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Nano-Optical Research Reveals Insight For Improved Plasmonic Grating Design
Nano-Optical Research Reveals Insight For Improved Plasmonic Grating Design

University of Arkansas researchers have discovered that a newly developed plasmonic fabrication capability and design can improve the performance of biosensors, solar cells and photodetectors.

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Compact, All-In-One LED Luminaire Measurement System: FluxGage
Compact, All-In-One LED Luminaire Measurement System: FluxGage The FluxGage is Ophir’s new compact measuring system for LED Luminaires that measures their total flux, color (CCT, CRI, Duv, chromaticity), and flicker. The system measures the total flux using solar panels instead of an integrating sphere, delivering the same functionality in one third of the size. The gauge is capable of measuring any luminaire that fits into its opening.  Continue Reading...
3D Machine Vision System: RV-Series
3D Machine Vision System: RV-Series 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...  Continue Reading...
X-Ray Camera Solutions
X-Ray Camera Solutions Raptor Photonics offers a series of camera platforms with either direct or indirect detection capabilities for use in X-Ray detection applications. The platforms can incorporate a variety of different sensors to enable photon detection ranging from VUV through hard X-Ray, which addresses both imaging and spectroscopy applications.  Continue Reading...
Rugged Thermal Camera For Outdoor Perimeter Surveillance And Robotics: Viento 67-640
Rugged Thermal Camera For Outdoor Perimeter Surveillance And Robotics: Viento 67-640 The Sierra-Olympic Viento 67-640 is a rugged thermal camera designed for careful object detection and classification in perimeter surveillance, robotics, motion detection, and other rugged outdoor applications. Designed to be able to operate in wet, dusty, and difficult environments, this imager offers standard NTSC/PAL composite video output as well as uncompressed digital output for applications requiring full-fidelity data transmission.  Continue Reading...
Optical Filters For Flow Cytometry
Optical Filters For Flow Cytometry Iridian Spectral Technologies designs and manufactures optical filters that are optimized for flow cytometry. These dichroic (FLD) and emission (FLE) filters deliver more signals with less background noise, and are compatible with common excitation sources and fluorophores. They also feature high transmission and reflection levels, low ripple, steep edges, and deep blocking outside of the pass band.  Continue Reading...
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    Canon Galvano Scanner Video Introduction

    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.

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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, environmental monitoring, high resolution LIDAR systems for autonomous driving, as well as high speed photometry, and fiber optical communication.

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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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    There are many growing technologies that can only be applied in vacuum or cryogenic environments. As a result vacuum applications have grown in importance within scientific research and industry applications. Optics technologies use vacuum environments to manufacture components such as fiber laser optics and sensitive detectors. Other applications that use vacuum environments include small epitaxy processes, semiconductor manufacturing, and X-ray or UV applications.

  • This Optical Antenna Is A Magic Wand For Light

    Researchers at imec and KU Leuven made an optical antenna that is shaped like a boomerang and made out of silicon. The antenna scatters different colors in different directions. This unique effect can come in handy for all kinds of applications that use light waves on a chip, from sensors to optical communication, solar cells, holographic lenses, and even quantum computers.

  • Chemical Mechanical Polishing (CMP): The Enabling Technology

    Chemical Mechanical Polishing (CMP), used for the planarization of thin films on semiconductor circuitry, can be described as the enabling technology for all digital instruments. This article discusses the importance of this technology within the manufacture of advanced circuits and digital devices, provides a brief history on the technology, and walks through its challenges, characteristics, and real world applications.

  • Large Field Marking With Steered Beam Fiber Laser Marking Systems

    Very large marking fields are not practical with steered beam fiber laser marking systems. Marking fields larger than about 12 inches square produce focused spot sizes that are too large to provide sufficient power density for engraving applications, and linewidths too broad for detailed marking applications.In order to achieve large marking fields with steered beam fiber laser marking systems, the information to be marked must be sectioned into “tiles” that are no larger than the marking field. This article discusses the use of galvo drive systems in large field marking and how it is done with good quality hardware and software.

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  • “Smart” Contact Lens Uses Optical Biosensing To Detect Glucose

    Scientists at the University of Houston (UH) have developed a new approach to glucose-sensing contact lenses by integrating an optical sensor. Though the correlation between glucose levels in tear samples and traditional blood samples is not yet established, the researchers said that their “smart” contact lens prototype demonstrates the versatility of their biosensing technology and a possible non-invasive alternative to existing glucose monitors.

  • Graphene-Layered, All-Electrical Quantum LEDs Emit One Photon At A Time

    Researchers at European technology consortium Graphene Flagship have successfully created an all-electrical quantum light emitting diode (LED) with single-photon emission constructed of atomically thin layers of graphene, boron nitride, and transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs). 

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    The newest catalog from PI - Precision Motion and Positioning Solutions for High Vacuum and UHV – demonstrates PI’s expert design capabilities as most standard products are created with vacuum compatibility in mind, from linear and rotary stages to 6-axis hexapods.

  • X-Rays Reveal New Path In Battle Against Mosquito-Borne Illness

    Structural biology research conducted at the U.S. Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory has uncovered how small insecticidal protein crystals that are naturally produced by bacteria might be tailored to combat dengue fever and the Zika virus.

  • Quantum Computing A Step Closer To Reality

    Physicists at The Australian National University (ANU) have brought quantum computing a step closer to reality by stopping light in a new experiment.

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