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Penn State's Biodegradable Optical Fiber Delivers Light Safely Into Human Body
Penn State's Biodegradable Optical Fiber Delivers Light Safely Into Human Body

Engineers at Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) have fabricated a new biodegradable optical fiber made of citrate-based polymers that can be implanted safely in the body to image deep tissue or deliver drugs.

 

  • Injecting Electrons Jolts 2-D Structure Into New Atomic Pattern
    Injecting Electrons Jolts 2-D Structure Into New Atomic Pattern

    The same electrostatic charge that can make hair stand on end and attach balloons to clothing could be an efficient way to drive atomically thin electronic memory devices of the future, according to a new study led by researchers at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab).

  • Telescope Attachment Allows Ground-Based Observations Of Exoplanets
    Telescope Attachment Allows Ground-Based Observations Of Exoplanets

    A new, low-cost attachment to telescopes allows previously unachievable precision in ground-based observations of exoplanets -- planets beyond our solar system.

  • JILA’s 3-D Quantum Gas Atomic Clock Offers New Dimensions In Measurement
    JILA’s 3-D Quantum Gas Atomic Clock Offers New Dimensions In Measurement

    JILA physicists have created an entirely new design for an atomic clock, in which strontium atoms are packed into a tiny three-dimensional (3-D) cube at 1,000 times the density of previous one-dimensional (1-D) clocks. In doing so, they are the first to harness the ultra-controlled behavior of a so-called “quantum gas” to make a practical measurement device.

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Single-Channel, Two-Stage, Cooled Infrared (IR) Detector: BXT2-17TF
Single-Channel, Two-Stage, Cooled Infrared (IR) Detector: BXT2-17TF Opto Diode now offers the new BXT2-17TF single-channel infrared (IR) detector designed to provide excellent sensitivity for industrial carbon monoxide (CO) detection in harsh environments. With an integrated 4.67 µm optical bandpass silicon filter and a thermistor, this thermoelectrically-cooled device features excellent performance and high reliability for long life.  Continue Reading...
Full HD Thermal Camera: Vayu HD
Full HD Thermal Camera: Vayu HD Sierra-Olympic introduces the Vayu HD – the world’s first full high definition, uncooled, 1080p output thermal camera designed to deliver unmatched 1920 x 1200 image resolution, sensitivity, and detector quality for the most stunning thermal images from a stand-alone commercially designed camera.     Continue Reading...
Digital High-Speed Phantom® v-Series Camera Family
Digital High-Speed Phantom® v-Series Camera Family The Phantom® v-Series of digital high-speed cameras are designed to eliminate blur, see the smallest of details, and keep moving targets in-frame as long as possible for the longest recording time for an event. Features for this family include a custom designed CMOS sensor, up to 2560 x 1600 resolution, CineMag to CineStation® capabilities, and built in memory of 8 GB, 16 GB, or 32 GB.  Continue Reading...
Phantom® Miro® LAB-, LC-, and R-Series Cameras
Phantom® Miro® LAB-, LC-, and R-Series Cameras The Phantom® Miro® camera series offers a wide variety of models with a range of performance levels in three different available body styles. Available in 1, 2, and 4 megapixel versions, these cameras are the ideal choice for qualitative and quantitative analysis and allow for users to choose the resolution, performance level, and body style that fits each application.  Continue Reading...
ColdVision Series For Machine Vision And Microscopy Illumination
ColdVision Series For Machine Vision And Microscopy Illumination The ColdVision series from SCHOTT Lighting and Imaging is composed of an extensive array of light sources, fiber optic guides, and accessories designed to work seamlessly with each other for illumination purposes in machine vision and microscopy applications.   Continue Reading...
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  • RA-532H Surface Reflectance Analyzer Video Introduction
    RA-532H Surface Reflectance Analyzer Video Introduction

    The new RA-532H Surface Reflectance Analyzer from Canon USA, Inc. Optoelectronic Components is capable of surface measurements at three different angles (20°, 60°, and 85°). Utilized measurement methods include standard compliant gloss, haze, Image Clarity (IC), and 1-D and 2-D BRDF (Bidirectional Reflectance Distribution Function) measurements. The analyzer can be used for a variety of evaluation and inspection applications with many types of surfaces such as film, paper, and automotive, printed, or painted surfaces.

  • 3D Machine Vision System RV1100 Video Introduction
    3D Machine Vision System RV1100 Video Introduction

    The RV1100 is a 3D machine vision system designed to measure and recognize randomly assembled production line parts with complex shapes and very few distinguishing features for robotic arm systems. It offers the benefits of one-time measurements of 3D pose, high-speed recognition, improved productivity, and reduced production costs. The RV1100 is ideal for use in industrial production applications such as automobile parts manufacturing, car manufacturing, and electronics manufacturing.

  • Video – Piezo Nano Positioning Stage For Microscopy: P-563 PIMars XYZ-Stage
    Video – Piezo Nano Positioning Stage For Microscopy: P-563 PIMars XYZ-Stage

    Piezo nanopositioning stages offer high-resolution and scanning speed, making them useful for super-resolution microscopy and optical trapping. The P-563 PIMars XYZ-Stages are designed with a parallel-kinematics arrangement with higher precision and responsiveness compared to nested or stacked multi-axis positioners.

  • 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.

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Sierra-Olympic Technologies, Inc. Sierra-Olympic Technologies, Inc.

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.

Gooch & Housego PLC Gooch & Housego PLC

Gooch & Housego provides complete optical system design, engineering and manufacturing services to the aerospace & defense, industrial, life sciences and scientific research sectors, based upon the following key enabling photonic technologies: Acousto-Optics, Crystal Optics Electro-Optics, Fiber Optics and photonic packaging, Non-Linear Optics, Precision Optics including optical polishing and coatings, as well as light measurement instrumentation and services, spectral Imaging & synthesis.

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."

BaySpec Inc. BaySpec Inc.

BaySpec, Inc., founded in 1999 with 100% manufacturing in the USA (San Jose, California), is a vertically integrated spectral sensing company. The company designs, manufactures and markets advanced spectral instruments, including UV-VIS-NIR-SWIR spectrometers, benchtop and portable NIR/SWIR and Raman analyzers, confocal Raman microscopes, hyperspectral imagers, mass spectrometers, and OEM spectral engines and components, for the R&D, biomedical, pharmaceuticals, chemical, food, semiconductor, health monitoring, human & animal medical devices, and the optical telecommunications industries.

TECHNICAL ARTICLES

  • Creating A Passive Laser Beam Analyzer Through A Haas Laser Technologies And Xenics Partnership

    High power CO2 lasers produce a beam of infrared light with wavelengths centering typically at 9.3 or 10.6 μm. Haas Laser Technologies, Inc. has developed a compact, all passive optical design laser beam analyzer for focused laser beams from a CO2 laser with wavelength range from 9.3 to 10.6 μm. In conjunction with a Fabry-Perot resonator and Xenics’ Gobi-640-GigE microbolometer camera, the new beam analyzer offers laser beam measurement and analysis for continuous-wave (CW) as well as pulsed lasers.

  • Seeing The Light: Sizing Up Universal Light Guides For Medical Instruments

    Commodity products are easy to overlook, but sometimes they can contribute to a result that can’t be taken for granted: the health and safety of the patient. As such, they warrant a closer look. One such “commodity” product is the Universal Light Guide, a workhorse of medical diagnostics that enables the high performance of high-end medical equipment such as endoscopes, the instruments of discovery that enable physicians to see, detect, diagnose and operate on parts of the body that are usually shielded from light.

  • Automation And Microscopy: Faster Test And Measurement

    Nanotechnology uses the concept that constant velocity will get you to the destination faster than constantly stopped traffic. One technique puts this concept into practice via a fast nano-focus device based on a piezo-ceramic actuator embedded in a flexure guided lens positioning mechanism.

  • Choosing The Best Prototyping Process For Your Project

    This Proto Labs white paper demonstrates the importance of selecting the best prototyping process for every project, including the pros and cons of each process, attribute comparisons, and impact on time-to-market.

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