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Researchers Look Inside Dangerous Blood Clots With Optical Clearing Technique
Researchers Look Inside Dangerous Blood Clots With Optical Clearing Technique

A new technique that makes blood clots optically clear is allowing researchers to use powerful optical microscopy techniques to study the 3D structure of dangerous clots for the first time. Although blood clots stop bleeding after injury, clots that block blood flow can cause strokes and heart attacks.

  • Researchers Develop A Novel Type Of Optical Fiber That Preserves The Properties Of Light
    Researchers Develop A Novel Type Of Optical Fiber That Preserves The Properties Of Light

    Scientists from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) and the Kotelnikov Institute of Radio Engineering and Electronics (IRE) of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), in collaboration with their colleagues from Finland, have developed a new type of optical fiber that has an extremely large core diameter and preserves the coherent properties of light.

  • Stackable Metamaterials Using Computer Chip Technology Make For Novel Retroreflector
    Stackable Metamaterials Using Computer Chip Technology Make For Novel Retroreflector

    Engineers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have designed and fabricated a unique type of retroreflector built from stackable metamaterials using computer-chip manufacturing technologies, allowing them to be integrated into optoelectronic devices.

  • Holograms Taken To New Dimension
    Holograms Taken To New Dimension

    Technology developed by a team of University of Utah electrical and computer engineers could make the holographic chess game R2-D2 and Chewbacca played in “Star Wars” a reality.

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FASTCAM Multi
FASTCAM Multi The FASTCAM Multi is a unique high-speed camera system featuring one or two compact and lightweight, RV sealed camera heads tethered to a remote processor which can be located up to fifty meters away.  Continue Reading...
FASTCAM Mini WX50 And FASTCAM Mini WX100
FASTCAM Mini WX50 And FASTCAM Mini WX100 The FASTCAM Mini WX100 high-speed camera delivers exceptional high resolution imaging performance by providing 2048 x 2048 pixel resolution at 1,080fps (Mini WX50 750fps), 1920 x 1080 pixel full HD resolution at 2,000fps (Mini WX50 1,500fps) and frame rates up to 80,000fps (Mini WX50 67,500fps) at reduced image resolution. The system’s flexible Region of Interest (ROI) capability allows the user to choose an image aspect ratio appropriate...  Continue Reading...
FASTCAM Mini UX50 And FASTCAM Mini UX100
FASTCAM Mini UX50 And FASTCAM Mini UX100 For use with a wide range of general scientific and industrial applications the Photron FASTCAM Mini UX high-speed camera provides outstanding imaging performance at a very attractive price performance ratio. Two Mini UX camera models provide 1.3-megapixel (1280 x 1024 pixels) image resolution with frame rates up to 2,000fps from the Mini UX50 and 4,000fps from the Mini UX100. Both models are available with recording memory options up to 32GB ...  Continue Reading...
FASTCAM Mini AX50, FASTCAM Mini AX100 And FASTCAM Mini AX200
FASTCAM Mini AX50, FASTCAM Mini AX100 And FASTCAM Mini AX200 The FASTCAM Mini AX is Photron’s highest performance model within the FASTCAM Mini series of high-speed cameras. The Mini AX delivers exceptional light sensitivity, excellent image quality and flexible region of interest (ROI) features for customers who do not require the ultimate frame rate performance of the FASTCAM SA-X2 and SA-Z, but would benefit from the same high-end camera image sensor features.  Continue Reading...
High-Speed Polarization Cameras: CRYSTA Systems
High-Speed Polarization Cameras: CRYSTA Systems Recent developments in robotics, clear film production, and new materials testing technologies have raised the demand for using polarization in structural dynamics and high-speed object detection. Since conventional high-speed cameras lack any polarization sensitivity, Photron has developed the new CRYSTA high-speed camera system with polarization sensitivity.  Continue Reading...
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FEATURED VIDEOS

  • RA-532H Surface Reflectance Analyzer Video Introduction
    RA-532H Surface Reflectance Analyzer Video Introduction

    The new RA-532H Surface Reflectance Analyzer from Canon USA, Inc. Optoelectronic Components is capable of surface measurements at three different angles (20°, 60°, and 85°). Utilized measurement methods include standard compliant gloss, haze, Image Clarity (IC), and 1-D and 2-D BRDF (Bidirectional Reflectance Distribution Function) measurements. The analyzer can be used for a variety of evaluation and inspection applications with many types of surfaces such as film, paper, and automotive, printed, or painted surfaces.

  • 3D Machine Vision System RV1100 Video Introduction
    3D Machine Vision System RV1100 Video Introduction

    The RV1100 is a 3D machine vision system designed to measure and recognize randomly assembled production line parts with complex shapes and very few distinguishing features for robotic arm systems. It offers the benefits of one-time measurements of 3D pose, high-speed recognition, improved productivity, and reduced production costs. The RV1100 is ideal for use in industrial production applications such as automobile parts manufacturing, car manufacturing, and electronics manufacturing.

  • Video – Piezo Nano Positioning Stage For Microscopy: P-563 PIMars XYZ-Stage
    Video – Piezo Nano Positioning Stage For Microscopy: P-563 PIMars XYZ-Stage

    Piezo nanopositioning stages offer high-resolution and scanning speed, making them useful for super-resolution microscopy and optical trapping. The P-563 PIMars XYZ-Stages are designed with a parallel-kinematics arrangement with higher precision and responsiveness compared to nested or stacked multi-axis positioners.

  • What Is Multispectral Imaging?
    What Is Multispectral Imaging?

    Telops offers a variety of high-performance scientific instruments to meet the most demanding research applications. The MS-IR Series of time-resolved, multispectral imagers are able to combine measurements obtained with various attenuation filters to achieve a composite HDR image that shows hot and cold objects at the same time. 

  • Endoscopy – Rigid Endoscope Animation
    Endoscopy – Rigid Endoscope Animation

    Flexible endoscopes are used in medical procedures where the scope cannot bend. This animation from SCHOTT demonstrates the transmission of light and data through external and internal rigid fiber optic light cables in endoscopy.

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Laser Beam Profiling And Infrared Cameras

One of the key parameters for understanding how a laser will perform in an application is the spatial intensity distribution. In many industial laser cutting or welding applications, monitoring the beam quality is critical for successful operation. The measurement of the beam can either be made during the design stage of the laser, or it might be more sufficient for continuous real-time monitoring during the laser’s operation. This white paper addresses the general need for laser beam profile analysis, describes laser beam analysis instruments, and provides an overview of laser applications, in particular for infrared wavelengths. Read more.

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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.

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First Sensor AG First Sensor AG

First Sensor AG (Formerly Silicon Sensor) has over 20 years of experience in the development and manufacture of individual sensor solutions offering highest levels of precision and reliability.

Abrisa Technologies Abrisa Technologies

With Over 80 years of combined experience, the divisions of Abrisa Technologies (Abrisa Industrial Glass, Sycamore Glass Components, and ZC&R Coatings for Optics) have the engineering, manufacturing and customer service teams needed to service your optics requirements.

Iridian Spectral Technologies Iridian Spectral Technologies

Iridian Spectral Technologies is a diversified optical filter manufacturer that is an international leader in filter design and manufacture especially for application in the fields of fiber optic communications, optical spectroscopy, 3D entertainment, and in aerospace. Iridian Spectral Technologies was ranked as one of the top 150 high technology companies in Canada in the 2011 and 2012 Branham300 rankings and won the 2010 Canada Export Achievement Award for the province of Ontario sponsored by Profit magazine together with Export Development Corporation (EDC). Iridian Spectral Technologies is a global supplier with distributors in many countries particularly in Asia.

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.

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.

Ophir Photonics Ophir Photonics

Ophir Photonics, a Newport Corporation, began making laser power meters, energy meters, and beam profilers in 1979, and we’ve never looked back. We have headquarters in the United States, Israel, Japan, and Germany, as well as distributors in over 50 countries worldwide.

TECHNICAL ARTICLES

  • Considering High Dynamic Range Global Shutter CMOS Sensors

    CMOS Image sensors with a global shutter(GS) are ideal for a variety of applications including factory automation, unmanned aerial vehicles, and automobile advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS). For these applications, CMOS imaging sensors with a global shutter are used to avoid image degradation caused by rolling shutter (RS) distortion.

  • Understanding The Dynamics Of Droplets And Turbulence

    Turbulent flows laced with particles can be found everywhere, including fuel droplets in combustion engines, to airborne pollen, to water droplets in clouds. Even though they have been studied often, questions still remain that have to do with the particles’ inertia prohibiting them from following turbulence flow, making the Navier-Stokes equations insufficient for solving their equations. This white paper presents a project studying the dynamics of inertial droplets in a turbulent flow in a well-controlled environment. Measurements of droplet size distribution and turbulent dispersion rate in this study are done with interferometric particle imaging (IPI) and phosphorescent tagging techniques.

  • 3-D Machine Vision: One Small Step For Robots, A Giant Leap For Factory Automation

    The introduction of 3-D machine vision systems to automation processing overcomes the technological hurdles of machines being able to “see,” analyze, and make decisions in an unpredictable environment. Designed specifically for factory work, these new machines meet production requirements of high accuracy, speed, and low maintenance while also being durable enough to withstand factory conditions.

  • The Evolution Of Ultrafast, Ultra-Precise Beam Steering Techniques For Micro-Material Processing

    When designing micromaterial processing equipment, manufacturers need to consider a complex interplay of numerous factors, such as extremely accurate positioning of lasers for cutting, drilling, scribing, or for marking at the highest rate possible.  For many integrated circuits, the required beam accuracies can be staggering. For example, processing equipment must be able to drill microvias and scribe trenches less than 10 μm in size. Display manufacturers must also accurately place and repair pixel circuitry at ever shrinking resolutions on increasing larger substrates. This requires advance tooling to avoid significant increases in processing time and costs.

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LATEST HEADLINES

  • Princeton Infrared Technologies Announces World’s 1st MegaPixel, Shortwave-Infrared Camera With No ITAR Export Restrictions

    Princeton Infrared Technologies, Inc. (PIRT), announces the world’s first and only MegaPixel (MP) shortwave-infrared (SWIR) camera with no ITAR export restrictions. The newest camera in Princeton Infrared’s family of SWIR imaging products to fall under the no ITAR restrictions umbrella is the 1280SciCam, with a 1280 x 1024 image sensor on a 12 µm pitch, featuring long exposure times, extremely low read noise, 14-bit digital output, and full frame rates up to 95 Hz.

  • IR WORKshop First Time In The US

    LASER COMPONENTS USA, specialized provider of laser and optoelectronic components in the US and Canada, announces that it will sponsor the 4th International WORKshop on Infrared Technologies for a broad audience of leading IR experts. The event will take place at Arizona State University on November 8 – 9, 2017 in Tempe, AZ, USA.

  • PG&O® Enhances Optical Coating Capabilities With New, Advanced Monitoring System

    Precision Glass & Optics, announces the successful installation of a new optical monitoring system, the SL-2012A SpectraLock from Eddy Company. The advanced system provides in-situ optical monitoring and rate control to produce single and multi-layered thin films with ultra-precision and accuracy.

  • Writing With The Electron Beam: Now In Silver

    For the first time an international team realized direct writing of silver nanostructures using an electron beam applied to a substrate. Silver nanostructures have the potential to concentrate visible light at the nanoscale. Potential applications include sensor design to detect extremely small traces of specific molecules, as well as devices for optical information processing.

  • Rooftop Photovoltaics Win Big Over Silicon In Outdoor Testing

    A concentrating photovoltaic system with embedded microtracking can produce more than 50 percent more energy per day than standard silicon solar cells in a head-to-head competition, according to a team of engineers who field tested a prototype unit over two sunny days last fall.

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