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Fish-Eye Lens May Entangle Pairs Of Atoms
Fish-Eye Lens May Entangle Pairs Of Atoms

Nearly 150 years ago, the physicist James Maxwell proposed that a circular lens that is thickest at its center, and that gradually thins out at its edges, should exhibit some fascinating optical behavior.

  • Discovered: Optimal Magnetic Fields For Suppressing Instabilities In Tokamaks
    Discovered: Optimal Magnetic Fields For Suppressing Instabilities In Tokamaks

    Fusion, the power that drives the sun and stars, produces massive amounts of energy. Scientists here on Earth seek to replicate this process, which merges light elements in the form of hot, charged plasma composed of free electrons and atomic nuclei, to create a virtually inexhaustible supply of power to generate electricity in what may be called a “star in a jar.”

  • Molecular Switches Are Not Just ‘On’ Or ‘Off’
    Molecular Switches Are Not Just ‘On’ Or ‘Off’

    It is not always easy to see if a switch is on or off! A new study shows that the same can be true of a molecular switch. This knowledge gives a new insight into the molecular switches, the GTPases, many of which have medical potential.

  • Yale Researchers ‘Teleport’ A Quantum Gate
    Yale Researchers ‘Teleport’ A Quantum Gate

    Yale University researchers have demonstrated one of the key steps in building the architecture for modular quantum computers: the “teleportation” of a quantum gate between two qubits, on demand.

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5 mm<sup>2</sup> Circular Photodiodes For Radiation Detection: AXUV20A Series
5 mm2 Circular Photodiodes For Radiation Detection: AXUV20A Series Opto Diode introduces the AXUV20A Circular Photodetectors designed specifically for radiation, electron, and photon response in the ultraviolet (UV), extreme ultraviolet (EUV), through visible and near-infrared (IR) wavelength ranges. Each circular diode has an active area of a 5.5 mm diameter with excellent sensitivity to low energy electrons.  Continue Reading...
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...
Glass Micro Bonding Benefits And Applications
Glass Micro Bonding Benefits And Applications SCHOTT Electronic Packaging and Primoceler Oy have joined forces to expand current hermetic packaging portfolios with pioneering glass micro bonding technology. This process enables the manufacture of vacuum-tight, ultra-miniature electronic and optical devices with superior reliability. This bonding method is based on laser technology and can be completed without any heat or added materials.  Continue Reading...
Compact, Versatile High Performance Camera System: FASTCAM NOVA
Compact, Versatile High Performance Camera System: FASTCAM NOVA Photron introduces the FASTCAM NOVA camera system designed with unique CMOS image sensor technologies and extensive high-speed digital imaging expertise to flexibility in a wide variety of applications. With three different available models, the NOVA delivers 12-bit image recording rates up to 12,800 frames per second (fps) at megapixel image resolution, and shutter speeds to less than 300 ns.  Continue Reading...
High Resolution Beam Profiling Camera With GigE Interface For High-Speed Applications: SP920G
High Resolution Beam Profiling Camera With GigE Interface For High-Speed Applications: SP920G The new Ophir® SP920G GigE Silicon CCD High Resolution Camera is designed to capture and analyze wavelengths from 190 nm - 110 nm for industrial laser beam profiling applications. With a compact design, wide dynamic range, excellent signal to noise ratio, and a high-speed GigE (Gigabit Ethernet) interface, the camera is ideal for measuring CW and pulsed laser profiles in applications such as laser cutting of medical devices or the welding of ...  Continue Reading...
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  • Low Power Measurements: Best Practices
    Low Power Measurements: Best Practices

    Measuring very low power beams of light can be tricky; even small values of noise, drift or offset can have major impact on your readings. In this video, we’ll look at some best practices that can help you get the best performance from your very low power measurements.

  • How To Choose Your NanoScan
    How To Choose Your NanoScan

    Scanning slit profilers can make very accurate measurements of beam diameters as small as 5 microns, while cameras are limited to beams greater than 45 microns. This makes applications for focusing lasers or building optical systems much easier with a NanoScan. This video explains how to choose the right NanoScan for your application.

  • First Sensor Competencies
    First Sensor Competencies

    This video introduces First Sensor’s core competencies available from design concept to production.

  • Making ADAS And Self Driving Cars Safer
    Making ADAS And Self Driving Cars Safer

    FLIR thermal sensors can be used for the detection and classification of pedestrians in ADAS and self-driving cars, making them safer and less costly.

  • Precision Optics For Defense And Aerospace Applications
    Precision Optics For Defense And Aerospace Applications

    Zygo’s precision optics solutions such as high-quality mirrors, space-based lens assemblies, and other reconnaissance systems, have enabled high-performance solutions for defense and aerospace application.

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Optimal Lighting Design Boosts Efficiency Of Medical Diagnostic Instruments

For designers of medical diagnostic instruments, partnering with a reliable lighting expert can ensure the lighting system is optimized and generates homogeneous light that facilitates comparable and meaningful in vitro diagnostic analysis. Read more.

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SCHOTT Electronic Packaging, a business unit within SCHOTT, is a leading developer and manufacturer of hermetic housings and other components for the reliable, long-term protection of sensitive electronics. Our core technologies are glass-to-metal and ceramic-to metal sealing, thermal sensing components as well as a variety of cutting-edge specialty glass competences. In the medical field, SCHOTT EP manufactures hermetic, customizable, and fully autoclavable LEDs, connectors, and component housings for medical devices. SCHOTT components meet the challenging sterilization requirements of medical devices and have been tested to withstand over 3,500 autoclaving cycles in humid heat at a temperature of 275 degrees Fahrenheit.

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UTC Aerospace Systems (Sensors Unlimited Products), is the world’s leading manufacturer of indium gallium arsenide (InGaAs)-based imaging products. As renowned experts in shortwave infrared (SWIR) imaging, Sensors Unlimited, Inc. introduced the world to the concept of imaging in the shortwave IR spectrum with simple, compact, and uncooled cameras.

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.

Sierra-Olympic Technologies, Inc. Sierra-Olympic Technologies, Inc.

Sierra-Olympic Technologies, Inc.  ̶  experts in thermal imaging technology  ̶  designs, manufactures and distributes cameras, components, and systems solutions for infrared (IR) camera users and integrators. Products include cooled, uncooled, and OEM infrared cameras, accessories, digital acquisition, and image processing systems. We provide full engineering services and support and are able to customize our systems to meet your specific requirements. We offer very high-value, cost-effective thermal imagers for R&D, OEM, commercial, and security applications, available for easy purchase directly from our web site.

Mad City Labs, Inc. Mad City Labs, Inc.

Mad City Labs, Inc. is the leading US manufacturer of precision piezo based nanopositioning stages and nano-instrumenation.  We manufacture high performance motion control instrumentation including our innovative closed loop nanopositioning systems, high stability microscopy platforms, low cost probe microscopy and metrology solutions.  Our instruments are suitable for super resolution microscopy, metrology, imaging, photonics, interferometry and astronomy.

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TECHNICAL ARTICLES

  • Five Trends For Imaging Technologies

    Predicting new trends in technology is not a simple task. The machine vision industry is no exception as new imaging technologies are constantly improving efficiencies, costs, and intelligence. In this white paper, Pleora Technologies offers some thoughts about the future trends in machine vision technologies.

  • On The Rise Together: Sensitive Senses For Land And Air

    Autonomous systems are not only in demand on the roads, they are also on the rise in the industry. Companies are particularly using drones for visual inspection and logistics. The artificial senses of First Sensor regulate navigation and interaction with humans.

  • A Q&A With SPIE CEO Dr. Kent Rochford

    Dr. Kent Rochford became SPIE’s new CEO earlier this summer, following the retirement of Dr. Eugene Arthurs, who stepped down in June. Recently, Dr. Rochford graciously made time to discuss his vision for SPIE initiatives already underway, as well as those the future may hold.

  • Temperature Guns Versus Thermal Imaging Technology

    Common tools for non-contact temperature measurements include both thermal imaging cameras and spot pyrometers. Each works by detecting infrared radiation and translating it into temperature readings. Thermal cameras however, have several advantages compared to spot pyrometers, including image generation, temperature readings of each pixel of the entire image, and temperature readings from a longer distance.

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