Sensors And Detectors Edition
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First Sensor has a large selection of high-sensitivity, high-speed, and low-dark current photodetectors optimized for ultraviolet, visible, and infrared light, as well as ionizing radiation. Package solutions include surface-mount (SMD), through-hole (THD) devices. Learn more.

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Technology Advances Lead To CMOS Sensor With Record Resolution
By Hajime "Jim" Ueno, Canon USA Inc.

In the past decade, CMOS sensors have emerged as the imaging technology of choice for many applications. Today, they are not only used in almost all cell phones and mobile devices, but are also commonly found in industrial and medical cameras.

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Very High-Power, Water-Cooled Thermal Sensor

Ophir Photonics’ new 15K-W-BB-45 is a high-damage threshold sensor designed to measure continuous laser power from 100 W to 15,000 W over the spectral range from 0.8 to 2 µm and 10.6 µm. This compact, water-cooled, thermal laser power measurement sensor features a deflecting cone and annular absorber that tolerates high power densities up to 10 kW/cm2.

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Near-Infrared Surface-Mount Photodiode

Opto Diode introduces the NXIR-RF100C as a red and near-infrared (NIR) surface-mount device (SMD) photodiode with spectral response ranging from 320 to 1100 nm. The device package is ideally designed for laser-monitoring, and rain- and sun-sensor applications in the -40 °C to +125 °C temperature range.

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Smart Fiber Optics For Use In Modern Radiology

3D X-ray devices are used in dental offices and operating rooms by taking a series of photos and arranging them on a screen as a continuous image sequence. This radiology technique opens up new diagnostic possibilities, enables difficult surgical procedures, and significantly improves changes of success.

History And Development Of EMCCD Technology – What Is Gen III?

The earliest versions of EMCCD (electron multiplying CCD) sensors offered a new dimension in imaging that eliminated read noise from an image sensor. This application note provides a comparison between the first, second, and third generations of EMCCD technology.

Infrared (IR) Laser Components Catalog

Laser Components USA offers an array of infrared (IR) detectors and emitters used for many different applications including flame detection, gas monitoring, medical gas analysis, protein measurement, the inspection of surfaces, and other laser power monitoring applications. 

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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Design Challenges And Considerations For Developing High-Definition Infrared Cameras
 

There are unique challenges involved in bringing infrared cameras up to the high-definition standards we’ve all grown accustomed to for cameras in the visible range. Chris Johnston with Sierra-Olympic Technologies spent a few minutes at DCS 2017 to speak about these challenges.

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Compact sCMOS Camera: pco.panda
 

The new pco.panda is a state-of-the-art sCMOS sensor camera system designed to provide high quantum efficiency with the lowest dark noise for a number of applications, including live cell microscopy, single molecule detection, bio- and chemi-luminescence, GSDIM, PALM, STORM, SPIM, and more. It also is housed in a compact package – just 65 mm3.

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InGaAs Linear Photodiode Arrays
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High-Speed 3000 Pixel SWIR Line Scan Detector
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Laser Doppler Velocity Sensor
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