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Inexpensive Chip-Based Device May Transform Spectrometry
Inexpensive Chip-Based Device May Transform Spectrometry

Spectrometers — devices that distinguish different wavelengths of light and are used to determine the chemical composition of everything from laboratory materials to distant stars — are large devices with six-figure price tags, and tend to be found in large university and industry labs or observatories.

  • A New Way To Measure Nearly Nothing
    A New Way To Measure Nearly Nothing

    Many semiconductor fabricators and research labs are under increasing pressure from, of all things, vacuum. These facilities need to remove greater amounts of gas molecules and particles from their setups as new technologies and processes demand lower and lower pressures.

  • Nanodiamonds As Photocatalysts
    Nanodiamonds As Photocatalysts

    Diamond nanomaterials are considered hot candidates for low-cost photocatalysts. They can be activated by light and can then accelerate certain reactions between water and CO2 and produce carbon-neutral "solar fuels".

  • Recycling Of Photovoltaic Waste Boosts Circular Economy
    Recycling Of Photovoltaic Waste Boosts Circular Economy

    According to the EU’s Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive, 85 % of PV waste must be recovered and 80 % recycled and reused, by 2018.

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Handheld Thermal HD Camera: T1K Series
Handheld Thermal HD Camera: T1K Series FLIR offers the new T1K series of portable, high-speed, high definition infrared cameras for applications requiring the highest resolution and sensitivity possible in a flexible, battery-powered handheld package. The FLIR T1010 and T1020 stream lossless radiometric imagery at 30 Hz, or up to 240 Hz with windowing through the optional High Speed Interface (HSI).  Continue Reading...
FLEXPOINT® Machine Vision Lasers
FLEXPOINT® Machine Vision Lasers LASER COMPONENTS designs and manufactures FLEXPOINT® MVsquare laser modules to fulfill specific requirements in industrial image processing applications. Thanks to its rectangular housing (L x W x H: 65 x 15 x 15 mm), this square module solution is specifically designed for fast and simple assembly in series production.  Continue Reading...
120 Megapixel CMOS Sensor: 120MXS
120 Megapixel CMOS Sensor: 120MXS The 120MXS 120 Megapixel CMOS Sensor has a pixel count equivalent to the approximate number of photoreceptor cells in the human eye. Recording capabilities at approximately 60x the full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 are made possible by parallel signal processing, which reads signals at a high speed from multiple pixels.  Continue Reading...
19 μm FHD CMOS Sensor: 35MMFHDXSCA
19 μm FHD CMOS Sensor: 35MMFHDXSCA The 35MMFHDXSCA 19 μm FHD CMOS Sensor features high-sensitivity, and low-noise imaging performance for the capture of full HD video in exceptionally low light environments. The larger pixel size of 19 μm x 19 μm alongside proprietary device design technologies helps to achieve higher sensitivity and an increased well depth. This 35 mm CMOS sensor provides the largest 16:9 imaging area possible when used with Canon EF lenses.  Continue Reading...
5 Megapixel Global Shutter CMOS Sensor: 3U5MGXS
5 Megapixel Global Shutter CMOS Sensor: 3U5MGXS The 3U5MGXS is a 5 Megapixel Global Shutter CMOS Sensor equipped with a global shutter that exposes all of the sensors’ pixels at the same time. This global shutter image sensor employs a new pixel design introducing new drive readout and light guiding technologies significantly reducing noise, and contributing to a wide dynamic range with a power consumption of 500 mW.  Continue Reading...
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    First Sensor Detection Solutions

    First Sensor develops reliable sensor solutions for detecting light, pressure, level, radiation, flow, and acceleration.

  • The Road Ahead With Alex Roy
    The Road Ahead With Alex Roy

    Automotive journalist, Alex Roy, talks about thermal cameras in autonomous driving with Stuart Klapper from Veoneer and Paul Clayton from FLIR Systems.

  • Low Power Measurements: Best Practices
    Low Power Measurements: Best Practices

    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.

  • How To Choose Your NanoScan
    How To Choose Your NanoScan

    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.

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    This video introduces First Sensor’s core competencies available from design concept to production.

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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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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.

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

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PI (Physik Instrumente) provides the world’s broadest range of precision motion technologies for both micro- and nano-precision applications. PI is the world’s first and largest manufacturer of piezoelectric nanopositioning technology.  Started 4 decades ago as a supplier to research labs and universities, the company has grown into a business of 700+ employees and more than $100 million in global sales.

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Make something big with something small with FLIR, the world’s highest volume infrared camera and core supplier. Our proven components like the Lepton®, Boson®, and the Neutrino™ cores, FLIR’s common software architecture makes for ease of integration across an array of applications. Integrating FLIR’s cameras, cores and components based on your size, weight, power, and performance requirements is easy and may be the last little piece you need for your next big idea. 

 

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TECHNICAL ARTICLES

  • Fiber Optics Drive Innovation In The Operating Room

    Used in the operating room for decades, optical fibers continue to enable new devices for minimally invasive surgeries and light-based disease detection that are enhancing the application of optics in modern medicine.

  • Pyroelectric Detectors: Materials, Applications, And Working Principle

    Pyroelectric detectors are thermal detectors that use temperature fluctuations to create a charge change on the surface of pyroelectric crystals, which produces a corresponding electrical signal. This application note discusses the materials used for their fabrication, how they operate, and their ideal applications.

  • LiDAR And Optical Filters – Helping Autonomous Vehicles See More Clearly

    “What’s a ‘steering wheel’?”  At the present time this would be a very strange question to hear asked from anyone who has driven, ridden in, or even seen a car but in a couple of decades this may not seem so unusual.  The evolution of increasingly affordable and capable sensing and imaging systems combined with the desire to create safer, more efficient transportation systems is driving the development of autonomous vehicles (pun intended).  LiDAR is a key technology that will eventually help carry this growth through to “Level 5” autonomy --> no steering wheels, no brake pedals, no human intervention in driving.

  • Beam Profiling In The SWIR Range: What You Need To Know

    Phosphor-coated CCD cameras have their place in gross beam alignment and applications where essential beam diagnostics are not required. However, due to the wide wavelength range of InGaAs cameras, the very high sensitivity of the array with very low noise, the real characteristics of the 1.5mμm beam can be detected, imaged, and measured with true accuracy. This white paper describes how the phosphor camera is the wrong solution for accurate beam diagnostic measurements and discusses how InGaAs cameras excel in this area.

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  • Fully Identified: The Pathway Of Protons

    The question how certain algal enzymes accomplish the high proton transfer rate for hydrogen production had in the past been subject to speculation. Dr. Martin Winkler, Dr. Jifu Duan, Professor Eckhard Hofmann and Professor Thomas Happe from Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB), together with colleagues from Freie Universität Berlin, traced the pathway of protons all the way into the active center of [FeFe]-hydrogenases.

  • Researchers Simplify Tiny Structures’ Construction Drip By Drip

    Popping the top on house paint usually draws people to look inside the can. But Princeton researchers have turned their gaze upward, to the underside of the lid, where it turns out that pattern of droplets could inspire new ways to make microscopically small structures.

  • A New Path Through The Looking-Glass

    Exploring the mystery of the molecular handedness in nature, scientists have proposed a new experimental scheme to create custom-made mirror molecules for analysis.

  • Nature-Inspired Crystal Structure Predictor

    Scientists from Russia found a way of improving the crystal structure prediction algorithms, making the discovery of new compounds multiple times faster.

  • Directivity To Improve Optical Devices

    A team of researchers from AMOLF, Western University (Canada), and the University of Texas (USA) recently demonstrated the use of algorithmic design to create a new type of nanophotonic structure.

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