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Mastering The View Into Tricky Environments: Find Your Answer In Fiber Optics
 
By Stefan Weiser and Matthias Quast, SCHOTT

Glass imaging fiber optics offer a versatile way to see into hazardous environments, allowing cameras to be kept in safe places or providing an all-optical backup view that doesn’t require power.

Spotlight On Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)
Using SWIR For Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) High-Resolution Imaging In Tissue
Article | Sensors Unlimited – A part of Collins Aerospace

By using the 1.05 µm central wavelength, instrumentation companies are now developing systems to image deeper through the retina into the blood vessel layer (called the choroid) to diagnose eye diseases and monitor treatment.

Digital Encoder Galvano Scanner: GM-1000 Series
Product | Canon USA, Inc. Optoelectronic Components

The GM-1000 series of digital encoder galvano scanners comprises four different models with variations in beam diameter, scan angles, small step response, and resolution. Each model has a compact physical profile, super low thermal drift, and extreme high resolution, precision, and accuracy.

OEM Solutions
Product | BaySpec Inc.

BaySpec products can be customized for many applications and made to address challenges such as observing small concentration changes, non-contact material identification, detection of trace substances, or measurement of spectra from multiple sources at once. 

4 Big Mistakes In Developing Photonics-Enabled Medical Devices
White Paper | 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.

Resources
Radiometry 101
White Paper | TELOPS

Radiometry is the science of studying the transport of energy through radiation. In this article, Telops presents the basics of the principal laws of radiometry as seen through light-sensitive instruments.

ISO Compliance Of Non-Contact, Real-Time Beam Analysis
White Paper | By Jed Simmons, Ph.D., and Kevin Kirkham, Ophir Photonics

To deliver continuously high product quality, the key parameters of laser beams in production applications must be measured on a regular basis. Ophir has tackled the task and developed a non-contact measurement technology, the BeamWatch, based on the Rayleigh scattering. 

Remote Sensing With LIDAR Requires Optical Filter Trade-Offs
Article | By Hongbai Lao, Iridian Spectral Technologies

Engineers and designers working on LIDAR applications should consider critical filter issues early on.

Lens Manufacturers: Do You Know The Best Test For Lens Performance?
Article | By Kevin Urben, Image Science Ltd

A high-quality lens begins with a good design, tolerant to small manufacturing errors. The manufacturing process must be tightly controlled, from individual lens elements to final assembly. But, since small errors in manufacturing can result in serious loss of performance, end-of-line testing is necessary.

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