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Microprocessors Based On A Layer Of Just Three Atoms
Microprocessors Based On A Layer Of Just Three Atoms

Two-dimensional materials, or 2D materials for short, are extremely versatile, although – or often more precisely because – they are made up of just one or a few layers of atoms.

 

  • Reconfigurable Metamaterial Device Harvests Energy From Excess Heat
    Reconfigurable Metamaterial Device Harvests Energy From Excess Heat

    Researchers at Duke University have built a new reconfigurable device that can harvest energy from excess heat at infrared wavelengths. Such technology can be used to improve the efficiency of thermophotovoltaic cells, which collect waste heat from their surroundings in the form of infrared radiation and turn it into electricity.

  • SERIS Develops World’s First Full-Size IBC Bifacial Solar Module
    SERIS Develops World’s First Full-Size IBC Bifacial Solar Module

    The Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS) at the National University of Singapore (NUS) has developed the world’s first full-size Interdigitated Back Contact (IBC) bifacial solar module using ZEBRA solar cells from the International Solar Energy Research Center (ISC) Konstanz.

  • Anti-Reflective Optical Coating Boosts World's Most Powerful Laser
    Anti-Reflective Optical Coating Boosts World's Most Powerful Laser

    Scientists at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) in California have developed a new anti-reflective coating to protect laser optics, and a new chemical process that makes the optics more resistant to damage.

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Very High Power Water-Cooled Thermal Sensor: 15K-W-BB-45
Very High Power Water-Cooled Thermal Sensor: 15K-W-BB-45 Ophir Photonics’ 15K-W-BB-45 is a high damage threshold sensor designed to measure continuous laser power from 100 W to 15,000 W over the spectral range from 0.8 to 2 µm and 10.6 µm. This compact, water-cooled, thermal laser power measurement sensor features a deflecting cone and annular absorber that tolerates high power densities up to 10 kW/cm2.  Continue Reading...
Interferometer System For Multiple Surface Testing: Verifire™ MST
Interferometer System For Multiple Surface Testing: Verifire™ MST The Verifire™ MST is a laser interferometer system designed specifically for precise optical metrology of multiple surfaces simultaneously, including plane parallel components with multiple reflections. In classical interferometer applications, the system uses wavelength shifting of phase, and ZYGO’s patented Fourier Transform Phase Shifting Interferometry (FTPSI) to measure up to four-surface cavities.  Continue Reading...
0-60 Degree Polarization Optimized Anti-Reflection (AR) Coatings
0-60 Degree Polarization Optimized Anti-Reflection (AR) Coatings Abrisa Technologies provides very wide angle anti-reflection (AR) coatings for p-plane and s-plane polarization.  These coatings support high throughput efficiency for broad angle polarization sensitive applications such as switchable Bragg gratings and spatial light modulators (SLM) used in laser beam steering, image enhancement, near-to-eye displays, telecommunications, and other low-loss wide-angle applications.  Durable hard...  Continue Reading...
BeamCheck™ Beam Profiling System For Additive Manufacturing
BeamCheck™ Beam Profiling System For Additive Manufacturing The Ophir Photonics BeamCheck™ beam profiling system is designed specifically for measuring critical laser beam parameters in laser-based additive manufacturing systems. A CCD camera is used for spatial measurements, and an NIST-traceable power sensor is utilized to provide a complete analysis of laser power density profiles.  Continue Reading...
Telops Measurement Services
Telops Measurement Services Telops offers a team of R&D and application field scientists with the experience and expertise needed to analyze data and turn your project into a success. In collaboration with Université de Reims, Telops is also able to provide measurement services to detect and characterize defects in a wide variety of materials using active infrared imaging.  Continue Reading...
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FEATURED VIDEOS

  • Product Video: Advanced Infrared Imaging Through High Speed Multispectral Filtering
    Product Video: Advanced Infrared Imaging Through High Speed Multispectral Filtering

    Vince Morton with Telops gives an update on what’s new for Telops’ product lines, and shows a demonstration of an advanced high-speed multispectral filtering application.

  • How To Select A Lens For LWIR Applications
    How To Select A Lens For LWIR Applications

    Anyone who has attended an exhibition in this industry knows that it’s not hard to find a good lens manufacturer. However, finding the right lens for your application can be a challenge. Thankfully, John Franks with Umicore is here to help. Watch the video to learn what you need to consider when selecting a lens for LWIR imaging applications.

  • Why Use SWIR?
    Why Use SWIR?

    At DCS 2017, Doug Malchow took us through a presentation on when and why you should use SWIR (short-wave infrared) technology for imaging applications.

  • Tradeoffs In High Speed Camera Sensor Design
    Tradeoffs In High Speed Camera Sensor Design

    Jay Stepleton with Vision Research spent a few minutes with us to talk about the tradeoffs involved in speed, resolution, and sensitivity when designing high speed camera sensors.

  • Product Video: Extended Contact Bearing Way, And Why You Need It
    Product Video: Extended Contact Bearing Way, And Why You Need It

    Dan Denison with OptoSigma talked to us about his company’s proprietary extended contact bearing way technology they use in their translation stages.

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PCO-TECH Inc. PCO-TECH Inc.

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Photron, Inc. Photron, Inc.

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PI (Physik Instrumente) LP PI (Physik Instrumente) LP

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.

TECHNICAL ARTICLES

  • No, Not That One: Imaging Systems And The ‘Other’ Fiber Optics

    Well known as an enabling technology of telecommunications, fiber optics is also playing a pivotal role in imaging. This paper takes a closer look at the “other” fiber optics, illuminating the special qualities that make it the best solution for some of imaging’s most challenging problems and environments.

  • Testing High Volume LED Luminaire Builds

    LED luminaires offer better and more uniform illumination, as well as the ability to tailor the color of the LEDs to the correct mixture for individual applications. The lower operating costs of LED luminaires drive an exponentially growing demand for them in consumer and commercial markets. This increased demand requires an adaptation to improved quality testing methods that can provide superior measurements and not slow down the process of production. This application note discusses the use of Ophir Photonics’ FluxGage for testing luminaires rated from 1,000 to 40,000 lumens on the production line.

  • Assuring Correct Metallurgy In Direct Laser Melting

    High quality 3D laser printed processes require a laser that delivers the correct amount of power, distributed correctly and focused at the correct location. To ensure consistent and structurally sound parts and correct metallurgy, the right parameters should be directly measured before and after any critical part is made in direct laser sintering. This application note presents how Ophir Optics’ BeamCheck system is able to measure critical laser beam parameters for laser-based additive manufacturing.

  • Math, Magic And MTF: A Cheat Sheet For The Vision System Community

    MTF is the best proxy for lens performance, but the math behind it and the graphs that depict it often obstruct understanding. This paper demystifies MTF, arming vision system decision makers with the knowledge they need about it to choose the right lens every time.

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LATEST HEADLINES

  • A*STAR Research Model Enables Simultaneous Electrical And Optical Simulation Inside Modulator

    Scientists working at the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) in Singapore have developed and tested a simulation model that allows simultaneous electrical-optical interaction inside an optical modulator — an electro-optical device that modifies light by applying electrical pulses. 

  • Canon U.S.A. Hosts Live Production Environments, Hands-On Demos, Education And Workflow Presentations At NAB 2017

    At the 2017 NAB Show in Las Vegas, NV, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, will showcase its line of professional 4K and high-definition imaging equipment for motion pictures, television production, video content creation, and still photography at booth C4325. The Canon booth at NAB 2017 will feature demonstrations and highlight scenarios which showcase the breadth of Canon imaging equipment in a variety of live production and filmmaking environments.

  • Canon Introduces Free Firmware Upgrades For Three 4K Professional Display Models

    Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced that its parent company, Canon Inc. and Canon Marketing Japan Inc., will make available free firmware upgrades for three of its professional 4K displays—the DP-V1710, DP-V2410 and DP-V2420 in June 2017.

  • Canon U.S.A. Announces Canon Log Feature Upgrade For The EOS 5D Mark IV Camera

    Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the availability of a feature upgrade for the EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR camera that will add the ability to record with Canon Log. With this upgrade, the EOS 5D Mark IV can achieve a cinematic look similar to what can be achieved using Cinema EOS cameras, allowing it to serve as a second camera on a Cinema EOS shoot or to stand alone as a cinema camera.

  • Canon Adds Versatility To Family Of High-Quality, Affordable Compact-Servo Lenses With New 70-200mm Telephoto Zoom Lens

    Canon U.S.A., Inc. recently announced the new COMPACT-SERVO 70-200mm Telephoto Zoom Lens (model name CN-E 70-200mm T4.4 L IS KAS S), a compact and lightweight 4K lens constructed for users that demand versatility and portability. A bridge between traditional Canon EF lenses and CN-E cinema lenses, the COMPACT-SERVO 70-200mm can be ideal for filmmakers and documentary shooters who want the control and quality of cinema optics with the lightweight, compact design and features of Canon’s EF lenses.

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