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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 Article
Benchtop Thermal Imaging: A Solution For Troubleshooting Complex Printed Circuit Boards
 
By FLIR Systems, Inc - Research & Science

Electronic products used in aerospace and other research applications have two key requirements: high performance and the reliability to withstand intense environments. To attain that performance, electronics designers often use small parts and routinely push them to their limits. But that means the parts get hot. If they get too hot, they can’t be counted on to work reliably. 

Spotlight On Aviation/Aerospace Applications
Optical Solutions For Defense And Aerospace Applications

From applications under the sea to those orbiting the Earth, ZYGO creates the highest quality products with challenging specifications in extreme operating environments. From prototype to production volumes, ZYGO provides program management, engineering design, and manufacturing support.

Using A Photron FASTCAM Camera For Particle Imaging Velocimetry (PIV)

Particle imaging velocimetry (PIV) can be extremely useful for the analysis of turbulent flow, transient flow, micro flow, and 3D volumetric flow studies within automotive, aerospace, biotech/medical, marine propulsion, electronics, and scientific research industries. 

Abrisa Technologies Total Solutions

Abrisa Technologies offers a large variety of ready-to-install enhancement glass solutions for display, scanner, and sensor applications. These total solutions cover a range of product capabilities, are voice-of-customer driven, tested to standard, and meet regulatory compliance.

Laser Reflection Glasses: LaseReflect Aviator

In 2016, the FAA estimated a total of 8681 incidents where pilots were subjected to distractions, or in some extreme cases temporary blindness, by commercially available laser pointers. To combat this, Iridian Spectral Technologies developed LaseReflect aviator glasses to protect pilots from visible laser attacks.

Optical Thin Film Coatings Provide Safer Flight Conditions

Specialized thin film optical coatings are currently being designed into customized displays that serve to modify the viewing angle and eliminate unwanted stray light that would otherwise distract the pilot(s) and crew in commercial and military aircraft cockpits.

Aviation Lighting

The perfect lighting sets the atmosphere of any aircraft cabin. SCHOTT Lighting and Imaging aims to use natural lighting with different intensities and color shades to create a perfect lighting mix with an unmatched overall impression and atmosphere.

Resources
Intro To Laser Management: Laser Profiling 101

Traditionally, laser operators only verify a laser’s average power or energy to improve efficiency and, if everything is in order, put their laser back into service. This article discusses steps required to identify and use a camera profiling system (arrayed camera, attenuator, and beam dump) for laser management.

3D Machine Vision: One Small Step For Robots, A Giant Leap For Factory Automation

3D machine vision systems “see,” analyze, and make decisions to meet production requirements of high accuracy, speed, and low maintenance while also being durable enough to withstand factory conditions.

Reducing Expenditure, Optimizing Workflow, And Keeping Downtimes Low With High-Speed Rugged Cameras

PCO has launched a new high-speed series of pco.dimax cs cameras, adding three new models to its portfolio. These new models are compact, ruggedized, and targeted for on- and off-board crash test applications.

Featured Multimedia
Three Things To Consider Before Purchasing A High-Speed Camera
 

Gene Nepomuceno with Vision Research spent a few minutes with us discussing the three main factors one should take into account before selecting a high-speed camera – resolution, frame rate, and sensitivity (with an honorable mention for transferring the data off of the camera).

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First Sensor Company Brochure
 

First Sensor is one of the world’s leading providers of high-quality certified sensor solutions. With their headquarters in Berlin, Germany, the company has sales and production locations in the U.S., Canada, Singapore, the U.K., France, Sweden, Denmark, and the Netherlands.

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