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NASA Readies World's First Spaceborne Sodium LIDAR System
NASA Readies World's First Spaceborne Sodium LIDAR System

Scientists at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center are developing the world's first space-based sodium LIDAR (Light Detection And Ranging) instrument to study the nature and dynamics of the mesosphere, the poorly understood middle layer of the Earth's atmosphere, which lies 40-100 miles above Earth’s surface and separates the planet from the vacuum of space.

  • Forces Between Atomic Nucleus And Electron In Focus
    Forces Between Atomic Nucleus And Electron In Focus

    For the first time, a team led by the TU Darmstadt succeeded in measuring the transition between energy levels with lasers so that underlying theories can be tested with lithium-ionic ions of the Bismuth element, with a surprising result, which researchers now use in Nature Communications "The previous understanding of the interplay between the electron and the atomic nucleus could be erroneous.

  • Miniaturised ‘Heat Engines’ Could Power Nanoscale Machines Of The Future
    Miniaturised ‘Heat Engines’ Could Power Nanoscale Machines Of The Future

    Research from The University of Manchester has thrown new light on the use of miniaturised ‘heat engines’ that could one day help power nanoscale machines like quantum computers.

  • Gas Gives Laser-Induced Graphene Super Properties
    Gas Gives Laser-Induced Graphene Super Properties

    Rice University scientists who invented laser-induced graphene (LIG) for applications like supercapacitors have now figured out a way to make the spongy graphene either superhydrophobic or superhydrophilic.

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Surface Reflectance Analyzer: RA-532H The Surface Reflectance Analyzer RA-532H is a device designed to comprehensively measure and evaluate the surface conditions of objects. Utilized measurement methods include standard compliant gloss, haze, Image Clarity (IC), and 2-D BRDF (Bidirectional Reflectance Distribution Function) measurements.  Continue Reading...
Low Reflection And Non-Glare Glass Solutions
Low Reflection And Non-Glare Glass Solutions Abrisa Technologies now offers an extended range of standard stock non-glare (NG), anti-reflection (AR), and anti-reflection coated non-glare (NG/AR) glass and custom solutions, ready to be fabricated to exact specifications. These three options are available for the display designer and integrator to best suit the needs for reduced reflection and glare, throughput efficiency for display brightness, and maintaining image quality.  Continue Reading...
Chemically Strengthened Glass For Displays, Sensors, And Scanners: AGC Dragontrail™
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  Alkali Free Boro-Aluminosilicate Glass: AGC EN-A1
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Diffractive Optical Elements (DOEs) For Beam Splitting
Diffractive Optical Elements (DOEs) For Beam Splitting Diffractive optical elements (DOEs) from LASER COMPONENTS are designed to be used as multi-spot beam splitters in beam shaping, and beam profile modifications with lasers and high power lasers. Using diffractive elements for beam splitting is advantageous in the instance of needing one element to produce several beams, or when very exact power separation is required. DOEs can also achieve precise positioning to create holes at clearly defined...  Continue Reading...
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  • What Is Multispectral Imaging?
    What Is Multispectral Imaging?

    Telops offers a variety of high-performance scientific instruments to meet the most demanding research applications. The MS-IR Series of time-resolved, multispectral imagers are able to combine measurements obtained with various attenuation filters to achieve a composite HDR image that shows hot and cold objects at the same time. 

  • Endoscopy – Rigid Endoscope Animation
    Endoscopy – Rigid Endoscope Animation

    Flexible endoscopes are used in medical procedures where the scope cannot bend. This animation from SCHOTT demonstrates the transmission of light and data through external and internal rigid fiber optic light cables in endoscopy.

  • Endoscopy – Flexible Endoscope Animation
    Endoscopy – Flexible Endoscope Animation

    Flexible endoscopes are used in medical procedures where the scope must be bent inside the body. This animation from SCHOTT demonstrates the transmission of light and data through external and internal flexible fiber optic light cables in endoscopy.

  • Video: Photoluminescence In The Time Domain
    Video: Photoluminescence In The Time Domain

    This video shows the principle of photoluminescence in the time domain (pulsed excitation) and in the frequency domain (continuous, modulated excitation) using the pco.flim – a specialized camera for luminescence lifetime measurements in the frequency domain. The corresponding waveforms of light, shaped and delayed by a reflective target and a photoluminescent sample, are visualized.

  • Design Challenges And Considerations For Developing High Definition Infrared Cameras
    Design Challenges And Considerations For Developing High Definition Infrared Cameras

    There are unique challenges involved in bringing infrared cameras up to the high-definition standards we’ve all grown accustomed to for cameras in the visible range. Chris Johnston with Sierra-Olympic Technologies spent a few minutes at DCS 2017 to speak about these challenges.

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TECHNICAL ARTICLES

  • Laser Illumination For High-Speed Imaging

    An incorrect or poorly lit subject affects the image, regardless of the quality of a camera system. Therefore the illumination source is just as important as the camera's resolution and sensitivity. For high-speed imaging applications, a wide range of light sources can be utilized. See how a laser can be used for illumination in these four high speed imaging application examples.

  • BP Chemicals Enhances Site Safety With FLIR Infrared

    BP Chemicals is a world renowned company in the production of acetic acid, and is responsible for a significant portion of the world’s capacity. Every year the company invests many millions of pounds in improving production efficiency, minimizing environmental impact, and protecting their employees. With personnel safety in mind, BP Chemicals is now taking a fresh look at how FLIR thermal imaging can help minimize leaks.

  • Remote Detection And Localization Of Gas Leaks With Autonomous Mobile Inspection Robots In Technical Facilities

    The process of detecting gas leaks within industrial facilities can be susceptible to human error and interpretation, as well as dangerous and time-consuming. The RoboGasInstector is a type of robot system that was created with the intention of providing a safer, more efficient, and more reliable gas detection solution. This system delivers remote detection and localization of gas leaks, and was developed by a group of German companies and institutes. It uses a FLIR GF302 optical gas imaging camera.

  • FLIR GF320 Used To Detect Gas Leakage In Biogas Facilities

    As awareness of leaks within biogas facilities has grown, gas camera technology has also increased in use in order to easily show leaks. Biogas leaks raise the potential risk for health and environment safety, and may result in losses to system efficiency. Security risks can also arise when gases form explosive mixtures escape, placing employees and the facility in danger. This application note explains how the FLIR GF320 was used to assess leakage in biogas facilities, and how using this camera offers numerous advantages over conventional gas detection measurements.

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  • OSI Laser Diode To Showcase LCW/SCW Series Of Instrument Laser Modules At Laser World Of Photonics

    OSI Laser Diode, Inc. (LDI) will showcase the LCW/SCW Series of high-power laser modules for optical testing at Laser World of Photonics in Munich, Germany, in Hall B2, booth #161, June 26 - 29, 2017. The specially-designed devices feature high-peak optical power (pulsed) up to 200 mW@1000mA and continuous-wave (CW) optical power up to 75 mW to meet the demanding performance requirements of the optical test equipment market. The new series offers a variety of wavelength options including 1310 nm, 1490 nm, 1550 nm, 1625 nm, and 1650 nm. 

  • AMRC Develops Hybrid 3D Printing Process

    The Design and Prototyping Group at the University of Sheffield’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Center (AMRC) has developed a unique hybrid 3D printing process that allows electrical, optical and structural elements to be introduced throughout an additively manufactured component during the build process.

  • Successful Synthesis Of Nanomaterial That Improves Catalytic Converter Efficiency

    A large international collaboration, which included ANSTO, has successfully synthesised highly porous rhodium nanoparticles that could be used as a more effective catalytic converter for vehicles.

  • Wafer-Thin Magnetic Materials Developed For Future Quantum Technologies

    Two-dimensional magnetic structures are regarded as a promising material for new types of data storage, since the magnetic properties of individual molecular building blocks can be investigated and modified.

  • World's Thinnest Hologram Integrates With Smartphones And Wearables

    Researchers at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), working in collaboration with counterparts at Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT), have developed the world's thinnest nanometric hologram, making it possible for the first time to integrate 3D holography with smartphones and wearable devices.

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