Newsletter | December 19, 2020

12.19.20 -- LIDAR & Optical Filters for Autonomous Vehicles | Guide to Glass

Featured Article
LIDAR And Optical Filters: Helping Autonomous Vehicles See More Clearly
The evolution of sensing and imaging systems, combined with the desire to create safer, more efficient transportation systems, is driving the development of autonomous vehicles. LIDAR is a key technology that will eventually help carry this growth through to “Level 5” autonomy.
Industry Insights
What To Consider When Selecting A Neutral Density Filter

Neutral density filters are important components in imaging and light measurement applications, so it's useful to know how to select the right filters to meet your needs.

Same Laser, Different Measurements: What’s The Problem?

This technical note guides the reader through basic precautions and good practices that will permit the most accurate measurements possible with the Gentec-EO meter. The paper also provides tools to help identify the possible sources of discrepancies between the measurements.

Can Your Laser Micro Drilling System Do All This?

The recent introduction of a 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.

New Technology Makes Aerial Hyperspectral Imaging More Effective, Less Expensive

Aerial hyperspectral imaging is an important tool with many applications but has been cumbersome and expensive to use. New technology changes all that.

Thin-Film Optical Components For Use In Non-Linear Optical Systems

Bio-imaging and detection techniques that use non-linear optical (NLO) phenomena have led to great advancements, such as super-resolution images, label-free visualization of naturally occurring biomolecules, and greater freedom for working with in-vivo samples.

Guide To Glass

Abrisa Technologies’ Guide to Glass discusses types of glass and their associated thermal, optical, chemical, mechanical, and electrical properties. This download also helps the reader better understand light and color, glare reduction, and glass-strengthening methods using heat and chemicals.

Lens Condition Analysis: Exploring Lens Failures And Their Causes

This white paper gathers customer feedback on cases of lens condition analysis and captures their experience in operating their laser systems.

VCSEL—Illuminating Sensor Technology Goes Mainstream

VCSEL (vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser) sensors can act as a combination of LED and an edge-emitting laser (EEL), providing the benefits of both, including packaging convenience, providing more information than LED-based sensors, and delivering an order of magnitude lower than LEDs.

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Featured Solutions
EMCCD Camera: Falcon III

The new Falcon III from Raptor Photonics incorporates a new EMCCD back-illuminated sensor offering 1 MP resolution with 10 µm square pixels. It images with a peak QE of >95 percent, offering unsurpassed sensitivity with less than 0.1 electrons readout noise. It offers the combination of ultimate sensitivity and speed through a single output amplifier thereby maximizing uniformity. It is three times faster than previous generation EMCCDs running at 31 Hz in full resolution, with superior linearity and low-gain performance. Ideal applications include adaptive optics, astronomy, calcium signaling, fluorescence imaging, spectroscopy, genome sequencing, live cell imaging, and X-ray tomography.

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Compact Back-Illuminated sCMOS Camera In UV: pco.panda 4.2 bi UV

The pco.panda 4.2 bi UV is a compact, back-illuminated sCMOS camera designed to work inside the ultraviolet (UV) wavelengths. A specialized input window inside the camera achieves high QE within the UV range. Based on the compact pco.panda series with back-illuminated sensor technology, this camera is perfect for demanding lighting conditions, even without active cooling.

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Thermal Imaging Measuring System For Electronics Testing: FLIR ETS320

FLIR offers the new ETS320 affordable, non-contact thermal measurement system designed to collect accurate, reliable data in seconds and analyze it quickly for electronics testing and scientific research. The system pairs a high-sensitivity infrared camera with an integrated stand for hands-free measurements of printed circuit boards and other small electronics.

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