Newsletter | May 5, 2021

05.05.21 -- BSI Sensors + High-Speed Imaging | Active Alignment Tech +Optical Manufacturing

Industry Insights
PureFocus850 Reduces Electronic Component Inspection Time By 95%

Prior Scientific is pleased to announce another fantastic customer outcome provided by the PureFocus850. Top-Electech, the China-based electronic component supplier, uses their PureFocus to inspect and analyze PCB components to ensure their customers receive a high-quality and reliable service.

Understanding How A BSI Sensor Has Advanced High-Speed Imaging

With speeds of over 1 million frames per second, high-speed imaging is an invaluable research tool capable of capturing the most fleeting events in scientific and engineering applications. Yet achieving this speed comes with strings attached. 

Measuring Broadband UVA And Violet LED Light Sources For Industrial And Medical Applications

Efficient utilization of UV radiation requires good measurement tools, but accurate light measurement in this spectral range presents challenges, such as how to accurately measure the irradiance if the wavelength of the light is not known. 

How Active Alignment Technology Speeds Up Manufacturing Of Optical Systems

New motor concepts abound, ranging from the familiar DC servo, stepper, and linear motors to include novel technologies like high-speed, ultra-stable resonant piezomotors and diminutive stick-slip stages with nanoscale positionability over many millimeters of travel.  

Using IR Zoom Lenses For Long-Range Security And Surveillance Applications

Long-range IR imaging plays an important role for monitoring, tracking, and targeting within security and surveillance markets. Long-range IR cameras must be equipped with high-performance IR lenses that can effectively capture the emitted IR radiation and focus it onto a detector array.

What Is A UV Filter?

A UV blocking filter or ultraviolet optical filter prevents ultraviolet light transmission. UV filters are commonly used in photography to reduce the level of ultraviolet light that strikes the recording medium.

Messages From Above — Optical Satcom Lights The Way

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.

The Power From The Mirror

High-power lasers can only be as strong as their optical components allow. Thus, the further development of laser technology depends crucially on the development of complex coating systems with a high damage threshold.

Do You Know What You Are Really Buying?

Datasheets can be misleading, so how do you know what you are really buying? To help optical designers and engineers view optical datasheets more critically and ask the right questions of lens providers, this article discusses key datasheet parameters.

Temperature Measurement Of Power MOSFETS Using FLIR Thermal Cameras

From individual component temperature measurement to thermal dynamics across a PCB, camera-based thermal imaging provides a cost-effective, accurate, and versatile solution.

Utilizing High-Speed 3-D Thermography

A new camera system developed by researchers at the Frauhofer IOF in Jena is designed for the 3-D detection of objects with two high-speed, high-resolution, monochrome cameras, and a GOBO projector. 

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. 

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G&H Changing The World With Photonics — Aerospace And Defense

G&H is recognized for the diversity of their acousto-optic, electro-optic, crystal-optic, fiber optic, and precision optic products. G&H's engineers bring decades of experience, working closely with program managers at prime aerospace and defense suppliers. 

Featured Solutions
High-Speed Science-Grade Camera: FLIR X8500sc Models

FLIR offers the X8500sc as its new high-sensitivity, high-speed MWIR camera and LWIR camera for science and R&D applications. The X8500sc MWIR features a FLIR indium antimonide (InSb) detector, while the X8500sc SLS LWIR features a strained layer superlattice (SLS) detector. With 1280 x 1024 resolution, fast frame rates, and RAM/SSD recording, this camera allows for full imaging of the scene and stop motion on high-speed events both in the lab or on the test range.

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