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Innovative Design Process Fastracks UAV Laser Comms Development
By Efstratios Keyhayas, Gooch & Housego PLC

Using photonics technologies to establish communications in air-to-ground, air-to-air, and air-to-space fields offers many advantages related to transmission speed, low SWaP systems, spectrum regulations, and immunity to electromagnetic interference. This article discusses the additional advantages of using photonics in the design process of UAV laser comms development.

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Precision Nanopositioning Solutions Catalog

PI presents their innovative products for photonics, robotics, microscopy, and highly accurate industrial automation applications in the new Nanopositioning Solutions Catalog that was released at LASER World of PHOTONICS, 2017. 

MicroMirror TIRF System

Mad City Labs' MicroMirror TIRF system is a new single molecule imaging instrument composed with high precision, high stability nanopositioning and microscopy technologies. It is designed for studying the ordered assembly and function of multi-component biomolecular machines.

Infrared Imaging For Material Characterization In Fracture Mechanics Experiments

When developing new materials, the characterization of mechanical properties becomes extremely important. This application note covers the process of performing tensile and shear tests on an variety of materials using high-speed and high-definition infrared imaging.

Math, Magic And MTF: A Cheat Sheet For The Vision System Community
By Stuart W. Singer and Jim Sullivan, Schneider Optics

MTF is the best proxy for lens performance, but the math behind it and the graphs that depict it often obstruct understanding. This paper demystifies MTF, arming vision system decision makers with the knowledge they need about it to choose the right lens every time.

Frame Rate Comparisons

Sierra–Olympic provides a comparison between 9 and 60 Hz frame rates in VOX uncooled FPA sensors.

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.

Glossary Of Terms For LEDs And Photodiodes

This white paper comprises a list of terms and definitions related to LEDs and Photodiodes.

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Product Video: Extended Contact Bearing Way, And Why You Need It

Dan Denison with OptoSigma talks about his company’s proprietary extended contact bearing way technology, used in their translation stages.

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High-Accuracy Laser Wavelength Meter Brochure

This brochure contains information on features, specifications, areas of application, and more for Bristol Instruments' 671 Series High Accuracy Laser Wavelength Meter.

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