Two-dimensional materials, or 2D materials for short, are extremely versatile, although – or often more precisely because – they are made up of just one or a few layers of atoms.
Researchers at Duke University have built a new reconfigurable device that can harvest energy from excess heat at infrared wavelengths. Such technology can be used to improve the efficiency of thermophotovoltaic cells, which collect waste heat from their surroundings in the form of infrared radiation and turn it into electricity.
The Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS) at the National University of Singapore (NUS) has developed the world’s first full-size Interdigitated Back Contact (IBC) bifacial solar module using ZEBRA solar cells from the International Solar Energy Research Center (ISC) Konstanz.
Scientists at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) in California have developed a new anti-reflective coating to protect laser optics, and a new chemical process that makes the optics more resistant to damage.
Vince Morton with Telops gives an update on what’s new for Telops’ product lines, and shows a demonstration of an advanced high-speed multispectral filtering application.
Anyone who has attended an exhibition in this industry knows that it’s not hard to find a good lens manufacturer. However, finding the right lens for your application can be a challenge. Thankfully, John Franks with Umicore is here to help. Watch the video to learn what you need to consider when selecting a lens for LWIR imaging applications.
At DCS 2017, Doug Malchow took us through a presentation on when and why you should use SWIR (short-wave infrared) technology for imaging applications.
Jay Stepleton with Vision Research spent a few minutes with us to talk about the tradeoffs involved in speed, resolution, and sensitivity when designing high speed camera sensors.
Dan Denison with OptoSigma talked to us about his company’s proprietary extended contact bearing way technology they use in their translation stages.
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.
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Well known as an enabling technology of telecommunications, fiber optics is also playing a pivotal role in imaging. This paper takes a closer look at the “other” fiber optics, illuminating the special qualities that make it the best solution for some of imaging’s most challenging problems and environments.
LED luminaires offer better and more uniform illumination, as well as the ability to tailor the color of the LEDs to the correct mixture for individual applications. The lower operating costs of LED luminaires drive an exponentially growing demand for them in consumer and commercial markets. This increased demand requires an adaptation to improved quality testing methods that can provide superior measurements and not slow down the process of production. This application note discusses the use of Ophir Photonics’ FluxGage for testing luminaires rated from 1,000 to 40,000 lumens on the production line.
High quality 3D laser printed processes require a laser that delivers the correct amount of power, distributed correctly and focused at the correct location. To ensure consistent and structurally sound parts and correct metallurgy, the right parameters should be directly measured before and after any critical part is made in direct laser sintering. This application note presents how Ophir Optics’ BeamCheck system is able to measure critical laser beam parameters for laser-based additive manufacturing.
MTF is the best proxy for lens performance, but the math behind it and the graphs that depict it often obstruct understanding. This paper demystifies MTF, arming vision system decision makers with the knowledge they need about it to choose the right lens every time.
Scientists working at the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) in Singapore have developed and tested a simulation model that allows simultaneous electrical-optical interaction inside an optical modulator — an electro-optical device that modifies light by applying electrical pulses.
At the 2017 NAB Show in Las Vegas, NV, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, will showcase its line of professional 4K and high-definition imaging equipment for motion pictures, television production, video content creation, and still photography at booth C4325. The Canon booth at NAB 2017 will feature demonstrations and highlight scenarios which showcase the breadth of Canon imaging equipment in a variety of live production and filmmaking environments.
Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced that its parent company, Canon Inc. and Canon Marketing Japan Inc., will make available free firmware upgrades for three of its professional 4K displays—the DP-V1710, DP-V2410 and DP-V2420 in June 2017.
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the availability of a feature upgrade for the EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR camera that will add the ability to record with Canon Log. With this upgrade, the EOS 5D Mark IV can achieve a cinematic look similar to what can be achieved using Cinema EOS cameras, allowing it to serve as a second camera on a Cinema EOS shoot or to stand alone as a cinema camera.
Canon U.S.A., Inc. recently announced the new COMPACT-SERVO 70-200mm Telephoto Zoom Lens (model name CN-E 70-200mm T4.4 L IS KAS S), a compact and lightweight 4K lens constructed for users that demand versatility and portability. A bridge between traditional Canon EF lenses and CN-E cinema lenses, the COMPACT-SERVO 70-200mm can be ideal for filmmakers and documentary shooters who want the control and quality of cinema optics with the lightweight, compact design and features of Canon’s EF lenses.
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