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  1. Miniature Spectral Imaging Camera

    The use of Spectral Imaging to improve image analysis and allow discrimination between visually identical objects is increasing. Gooch & Housego has applied high speed acousto-optic tunable filters (AOTF) to develop the HSi-440C Hyper-Spectral Imaging microscope system for biomedical research which allows video rate processing of high resolution images.

  2. Visible Wavelength Fiber Coupled Acousto-Optic Modulator for Biomedical Applications

    The Gooch & Housego Fiber-Q is a range of fiber coupled acousto-optic modulator products. Following receipt earlier this year of an inquiry from a large Japanese company for Fiber-Qs operating at 488nm (blue) and 532nm (green), G&H have decided to extend the Fiber-Q range with the introduction of a product operating in the visible wavelength region (approximately 400nm-700nm).

  3. DSI Introduces Solderable Coatings And Face Metallization Optical Coatings

    Deposition Sciences, Inc. (DSI), global manufacturer of highly durable thin film optical coatings, introduces thin film solderable coatings and face metallization, available on a wide variety of subsrates.

  4. Forza Silicon Introduces Advanced CMOS Modular Video Camera Platform System – 100+ Megapixels At 60 fps

    Forza Silicon, a leader of advanced image sensor­­ and mixed-signal IC designs for digital camera applications, introduces the unprecedented Forza 100+ MP CAM Platform featuring a customizable CMOS image sensor operating at 60 frames per second (fps) and supporting multiple camera resolutions­.

  5. Flipping The Switch

    Harvard researchers have succeeded in creating quantum switches that can be turned on and off using a single photon, a technological achievement that could pave the way for the creation of highly secure quantum networks.

  6. Better Thermal-Imaging Lens From Waste Sulfur

    Sulfur left over from refining fossil fuels can be transformed into cheap, lightweight, plastic lenses for infrared devices, including night-vision goggles, a University of Arizona-led international team has found.

  7. Chiral Breathing: Electrically Controlled Polymer Changes Its Optical Properties

    Electrically controlled glasses with continuously adjustable transparency, new polarisation filters, and even chemosensors capable of detecting single molecules of specific chemicals could be fabricated thanks to a new polymer unprecedentedly combining optical and electrical properties.

  8. SPIE Analysis Received As Powerful Tool To Promote Photonics Industry

    A straightforward set of numbers is proving to be a well-received and powerful tool in helping to draw attention to the profound contribution photonics technologies and applications make on healthy economies and continued well-being of people around the planet.

  9. SPIE Translational Biophotonics Aims To Help Deliver Better Treatments To Patients Faster

    Delivering better treatments to patients faster is the ultimate goal of SPIE Translational Biophotonics, a new workshop scheduled for 19-20 May on the Rice University campus in Houston, Texas.

  10. 'Dressed' Laser Aimed At Clouds May Be Key To Inducing Rain, Lightning

    The adage “Everyone complains about the weather but nobody does anything about it,” may one day be obsolete if researchers at the University of Central Florida’s College of Optics & Photonics and the University of Arizona further develop a new technique to aim a high-energy laser beam into clouds to make it rain or trigger lightning.