Advances in thin-film technology have given rise to new classes of multiband filters that redefine performance standards and drive innovation across a variety of disciplines. Multiband filters can be categorized into a variety of classes that each presents its own set of fabrication challenges, placing limits on what is practically achievable and affecting the reliability of the thin-film manufacturing process. By understanding the scientific and industrial applications for multiband filters, the various filter classes and manufacturing possibilities are better understood.
The Power From The Mirror
High-power lasers can only be as strong as their optical components allow. Thus, the further development of laser technology depends crucially on the development of complex coating systems with a high damage threshold.
Understanding Intensified sCMOS Imaging
This white paper investigates the challenges that necessitate the application of image intensification technologies and covers a variety of methods, including the next generation of intensified imaging.
Optical Micromirrors Reveal The Secrets Of Cell Membranes
Progress in understanding the lipid bilayer – a two-molecule thick oily barrier that protects all living cells – has been dramatic over the past 100 years. But puzzles remain to be solved, such as how these membrane proteins navigate the oily lipid bilayer to go about their work.
What To Consider When Selecting A Neutral Density Filter
Neutral density filters are important components in imaging and light measurement applications, so it's useful to know how to select the right filters to meet your needs.
Allied Vision offers the new Prosilica GT series of cameras designed with Sony Pregius™ CMOS sensors for high-quality imaging systems. With resolutions up to 31.4 megapixel at varied aspect ratios, these cameras are ideal for high-definition imaging applications with demanding requirements on robustness and design-in flexibility.
Guardian™ Industrial Enclosure
ZYGO’s Guardian™ Industrial Enclosure is designed to isolate the metrology core from the surrounding environment, even under the more challenging environmental conditions.
Thermal Imaging Lens Solutions
The Ophir Optics Group designs and manufactures a series of high-performance infrared (IR) thermal lenses and optical elements for SWIR, MWIR, and LWIR imaging. These IR components and complex lens assemblies with fixed or motorized focus and zoom lenses. With such advanced technologies, innovative engineering, and design configurations, these optical solutions are ideal for homeland security, surveillance, automotive, and commercial applications.
Space And Specialty Optical Filters For Earth Observation
In astronomical observations, optical filters are able to provide the wavelength selectivity needed to enable telescopes to discriminate signal from background information. These filters often require larger sizes, higher uniformity, and excellent surface quality and surface figure.
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.
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Available in four different models, the FASTCAM NOVA camera system offers 12-bit image recording rates up to 16,000 frames per second (fps) at megapixel image resolution, and shutter speeds to 0.2µs. Recording rates to 1,100,000 fps are available at reduced image resolution. Read more.
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Understanding The Love-Hate Relationship Of Halide Perovskites With The Sun
Solar cells made of perovskite are at the center of much recent solar research. The material is cheap, easy to produce and almost as efficient as silicon, the material traditionally used in solar cells.
Raptor Launches An HD-SDI Version Of The Owl 1280 VIS-SWIR Camera
Raptor Photonics has launched an OEM version of the Owl 1280 with Serial Digital Interface (SDI) connectivity for high sensitivity imaging from 600nm-1700nm. The camera produces uncompressed, mono, progressive scan, digital video output to HD-SDI SMPTE-274M 1080p30 standard. SDI connectivity reduces system complexity, maximizes interface bandwidth, and expands the usable operational range.
Awakening The Echo Of The Atomic Layer To Discover A New And Brighter Light... A High Efficiency Light Conversion Mechanism
DGIST joint research team, the tungsten selenide (WSe2) efficient light conversion mechanism, double resonance sum-frequency generation method "found in the expected development of various optical techniques, such as quantum computing, and optical communication, nonlinear optical microscopy analysis
Live Demo Video: LightIR 16-180mm f/3.6 Folded-Optics Zoom Lens
The LightIR 16-180mm f/3.6 is a low-SWaP, MWIR continuous zoom lens, spearheading the market trend towards smaller size detectors with a 10μm pitch VGA FPA. Thanks to its innovative folded-optics design, the LightIR 16-180mm f/3.6 has a significantly compact configuration which enables a reduction in the overall size and weight of the optical system.
Video: Long-Range Real-Life Demo MWIR Zoom Lens HD Format 28-850 mm f/5.5
This video demonstrates the MWIR 28 – 850 mm f/5.5 HD format continuous zoom lens in real-life surveillance applications.
Video: Beautiful Paris In Thermal Imaging With Ophir's 15-300mm f/4 MWIR Integrated In Noxant NoxCore HD
This video is an HD thermal imaging view of the streets of Paris taken using Ophir's 15-300mm f/4 MWIR zoom lens integrated in Noxant NOX CORE HD.
Live Demo Video: SupIR 50-1350mm F/5.5 MWIR Lens For Small Pixels VGA And HD IR Cameras
This live video uses the SupIR 50-1350mm F/5.5 MWIR lens to record safari animals. This lens is ideally suited for small pixels VGA and HD IR cameras.
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