Newsletter | April 28, 2021

04.28.21 -- IR Radiance Measurement Challenges | Handheld Raman + Optical Filters

Industry Insights
The Challenges Of Infrared Radiance Measurement

IR cameras are used on the military test range primarily to measure the radiance of various targets. Understanding how radiance measurements work allows users to decide whether a camera is properly calibrated for their application.

Flat-Top, Ultra-Narrow Bandpass Optical Filters Using Plasma Deposited Hard Oxide Coatings

Alluxa’s new class of ultra-narrow filters is designed for applications such as laser clean up, LIDAR, telecommunications, and instrumentation, and offer the narrowest and “squarest” filter profiles in the visible and NIR as well as transmission levels that approach 100 percent.

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.

“Fingerprint” Vs. Handheld Raman Applications And The Different Optical Filters That Enable Them

When combined with microscopy, Raman spectroscopy can be used as a noninvasive, noncontact solution for exploring specific cellular structures and functions. It is no wonder that Raman has established a presence as an invaluable analytical technique both in labs and in the field.

Get The Facts: UV And COVID-19

UVC light has been used extensively for more than 40 years against a whole suite of human pathogens. All bacteria and viruses over hundreds of years that have been tested, including other coronaviruses, respond to UV disinfection. 

Basic PIN Photodiode Characteristics

This Q&A answers questions relating to basic PIN photodiode characteristics and the applications they are used in.

Challenges And Opportunities Of UV Disinfection

This article offers measurement considerations of disinfection methods based on UV radiation for fighting COVID-19 in the current pandemic.

Frequently Asked Questions: Infrared Detectors

This white paper covers the most frequently asked questions regarding infrared detectors.

BOROFLOAT & Optical Mirrors: A Union Of Inspiration & Quality

This white paper introduces BOROFLOAT, the world’s first borosilicate glass by SCHOTT; explains how it is used in the Hobby-Eberly Telescope (HET); and describes its exceptional optical and thermal properties.

Custom Microscopes And Optical Systems: OpenStand

Prior Scientific has developed OpenStand® to offer a working platform to build OEM solutions and one-off customizations with excellent value for money and reduced development time. 

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Webinar: Infrared (IR) Optics For Drones And UAVs

As the UAV industry has advanced, the development of advanced infrared imaging systems that are larger in size and smaller in pixel size have presented challenges for UAV optics. Lens quality must increase in order to maximize imaging performance in line with detector capabilities, allowing for high-resolution vision. Three crucial factors should always be considered to ensure the optical assembly is suitable for UAVs and drones, these are known as SWaP — size, weight, and power consumption.

Featured Solutions
Phantom VEO Camera: 1310

Vision Research's Phantom VEO 1310 is the highest speed and most light sensitive VEO available. Available in both L (light) and S (full) body styles, these cameras are able to meet the needs of many applications.

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