EDITOR’S PICKS

New Research Could Improve Solar Cells

New research from Professors Saiful Islam and Aron Walshcould lead to more efficient solar cells. The work appears in the leading journal Nature Communications.

  • New Diamond Laser 20 Times More Powerful
    New Diamond Laser 20 Times More Powerful

    Researchers from the MQ Photonics Research Centre joined with fiber laser experts from the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering in Jena, Germany to demonstrate a diamond laser 20 times more powerful than previous diamond lasers.

  • Attosecond Electron Catapult
    Attosecond Electron Catapult

    The relationship between strong laser pulses and glass nanoparticles is a special one – one that could influence medical methods, as scientists from Rostock, Munich, and Berlin have discovered.

  • Mini X-Ray Source With Laser Light
    Mini X-Ray Source With Laser Light

    Physicists from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics and the TU München have developed a method using laser-generated X-rays and phase-contrast X-ray tomography to produce three-dimensional images of soft tissue structures in organisms.

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PRODUCT SHOWCASE

NIR Arrays For Optical Channel Monitoring

Sensors Unlimited - UTC Aerospace Systems offers a large selection of InGaAs Linear Array types and sizes for optical network monitoring system solutions. High performance linear arrays accurately monitor the S, C and L bands in 40 and 80 channel systems

  • Laser Spot Size and Position Monitoring for YAG and Fiber Lasers: BeamWatch®
    Laser Spot Size and Position Monitoring for YAG and Fiber Lasers: BeamWatch®

    The BeamWatch® system instantly measures the focus spot size of high power YAG, fiber, diode, and disk lasers and dynamically measures focal plane location during start-up. It uses disruptive technology to monitor a laser beam at frequent intervals without having to shut down the process or remove tooling features to make adjustments.

  • High Speed CMOS Camera: Phantom® v2011
    High Speed CMOS Camera: Phantom® v2011

    Vision Research’s v2011 CMOS camera is the most powerful entry in the Phantom® v-Series family of high-speed and high-definition cameras. It can deliver over 22,000 frames-per-second at 1 megapixel resolution. At reduced resolution, it can provide frame rates of up to 666,600 fps.

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FEATURED VIDEOS

  • Gooch & Housego Introduces The New Fiber-QTM Fiber Coupled Modulators

    The new Fiber-QTM Fiber Coupled Modulator is a fiber-couples acousto-optic modulator (FCAOM) solution for fiber laser modulation and frequency shifting. These devices can directly control the timing, intensity, and temporal characteristics of the active output from a fiber laser, offering a wider variety of pulse shapes.

  • Verifire HD Interferometer System Video Demonstration
    Verifire HD Interferometer System Video Demonstration

    This video features the new VerifireTM HD Interferometer System with a high-speed 2k x 2k pixel CCD camera, and an optimized optical design to reliably measure surface features.

  • BOROFLOAT® & Optical Mirrors Video
    BOROFLOAT® & Optical Mirrors Video

    BOROFLOAT®, the world’s first borosilicate glass by SCHOTT, has become one of the most influential specialty glass materials with its thermal stability, superior surface quality, and remarkably high transmission for utilization in research applications such as its implementation in the Hobby Eberly Telescope.

  • Refractive Eye Surgery Using Fast Piezo Steering Mirrors
    Refractive Eye Surgery Using Fast Piezo Steering Mirrors

    This video demonstrates the use of the Piezo Drive in refractive eye surgery. These Piezo-based tilting mirrors direct the laser beam faster and more precisely than conventional scanners.

  • FLIR High-Speed Thermal Imager On SantaPod Raceway
    FLIR High-Speed Thermal Imager On SantaPod Raceway

    FLIR X6580sc High-Speed Thermal Imager footage of a drag race on the SantaPod Raceway

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FROM THE EDITOR

  • Securing 21st Century Warfare’s Most Valuable Asset — Information
    Securing 21st Century Warfare’s Most Valuable Asset — Information

    The last decade has witnessed a virtual explosion in the development and global adoption of communications and information technology. While this era of swift, unprecedented technological advancement has conveyed innumerable benefits to civilian society, it also has ushered in a brand new set of challenges for the United States and other established military powers.

  • Amazon’s New Smartphone Boasts High-End RF And Imaging Components
    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
    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.

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ELECTRONIC MILITARY & DEFENSE MAGAZINE

Electronic Military & Defense was developed as a resource for engineers, program managers, project managers, and other professionals involved in the design and development of electronic and electro-optic systems for a wide range of defense and aerospace applications. Check out the digital edition of our latest issue for exclusive editorial on securing the 21st century's greatest warfare asset, considerations for phase-coherent microwave measurements, using FPGAs for tuning systems to military functions, using printed energy harvesters for military, and more.

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FLIR Systems, Inc

FLIR Systems, Inc

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BaySpec Inc.

BaySpec Inc.

BaySpec, Inc., founded in 1999 with 100% manufacturing in the USA (San Jose, California), is a vertically integrated spectral sensing company. The company designs, manufactures and markets advanced spectral instruments, including UV-VIS-NIR-SWIR spectrometers, benchtop and portable NIR/SWIR and Raman analyzers, confocal Raman microscopes, hyperspectral imagers, mass spectrometers, and OEM spectral engines and components, for the R&D, biomedical, pharmaceuticals, chemical, food, semiconductor, health monitoring, human & animal medical devices, and the optical telecommunications industries.

First Sensor AG

First Sensor AG

First Sensor AG (Formerly Silicon Sensor) has over 20 years of experience in the development and manufacture of individual sensor solutions offering highest levels of precision and reliability.

Proto Labs, Inc.

Proto Labs, Inc.

Proto Labs, Inc., through its Firstcut and Protomold services, utilizes proprietary computing technologies and automated manufacturing systems to provide prototype parts and short-run production services. All parts are made by standard production methods, delivered at affordable prices, and can be delivered in as fast as one day.
Vision Research, Inc.

Vision Research, Inc.

It all started in 1950 when a young, idealistic, engineer quit his job at Fairchild Camera to pursue a career in an industry that barely existed. He formed a brand new company named Photographic Analysis Company whose sales mark was "Research Through Photography."

Precision Optics Corporation

Precision Optics Corporation

For over 30 years, Precision Optics Corporation has provided state-of-the-art optical designs, components and complete optical systems for medical, biomedical, military (ITAR complainant) and industrial applications. As next generation techniques in these areas have advanced to use smaller and less invasive tools and equipment, Precision Optics responded with microprecision™ optical technology to provide components, assemblies, and products with sizes on the order of one millimeter and smaller.

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TECHNICAL ARTICLES

  • Glass Thermal Properties And Their Role In Product Design

    When designing products with a glass lens or filter, it is vital to have a thorough understanding of glass thermal properties. This article discusses the important properties of borosilicate glass as well as important processing temperatures.

  • With Thermal Cameras, Image Matters

    Not all thermal security cameras are created equal. If and when professionals look to purchase a thermal imaging camera, there are a whole set of specifications and performance parameters that may be unfamiliar. Instead of basing a decision on the analysis of specifications, take time to see the image quality for yourself, because image quality matters. This case study discusses how a thermal imaging camera’s resolution is typically measured, and why it is important to know for making the right thermal camera choice.

  • Thermal Security Cameras Protect The Home Turf

    As Brigham Young University finished over $1 million worth of renovation to their football field, questions arose as to how they would secure it at all hours of the day, especially after dark. During the process of finding which security technology to use, they temporarily installed a thermal security camera from FLIR Systems on a tripod in the stadium press box. This helped them resolve three trespasses within the first week alone. This case study discusses how Brigham Young University benefitted from installing FLIR’s thermal security cameras into their security systems.

  • Low Frequency Raman Spectroscopy

    The B&W Tek BAC102 series E-grade probe is able to access frequency modes as low as 65cm-1. Access to lower frequencies provides key information for applications involving protein characterization, polymorph detection and identification, and material phase and structure determination. This article discusses how the low frequency E-grade probe can be a valuable asset in many applications including studying semiconductor lattices, carbon nanotubes, solar cells, and many kinds of minerals, pigments, and gemstones.

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LATEST HEADLINES

  • OSI Optoelectronics Introduces Back-Illuminated Silicon Photodiodes
    OSI Optoelectronics Introduces Back-Illuminated Silicon Photodiodes

    OSI Optoelectronics (OSIO) has introduced the BI-SMT Photodetector Series. The new single-channel, back-illuminated silicon photodiodes are specifically designed to minimize any “dead” areas on the edges of the devices. Each photodiode is designed on a square surface mount package with dimensions similar to the actual chip.  This makes it possible to have multiple detectors arranged in a tiled pattern for easy coupling to a scintillator.

  • Bristol Instruments Introduces The Fastest Wavelength Measurement For WDM Testing Applications
    Bristol Instruments Introduces The Fastest Wavelength Measurement For WDM Testing Applications

    Bristol Instruments, Inc. has set a new standard for WDM wavelength testing with the introduction of the 828B Optical Wavelength Meter. The new 828B model provides reliable accuracy at a rate that is 100 times faster than any other system available.

  • New CO Lasers Offer Enhanced Capabilities for Industrial and  Medical Applications
    New CO Lasers Offer Enhanced Capabilities for Industrial and Medical Applications

    Coherent, Inc. recently released a new generation of carbon monoxide lasers. These new lasers feature enhanced processing characteristics for a number of materials processing applications ranging from glass cutting and via drilling, to fractional skin resurfacing.

  • Glitter From Silver Lights Up Alzheimer's Dark Secrets
    Glitter From Silver Lights Up Alzheimer's Dark Secrets

    Scientists have caught a glimpse of the elusive toxic form of the Alzheimer's molecule, during its attempt to bore into the outer covering of a cell decoy, using a new method involving laser light and fat-coated silver nano-particles.

  • Another Milestone In Hybrid Artificial Photosynthesis
    Another Milestone In Hybrid Artificial Photosynthesis

    A team of researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) developing a bioinorganic hybrid approach to artificial photosynthesis have achieved another milestone.

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September 21 - 24, 2015
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September 21 - 24, 2015
Toulouse

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September 29, 2015 - October 1, 2015
Monterey, CA
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