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Breakthrough Enables More Reliable Electrical Circuits Built With Individual Molecules
Breakthrough Enables More Reliable Electrical Circuits Built With Individual Molecules

Building extremely small electronic components and circuits made from individual molecules requires manipulation of the molecules into the desired arrangement.

  • New Imaging Technology Allows Scientists To Peer Even Deeper Into Fatty Arteries
    New Imaging Technology Allows Scientists To Peer Even Deeper Into Fatty Arteries

    As plaque accumulates on the inside of arteries, it can cause the arteries to thicken and harden. When that plaque ruptures, it can ultimately block blood flow and lead to a heart attack, stroke or other problem throughout the body.

  • The Most Sensitive Measurement In History: 30+ Years In The Making
    The Most Sensitive Measurement In History: 30+ Years In The Making

    On Sept. 14, 2015 at 5:51 a.m. EST, a very specific set of 40 kg mirrors moved in a very specific way — a distance thousands of times smaller than a proton — and humanity entered a new era. We spoke with David Reitze, executive director of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO), about the technology that confirmed Albert Einstein's theory of ripples in spacetime.

  • Rice Experts Unveil Submicroscopic Tunable, Optical Amplifier
    Rice Experts Unveil Submicroscopic Tunable, Optical Amplifier

    Rice University photonics researchers have unveiled a new nanoparticle amplifier that can generate infrared light and boost the output of one light by capturing and converting energy from a second light.

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Thin Film Coating Solutions And Processes
Thin Film Coating Solutions And Processes DSI is capable of producing a variety of durable, reliable, and heat resistant optical coatings within the ultraviolet, visible, near-infrared, shortwave infrared, mid-wave infrared, and long-wave infrared spectral wavelengths. Along with standard products, DSI is able to work in close collaboration with customers in order to develop innovative coatings that meet specific requirements within real-world applications.  Continue Reading...
Tailored Solutions For Optimal Sensors
Tailored Solutions For Optimal Sensors First Sensor provides a continuous tailored process for assisting customers in finding the optimum sensor solutions for standard sensors, modifications thereof, or a custom development. This process begins with the analyzation of the customers’ specific task, and then moves to the creation of a plan, and the development and management of the entire sensor solution.  Continue Reading...
PILine<sup>®</sup> Linear Positioning Stage With Ultrasonic Piezomotor: U-521
PILine® Linear Positioning Stage With Ultrasonic Piezomotor: U-521 The U-521 is a PILine® stage with an ultrasonic piezomotor designed particularly for applications requiring fast precision positioning such as micromanipulation, automation, biotechnology, sample manipulation, and sample positioning. The positioning stage features a self-locking mechanism, when switched off, for keeping the stage mechanically stable and reducing energy consumption and heat generation.  Continue Reading...
Avalanche Photodiodes (APDs) With Enhanced NIR sensitivity Up To 950nm: Series 9.5
Avalanche Photodiodes (APDs) With Enhanced NIR sensitivity Up To 950nm: Series 9.5 First Sensor’s new Series 9.5 of avalanche photodiodes (APDs) are designed with an increased sensitivity in the near infrared (NIR) wavelength range up to 950 nm. Due to their fast rise time and very low dark current, these ADPs are ideal for applications with low light intensities and high modulation frequencies such as laser range-finding and laser scanning. Other applications for the photodiodes include safety scanners, 3D-mapping,...  Continue Reading...
Compact Multi-Purpose Modular Camera: ME200S-SH
Compact Multi-Purpose Modular Camera: ME200S-SH The Canon ME200S-SH is a multi-purpose module camera featuring a 35 mm CMOS sensor and dual pixel CMOS AF (Auto-Focus) technology. With the capability to deliver an outstanding balance of image quality and sensitivity, this camera supports a broad range of uses including cinema, television production, live sports, law enforcement, weather monitoring, night shooting, and security surveillance applications.  Continue Reading...
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FEATURED VIDEOS

  • Co-alignment Of Visible, NIR, And IR Laser Beams
    Co-alignment Of Visible, NIR, And IR Laser Beams

    Eric Craven with Ophir Photonics provided us with a tutorial at DCS 2016 on how to co-align visible, near-infrared, and infrared laser beams through the use of a pyroelectric camera array coupled with beam profiling software.

  • Achieving HD, Full Color Video In Low Light
    Achieving HD, Full Color Video In Low Light

    On the last day of SPIE’s 2016 DCS exhibition in Baltimore, Kevin Fogarty with Canon showed us a 19 micron pixel pitch sensor that can achieve a full color and high definition image in extremely low light environments.

  • Clear The Air: Challenges In MWIR Optical Sensing
    Clear The Air: Challenges In MWIR Optical Sensing

    Jason Palidwar with Iridian Spectral Technologies spent some time with us on the last day of SPIE’s 2016 DCS exhibition to talk about the challenges encountered in the mid-wave spectrum and how his company has worked around them.

  • An Intro To Advanced Hyperspectral Imaging
    An Intro To Advanced Hyperspectral Imaging

    Hyperspectral imaging technology has advanced significantly in the last 50 years, and Greg Staples with Bayspec talked with us for a few minutes at the 2016 SPIE DCS exhibition about how it has changed.

  • Hyperspectral Camera For Systems Integration
    Hyperspectral Camera For Systems Integration

    Telops has responded to the request of their customers for a smaller version of their Hyper-Cam hyperspectral camera and has miniaturized it enough so that it can be integrated into smaller systems and packages.

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Near-Infrared (NIR) Detectors

Opto Diode presents the new series of near-infrared (NIR) detectors that are designed specifically for back-facet laser monitoring applications that require improved performance in the near-infrared (NIR) spectrum from 700 nm to 1100 nm. These new NXIR photodiodes maximize measurement repeatability, are highly reliable, and offer a low cost solution for NIR wavebands. The NXIR-RF36 and NXIR-RF74 are ideal for integration with semiconductor lasers such as the Fabry-Perot (FP), distributed feedback (DFB) lasers, and vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSELs). The NXIR-5W can be used in biological, dental, and medical equipment, as well as in fluid dynamics, manufacturing, and military applications.

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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.

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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.

Schneider Optics Schneider Optics

Schneider Optics designs, develops, and manufactures high performance lenses for machine vision, robotics, document scanning, industrial inspection and metrology, gauging, military, surveillance, & other image processing applications. Standard products include Compact C-Mount lenses, F-Mount lenses, Bilateral and Object Sided Telecentric lenses, a modular Macro system, large format lenses (area & line scan), 3-CCD lenses and industrial filters. Custom lens solutions are also available. Key markets include Machine Vision, Robotics, Document Scanning, Industrial Inspection, 2D/3D Metrology, Surveillance, & SWIR/Hyperspectral Imaging.

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TECHNICAL ARTICLES

  • Using Next-Generation Thin-Film Optical Filters For Fluorescence Imaging And Detection Systems

    Within any fluorescence application, there are three basic filters that are needed for operation – the excitation filter, the emission filter, and the beamsplitter. Hard-coated, thin-film optical filters are the best choice for these filters in that they provide the highest standards. These next-generation thin-film optical filters offer improvements in transmission, blocking, and both transmitted and reflected wavefront properties, which translates into bright, high-contrast images and accurate detection of target molecules in fluorescence applications. This white paper further discusses the use of Alluxa’s thin-film optical filters in in fluorescence imaging and detection systems.

  • Semi-Transparent Mirrors For Visually Dynamic Hospitality Displays

    Hotel, restaurant, and retail owners are latching on the emerging trend of using aesthetically pleasing high performance Semi-Transparent Mirrors to create a visually dynamic display/mirror combination. These mirrors are constructed with a display unit hidden behind the glass that is not visible until powered on. When the display is powered up, a clear, sharp and color neutral image appears. This application note discusses Abrisa Technologies’ available options for catering to this new display arena.

  • The Most Sensitive Measurement In History: 30+ Years In The Making

    On Sept. 14, 2015 at 5:51 a.m. EST, a very specific set of 40 kg mirrors moved in a very specific way — a distance thousands of times smaller than a proton — and humanity entered a new era. We spoke with David Reitze, executive director of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO), about the technology that confirmed Albert Einstein's theory of ripples in spacetime.

  • Advances In CMOS Image Sensors And Associated Processing: Part 1

    New Canon technology has exploited a large 35 mm Full Frame CMOS image sensor with spatial sampling of 1920 (H) x 1080 (V) to acquire a distinctively large photosite of 19 um x 19 um, which enabled development of an HD camera with unprecedented sensitivity. This new HD camera features a maximum operational ISO 4,560,000 setting for innovative image capture within applications such as nighttime wildlife productions, deep underwater imaging, astronomical shooting, unique documentary, and forms of surveillance imaging. This white papers is part 1 of a series exploring the unique technologies that can be found on Canon sensors.

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LATEST HEADLINES

  • More Light On Cancer: Scientists Created Nanoparticles To Highlight Cancer Cells

    Investigations to find methods for synthesizing such nanoparticles are actively conducted in many laboratories around the world, however, according to one of the study co-authors, professor of the Physics Department of the Lomonosov Moscow State University, Victor Timoshenko, the particles' quality was poor, mainly because they were synthesized by chemical reactions in acid solutions.

  • High-Speed Cameras Used For Scientific And Medical Research

    Professor Liu, the Director of Biomedical Optical Imaging Laboratory at the University of Pittsburgh, is working on developing an imaging technology for high-throughput nanoscale nuclear architecture mapping; applications to predict early progression of cancer; phase imaging to improve cytology diagnostics; and super-resolution imaging of the organization of genomes in cancer progression. Professor Liu needed extremely high-resolution, high-speed, and light-sensitive cameras which led him to Phantom cameras. One of the highest-quality Phantom cameras that Liu and his team utilize is the Phantom V1210, which can capture images up to 12,600 frames-per-second (FPS).

  • Computing A Secret, Unbreakable Key

    What once took months by some of the world’s leading scientists can now be done in seconds by undergraduate students thanks to software developed at the University of Waterloo’s Institute for Quantum Computing, paving the way for fast, secure quantum communication.

  • ‘Mexican Hat’ In Bilayer Graphene Enables Ultralow-Power Operation Of Future Nanoelectronic Chips

    Scientists have developed a new type of graphene-based transistor and using modelling they have demonstrated that it has ultralow power consumption compared with other similar transistor devices.

  • Two-Stage Nanoparticle Delivery Of Piperlongumine And Tumor Necrosis Factor-Related Apoptosis-Inducing Ligand (TRAIL) Anti-Cancer Therapy

    A team of researchers from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York demonstrated a drug delivery mechanism that utilizes two independent vehicles, allowing for delivery of chemically and physically dis-tinct agents.

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