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.
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.
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.
Breakthrough Opens Door To Affordable Quantum Computers
A UNSW-led research team has encoded quantum information in silicon using simple electrical pulses for the first time, bringing affordable large-scale quantum computers one step closer to reality.
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.
You Asked, They Delivered
Applications engineer Curt Dvonch took time out of day one of the DSS exhibition to give us a closer look (it’s small, you may have to squint) at the new 320CSX Micro SWIR camera and walked us through some of its more notable features.
Two New High-Speed Imaging Solutions
Tim Callenbach gave us a closer look at two of Photron’s newest high-speed camera systems.
Integration Works Well Together
Xenics’ CEO Bob Grietens spent some time with us on day one of the DSS exhibition to show us some of their infrared imaging solutions for integration into pan and tilt systems, gimbal systems, as well as fixed imaging systems for applications in border protection/patrol, law enforcement, and homeland security.
Optical Filter And Coating Solutions
Jason Palidwar with Iridian Spectral kicked off our DSS exhibition coverage by giving us a closer look at what they’re showcasing this year.
Taking Infrared Imaging Innovation To The Next Level
We were fortunate enough to catch up with Dave Bursell at the welcome reception (which FLIR was also hosting) to get a quick rundown of what’s in store for DSS attendees in 2015.
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Join us at FLIR Center Stage for a technology briefing on HighSpeed Thermal Imaging at 11:30a today. See live demonstrations of the new FLIR X6900sc 640x512 1000fps high speed thermal camera, perfect for any application such as munition testing, bullet tracking, muzzle flash, or where stop-motion thermal imaging is required. Then stick around to get hands on with our new cooled A-Series thermal cameras, including the new low cost A6250sc SWIR, A8300sc HD MWIR, and A6750sc LWIR SLS. For details, check out flir.com/spiedss.
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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.
Xenics Announces Stirling-Cooled MWIR OEM Module for Long-Range Monitoring in Surveillance and Security at SPIE DSS 2015
Xenics is introducing the new Stirling-cooled XCO-640 MWIR module as the third member of its high-resolution “Xenics Core” Infrared OEM product family at the SPIE DSS 2015. This new module delivers extraordinary stability and optical performance for applications like perimeter surveillance, law enforcement, and homeland security. Xenics will hold its exhibits in Booth 825.
Xenics Strengthening Marketing and Sales Worldwide
Xenics NV of Leuven, Belgium is broadening its international marketing and sales force, increasing its management staff, and putting a stronger focus on North and Latin American markets. Xenics is a manufacturer of infrared detectors, cameras, and customized imaging solutions covering the long-wavelength infrared (LWIR) to the visible (0.4-14μm) spectrum. Changes, such as Hervé Copin being appointed CEO of Xenics USA Inc in Boston, MA, were made to help the company grow.
Optech Showcasing New Technology Developments at SPIE DSS
Optech will display the company’s latest lidar and imaging solutions such as the new Optech CZMIL Nova, and the Optech Galaxy and its PulseTRAK™ technology at the SPIE DSS in Baltimore, Maryland, April 21-23, 2015. Optech will share an exhibit with its sister companies in the Teledyne Science & Imaging booth, #819, to showcase the broad technological expertise to which Optech now has access.
ChemImage Sensor Systems Presents Recent Developments in SWIR And Raman Hyperspectral Imaging Sensors At SPIE DSS 2015
ChemImage Sensor Systems will present innovative results of the company’s work on continuing the development of shortwave infrared (SWIR) and Raman hyperspectral imaging sensors for real time, wide area surveillance, and standoff detection of explosives and illicit drugs. Visit Room 319 during the "Chemical Sensing I" session (Session 5 of Conference 9455) on Wednesday, April 22 for the presentation by Oksana Klueva, Ph.D, Senior Scientist.
II-VI Optical Systems to Debut Most Recent Integration Capabilities at the 2015 SPIE-DSS Show
II-VI Optical Systems will present a broad array of products that will showcase the expanding engineering and vertically integrated capabilities of the combined II-VI OS group at the SPIE-DSS show in Baltimore, Maryland. Products to be featured include precision photo-tools, EMI Grids, and Owl-IR Zoom HD lens. Visit booth #725 from April 20-23, 2015 for more featured products.
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