Researchers at the Nanoscience Center of the University of Jyväskylä, Finland, have shown that dramatic changes in the electronic properties of nanometre-sized chunks of gold occur in a well-defined size range.
Students Use Steerable Radio Telescope To Study The Universe
Penn State Abington students traveled to the National Radio Astronomy Observatory, one of the premier study locations in the world for astronomers, last fall to collect data for their research projects.
Organic Semiconductors Will Create Cheaper, Greener Devices
Semiconductors are used in devices such as LED TVs to convert electric current to light; and in photovoltaic cells, which absorb light energy and convert it into electricity.
Tension In Eastern Europe Only One Factor Behind Positive Growth Rates Forecast For The Global Military Radar Market
Since the Second World War, radar systems have become a crucial element of military intelligence-gathering, early-warning, targeting and communication activities.
Sensors Unlimited - UTC Aerospace Systems has launched a night vision and laser detection camera that can see from the near infrared (NIR) to the shortwave infrared (SWIR) portions of the light spectrum, beyond what traditional night vision goggles can see.
High Speed Camera Systems For over 20 years, Photron’s FASTCAM technology has allowed occurrences too fast for the human eye to be captured, studied, and analyzed. FASTCAM high speed cameras have been used successfully in numerous applications including, but not limited to, fluid dynamics, automotive crash testing, ballistics, fluid dynamics, inkjet printing, materials failure, droplet measurements, sports science, product fault finding, military/defense aerospace research, broadcasting, nature/animal research, and so much more. Trained technical staff in the Japan headquarters and additional sales offices worldwide has resulted in the FASTCAM series use by leading industrial, military, and academic institutions throughout the world. Additional information on the FASTCAM series of high speed cameras can be found below.
ITO Coating PG&O is an industry leader as a supplier of optics and thin film coating. Our ITO Coating is an addition to our currently existing optical product offering.
Custom Plano Optics: Making Laser Amplifiers for the World's Most Powerful Laser
The world's most powerful laser needed a high precision custom optics manufacturer. In this case study, high fluence laser amplifiers were developed into a volume production process for the National Ignition Facility project.
Surface Measurements In The Most Challenging Environments
In this video, one of Zygo’s applications engineers provides a demonstration of the ZeGageTM 3D optical surface profiler as it measures the roughness of the surface of a sealing valve used in the automotive industry. That might sounds fairly unremarkable, but check out how the system does on a rickety plastic table in a machine shop full of noise and vibration.
Ready, Fight! Photon Camera vs. Thermal Camera – The Speed Test
How difficult is it to measure the temperature of a moving golf ball? Would it be better to use a thermal camera, or a photon camera? It’s certain that there are more critical-type measurements one can make outside of golf ball temperature, but this video does a great job of showing the different results that each camera type yields from a qualitative analysis standpoint.
From The Show Floor – Part 4 of 4: Piezo Motor Stages
In the final installment of our four-part video series with PI from Photonics West 2015, Scott Jordan introduced us his company’s latest line of Piezo motor stages. He also explained the difference between a Piezo nanopositioner and a Piezo motor positioner, and the impact this difference can have on travel ranges and package size.
From The Show Floor – Part 3 of 4: Actuators For Test And Assembly
In part three of our four-part series with PI from Photonics West 2015, Scott Jordan showed us a new type of actuator for test and assembly process that call for very highly calibrated, careful, and very repeatable force increments.
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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.
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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SpectroRadiometry of Energy Efficient Bulbs
This application note discusses using the StellarNet SpectroRadiometer Systems and integrating spheres as energy efficient light bulbs.
Tutorial: Modifying Laser Beams – No Way Around It, So Here’s How
This application note discusses how to match an appropriate laser beam profiling technique, such as building and aligned optical system, collimation and focusing, high power laser quality measurements, and proper attenuation design to a laser application in order to help make the process of building a laser system much more efficient and accurate.
Projecting UV Into The Eye To Help The Blind See
When an ophthalmologist removes the natural lens in a human eye that’s affected by a cataract, an artificial intraocular lens (IOL) is put in its place. Recently, a medical device startup manufacturer developed a new type of IOL that allows surgeons to adjust for errors in preoperative measurements and variations in vision as the eye heals.
Clear The Air: New Optical Filters For Sensors And Detectors
Environmental air quality; proximity control; crowd counting; climate change; the “Internet of Things”. Our world has become an increasingly monitored place where the proliferation of sensors and detectors allows us, and our devices, to better understand and interact with our environments. Photonics is one of the key technologies enabling this growth, facilitating the development and commercialization of low-cost, compact, and robust optical sensors and detectors.
Uncooled Long Wave IR Capabilities Featured at Defense, Security and Sensing Exhibition
Uncooled IR, UV, Visible and Multispectral Imaging are featured in Teledyne booth #819 at SPIE’s Defense, Security and Sensing Exhibition.
New Lab Technique Simultaneously Reveals Structure And Function Of Proteins Critical In DNA Repair
By combining two highly innovative experimental techniques, scientists at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have for the first time simultaneously observed the structure and the correlated function of specific proteins critical in the repair of DNA, providing definitive answers to some highly debated questions, and opening up new avenues of inquiry and exciting new possibilities for biological engineering.
Light In A Spin
Light must travel in a straight line and at a constant speed, or so the laws of nature suggest. Now, researchers at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg have demonstrated that laser light traveling along a helical path through space, can accelerate and decelerate as it spins into the distance.
Engineer Improves Rechargeable Batteries With MoS2 Nano 'Sandwich'
The key to better cellphones and other rechargeable electronics may be in tiny "sandwiches" made of nanosheets, according to mechanical engineering research from Kansas State University.
FLIR Releases ResearchIR 4.2 Software For Research And Science Applications
FLIR Systems announced the release of version 4.2 of its ResearchIR software. ResearchIR 4.2 provides researchers and scientists a powerful tool for viewing, acquiring, analyzing, and sharing the thermal data captured with FLIR’s Scientific and R&D cameras.
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