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Perovskite Nickelate Photodetector Powers Itself
Perovskite Nickelate Photodetector Powers Itself

Researchers have developed a new kind of photodetector that utilizes its built-in semiconducting heterojunction to power itself, rather than rely on external voltage, as typical photodetectors do.

 

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The World’s Fastest 640 x 512 Resolution IR Camera: FLIR X6900sc
The World’s Fastest 640 x 512 Resolution IR Camera: FLIR X6900sc

FLIR offers the FLIR X6900sc: the world’s fastest 640 x 512 resolution thermal camera for high-speed science applications. This thermal imager is designed to record 1000 fps at full resolution onto the camera RAM for up to 26 seconds.

  • Color Filter Glass: UL365S UV Band-Pass Filter
    Color Filter Glass: UL365S UV Band-Pass Filter

    HOYA’s color filter glass products include sharp cut/long pass, light-balancing, color-compensating, neutral density, heat-absorbing, multi-band calibration, and UV Absorbing/VIS blocking filters for the UV through NIR regions. Featured is the new UL365S UV Band-Pass Filter that offers UV transmitting/VIS absorbing performance with high UV transmittance, while providing the highest resistance to any effects caused by UV solarization and/or exposure to high humidity conditions. 

  • Linear Variable VIS NIR Bandpass Filters For Hyperspectral Imaging
    Linear Variable VIS NIR Bandpass Filters For Hyperspectral Imaging

    Hyperspectral imaging (HSI) is used for many applications including satellite imaging and air reconnaissance. HSI is usually executed with bulky hyperspectral-imaging cameras that are sensitive to misalignment, very expensive, and use prisms or gratings as dispersive elements. An alternative method of HSI is the combination of linear variable bandpass filters (LVBPFs) with silicon detectors. This allows for very compact, robust, and affordable HSI detectors that offer several advantages over conventional approaches.

  • Avalanche Photodiodes (APDs) With Enhanced NIR Sensitivity To 950 nm: Series 9.5
    Avalanche Photodiodes (APDs) With Enhanced NIR Sensitivity To 950 nm: Series 9.5

    First Sensor’s Series 9.5 Avalanche Photodiodes (APDs) are designed with enhanced NIR sensitivity to 950 nm, providing fundamental technology for the development of custom-designed solutions such as different geometries, packages, and arrays.

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Sensor And Scanner Window Solutions
Sensor And Scanner Window Solutions Abrisa Technologies offers high throughput efficiency wide angle, broad spectrum sensor and laser scanning window solutions for visible 425-675 nm (VIS), visible to near infrared 425-1050 nm (VIS-NIR), short wave infrared 700-1800 nm (SWIR) and popular laser and LED wavelengths from 405 to 1550 nm. These window solutions are designed for image sensors and scanners and may be used in industrial 3D metrology, machine vision, automotive obstacle...  Continue Reading...
Cooled Mid-wave Infrared Camera: Tigris-640
Cooled Mid-wave Infrared Camera: Tigris-640 The Tigris-640 from Xenics is a cooled mid-wave infrared (MWIR) camera with a resolution of 640 x 512 pixels and a pixel pitch of 15 µm that is ideally used for bio-medical, industrial process monitoring, non-destructive testing, MWIR R&D, and thermography applications. Interfacing is done with the GigE Vision or CameraLink output, but analog out, HD-SDI, and triggering are also available.  Continue Reading...
Phantom® Flex4K-GS
Phantom® Flex4K-GS Vision Research offers the new Phantom® Flex4K-GS based on the Flex4K cinema camera platform. It incorporates a global shutter with a 4K, 9.4 megapixel, 35mm sensor, which ensures that every pixel exposes at the same moment in time. At a full resolution of 4096 x 2304 pixels, this camera is capable of capturing over 1000 fps, and over 1900 fps at a 2000 resolution. The minimum exposure time is 5 microseconds.  Continue Reading...
Laser Diode Accessories: LDP-CW Series
Laser Diode Accessories: LDP-CW Series LASER COMPONETS offers a number of different drive electronics for simple operation of all types of high power laser diodes. The LDP-CW series enables operation with a different power level and a pulse width of from CW to 1 μs. The combination of an HP laser diode and driver module is used in medical technology, process engineering and testing technology, material processing, and printing technology.  Continue Reading...
Industrial Diode Laser Modules: LuOcean M2 Series
Industrial Diode Laser Modules: LuOcean M2 Series The LuOcean M2 lasers are laser module systems comprising multiple singe emitter laser diodes and a D80 connector, or uncooled D80 connector. They are well suited for a wide range of industrial applications, including material processing, pumping, or illumination.  Continue Reading...
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  • When And Why You Should Use SWIR
    When And Why You Should Use SWIR

    Martin Ettenberg, with Princeton Infrared, gave us a breakdown on when and why you should use shortwave infrared imaging, and what this technology’s role can be as it relates to machine vision applications.

  • Product Video: Achieving Laser Beam Consistency
    Product Video: Achieving Laser Beam Consistency

    This year at Photonics West, Dan Ford with the Ophir Photonics Group talked to us about the importance of achieving laser consistency.

  • Challenges In Operating Pulsed Laser Diodes For LIDAR Applications
    Challenges In Operating Pulsed Laser Diodes For LIDAR Applications

    Jeff Briton and Dragan Grubsic spoke to us about some of the challenges involved in operating pulsed laser diodes and avalanche photodiodes in LIDAR for the automotive and sensor markets.

  • Three Things To Consider Before Purchasing A High Speed Camera
    Three Things To Consider Before Purchasing A High Speed Camera

    At Photonics West 2017, Gene Nepomuceno with Vision Research spent a few minutes with us discussing the three main factors one should take into account before selecting a high speed camera – resolution, frame rate, and sensitivity (with an honorable mention for transferring the data off of the camera).

  • What Wavelength Range Should You Use?
    What Wavelength Range Should You Use?

    At Photonics West 2017, Greg Staples focused on selecting different wavelengths for specific applications. Watch the video for wavelength selection guidance for precision agriculture, food sorting, mining, pharmaceutical quality control, and more.

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Thermal That Looks So Good, You Need To See It In Slow Motion.

FLIR, the industry leader in thermal technology, release the X8500sc and the X6800sc. Get hands on with the world’s fastest HD camera and the world’s lowest cost high speed camera at Photonics West. See us at booth #2516 or visit FLIR.com/science

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PG & O Precision Glass & Optics PG & O Precision Glass & Optics

Our company began with an ingenious idea: combine high-volume, low-cost commercial glass manufacturing with the technical precision of optics and thin film coating. A quarter-century later, you can rely on us with confidence - because we put all those years of experience into every component we create for you.

Vision Research, Inc. Vision Research, Inc.

It all started in 1950 when a young, idealistic, engineer quit his job at Fairchild Camera to pursue a career in an industry that barely existed. He formed a brand new company named Photographic Analysis Company whose sales mark was "Research Through Photography."

SCHOTT North America, Inc. - Lighting and Imaging SCHOTT North America, Inc. - Lighting and Imaging

SCHOTT Lighting and Imaging specializes in design and manufacture of fiber optic, LED, optical and hybrid product solutions for use in medical, dental, scientific, industrial, defense, aviation and automotive applications. In the medical field, SCHOTT specializes in custom solutions for OEM manufacturers such as leached fiber optic image bundles and light guides for endoscopy applications, fused fiber optic tapers and faceplates for x-ray applications and flexible wound fiber bundles for MRI applications.

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...

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.

Sensors Unlimited - UTC Aerospace Systems Sensors Unlimited - UTC Aerospace Systems

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.

TECHNICAL ARTICLES

  • Can Your Laser Micro Drilling System Do all This?

    The recent introduction of 5-axis laser micro drill system expands the limits of micrometer range drilling. Canon’s unique technology creates flexible hole shapes and wider angles at significantly higher processing speeds. Stent production, injector hole drilling and micromachining will benefit.

  • SWIR Camera Utilized In Cutting Edge Tornado Research

    A team of researchers at Purdue University’s Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences Department recently tested the practicality of using shortwave infrared (SWIR) imaging for improving the detection of poorly-visible tornadoes in supercell thunderstorms. The team turned their attention to the Churchill Navigation ION digital recorder. The recorder’s ION and CameraLink adapter allowed the team to quickly connect and record video and metadata simultaneously from two different types of cameras; a SWIR camera provided by Sensors Unlimited and a visible-light camera.

  • Theory And Measurement Of The Modulation Transfer Function (MTF)

    A Modulation Transfer Function (MTF) is defined as a quantitative and objective measure of the quality of an image formed by a lens or and electro-optical system. This universally accepted measurement is appropriate for lenses of all qualities, and can also be calculated from lens design data which enables theoretical and actual performances to be compared. The MTF measurement has almost completely replaced older visual tests that relied on human judgement and provided very little information.

  • Lens Manufacturers: Do You Know The Best Test For Lens Performance?

    In many optical applications, the quality of the image formed by a lens is of critical importance. A high quality lens begins with a good design which is tolerant to small manufacturing errors. Next, the manufacturing process must be tightly controlled, from the individual lens elements to the final assembly. However, since small errors in manufacturing can result in serious loss of performance, end-of-line testing is then necessary to identify lenses that fail to meet the desired quality requirements. Therefore, there is a need for an objective and automated quality test to perform this task.

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