Newsletter | November 21, 2022

11.21.22 -- Designing Transmit Optical Amplifiers For Communications

Spotlight On Hyperspectral Imaging
Designing Transmit Optical Amplifiers For Communication Constellations

Design challenges of producing optical amplifiers include the suppression of amplified spontaneous emission (ASE) and stimulated Brillouin scattering (SBS), and the degradation of the kHz sinusoid amplitude modulated tracking tone.

Gobi+, A Real Thermographic Sensor System

Xenics' Gobi+ camera and its thermography capabilities are a good solution for temperature monitoring. In addition to temperature inspection and fire prevention in an industrial environment, the Gobi+ is also helpful in process monitoring.

TESTD —The Telops Infrared Active Thermography Solutions

Common 'intrusive' testing methods, while not technically destructive, are often messy, are time-consuming, and render samples unusable for production. Non-contact testing and evaluation conducted via IR active thermography overcomes these hurdles.

High-Speed Photography: A Geotechnical Game Changer

Researchers and their industry partners can use high-speed imaging to more accurately predict instability in certain construction materials, allowing them to improve the materials to better resist cracking.

Industry Insights
Drone-Based Daylight EL Imaging Of PV Modules Using SWIR Cameras

Electroluminescence (EL) imaging of photovoltaic (PV) solar panels provides high accuracy in detecting defects and faults. Further, the EL technique is used extensively due to a high level of detail and direct relationship to injected carrier density.

Opto Diode UV-Enhanced Photodetectors For Medical Applications

Opto Diode Corporation provides a wide variety of ultraviolet-enhanced detectors designed for vital medical applications. Photodiodes, operating from 190 nm to 400 nm, are available in circular and square configurations.

Optical Delay Line Stages — How Do They Work?

Very precise path length control in optical delay lines is critical to techniques in transient absorption spectroscopy (using pump-probe), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), and many other applications.

Quantifying Laser Beam Quality With Beam Parameter Product And M2 Factor

Beam quality quantifies how close a laser is to the ideal diffraction-limited Gaussian beam. High beam quality comes with advantages like small spot size, efficiency at different depths, and cheaper optics.

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Hyperspectral Imaging Solutions

On the last day of Photonics West 2022, Jennifer Piper at BaySpec discussed hyperspectral cameras, including the GoldenEye Snapshot imager, which is ideal for low-light applications.

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Webinar: Introduction To IR Imaging Radiometry

Infrared imaging radiometry is the science of using an infrared (IR) camera to measure the amount of IR radiation from a target in a scene. In this webinar, we will cover introductory concepts, such as what infrared is and how it works. We will also introduce intermediate concepts, including radiometric calibration, and foundational IR measurements, such as radiance and radiant intensity.

Featured Solutions
InGaAs Linear Photodiode Arrays: LE/LSE Series

The LE/LSE Series from Sensors Unlimited comprises InGaAs linear photodiode arrays and can be used in many commercial applications, as well as industrial process control. Additional applications include inspection in agricultural sorting, biomedical analysis, thermal imaging, and NIR molecular spectroscopy.

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Sensors Unlimited – A part of Collins Aerospace
ULTRA Series Optical Filters And Coatings

The ULTRA Series optical filters and coatings are specifically designed to be integrated into the most sophisticated instruments used in biotechnology, remote sensing, telecommunications, chemical engineering, robotics, and a variety of other fields.

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Alluxa, Inc.
DC Brushless Servomotor: BN13

Canon's brushless servomotors are compact in size and provide high output power. Two types are offered with quick response and smooth rotation. Various custom options can be incorporated to fit your applications.

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Canon USA, Inc. Optoelectronic Components
ORCA-Quest qCMOS Camera

Hamamatsu introduces the ORCA-Quest with ultimate performance. The C15550-20UP is the world's first camera to incorporate the qCMOS image sensor and to be able to resolve the number of photoelectrons using a newly developed dedicated technology. The camera achieves the ultimate in quantitative imaging.

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Hamamatsu Corporation