Featured Editorial
Perceptions In Autonomous Driving: Embedding A Multi-Sensor Solution Into A Single Microcontroller Platform
By Marissa Stonefield

Autonomous driving systems are advancing daily, but questions remain concerning everything from safety to how different embedded sensor and perception technologies work together. Photonics Online spoke with LETI research engineer Julien Mottin about the institute's sensor fusion solution - intended for autonomous driving applications - the processes and challenges involved in its design, and the rationale behind embedding it into the AURIX microcontroller platform.

Featured Article
Why SWIR And InGaAs Are Useful
By Sensors Unlimited - UTC Aerospace Systems

Sensing in the shortwave infrared (SWIR) range (wavelengths from 0.9 to 1.7 microns) has been made practical by the development of indium gallium arsenide (InGaAs) sensors. This white paper covers the importance of using InGaAs technologies in SWIR applications.

Spotlight On Quantum Entanglement/Quantum Processing
How Quantum Cryptography Works

With ever increasing importance in data exchange and data security, cryptography, or the encoding of a message, becomes essential. A key must also be exchanged in order for the message to be decrypted. In order to protect the key exchange from being intercepted, quantum cryptography must be utilized.

Power Meters And Interfaces Catalog

Ophir’s series of power meters are designed with the highest sensitivity, lowest noise, and most precise calibrations in order to bring out maximum performance levels from their smart sensors. They are easy to use with smart keys that offer the simplest and most convenient user interface. 

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.

Contact Lens Metrology With The 157 Series Optical Thickness Gauge

Bristol Instruments’ 157 Series optical thickness gauge is ideal for contact lens metrology. Its guaranteed performance over long periods of time and its ability to measure absolute thickness to an accuracy of + 0.1 µm and repeatability as high as + 0.05 µm make it an ideal solution for this application.

Considering High Dynamic Range Global Shutter CMOS Sensors

CMOS Image sensors with a global shutter(GS)  - used to avoid image degradation caused by rolling shutter (RS) distortion - are ideal for applications including factory automation, UAVs, and automobile advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS). 


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Featured Multimedia
First Sensor Embedded Area View System

This video features the First Sensor Embedded Area View system for the mobility market. The system includes side view, rear view and front view capabilities with 190° angles, 2 Mpx resolution, and CMOS and HDR technologies for a total area view of 360°.

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Color Filter Glass: UL365S UV Band-Pass Filter

HOYA’s color filter glass products include sharp cut/long pass, light-balancing, color-compensating, neutral density, heat-absorbing, multi-band calibration, and UV Absorbing/VIS blocking filters for the UV through NIR regions. Featured is the new UL365S UV Band-Pass Filter that offers UV transmitting/VIS absorbing performance with high UV transmittance, while providing the highest resistance to any effects caused by UV solarization and/or exposure to high humidity conditions. 

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