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Researchers Discover Anti-Laser Masquerading As Perfect Absorber
Researchers Discover Anti-Laser Masquerading As Perfect Absorber

Researchers at Duke University have discovered that a perfect absorber of electromagnetic waves they described in a 2017 paper can easily be tweaked into a sort of “time-reversed laser” known as a coherent perfect absorber (CPA).

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Flash LiDAR Sensor: SPAD2L192
Flash LiDAR Sensor: SPAD2L192 Laser Components offers the 192 x 2 pixel solid-state CMOS sensor designed with Single-Photon Avalanche Diodes (SPADs) to reach amplification of 108 for a time with high count rates and low noise. This highly sensitive, advanced sensor is used in Flash LiDAR systems, industrial robots, and surveillance technology.  Continue Reading...
Production Ready 3D Optical Profiler: ZeGage™ Pro
Production Ready 3D Optical Profiler: ZeGage™ Pro The ZeGage™ Pro and ZeGage™ Pro HR are scanning white light interferometers that provide 3D optical surface profiling for the measurement of precision surfaces that require non-contact metrology. The base ZeGage™ Pro model delivers surface mapping at the nanometer scale, meeting the needs for most industrial surfaces. For smoother samples with a much finer surface finish, the ZeGage™ Pro HR offers more than 20X higher...  Continue Reading...
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