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  • Computing Faster With Quasi-Particles
    Computing Faster With Quasi-Particles

    In collaboration with researchers from Harvard University, researchers from the University of Würzburg have made an important step on the road to topological quantum computers. Now, they present their findings in the renowned scientific journal Nature.

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High Resolution Uncooled Thermal Camera: Gobi 640 Series
High Resolution Uncooled Thermal Camera: Gobi 640 Series The Gobi 640 series of high-resolution, uncooled thermal cameras feature 640 x 480 pixel resolution and are ideal for applications involving accurate temperature measurement, NDT lock-in thermography, real-time process control and monitoring, quality control/assurance, and semiconductor inspection. Where image quality is crucial, the Gobi+, an improved version of the Gobi camera, offers increased frame rates of 60 Hz, as well as lowered 50 mK...  Continue Reading...
Uncooled Thermal OEM Module: XTM 640
Uncooled Thermal OEM Module: XTM 640 Xenics introduces the XTM 640 uncooled thermal OEM module with unique image quality and stability for a broad range of OEM applications including security, night vision, firefighting, airborne and land-based reconnaissance, and surveillance. For applications with increased imaging requirements, the XTM+, an improved version, offers increased frame rates of 60 Hz, as well as lowered 50 mK NETD detector noise.  Continue Reading...
FLIR Research Studio: Designed To Work The Way You Do
FLIR Research Studio: Designed To Work The Way You Do The new FLIR Research Studio is a powerful, yet simple to use software for analyzing how thermal imagery changes over time. Designed to work the way you work, the software makes thermal analysis faster, more convenient, and enables better teamwork. Whether a Windows, MacOS or Linux user, Research Studio provides customers with an easy way to quickly and efficiently display, record, and analyze accurate thermal data on their machine in any one of ...  Continue Reading...
19 µm Pixel Single CMOS Sensor With Enhanced NIR Detection: 35MMFHDXSB
19 µm Pixel Single CMOS Sensor With Enhanced NIR Detection: 35MMFHDXSB Canon’s 35MMFHDXSB sensors are designed with deeper wells, resulting in an almost 45% increase in quantum efficiency (QE) at 800 nm verses the standard 19 µm pixel size sensor. Featuring 19µm pixel sizes available in monochrome (35MMFHDXSBM) or with a specialized RGB-NIR color filter array (35MMFHDXSBI), these CMOS sensors allow for expanded possibilities in a wide range of applications.  Continue Reading...
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  • Video: Introducing The RV-Series 3D Machine Vision System
    Video: Introducing The RV-Series 3D Machine Vision System

    The Machine Vision RV-Series from Canon is made up of a group of systems that are specifically designed to work as the “eyes” of robotic arm systems. Benefits for using these machine vision systems include one-time measurements of 3D pose, high-speed recognition, improved productivity, and reduced production costs. This series is ideal for use in industrial production applications such as automobile parts manufacturing, car manufacturing, and electronics manufacturing.

  • Support For The Entire Photonics Spectrum!
    Support For The Entire Photonics Spectrum!

    Lisa Gerbracht at FLIR gives a brief introduction to showcased products, information on available imaging technologies, and an overview of FLIR’s specialized divisions.

  • New Immersion Grating For Astronomy Applications
    New Immersion Grating For Astronomy Applications

    Sukegawa Takashi from Canon USA, Inc. Optoelectronic Components introduces the new Canon Immersion Grating. With a size that is 1/27th of typical spectroscopy devices and the ability to cover infrared frequencies from 1 to 20 micrometers, this immersion grating is ideal for astronomy, satellites, and large ground-based telescope applications.

  • Introducing The pco.edge bi For Microscopy Applications
    Introducing The pco.edge bi For Microscopy Applications

    Dr. Scott Metzler from PCO introduces the pco.edge 4.2 bi back illuminated camera sensor with high resolution and a 6.5 x 6.5 μm² pixel size for high-quality images with quantum efficiency up to 95%. This next-generation camera offers an extremely versatile solution for all of your microscopy needs.

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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.

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SCHOTT Lighting and Imaging specializes in design and manufacture of fiber optic, LED, optical and hybrid product solutions for use in medical, dental, scientific, industrial, defense, aviation and automotive applications. In the medical field, SCHOTT specializes in custom solutions for OEM manufacturers such as leached fiber optic image bundles and light guides for endoscopy applications, fused fiber optic tapers and faceplates for x-ray applications and flexible wound fiber bundles for MRI applications.

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.

TECHNICAL ARTICLES

  • Close Is Not Close Enough: Micropositioners’ Role In Nanopositioning

    This article examines how micropositioners affect movement and positioning capability, as well as overall task effectiveness, by creating --literally -- a solid foundation for work at the nanoscale.

  • Why HOT MWIR Might Be A Better Fit than Uncooled LWIR

    While cooled mid-wave infrared (MWIR) cameras have long held a tactical advantage over uncooled longwave infrared (LWIR) cameras, they are also more mechanically complex, larger, heavier, have a shorter mean time between failure, require more power, and cost more than uncooled LWIR cameras. However, advancements in High Operating Temperature (HOT) MWIR, uncooled LWIR and dual-color detector designs have made these cameras suitable for missions previously dominated by uncooled LWIR cameras.

  • How Can Extreme Geometries Solve Dental Light Delivery Challenges?

    New fabrication technology is enabling rigid fiber light guide geometries that were previously impossible. This advancement is enabling smaller instruments and new designs for dental handpieces featuring illumination and curing devices.

  • To Stay Ahead In Spectroscopy, Watch New Technologies

    People working in spectroscopy must keep up with other technologies that will affect their own practice.

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LATEST HEADLINES

  • Schneider-Kreuznach Expands The Xenon-Topaz C-Mount Compact Lens Series With 6.5 mm Focal Length

    The new 6.5 mm wide-angle lens with 17.6 mm image circle, for cameras with 1.1'' sensors, completes the Xenon-Topaz series from Schneider-Kreuznach. With a working distance from 0.3 m to infinity and a maximum angle of view of 114°, this lens fits for various applications where a huge field of view is needed from a near distance as common in security cameras for face recognition.

  • Hybrid Nanostructure Steps Up Light-Harvesting Efficiency

    To absorb incoming sunlight, plants and certain kinds of bacteria rely on a light-harvesting protein complex containing molecules called chromophores. This complex funnels solar energy to the photosynthetic reaction center, where it is converted into chemical energy for metabolic processes.

  • Inexpensive, Simple Fabrication Method Poised To Expand Microlens Applications

    A growing number of applications, including smartphone cameras, depend on microlenses to boost performance. A newly developed technology, called laser catapulting, could make it much easier and less expensive to fabricate these miniaturized lenses with customized properties, such as shape or focusing power.

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