Scientists from the Max Born Institute (MBI) have developed the first refractive lens that focuses extreme ultraviolet beams. Instead of using a glass lens, which is non-transparent in the extreme-ultraviolet region, the researchers have demonstrated a lens that is formed by a jet of atoms.
The mesosphere, at heights between 85 and 100 kilometers above the Earth's surface, contains a layer of atomic sodium. Astronomers use laser beams to create artificial stars, or laser guide stars (LGS), in this layer for improving the quality of astronomical observations.
A new test to spot where the ability to exploit the power of quantum mechanics has evolved in nature has been developed by physicists at the University of Warwick.
Process engineers at FAU have developed a method which allows the size and shape of nanoparticles in dispersions to be determined considerably quicker than ever before.
First Sensor develops reliable sensor solutions for detecting light, pressure, level, radiation, flow, and acceleration.
Automotive journalist, Alex Roy, talks about thermal cameras in autonomous driving with Stuart Klapper from Veoneer and Paul Clayton from FLIR Systems.
Measuring very low power beams of light can be tricky; even small values of noise, drift or offset can have major impact on your readings. In this video, we’ll look at some best practices that can help you get the best performance from your very low power measurements.
Scanning slit profilers can make very accurate measurements of beam diameters as small as 5 microns, while cameras are limited to beams greater than 45 microns. This makes applications for focusing lasers or building optical systems much easier with a NanoScan. This video explains how to choose the right NanoScan for your application.
This video introduces First Sensor’s core competencies available from design concept to production.
This eBook addresses the inherent heating problems in electrical system designs as they become smaller and more powerful. Whether it is in the early rapid prototyping design phase, failure analysis and quality assurance phase, or troubleshooting on product returns, thermal measurement is a key tool for identifying problems and improving thermal management solutions. The FLIR eBook also offers insight and advice from industry experts on new infrared technologies, innovations, and techniques. Read more.
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Handheld full-solution spectrometers can address mobile analysis needs in many industry applications better than other technologies currently more widely used.
It should be clear that driver assistance systems are not just about more comfort for the driver. The applications equipped with sensitive sensors and networked cameras can save lives. The EU wants to commit to assistance systems in new cars from next year in order to reduce the number of road fatalities and serious injuries caused by traffic.
The automotive industry is dabbling in driverless cars. The vehicle of the future is making its way through traffic with LIDAR technology – and creating a market worth billions. And First Sensor is equipping leading manufacturers.
Until a few years ago, working with collaborative robots, or "cobots", was possible only if an array of safety precautions were adhered to. The trend toward taking machines previously housed in cages and allowing them to work more closely with human colleagues as collaborative systems calls for equipment such as sensors that monitor a robot's surroundings, give it dexterity when it grasps objects or determine its position in the room. Sensors thereby enable humans and machines to interact more safely and with greater freedom.
LASER COMPONENTS USA, a specialized provider of laser and optoelectronic components in the US and Canada, is proud to announce an active membership with the MIRTHE+ Photonics Sensing Center.
LASER COMPONENTS USA, a specialized provider of laser and optoelectronic components in the US and Canada, is pleased to announce the 6th International WORKshop on Infrared Technologies, a continuation of the alternating event in Germany and the US. Thanks to the support of MIRTHE+ Photonics Sensing Center, a leading organization focused on connecting research and industry, the event will take place at Princeton University, NJ, October 28 – 30, 2019.
In a ribbon cutting ceremony Mirrorcle Technologies inaugurated its new cleanroom space at the company’s Richmond, CA headquarters. Reflecting the company’s core competency of reliable optical beam-steering, the ribbon was cut by one of company’s latest products – a laser beam Scan Module which features a powerful 1W, blue (450nm) laser that was developed for the emerging dynamic solid-state lighting (phosphor lighting) market.
Company will showcase finished infrared (IR) optical components and thin film filters for biomedical, industrial, and defense applications at SPIE BiOS booth #8346 and Photonics West booth #4883, Feb. 2 - 7, 2019, Moscone Center, San Francisco.
The SPECULOOS Southern Observatory (SSO) has been successfully installed at the Paranal Observatory and has obtained its first engineering and calibration images — a process known as first light. After finishing this commissioning phase, this new array of planet-hunting telescopes will begin scientific operations, starting in earnest in January 2019.
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