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Dresden Physicists Use Nanostructures To Free Photons For Highly Efficient White OLEDs
Dresden Physicists Use Nanostructures To Free Photons For Highly Efficient White OLEDs

Thanks to intensive research in the past three decades, organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) have been steadily conquering the electronics market - from OLED mobile phone displays to roll-out television screens, the list of applications is long.

  • Mapping The Energetic Landscape Of Solar Cells
    Mapping The Energetic Landscape Of Solar Cells

    A new spectroscopic method now makes it possible to measure and visualise the energetic landscape inside solar cells based on organic materials. It was developed by a research team led by Prof. Dr Yana Vaynzof, a physicist at Heidelberg University.

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InGaAs Camera-Based Beam Profiling Systems For Eye-Safe Military, Telecom, And Medical Laser Applications
InGaAs Camera-Based Beam Profiling Systems For Eye-Safe Military, Telecom, And Medical Laser Applications The Ophir® SP1201 and SP1203 are compact, InGaAs camera-based beam profiling systems designed specifically for real-time viewing and measuring of the optical performance of laser beams. The SP1201 features a QVGA resolution InGaAs camera, and the SP1203 features a high-resolution VGA InGaAs camera, both for high sensitivity imaging.  Continue Reading...
Advanced Laser Power/Energy Measurement Software: Ophir® StarLab 3.40
Advanced Laser Power/Energy Measurement Software: Ophir® StarLab 3.40 The Ophir® StarLab 3.40 is an easy-to-use laser power/energy measurement software that supports a wide range of new functions, including pulsed power and low frequency measurements. It is also designed to support the newest Ophir laser meters, including the Centauti, and Juno+.  Continue Reading...
Compact USB Module That Turns PC Into Laser Power/Energy Meter: Juno+
Compact USB Module That Turns PC Into Laser Power/Energy Meter: Juno+ The Juno+ is a smart, compact USB module and interface designed to turn a laptop or PC into a full laser power/energy meter. The module connects any of the 100+ Ophir smart laser sensors to a PC USB port. The Juno+ operates with StarLab software to log power and energy, as well as calculate and display averages, statistics, and histograms.  Continue Reading...
High Resolution Beam Profiling Camera With USB 3.0 Interface For CW And Pulsed Lasers: Ophir® SP920
High Resolution Beam Profiling Camera With USB 3.0 Interface For CW And Pulsed Lasers: Ophir® SP920 The Ophir® SP920 USB 3.0 Silicon CCD High Resolution Beam Profiling Camera is designed to accurately capture and analyze wavelengths from 190 nm – 1100 nm, with enhanced sensitivity at 1070 nm. The camera features a wide dynamic range, excellent signal to noise ratio, USB 3.0 interface, and BeamGage® beam analysis software. It is ideal for measuring CW and pulsed laser profiles in such high-speed applications as medical imaging,...  Continue Reading...
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    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.

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  • High-Speed Imaging Techniques For The Aerospace Industry

    For many years high-speed imaging has been used in various applications by engineers in the aerospace industry. Three very common imaging techniques utilized by these engineers are Digital Image Correlation, Particle Image Velocimetry, and Schlieren Imaging. These imaging techniques provide engineers with great insight into various aspects of the strength and durability of materials, the characteristics of engine combustion processes, the aerodynamics of objects in flight, and much more.

  • Redefining 5G New Radio Drive Testing

    As 5G NR networks are deployed, live network testing is needed to ensure network coverage and Quality of Experience (QoE). In addition, QoE testing in 5G NR will get more complicated due to changes in the network architecture. This means traditional testing will not reflect the true service quality as seen by an application. QoE field testing will need to be tested at the application layer to address the 5G NR QoE measurement challenge and translate the user experience into measurable KPIs.

  • How Fiber Optics Can Ensure Grain Quality, Keep Milk Safe, And Make Pretzels Crispy

    Fiber optics offer a food-safe way to perform continuous spectroscopic analysis in challenging food production environments such as liquids, hot ovens and tight spaces.

  • Understanding Camera-Based Ultraviolet Imaging And Applications

    A new generation of advanced UV imaging cameras has opened the door to new applications and enhanced performance in existing applications.

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