Newsletter | July 22, 2020

07.22.20 -- Molded Optical Filters | IR Optical Assemblies For UAVs, Drones

Featured Article
High-Quality Molded Glass For Various Application Technologies

Isuzu Glass offers a line of optical filters with a variety of spectral characteristics for applications in opto-electronics, office automation equipment, photography, lighting, and medical equipment. This white paper discusses the IHU series, which can be used as a substitute for fused silica because of its UV transmission properties.

Industry Insights
Advanced IR Optical Assemblies For UAVs And Drones Meeting SWaP Constraints

UAVs and drones are designed with increasingly advanced infrared imaging systems, containing detectors larger in overall size and smaller in pixel size, which presents challenges for UAV optics. This application note discusses how advanced IR optical assemblies can be used for UAVs and drones.

Validating Thermal Protection Before A Space-Shot Launch

Neil Tewksbury and his team at the University of Southern California Rocket Propulsion Lab want to blast a rocket into space. They only get to build one or two rockets every year, so testing components on the ground is essential to building viable rockets.

6 Expert Tips On How To Measure Laser Power

This article offers six expert tips on how to measure laser power properly for a wide range of applications.

New Tool Measures 4 Surface Appearance Quality Conditions Simultaneously

If surface appearance quality is critical to your product, learn about a new manufacturing-friendly tool that allows you to establish numerical standards for and measure four conditions of surface quality: gloss, haze, image clarity, and BRDF including Canon’s new parameter “Scattering C20, C60.” 

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.

Understanding The Pixel-Based Polarizer

The Mako G-508B POL polarizer camera is equipped with the Sony Polarsens 5.0 Megapixel IMX250MZR CMOS sensor. This app note discusses four-directional polarization filter technology and how it visualizes polarization defects and areas of stress, as well as enables polarized light imaging without optical filters.

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Featured Solutions
Modular, Multifunction Night Vision Device With SWIR Upgrade: GEM III

The GEM III is a multifunctional night vision device with a wide variety of configurations for an array of cameras, camcorders, lenses, and scopes for covert surveillance operations. This device is capable of true night vision in the world of still and full-motion digital image capture and is able to change between configurations in a short amount of time without the use of tools.

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Sensors Unlimited – A part of Collins Aerospace
3-D Optical Surface Profilers: NewView 9000

Zygo Corporation's NewView 9000 instrument is based on innovative and versatile non-contact optical technologies. Ideal applications include research, precision engineering, quality control, and advanced manufacturing.

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Zygo Corporation
High-Resolution, Low-Noise Lineup Of VIS-SWIR Cameras: Owl 640 Series

The Owl 640 Series from Raptor Photonics comprises a number of VIS-SWIR cameras with high resolutions and low-noise readouts. They are ideal for a variety of applications, including surveillance, astronomy, beam profiling, hyperspectral imaging, solar cell inspection, and other scientific applications.

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Raptor Photonics Limited