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Thinnest Optical Waveguide Channels Light Within Just Three Layers Of Atoms
Thinnest Optical Waveguide Channels Light Within Just Three Layers Of Atoms

Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed the thinnest optical device in the world—a waveguide that is three layers of atoms thin.

  • Atomic ‘Trojan Horse’ Could Inspire New Generation Of X-Ray Lasers And Particle Colliders
    Atomic ‘Trojan Horse’ Could Inspire New Generation Of X-Ray Lasers And Particle Colliders

    How do researchers explore nature on its most fundamental level? They build “supermicroscopes” that can resolve atomic and subatomic details. This won’t work with visible light, but they can probe the tiniest dimensions of matter with beams of electrons, either by using them directly in particle colliders or by converting their energy into bright X-rays in X-ray lasers.

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Large Aperture Laser Power/Energy Sensor For Pulsed Lasers: L2000W-PF-120
Large Aperture Laser Power/Energy Sensor For Pulsed Lasers: L2000W-PF-120 The Ophir® L2000W-PF-120 is a water-cooled Laser Power/Energy Sensor designed for measuring large pulsed lasers. This thermal sensor measures powers from 1 W to 200 W and energies form 6 J to 6000 J over the spectral range of 0.3 µm to 2.2 µm. The sensor features a large 120 m aperture to accommodate for high energy densities and short pulses.  Continue Reading...
Optical Filter Solutions For Datacom Applications
Optical Filter Solutions For Datacom Applications Iridian Spectral designs and manufactures optical filter solutions for long haul and metro access fiber-optic telecom customers. Iridian also applies the same proven thin film filter technology to address the growing needs for Datacom optical filtering providing wavelength selectivity to DCI devices such as transceivers and tunable laser assemblies (TLA).  Continue Reading...
Optical Filters For LiDAR Laser Sensors
Optical Filters For LiDAR Laser Sensors Iridian Spectral Technologies offers LiDAR laser sensor systems with common laser wavelengths including 532 nm, 905 nm, 1064 nm, and 1550 nm. These filters provide more signal with less background and are ideal for laser sensor applications, including airborne laser scanning and other methods of capturing 3D data of large areas.  Continue Reading...
Space And Specialty Optical Filters For Earth Observation
Space And Specialty Optical Filters For Earth Observation In astronomical observations, optical filters are able to provide the wavelength selectivity needed to enable telescopes to discriminate signal from background information. These filters often require larger sizes, higher uniformity, and excellent surface quality and surface figure.  Continue Reading...
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  • Video: Introducing The RV-Series 3D Machine Vision System
    Video: Introducing The RV-Series 3D Machine Vision System

    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.

  • Support For The Entire Photonics Spectrum!
    Support For The Entire Photonics Spectrum!

    Lisa Gerbracht at FLIR gives a brief introduction to showcased products, information on available imaging technologies, and an overview of FLIR’s specialized divisions.

  • New Immersion Grating For Astronomy Applications
    New Immersion Grating For Astronomy Applications

    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.

  • Introducing The pco.edge bi For Microscopy Applications
    Introducing The pco.edge bi For Microscopy 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.

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eBook: A Guide To Thermal Imaging On The Military Test Range

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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Opto Diode, An ITW Company Opto Diode, An ITW Company

Opto Diode Corporation is a world supplier of reliable, high quality infrared (IR) LEDs and custom LEDs in the visible range. Since 1981, we have produced standard TO-packaging and custom housing LEDs in our U. S. facility in Southern California, maintaining the highest standards with our in-process quality control and testing systems...

Iridian Spectral Technologies Iridian Spectral Technologies

Iridian Spectral Technologies is a diversified optical filter manufacturer that is an international leader in filter design and manufacture especially for application in the fields of fiber optic communications, optical spectroscopy, 3D entertainment, and in aerospace. Iridian Spectral Technologies was ranked as one of the top 150 high technology companies in Canada in the 2011 and 2012 Branham300 rankings and won the 2010 Canada Export Achievement Award for the province of Ontario sponsored by Profit magazine together with Export Development Corporation (EDC). Iridian Spectral Technologies is a global supplier with distributors in many countries particularly in Asia.

Canon USA Imaging Solutions Group Canon USA Imaging Solutions Group

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Zygo Corporation Zygo Corporation

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TECHNICAL ARTICLES

  • Messages From Above - Optical Satcom Lights The Way

    We live in the “Communications Age”, but there is still further evolution to come that will necessitate extending the communications reach even further.  While we have laid down a large physical infrastructure of wireline fiber-optic networks and wireless cellular base stations, the next advances in communications, 5G and machine-to-machine communications, will require “help from above” to blanket literally every corner of our planet with high speed, ultra-low latency, secure networks – telecom meet satcom. 

  • What Is A Front Surface Mirror?

    This article identifies the differences a front surface mirror has from other types of mirrors and the benefits of its use.

  • What Is An EMI Shielding Window?

    An EMI shielding window is an optically transparent, electrically conductive barrier that significantly reduces the amount of electro-magnetic radiation that might pass through it. This article covers the different types and their uses and benefits.

  • What Is A Transparent Heater Window?

    Transparent Heater Windows are used for widely differing purposes from keeping food hot or cold to preventing aircraft windows from frosting over. This article covers their many uses and benefits.

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  • Princeton Infrared Technologies, Inc. Announces U.S. Army SBIR Phase II Award for Real Time On Board Video for Gun Launched Munitions

    Princeton Infrared Technologies, Inc. specialists in indium gallium arsenide (InGaAs) imaging technology and affordable shortwave-infrared (SWIR) linescan cameras, visible-SWIR science cameras, and 1- and 2-D imaging arrays, announces a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) award. The Phase II SBIR contract with the United States Army at Picatinny Arsenal, NJ will fund the development of a small size, weight and power and cost visible/short wave infrared (SWIR) camera for precision guided gun launched munitions based on successful technology demonstrations in Phase I.

  • OSI Optoelectronics Showcases A Line Of Spacecraft Sensors And Advanced Electronics At Space Tech Expo Europe 2019

    The company will present a series of sensors used for various critical space mission applications deployed on spacecrafts in Stand B70 at Space Tech Expo Europe, Bremen, Germany.

  • Cryptography Without Secret Keys

    Most security applications, for instance access to buildings or digital signatures, use cryptographic keys that must at all costs be kept secret. That also is the weak link: who will guarantee that the key doesn’t get stolen or hacked? Using a physical unclonable key (PUK) – which can be a stroke of white paint on a surface – and the quantum properties of light, researchers of the University of Twente and Eindhoven University of Technology present a new type of data security that does away with secret keys.

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