EDITOR’S PICKS

Lockheed Martin Readies 60 kW Fiber Laser Weapon For U.S. Army
Lockheed Martin Readies 60 kW Fiber Laser Weapon For U.S. Army

Lockheed Martin says it is set to deliver a 60 kW fiber optic laser weapon to the U.S. Army, which intends to mount it atop tactical ground vehicles to neutralize enemy drones, rockets, and mortars.

  • Ultrafast Measurements Explain Quantum Dot Voltage Drop
    Ultrafast Measurements Explain Quantum Dot Voltage Drop

    Solar cells and photodetectors could soon be made from new types of materials based on semiconductor quantum dots, thanks to new insights based on ultrafast measurements capturing real-time photoconversion processes.

  • Trending Science: How To Counterfeit Quantum Money
    Trending Science: How To Counterfeit Quantum Money

    Quantum technologies are without a doubt currently in vogue in the scientific and technological communities. As the theory becomes reality, these exciting technologies promise to transform our societies over the coming decades.

  • Li-Fi System 100 Times Faster Than Wi-Fi
    Li-Fi System 100 Times Faster Than Wi-Fi

    A new type of Li-Fi (Light Fidelity) optical wireless system being developed by students at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) Institute for Photonic Integration is up to 100 times faster than the best Wi-Fi connections available.

More From Editor’s Picks

PRODUCT SHOWCASE

BeamCheck™ Beam Profiling System For Additive Manufacturing
BeamCheck™ Beam Profiling System For Additive Manufacturing The Ophir Photonics BeamCheck™ beam profiling system is designed specifically for measuring critical laser beam parameters in laser-based additive manufacturing systems. A CCD camera is used for spatial measurements, and an NIST-traceable power sensor is utilized to provide a complete analysis of laser power density profiles.  Continue Reading...
Telops Measurement Services
Telops Measurement Services Telops offers a team of R&D and application field scientists with the experience and expertise needed to analyze data and turn your project into a success. In collaboration with Université de Reims, Telops is also able to provide measurement services to detect and characterize defects in a wide variety of materials using active infrared imaging.  Continue Reading...
M<sup>2</sup> Laser Beam Propagation System for Continuous Use Applications
M2 Laser Beam Propagation System for Continuous Use Applications BeamSquared™ is a high accuracy M2 laser beam propagation system that measures beam quality to optimize performance in continuous use applications, from scientific research to rapid prototyping to fabrication and machining. A compact, portable device, the system provides automated measurements of the propagation characteristics of CW and pulsed lasers in under one minute. It is durable and operationally robust, ensuring reliable, high ...  Continue Reading...
Industrial Diode Laser Modules: LuOcean P2
Industrial Diode Laser Modules: LuOcean P2 LASER COMONENTS’ LuOcean P2 series is composed of lasers designed for industrial use, featuring an optical output power of 20-170 W in pumping, illumination, and medical treatment applications. The ready-to-use diode laser systems stand out with low operating currents, precise optical power control, simple driver design, and high lifetime lengths.  Continue Reading...
Transportable Mass Spectrometers
Transportable Mass Spectrometers BaySpec presents two new transportable mass spectrometers (MS) ideally suited for a variety of bulk or trace detection applications involving counter-terrorism, drug analysis, forensics, biomedical, environmental, industrial, and military, police, and homeland security. With a compact design and intuitive user software, the MS is small enough to be carried by one person and is compatible with in situ, ambient analysis techniques.  Continue Reading...
More Featured Products

FEATURED VIDEOS

More Videos

PHOTONICS ONLINE SPECIAL FEATURE

Compact sCMOS Camera: pco.panda

The new pco.panda is a state-of-the-art sCMOS sensor camera system designed to provide high quantum efficiency with the lowest dark noise for a number of applications, including live cell microscopy, single molecule detection, bio- and chemi-luminescence, GSDIM, PALM, STORM, SPIM, and more. It also is housed in a compact package – just 65 mm3.

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 optimizing defense technology in harsh environments, a 3D X-ray diagnostic tool for use in combat, the first international standard for tactical fiber optic cables, early warning systems for chemical warfare agents, and more.

Sign up to receive a free copy of the 2016 edition!

LEADING SUPPLIERS

Sensors Unlimited - UTC Aerospace Systems Sensors Unlimited - UTC Aerospace Systems

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.

SCHOTT North America, Inc. - Lighting and Imaging SCHOTT North America, Inc. - Lighting and Imaging

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.

PCO-TECH Inc. PCO-TECH Inc.

PCO-TECH Inc., founded in 1986, is a manufacturing, sales and marketing organization offering photonic instrumentation and complete systems throughout the world

Zygo Corporation Zygo Corporation

Supplier of precision optics including extreme precision aspheres and freeform, meter-class flats and windows in common and exotic materials. Full electro-mechanical-optical design/prototype and manufacturing capabilities for medical, defense, military, ISR, semiconductor and industrial technology research.

Canon USA Future Product and Solutions Canon USA Future Product and Solutions

Canon USA Future Product and Solutions is a leading provider of business-to-business, industrial and consumer digital and optical imaging solutions to the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean (excluding Mexico) markets with an increasing intent for more customized, localized products.

TECHNICAL ARTICLES

  • Noise In Spectrometers: Part 1

    Noise is an undesirable signal that is completely lacking in information or structure, and potentially taking away from the desired signal’s quality and accuracy. Spectrometer noise, in particular, is caused by mechanical vibrations or environmental electrical fields, for example, from AC power lines. So what does this noise have to do with everyday applications? Perhaps more than you think. This application note is the first part in a series discussing the noise within spectroscopy systems used for ordinary applications, such as making sure the pool is clean after a large family gathering.

  • Utilizing Silicon Photodiodes For Gamma Ray Detection

    First Sensor’s X100-7 is an expansion of their detector series for ionizing radiation. It is designed to target high volume gamma detection applications by combining low dark current and low capacitance silicon photodiodes with reliable and cost-efficient packaging. Awareness has been raised in regards to risks from nuclear radiation, creating an additional demand for commercial and personal radiation detection devices.

  • PIN Photodiode Array With Guard Ring Application Note

    This application note provides a list of tips for operating a PIN photodiode array with a guard ring in a range of applications, as well as an overview of each PIN diode series and their responsivity and quantum efficiency.

  • PIN Diode With Guard Ring Application Note

    This application note provides a list of tips for operating a PIN diode with a guard ring in an array of applications, as well as an overview of each PIN diode series and their responsivity and quantum efficiency.

More Articles

LATEST HEADLINES

  • BYU Researchers Develop Flexible Glass For Microfluidic Nanodevices

    Researchers at Brigham Young University (BYU) have developed a new method to fabricate flexible nano-scale membranes using surface micromachining and silica thin films. 

  • Graphene Harvests Solar Energy To Power ‘Electronic Skin’

    University of Glasgow researchers have developed a layer of graphene that can harvest sunlight to power 'electronic skin,' whose development holds much promise in the fields of prosthetics and robotics.

  • Phantom VEO Now With 10 Gb Ethernet Connectivity

    A major update to the entire Phantom VEO product line was just released, and consists of 10Gb Ethernet connectivity for camera operation and download.  With the 10Gb option installed download speeds from the camera are dramatically improved.

  • LASER COMPONENTS Further Diversifies Laser Module Portfolio With True Pattern Projection

    At Automate 2017, LASER COMPONENTS will introduce its first laser module that projects a randomly ordered point cloud of 33,000 individual dots for rapid 3D measurement tasks. More on display are the proprietary FLEXPOINT® laser modules and CODIXX colorPol® polarizers covering metrology, alignment, and positioning applications. The FLEXPOINT® MV series are well-known for its flexibility in various wavelengths, output power, and beam patterns. LASER COMPONENTS exhibits booth 2661.

  • Lockheed Martin Readies 60 kW Fiber Laser Weapon For U.S. Army

    Lockheed Martin says it is set to deliver a 60 kW fiber optic laser weapon to the U.S. Army, which intends to mount it atop tactical ground vehicles to neutralize enemy drones, rockets, and mortars.

More News

PHOTONICS EVENTS

aaron wolfi June 5, 2017 - July 7, 2017
Frankfurt Germany, BC
Photonex Roadshow 2017 June 14, 2017
Glasgow
Vacuum Roadshow 2017 June 14, 2017
Glasgow
LASER World of PHOTONICS 2017 June 26 - 29, 2017
Messe München
More Events

READERS' CHOICE

EDITOR'S CHOICE

ABOUT US

The Information Source for the Photonics Industry

Welcome to Photonics Online, the Internet's leading source of cutting-edge technical information about the laser, optics, optoelectronics, fiber optics, and imaging industries. If you are a scientist, engineer, designer, or system integrator working in any of these fields, you now have instant access to a comprehensive web site that delivers the latest information on a wide variety of pertinent topics such as display components, camera components, light sensors & detectors, lasers, optical components, optical fabrication, LED, fiber optics, light signal analysis, photonics positioning diode-pumped solid state (DPSS) laser systems, nonlinear optics, high-speed detectors, fiber optic components, optical coatings, and optical design and fabrication. Whether you're looking for cutting-edge technology, the latest business developments, engineering reference data, or hot new products, Photonics Online has all the information you need.

Photonics Online's database is structured to serve the needs of designers, engineers, system integrators, product specifiers, technical managers, business executives, consultants and OEM manufacturers who are involved in the design and manufacture of products such as tunable lasers, diode lasers, optical amplifiers, scanners, electro-optical devices, CCD detectors, photodetectors, thermal imagers, focal plane arrays, precision optics, spectrum analyzers, spectrometers, and related devices and equipment. Reflecting the dynamic and interactive character of the Internet, Photonics Online is the most accurate and convenient source of technical, product and news information available for this fast paced industry.

Please take a moment to join our community and discover all the benefits of your FREE membership.