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Miniaturized Infrared Cameras Take Colored Photos Of The Eye
Miniaturized Infrared Cameras Take Colored Photos Of The Eye

Look into one's eye and you might be able to see their soul. Or at least you can see signs of a stroke or diabetes. By looking at the blood vessels in the eyes, doctors can tell a lot about a person's health.

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Redefining LED Cabin Lighting: SCHOTT® HelioJet
Redefining LED Cabin Lighting: SCHOTT® HelioJet Airlines consider lighting design an essential factor for influencing passenger comfort and enhancing onboard recognition. With the HelioJet technology, SCHOTT has collaborated with Lufthansa Technik to find their way for a brighter future in cabin interiors. This collaboration covers the entire process chain of cabin lighting with SCHOTT focusing on fiber optics technologies and LED illumination, while Lufthansa Technik concentrating on...  Continue Reading...
Ophir® Power Meter For Fluorescence Microscopy: PD300-MS
Ophir® Power Meter For Fluorescence Microscopy: PD300-MS The new Ophir® PD300-MS microscope slide power meter designed to make accurate measurements of emitted light from fluorescent microscopes. Measuring power levels of high numerical aperture (NA) objectives, from 5 µW to 1 W, this power meter can be used with a wide range of light sources in such applications as photo-activation or photo-bleaching.  Continue Reading...
High-Load Linear Stage Family With Ball Screw/Linear Motor Options For Industrial Applications
High-Load Linear Stage Family With Ball Screw/Linear Motor Options For Industrial Applications PI (Physik Instrumente) offers a new reference-class linear stage family available in ball screw and linear configurations. With high resolution, improved tracking performance, smaller tracking error, and improved settling time, the L-417 and V-417 are ideal for a variety of applications including laser cutting, scanning, digital printing, electronics assembly and inspection, AOI (Automatic Optical Inspection), automation, and flat panel...  Continue Reading...
Smallest, Lightest, Lowest-Powered Optical Gas Imaging Camera Core - Ventus™ OGI
Smallest, Lightest, Lowest-Powered Optical Gas Imaging Camera Core - Ventus™ OGI Sierra-Olympic offers the new Ventus™ OGI optical gas imaging (OGI) camera with a 640 x 512, 15-micron pixel-pitch midwave-infrared (MWIR) detector array providing unmatched thermal sensitivity. Weighing only 580 grams with the lens in a compact 146.6 mm x 70.9 mm x 73.1 mm package, this camera is the smallest, lightest, and lowest-powered OGI camera for detecting and visualizing hydrocarbon gas leaks such as methane, propane, butane, and...  Continue Reading...
Highest Throughput Streaming Camera For Machine Vision Applications: Phantom® S990
Highest Throughput Streaming Camera For Machine Vision Applications: Phantom® S990 The Phantom® S990 is Vision Research’s highest throughput streaming camera available on the market designed specifically for machine vision applications. This imager combines Phantom premium sensor image quality, outstanding high speed technology, and record breaking direct data transfer speed to provide 9 Mpx at up to 938 fps and almost 9 Gpx/sec. The camera streams directly into PCI Express frame grabbers with up to 16 standard CXP6...  Continue Reading...
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  • Making ADAS And Self Driving Cars Safer
    Making ADAS And Self Driving Cars Safer

    FLIR thermal sensors can be used for the detection and classification of pedestrians in ADAS and self-driving cars, making them safer and less costly.

  • Precision Optics For Defense And Aerospace Applications
    Precision Optics For Defense And Aerospace Applications

    Zygo’s precision optics solutions such as high-quality mirrors, space-based lens assemblies, and other reconnaissance systems, have enabled high-performance solutions for defense and aerospace application.

  • Precision Optics For Research Applications
    Precision Optics For Research Applications

    In regards to the research market, Zygo focuses on solving their own internal problems through R&D instead of relying on outside research organizations. With their expertise and connections with the research community, the company is able to understand research needs and ensure that products will work in experiments and instrumentation the first time.

  • Precision Optics For Semiconductor Applications
    Precision Optics For Semiconductor Applications

    The semiconductor market is focused on creating billions of products for consumption. Semiconductor companies turn to Zygo Corporation for their robust processes and constant solutions.

  • High-Speed Thermal Recording At Its Very Best
    High-Speed Thermal Recording At Its Very Best

    High-speed thermal imaging is vital to many research programs, as is having a robust method for recording and sharing the data. In this video, FLIR introduces the Portable High-Speed Data Recorder (pHSDR) and demonstrates how it can resolve some of the traditional performance limitations that arise from recording straight to a computer hard drive.

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The Ultimate Snapshot Imager For VIS/NIR/SWIR: GoldenEye™

BaySpec offers the GoldenEye™ camera as the only snapshot hyperspectral imager covering VIS/NIR/SWIR (400 – 1700 nm) wavelengths. With FT-PI proprietary technology, this high sensitivity imager is ideal for low light level applications. Read more.

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LEADING SUPPLIERS

Image Science Ltd Image Science Ltd

Image Science was formed in 1991 and specialises in the design and manufacture lens testing systems for both Research & Development and production applications.  We concentrate on providing the best combination of accuracy, speed of measurement,  and ease of use.

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.

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.

SCHOTT Electronic Packaging SCHOTT Electronic Packaging

SCHOTT Electronic Packaging, a business unit within SCHOTT, is a leading developer and manufacturer of hermetic housings and other components for the reliable, long-term protection of sensitive electronics. Our core technologies are glass-to-metal and ceramic-to metal sealing, thermal sensing components as well as a variety of cutting-edge specialty glass competences. In the medical field, SCHOTT EP manufactures hermetic, customizable, and fully autoclavable LEDs, connectors, and component housings for medical devices. SCHOTT components meet the challenging sterilization requirements of medical devices and have been tested to withstand over 3,500 autoclaving cycles in humid heat at a temperature of 275 degrees Fahrenheit.

Laser Components USA, Inc. Laser Components USA, Inc.

LASER COMPONENTS is a family-owned business that was founded by Mr. Günther Paul in Germany in 1982. With over 130 employees worldwide, LASER COMPONENTS has specialized in the development, production, and distribution of components and services in the laser and optoelectronics industry.

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.

TECHNICAL ARTICLES

  • Measurements At The Speed Of Light

    Measuring the thermal signatures of rockets exploding or aircraft in flight occur at high speeds. Understanding the factors that go into making those measurements will help users determine if a camera is suited for the job.

  • SWIR Multiplexing: Temporal Multiplexing For Cost-Effective Multispectral Solutions

    Hyperspectral imaging is used to help capture the finest possible differences in materials. Temporal multiplexing is an alternative approach that uses a fast LED technology. Instead of illuminating broadband an splitting the spectrum of light in the camera, a broadband sensitive chip is used, and the illumination spectrum is varied over time via fast triggering.

  • Bright Fibers

    When surgeons need the best view possible, they rely on almost invisible support systems. Among them, highly flexible and environmentally friendly PURAVIS® glass optical fibers, recently awarded with the German Innovation Award.

  • FLIR T500-Series Macro Mode: Single-Lens Solution For Imaging Small Targets

    Thermal cameras are used throughout many stages of R&D and quality assurance. Electronics inspection is one of the most common applications for thermal imaging, which typically involves finding hot spots on printed circuit board assemblies (PCBAs) and ensuring that various components are working within their design limits.

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  • FLIR Releases Starter Thermal Imaging Dataset for Machine Learning Advanced Driver Assistance Development

    FLIR Systems, Inc. today announced the availability of its open-source machine learning thermal dataset for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and self-driving vehicle researchers, developers, and auto manufacturers, featuring a compilation of more than 10,000 annotated thermal images of day and nighttime scenarios.

  • New Line of Differential Pyroelectric Detectors

    For better implementation in existing systems, LASER COMPONENTS now offers its innovative LD21xx series of Differential Pyros as a Diff|2 version with a classic 3-pin housing. Like with the 4-pin models, the charge carriers on the top and bottom of the chip are amplified separately, which leads to a 50% improvement of the signal-to-noise ratio. The difference of the new Diff|2 (LD2120) detectors is that both signals are fed into a differential amplifier within the housing. Thus, the outward design of the component matches the familiar appearance with single supply, ground and a single output pin.

  • Miniaturized Infrared Cameras Take Colored Photos Of The Eye

    Look into one's eye and you might be able to see their soul. Or at least you can see signs of a stroke or diabetes. By looking at the blood vessels in the eyes, doctors can tell a lot about a person's health.

  • Electron Sandwich Doubles Thermoelectric Performance

    Researchers more than doubled the ability of a material to convert heat into electricity, which could help reduce the amount of wasted heat, and thus wasted fossil fuel, in daily activities and industries.

  • New Beacons Light Up The Interior

    LMU’s Ralf Jungmann develops modes of microscopy that can resolve cellular structures with dimensions on the order of nanometers. He has now succeeded in imaging actin networks in cells in greater detail than before.

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