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Piezo Flexure Nanopositioning Stages: Frequently Asked Questions
 
By PI (Physik Instrumente) LP

This article covers a list of frequently asked questions regarding nanopositioning stages and includes in-depth answers on each topic.

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How Quantum Cryptography Works

With ever increasing importance in data exchange and data security, cryptography, or the encoding of a message, becomes essential. A key must also be exchanged in order for the message to be decrypted. In order to protect the key exchange from being intercepted, quantum cryptography must be utilized.

The World's Fastest 640 x 512 Resolution IR Camera

FLIR offers the FLIR X6800sc/X6900sc: the world’s fastest MWIR 640 x 512 resolution thermal cameras for high-speed science applications. This thermal imager is designed to record 1004 fps at full resolution onto the camera RAM for up to 26 seconds.

EMCCD Camera

The new Falcon III from Raptor Photonics is an EMCCD – GEN III camera based on e2v’s next-generation CCD-351 back-thinned 1″ sensor offering 1 MP resolution with 10 μm square pixels. 

Introductory Course On Cougar SWIR Cameras And Dark Current Measurements

This video course will provide an overview of Xenics’ cooled family of Cougar cameras, the dark current associated with the Cougar, and the influence of target temperature and emissivity on the dark current measurements.

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Why SWIR?

The development of InGaAs sensors has enabled the practicality of using the shortwave infrared (SWIR) spectrum for imaging applications. This article discusses the basics of SWIR imaging, and the benefits of using InGaAs technology and its use with thermal imaging.

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.

Mad City Labs Custom Solutions

Mad City Labs offers custom solutions able to meet specialized requirements ranging from modification of existing designs to custom projects. Customized options include special physical configurations, expanded/reduced range of motion, compatibility with environmental conditions, and special materials.

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The Challenges Of Using And Manufacturing Optical Filters In Earth Observation
 

Optical filters play a key part in providing wavelength selections in earth-observation systems, but they provide a unique challenge in space-based applications. At Photonics West 2017, Jason Palidwar with Iridian Spectral talked to us about some of those challenges and how his organization has addressed them.

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