Newsletter | October 12, 2020

10.12.20 -- Measuring LiDAR Parameters | SWIR For High-Temp R&D, Manufacturing

Featured Article
LIDAR: Measuring The Measurement System Is Essential

This white paper discusses the importance of precisely measuring LIDAR parameters and its impact on the performance and construction of LIDAR systems.

Industry Insights
When Failure Is Not An Option

The manufacture of intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) optics requires a rigorous analysis of the capabilities and methods of an optical component design/manufacturing partner.

Hermetic Sealing Technology Protects Medical Electronics From Harsh Steam Sterilization

Partnering with a glass company to incorporate glass-to-metal sealing into medical instruments can boost reliability and longevity by offering superior electronics protection and providing unmatched capability to be autoclaved thousands of times. 

Shortwave Infrared Cameras For High-Temperature Manufacturing And R&D Processes

Shortwave infrared (SWIR) cameras are sensitive to shorter IR wavelengths between visible light and 3 µm. With the addition of temperature measurement capabilities, SWIR cameras offer a win-win for anyone concerned with thermal analysis of high-temperature materials or processes.

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. 

Drone-Based Daylight Electroluminescence 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.

Math, Magic, And MTF: A Cheat Sheet For The Vision System Community

MTF is the best proxy for lens performance, but the math behind it and the graphs that depict it often obstruct understanding. This paper demystifies MTF, arming vision system decision makers with the knowledge they need about it to choose the right lens every time.

Measuring Laser Power With A Pyroelectric Detector — The Basics Of Energy Detectors

In this technical paper, you will learn about the parameters that need consideration when selecting and using a pyroelectric detector and about the typical steps for making good energy measurements.

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Featured Solutions
5-Axis Micro Drilling Scanhead

The new 5-Axis Micro Drilling Scanhead is designed with high resolution, precision, and accuracy for applications requiring infinitely flexible scan beam pattern delivery. The scanhead features a wide precession angle up to 20° for variable taper and shapes.

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Canon USA, Inc. Optoelectronic Components
Flash LIDAR Sensor: SPAD2L192

Laser Components offers the 192 x 2-pixel solid state CMOS sensor designed with single-photon avalanche diodes (SPADs) to reach amplification of 108 for a time with high count rates and low noise. This highly sensitive, advanced sensor is used in Flash LIDAR systems, industrial robots, and surveillance technology.

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Laser Components USA, Inc.
Durable, High-Performance Coatings

HOYA offers optical coatings with excellent abrasion resistance and durability. This can be done from single-layer configurations to optics with over 100 layers. Available coatings include antireflection, high-efficiency broadband AR, ITO, bandpass filter coatings, edge filter coatings, and more.

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HOYA Corporation USA Optics Division