Featured Editorial
A Q&A With Dr. Brian Pogue, Incoming Editor In Chief, SPIE Journal of Biomedical Optics
By Ed Biller, Editor

Dr. Brian Pogue of Dartmouth College will take the helm as editor in chief of SPIE’s Journal of Biomedical Optics (JBO) starting Jan. 1, 2018. Pogue spoke with Photonics Online about his decision to join the JBO as editor-in-chief, his vision for the journal, and how he balances all of his interests in limited time.

Featured Article
Keeping Up With Moore’s Law: Mass Producing SiP Components With Silicon Photonics Alignment Automation
By Scott Jordan, Sr., PI (Physik Instrumente) LP

As advances in computer performance are implemented, extraordinary performance levels will come from the use of silicon photonics, or the integration of optical circuits on semiconductor wafers, instead of the use of electronics. 

Spotlight On Medical Technology
Seeing The Light: Sizing Up Universal Light Guides For Medical Instruments
By Tom Bender, SCHOTT

The Universal Light Guide is a workhorse of medical diagnostics that enables the high performance of high-end medical equipment such as endoscopes, the instruments of discovery that enable physicians to see, detect, diagnose, and operate on parts of the body that are usually shielded from light.

High-Power Lasers In Medical Applications
By John McCauley, Ophir Photonics

The full list of medical procedures involving lasers is growing every day, and when discussing the development and production of medical devices, the importance of high-power industrial lasers cannot be overlooked.

Eye Surgery Using Excimer And Femtosecond Lasers
By Laser Components

In ophthalmology, lasers are used for refractive surgery to burn, cut, or remove objects to achieve optimal refractive power. This article discusses the use of excimer and/or femtosecond lasers in multiple types of operations to correct defective vision

Medical Brochure

First Sensor's medical capabilities offer more effective and safer medical devices, while simplifying their operation. All sensors work in accordance with certified processes and procedures in the measurement of pressure, flow, liquid levels, oxygen, light, radiation, and acceleration. 

FLIR Thermal Science Cameras Support Medical Research

Tissue auto-fluorescence spectroscopy is used to differentiate between normal and diseased tissue. This technique measures the intrinsic light emissions from biological agents upon excitation by a light source, but the relationship between auto-fluorescence and temperature has not been well defined.

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.

Focus On MEDICA 2017
  MEDICA 2017 - World Forum For Medicine
 

November 13 to 16, 2017 | Düsseldorf, Germany
 

The Messe Düsseldorf Group, has staged MEDICA in Düsseldorf for more than 45 years. This leading show in the industry has more than 5,100 exhibitors and 127,000 visitors.

Resources
When Lightning And Rods Connect
By Vision Research

There are many challenges associated with recording lightning via high-speed video images, including placing the camera close enough to the chosen structure in an observable way and the filming process requiring a long observation time to capture the strike – if it happens at all.

The Advantages Of MCT As An IR Imaging Material
By Leonardo DRS

Cooled infrared imaging is in many ways a mature technology, with its architectures well-defined and its past and present applications well-understood.

4 Big Mistakes In Developing Photonics-Enabled Medical Devices
By David Hill and Krista McEuen, Zygo Corporation

Photonics components enable the design and development of next-generation medical devices and diagnostics. This paper identifies common mistakes medical device manufacturers make when attempting to incorporate optics and photonics into their designs — and how to avoid them.

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  SPIE Photonics West 2018 — See Our Future, Enabled By Optics And Photonics
 

Optics and photonics change our lives today and in the future by enabling advancements in global healthcare, manufacturing, 3D technologies, virtual/augmented/mixed reality technologies, consumer products, and more. See what’s in our future at SPIE Photonics West, January 27 to February 1, 2018. Register today.

Featured Multimedia
What Is Multispectral Imaging?
 

Telops offers a variety of high-performance scientific instruments to meet the most demanding research applications. The MS-IR Series of time-resolved, multispectral imagers are able to combine measurements obtained with various attenuation filters to achieve a composite HDR image that shows hot and cold objects at the same time. 

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High-Performance SWIR Optimized Lens Option: SOLO 50
 

Sensors Unlimited offers the SOLO 50 as a high-performance focal length lens option for imaging applications in the 0.7 µm to 1.7 µm wavelength range. The lens features a rugged, environmentally sealed design with a manual locking focus able to maintain steady performance when needed.

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