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No, Not That One: Imaging Systems And The ‘Other’ Fiber Optics
 
By Michael Dargie, SCHOTT North America, Inc.

Well-known as an enabling technology of telecommunications, fiber optics is also playing a pivotal role in imaging. This paper takes a closer look at the “other” fiber optics, illuminating the special qualities that make it the best solution for some of imaging’s most challenging problems and environments.

Spotlight On Optoelectronic Materials And Devices
High-Accuracy Laser Wavelength Meter

The 671 Series Laser Wavelength Meter is the best way to measure the absolute wavelength of CW lasers that operate from the visible to the mid-IR. This system provides real-time laser wavelength information with an accuracy as high as ± 0.0001 nm. 

Bristol Instruments, Inc. | CLEO Booth 2119
Product Video: Extended Contact Bearing Way, And Why You Need It

Dan Denison with OptoSigma talks about his company’s proprietary extended contact bearing way technology, used in their translation stages.

OptoSigma Corporation | CLEO Booth 1828
Testing High-Volume LED Luminaire Builds

The lower operating costs of LED luminaires drive growing demand for them in consumer and commercial markets. This increased demand requires an adaptation to improved quality testing methods that can provide superior measurements and not slow down the process of production. 

Ophir Photonics | CLEO Booth 1614
Electro-Optics

Pockels cells from Gooch & Housego are designed to polarize the state of light that passes through when an applied voltage brings about birefringence changes in an electro-optic crystal. These cells can also function as optical switches, or laser Q-switches when used in conjunction with polarizers.

Gooch & Housego PLC | CLEO Booth 1514
Nanopositioning Stages Help Create And Characterize Laser-Written Waveguides Inside Silicon

Silicon photonics circuits are gaining importance in new techniques for testing and production of SiP related technologies. A crucial part in the waveguide characterization is the measurement of the refractive index with a customized Mach-Zehnder-type phase-shift interference microscope.

PI (Physik Instrumente) LP | CLEO Booth 1628
Focus On CLEO 2017
CLEO: Laser Science to Photonic Applications

May 14 to 19, 2017 | San Jose, CA

CLEO is the premier international forum for scientific and technical optics — uniting the fields of lasers and opto-electronics by bringing together all aspects of laser technology, from basic research to industry applications. The technical conference provides attendees with the invaluable combination of peer-reviewed, high-quality technical content, numerous networking opportunities (both formal and informal) and an exposition with leading companies in photonic applications.

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The Finest Photon Brush For Microchip Production

Extreme ultraviolet technology (EUV) represents a groundbreaking technological change in microchip production. Serial production has begun on the ASML EUV wafer scanner family, and this article delves into the transformed technology used by the new system.

Hyperspectral Imaging Reveals New Information For Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Hyperspectral imaging technologies provide a solution for overcoming the human eye's limitations, revealing data that the eye alone cannot capture. This article presents and discusses the new information that hyperspectral imaging brings to unmnanned aerial vehicles.

Advanced-Absorber Microbolometer Superstructure: Patented Sensor Technology Revealed

The most significant development in the production of infrared sensors and their ability to affect improvements to SWaP-C requirements comes from the introduction of uncooled focal plane array (FPA) designs. 

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Nordic District Heating Networks Monitored From The Sky With Thermal Imaging

According to some researchers, district heating is the cheapest method for a city to make cuts on carbon emissions. District heating is a system that distributes hot water or steam to a centralized residential or commercial location through an underground network of pipes. Maintaining a large district heating network can be a difficult task, so to help large Scandinavian cities to effectively monitor and maintain their district heating networks, the company Termisk Systemteknik has developed a district heating scanning system from the sky, based on thermal imaging cameras from FLIR Systems.

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