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  • Photonics And The Future Of Medicine
    Photonics And The Future Of Medicine

    Photonics West serves as the perennial indicator of market trends for the photonics and optics industries. At this year’s event, held last month in San Francisco, one of the pervasive themes I observed in both the technical conference and the exhibition was the increasing role photonics and optics are playing in the development of advanced biomedical technologies. That trend is poised to continue well into the future. 

  • 5 Key Challenges Facing The Photovoltaic Industry
    5 Key Challenges Facing The Photovoltaic Industry

    For an allegedly “dead” industry, photovoltaics is doing just fine. At least that was the message communicated to attendees during a special panel session at Photonics West 2014 exclusively dedicated to trends in solar energy. Titled Green Photonics: A Solar Revolution, the session covered topics ranging from emerging technologies to growing a business in this challenging but promising market.

  • Executive Perspectives On The World Of Optics And Photonics
    Executive Perspectives On The World Of Optics And Photonics

    At Photonics West 2014 last week, seven top executives from photonics and optics companies offered insights on current trends and future opportunities in the industry during the panel session on “Executive Perspectives on the World of Optics and Photonics.”  During the session, the panelists shared their views on the previous year and the years ahead and answered questions from a packed room of attendees. While they acknowledged that 2013 had its share of struggles, there was a lot of optimism surrounding the industry’s current status and its prospects for the future.

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2 and 4 MP Firewire CCD Camera: SPOT Insight Camera

The SPOT InsightTM is a high quality CCD camera that can be adapted to any microscope for laboratory imaging applications. It’s available in 2.0 or 4.0 megapixel resolution configurations and features 14-bit image capture, low noise, 30 MHz readout for fast frame rates, and a FireWire 1394a interface.

  • Lasers for Communications Applications
    Lasers for Communications Applications

    Modulight offers lasers for laser cinema and projectors, laser shows and simulators, and display backlighting. Solid-state visible lasers provide unparalleled brightness and color, better power, and higher efficiency than what current conventional lamp technology provides. In some cases, they’ve even been integrated into flat panel displays and television for backlighting.

  • 4.2 MP Cooled Scientific CMOS Camera: Osprey
    4.2 MP Cooled Scientific CMOS Camera: Osprey

    The OSPREY Scientific CMOS camera, from Raptor Photonics Ltd, is an affordable, high performance cooled 4.2 megapixel Scientific CMOS camera. The OSPREY camera offers outstanding performance for low light applications, such as high resolution fluorescence imaging, Life Cell Imaging, Bio Chemi-luminescence, astronomy, electrophoresis, X-ray and hyperspectral imaging.

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  • Color Shift Evaluation Of An Aluminum Alloy As A Function Of Deposition Time

    This application note explains how Ocean Optics evaluated a color shift that occurred with the deposition of a thin film of an aluminum chrome alloy to a cured and powder coated wheel. The purpose was the study the shift in color as a function of deposition time.

  • Effect of Sandblasting on the Specular Reflection from Encoder Wheels

    This application note describes a feasibility study in which the reflectivity of metal and plastic encoder wheels was measured before and after sandblasting.

  • Novel Time-Resolved FLIM Measurements Method

    Given the increasing reliance on time-resolved fluorescence lifetime imaging microscopy (TRFLIM) measurements for various biological and clinical investigations, including calcium concentration, protein-protein interaction, cell locomotion, cancer research, and Alzheimer’s disease research, the joint utilization of new picosecond gating technology and a TRFLIM-specific rapid lifetime determination (RLD) processing algorithm can be of great benefit to researchers.

  • The Advantages Of MCT As An IR Imaging Material

    Cooled infrared imaging is in many ways a mature technology, with its architectures well-defined and its past and present applications well-understood.

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PHOTONICS EVENTS

SPIE Defense + Security

May 5 - 9, 2014
Baltimore, MD

SPIE Sensing Technology + Applications

May 5 - 9, 2014
Baltimore, MD

4th annual MilSatCom Asia Pacific

May 14 - 15, 2014
Singapore

Photonex Roadshow Scotland

June 4, 2014
Edinburgh

Photonex Roadshow Cambridge

June 18, 2014
Cambridge
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