Featured Editorial
Where Is Autonomous Mobility Going In Such A Hurry?
By Ed Biller, Editor, Photonics Online

Autonomous mobility’s progress has been achieved in fits and starts, though the past few years have seen accelerated development in its enabling technologies.

Medical Device Design & Manufacturing Challenges: 2017 And Beyond
By Dr. Frank Gindele, SCHOTT Electronic Packaging

Medical device manufacturers and designers must overcome various challenges to succeed in an expanding global marketplace, challenged along the way by aspects of design, research, validation, and bringing their devices to a competitive market in a cost-effective manner.

Coating High-Quality Custom Optics: Risk Reduction Through Supplier Evaluation
By Zygo

Risk mitigation is vital when procuring optics for use in critical applications such as defense, aerospace, semiconductor, research, and life and health sciences. This article examines four key capabilities to look for in optical coating suppliers to minimize program risks.

Introduction To Silicon Photomultipliers (SiPMs)
By First Sensor AG

Silicon photomultipliers (SiPMs) are radiation detectors designed with extremely high sensitivity, high efficiency, and very low time jitter. The technology is based on reversed biased p/n diodes, making them capable of direct light detection ranging from near-ultraviolet to near-infrared.

Bringing Fluorescence Images Into Full View With A Novel Hyperspectral Imager
By Lynn Chandler, BaySpec, Inc.

This article explores the use of a Snapshot imager in fluorescence imaging via microscope for the very first time. Utilizing the latest imaging sensor, the Snapshot imager is both compact and attachable via C-mount to any commercially available light microscope. 

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.

Featured Multimedia
Iridian Spectral Technologies: The #1 Choice For OEM Manufacturers

Iridian Spectral Technologies offers advanced thin film optical filter technology for telecom, spectroscopic instrumentation, and lasers, as well as biophotonics, micro-optics, and aerospace applications.

Explosive v2640 Video

View this video of explosions filmed with the Phantom v2640 at 8,680 fps.

Connect With Photonics Online: