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World Record: Fastest 3D Tomographic Images At BESSY II
World Record: Fastest 3D Tomographic Images At BESSY II

An HZB team has developed an ingenious precision rotary table at the EDDI beamline at BESSY II and combined it with particularly fast optics. This enabled them to document the formation of pores in grains of metal during foaming processes at 25 tomographic images per second - a world record.

  • Lining Up Superconductor Behaviors With One Of The World's Strongest Magnets
    Lining Up Superconductor Behaviors With One Of The World's Strongest Magnets

    What happens when really powerful magnets—capable of producing magnetic fields nearly two million times stronger than Earth’s—are applied to materials that have a “super” ability to conduct electricity when chilled by liquid nitrogen? A team of scientists set out to answer this question in one such superconductor made of the elements lanthanum, strontium, copper, and oxygen (LSCO).

  • NASA Studies Space Applications For GaN Crystals
    NASA Studies Space Applications For GaN Crystals

    Two NASA teams are examining the use of gallium nitride, a crystal-type semiconductor compound first discovered in the 1980s, and currently used in consumer electronics such as laser diodes in DVD readers.

  • High-Resolution Imaging Of Nanoparticle Surface Structures Is Now Possible
    High-Resolution Imaging Of Nanoparticle Surface Structures Is Now Possible

    Using scanning tunnelling microscopy (STM), extremely high resolution imaging of the molecule-covered surface structures of silver nanoparticles is possible, even down to the recognition of individual parts of the molecules protecting the surface.

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Compact, Versatile High Performance Camera System: FASTCAM NOVA
Compact, Versatile High Performance Camera System: FASTCAM NOVA Photron introduces the FASTCAM NOVA camera system designed with unique CMOS image sensor technologies and extensive high-speed digital imaging expertise to flexibility in a wide variety of applications. With three different available models, the NOVA delivers 12-bit image recording rates up to 12,800 frames per second (fps) at megapixel image resolution, and shutter speeds to less than 300 ns.  Continue Reading...
High Resolution Beam Profiling Camera With GigE Interface For High-Speed Applications: SP920G
High Resolution Beam Profiling Camera With GigE Interface For High-Speed Applications: SP920G The new Ophir® SP920G GigE Silicon CCD High Resolution Camera is designed to capture and analyze wavelengths from 190 nm - 110 nm for industrial laser beam profiling applications. With a compact design, wide dynamic range, excellent signal to noise ratio, and a high-speed GigE (Gigabit Ethernet) interface, the camera is ideal for measuring CW and pulsed laser profiles in applications such as laser cutting of medical devices or the welding of ...  Continue Reading...
High-Speed Infrared Camera: FAST-IR M350z
High-Speed Infrared Camera: FAST-IR M350z TELOPS’ new FAST 350z camera from the FAST-IR series is designed with a maximum data throughput larger than 1 Gigapixel/s and can produce thermal images at rates up to 355 fps. With high sensitivity for temperature differences as small as 20 mK, these high-performance cameras enable the detection of challenging targets in many IR signature and target ranging applications.  Continue Reading...
Redefining LED Cabin Lighting: SCHOTT® HelioJet
Redefining LED Cabin Lighting: SCHOTT® HelioJet Airlines consider lighting design an essential factor for influencing passenger comfort and enhancing onboard recognition. With the HelioJet technology, SCHOTT has collaborated with Lufthansa Technik to find their way for a brighter future in cabin interiors. This collaboration covers the entire process chain of cabin lighting with SCHOTT focusing on fiber optics technologies and LED illumination, while Lufthansa Technik concentrating on...  Continue Reading...
Ophir® Power Meter For Fluorescence Microscopy: PD300-MS
Ophir® Power Meter For Fluorescence Microscopy: PD300-MS The new Ophir® PD300-MS microscope slide power meter designed to make accurate measurements of emitted light from fluorescent microscopes. Measuring power levels of high numerical aperture (NA) objectives, from 5 µW to 1 W, this power meter can be used with a wide range of light sources in such applications as photo-activation or photo-bleaching.  Continue Reading...
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  • 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.

  • First Sensor Competencies
    First Sensor Competencies

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

  • Making ADAS And Self Driving Cars Safer
    Making ADAS And Self Driving Cars Safer

    FLIR thermal sensors can be used for the detection and classification of pedestrians in ADAS and self-driving cars, making them safer and less costly.

  • Precision Optics For Defense And Aerospace Applications
    Precision Optics For Defense And Aerospace Applications

    Zygo’s precision optics solutions such as high-quality mirrors, space-based lens assemblies, and other reconnaissance systems, have enabled high-performance solutions for defense and aerospace application.

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Optimal Lighting Design Boosts Efficiency Of Medical Diagnostic Instruments

For designers of medical diagnostic instruments, partnering with a reliable lighting expert can ensure the lighting system is optimized and generates homogeneous light that facilitates comparable and meaningful in vitro diagnostic analysis. Read more.

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UTC Aerospace Systems (Sensors Unlimited Products), is the world’s leading manufacturer of indium gallium arsenide (InGaAs)-based imaging products. As renowned experts in shortwave infrared (SWIR) imaging, Sensors Unlimited, Inc. introduced the world to the concept of imaging in the shortwave IR spectrum with simple, compact, and uncooled cameras.

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With Over 80 years of combined experience, the divisions of Abrisa Technologies (Abrisa Industrial Glass, Sycamore Glass Components, and ZC&R Coatings for Optics) have the engineering, manufacturing and customer service teams needed to service your optics requirements.

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Sierra-Olympic Technologies, Inc.  ̶  experts in thermal imaging technology  ̶  designs, manufactures and distributes cameras, components, and systems solutions for infrared (IR) camera users and integrators. Products include cooled, uncooled, and OEM infrared cameras, accessories, digital acquisition, and image processing systems. We provide full engineering services and support and are able to customize our systems to meet your specific requirements. We offer very high-value, cost-effective thermal imagers for R&D, OEM, commercial, and security applications, available for easy purchase directly from our web site.

PCO-TECH Inc. PCO-TECH Inc.

PCO-TECH Inc., founded in 1986, is a manufacturing, sales and marketing organization offering photonic instrumentation and complete systems throughout the world

TECHNICAL ARTICLES

  • Understanding Fluorescence Imaging

    Many modern biological and biomedical research applications rely in part on fluorescence imaging to understand cellular structures and events. This application note details the techniques involved in fluorescence imaging, as well as possible imaging considerations, providing a point of reference for quantitating data obtained from images or movies.

  • Guide To Glass

    Abrisa Technologies’ "Guide to Glass" provides information about the types of glass and their associated thermal, optical, chemical, mechanical, and electrical properties. This download also helps the reader better understand light and color; glare reduction; and glass strengthening methods using heat and chemicals.

  • What Are All The Discussions About Global Vs. Rolling Shutter?

    The shutter in a camera system enables the control of the exposure time and thus, the level of signal in an image. The shutter also defines the quality of an image if the objects are moving, as well as setting the environment for experiments, especially involving synchronization with illumination light.

  • A LiDAR Designer’s Guide To Sensor Technologies For Automotive/Mobility Systems

    How design engineers for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) of LiDAR systems can choose between differing sensor technologies.

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  • OSI Optoelectronics Provides Optimized Nd:YAG Photodiodes For Military/Aerospace Applications

    OSI Optoelectronics (OSIO), an OSI Systems Company, offers high-response N-on-P YAG series of photodetectors that are optimized at 1060 nm for critical military and aerospace sensing applications. The YAG laser light wavelength combines with low capacitance, for high-speed operation and extremely low noise, making it useful for sensing low-light intensities. Features include large active areas, high breakdown voltages, high speeds, and highly-accurate photodetection.

  • Versatile High Performance High-Speed Camera System

    Photron USA, Inc. of San Diego has launched a new versatile, high performance high-speed camera system. The FASTCAM NOVA brings together unique CMOS image sensor technologies and extensive high-speed digital imaging expertise that provide the camera with the flexibility to be used in a wide variety of applications. Available in three different models, the NOVA offers 12-bit image recording rates up to 12,800 frames per second (fps) at megapixel image resolution, and shutter speeds less than 300 nanoseconds.  Recording rates to 1,000,000fps are available at reduced image resolutions.  All of these things are available from a camera that is rugged, compact, lightweight and provides the best light sensitivity in its class. 

  • MKS Announces New Ophir® NanoScan™ Scanning Slit Laser Beam Profilers for Sub-Micron Measurement of Tunable Lasers and Mid IR Lasers

    MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ: MKSI), a global provider of technologies that enable advanced processes and improve productivity, has announced new additions to the Ophir® NanoScan™ 2s line of high power, scanning slit laser beam profilers. NanoScan products are NIST-calibrated profilers that instantly measure beam position and size with sub-micron precision for CW and kilohertz pulsed lasers. NanoScan profilers offer a choice of silicon, germanium, or pyroelectric detectors, which allows profiling lasers of any wavelength, from UV to far infrared, to 100μm and beyond.

  • How Gene Hunting Changed The Culture Of Science

    Years after the end of the Human Genome Project (HGP), which mapped the human genetic blueprint, its contributions to science and scientific culture are still unfolding.

  • Magnetic Antiparticles Offer New Horizons For Information Technologies

    Nanosized magnetic particles called skyrmions are considered highly promising candidates for new data storage and information technologies.

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