The laser is the perfect light source: when being provided with energy, it generates light of a specific, well-defined colour. It is also possible, however, to create the exact opposite – an object that perfectly absorbs light of a particular colour and dissipates the energy almost completely.
When a particle is completely isolated from its environment, the laws of quantum physics start to play a crucial role. One important requirement to see quantum effects is to remove all thermal energy from the particle motion, i.e. to cool it as close as possible to absolute zero temperature.
The Machine Vision RV-Series from Canon is made up of a group of systems that are specifically designed to work as the “eyes” of robotic arm systems. Benefits for using these machine vision systems include one-time measurements of 3D pose, high-speed recognition, improved productivity, and reduced production costs. This series is ideal for use in industrial production applications such as automobile parts manufacturing, car manufacturing, and electronics manufacturing.
Lisa Gerbracht at FLIR gives a brief introduction to showcased products, information on available imaging technologies, and an overview of FLIR’s specialized divisions.
Sukegawa Takashi from Canon USA, Inc. Optoelectronic Components introduces the new Canon Immersion Grating. With a size that is 1/27th of typical spectroscopy devices and the ability to cover infrared frequencies from 1 to 20 micrometers, this immersion grating is ideal for astronomy, satellites, and large ground-based telescope applications.
Dr. Scott Metzler from PCO introduces the pco.edge 4.2 bi back illuminated camera sensor with high resolution and a 6.5 x 6.5 μm² pixel size for high-quality images with quantum efficiency up to 95%. This next-generation camera offers an extremely versatile solution for all of your microscopy needs.
One of the greatest advantages of thermal imaging cameras in military research and range applications is their ability to image and record thermal data without the need to touch the target under testing. This eBook offers a comprehensive understanding of research and science thermography with topics including how IR cameras work, finding resolution in a distant image, and challenges of infrared radiance measurement. Read more.
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Engineers and designers working on LiDAR applications should consider critical filter issues early on.
Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers (VCSELs) are a type of semiconductor laser diode. Unlike edge emitting laser diodes, VCSELs emit upwards and thus can be easily packaged as emitter arrays containing hundreds of emitters on a single chip. Often VCSELs are coupled with passive optics or scanning optics to generate very wide beams. Additionally, VCSELs are often used in pulsed mode. These factors make VCSEL test and measurement a challenging task. This article discusses VCSEL measurement solutions and how Ophir equipment can be used to get reliable power and beam profile data on VCSELs.
Subsea robots, lasers, and artificial intelligence have been combined into one dynamic solution that will change the methods of working underwater. The SeaVision® subsea 3D laser imaging system is used to perform high-resolution RGB laser line scanning.
ZYGO's Compass ™ micro lens metrology system helps manufacturers verify lens quality and refine their manufacturing processes.
MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ: MKSI), a global provider of technologies that enable advanced processes and improve productivity, has announced the Ophir® SupIR 45-900mm MWIR f/4 and SupIR 50-1350mm MWIR f/5.5 long range, motorized continuous zoom lenses at SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing 2019. The MWIR f/4.0 and f/5.5 lenses are part of a larger collection of long-range, high-performance, thermal imaging lenses suited for 15 and 20µm VGA and 10µm HD formats, based on an open communication protocol that enables simple integration over a detection range of up to 26km.
Based on a parallel-kinematic design, with only one lightweight moving platform for all 3 axes, PI’s P-616 is available with high precision and dynamics in a compact package. Also known as the NanoCube®, it is the smallest and lightest system with capacitive feedback delivering 100µm travel range in 3 degrees of freedom.
Through randomly selected measurements, Austrian physicists can determine the quantum entanglement of many-particle systems. With the newly developed method, quantum simulations can be extended to a larger number of quantum particles. In the Science Magazine, the researchers report on the first successful demonstration of this method developed by physicists from Innsbruck.
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