Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have combined two experimental atomic clocks based on ytterbium atoms to set yet another world record for clock stability.
Physicists at the University of Bath have developed a technique to more reliably produce single photons that can be imprinted with quantum information.
Solar winds are a permanent flow of charged particles from the sun – mainly consisting of ionized hydrogen.
By studying the light emitted from an extraordinarily dense and strongly magnetised neutron star using ESO’s Very Large Telescope, astronomers may have found the first observational indications of a strange quantum effect, first predicted in the 1930s.
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.
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’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.
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.
Nothing could beat the feeling of shooting a watermelon and tannerite with an AR15.
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Hollingshead Eye Center has adopted one of the latest advances in presbyopic eye care technology, the Raindrop lens. In the same way an image appears magnified when viewed through a droplet of water, the Raindrop lens works to improve near and intermediate vision.
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