer Kimberly Quinones with StellarNet closed out Photonics Online's Optics and Photonics 2014 video coverage by discussing their UV/VIS/NIR miniature and low-cost spectrometers, integrating spheres, and other solutions for applications involving LED measurements, light measurement, Raman analysis, raw material identification, optical metrology, and more.

  • SWIR Cameras, Cores, And Export License Solutions
    SWIR Cameras, Cores, And Export License Solutions

    Herve Copin with Xenics kicked off the last day of Optics and Photonics 2014 by discussing two of his company's SWIR camera offerings: The Bobcat 640 for waste sorting, food inspection, failure analysis, and semiconductor inspection; and the Rufus 640, a SWIR camera that can operate in both extreme day and night conditions.

  • Compact Goniometer For Laboratories And Production
    Compact Goniometer For Laboratories And Production

    In this video from Optics and Photonics 2014, Rachel Ulanch with Trioptics discusses some background information on her company and introduces the PrismMaster®150 — a compact, high-precision goniometer for optical workshops and production environments.

  • 20 Years In Spectroscopy
    20 Years In Spectroscopy

    Watch this video from Avantes for news on a recent redesign of their tungsten-halogen light source, some beam splitter combiner accessories, and the latest addition to their line of high-sensitivity spectrometers.

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Sierra-Olympic’s Vinden CZ is a thermal imaging camera with a 12x zoom factor for 640 x 480 resolution and a 6x zoom factor for 320 x 240. It’s well suited for system integrators in the security and surveillance space, or any other project requiring advanced continuous zoom thermal imaging capabilities.

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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 wearable antennas for military applications, countering EMI threats, biological and chemical threat detection, advances in optical sensing, and more.

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LEADING SUPPLIERS

Hamamatsu Corporation

Hamamatsu Corporation

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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.

Toshiba Imaging Systems Division

Toshiba Imaging Systems Division

Toshiba Imaging Systems Division is the premier manufacturer of high quality video cameras for machine vision, R&D and scientific applications

Opto Diode Corporation

Opto Diode Corporation

Opto Diode Corporation is a world supplier of reliable, high quality infrared (IR) LEDs and custom LEDs in the visible range. Since 1981, we have produced standard TO-packaging and custom housing LEDs in our U. S. facility in Southern California, maintaining the highest standards with our in-process quality control and testing systems...
Raptor Photonics Limited

Raptor Photonics Limited

Raptor Photonics Limited, founded in 2006, is a global leader and manufacturer of high performance, industrial-grade and rugged low light digital & analogue cameras. Raptor specialises in complete cameras and core engine solutions using EMCCD, Scientific CMOS, SWIR and Vis-SWIR sensor technology.

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.

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TECHNICAL ARTICLES

  • Camera Requirements For 3D Metrology

    As the objects to inspect/measure in high-tech manufacturing become smaller, higher-resolution cameras with better spatial resolution can improve accuracy and precision. This does require a high-quality machine vision camera design, however, or what is now called a metrology camera. 3D measurements in particular pose increasing demands on camera performance and reliability. This article discusses critical parameters, depending on the specific measurement.

  • Innovation In CMOS Bio-Optical Sensors Enables Portable Diagnostics

    In the past 10+ years we have seen great progress in molecular diagnostic technologies. Doctors can now take advantage of the emerging nucleic acid or protein analysis techniques to get very precise answers about the type of virus, bacteria, or cancerous cells that cause illnesses. This article provides an in-depth look at a new CMOS image sensor design that enabled the development of a low-cost, portable molecular diagnostic system. By Zhimin Ding, Anitoa Systems, LLC

  • High-Speed Digital Camera Enables Study Of Gas And Oil Flow In Pipelines

    For gas and oil companies, pipes are extremely important. Pipelines are the primary method of transportation for many of their products, providing movement from the field to processing and finally to the customers. This case study provides details on how the FASTCAM SA3 high-speed camera from Photron enabled researchers at the University of Tulsa to better understand how different combinations of fluids, changing temperatures, and varying elevations all affect fluid flow.

  • Trends In Fiber Optic Connector Cleaning

    This paper offers insight into cleaning and maintaining fiber optic connectors to ensure optimal performance, and also discusses new approaches to simplify field-cleaning and inspection in rugged fiber optic connectors.

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SPIE Photomask Technology 2014

September 16 - 18, 2014
Monterey, CA

OLEDs World Summit 2014

September 16 - 18, 2014
Berkeley, CA

SPIE Photomask Technology Exhibition 2014

September 16 - 17, 2014
Monterey, CA

SPIE Remote Sensing 2014

September 22 - 25, 2014
Amsterdam
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