Newsletter | November 6, 2019

11.06.19 -- Optical Coatings & Filters | SiPho Tech For Data Center Interconnects

Featured Editorial
Silicon Photonics Technology For Next-Gen Data Center Interconnects
By Johan Bauwelinck, IDLab; Gunther Roelkens, Photonics Research Group; Philippe Absil and Joris Van Campenhout, imec

Summary: Co-packaged optics promise improved signal integrity and speed, as well as significantly higher bandwidth density and lower power consumption, meeting the scaling requirements of next-generation data center interconnects.

Featured Article
How A Tiny Fiber Can Prevent A Large Explosion
By Stefan Weiser and Matthias Quast, SCHOTT

For flame and spark detection, fiber optics offer an electric-free, safe, flexible, customizable, and efficient way to transfer light from any position to a sensor kept away from hazardous environments.

Spotlight On Optical Coatings & Filters
Optical Interconnects For Data Centers — Lighting The Cloud
Application Note | Iridian Spectral Technologies

The demand for storage and data transfer capacity has increased dramatically over the last decade. The need to constantly access and transfer data to and from, as well as within, data centers has placed a huge load on the interconnects connecting the backplanes of data servers. 

Coated Laser Optics
Product | Laser Components USA, Inc.

LASER COMPONENTS designs and manufactures dielectric coatings for a wide range of laser optics applications. The laser optics provided by LASER COMPONENTS are mostly OEM products that meet the individual customer's specifications; the products include substrates and dielectric coatings. 

What Is A Thin Film Optical Coating?
Article | Abrisa Technologies

Thin film optical coatings are applied to optical substrates such as glass to alter or change its optical properties. This article provides a brief overview of their function and the different types available.

Finished Infrared Optics For Biomedical, Military, And Industrial Applications
Product | PG & O Precision Glass & Optics

Precision Glass & Optics (PG&O) introduces finished infrared (IR) optics for a wide range of applications, including biomedical, industrial, military and defense, homeland security, surveillance systems, automotive, fire control, lasers, night vision, and more.

Neutral Density Filters
Catalog | HOYA Corporation USA Optics Division

Hoya’s neutral density filters have nearly even spectral transmittance in the visible region and are classified by the average transmittance within wavelengths from 400 nm through 700 nm. These filters are able to control light intensity without selectively absorbing light with a specific wavelength.

Foreign Object Detection In Food Inspection And Sorting
Case Study | By Christiaan Fivez and Raf Vandersmissen, Xenics

Food inspection, in connection with automated sorting and classification methods has become a major field of application for advanced image capture systems and infrared cameras. This case study tells how Xenics' line scan SWIR camera Lynx is used for complex imaging tasks.

TESTD —The Telops Infrared Active Thermography Solutions
Article | By Stéphane Boubanga-Tombet, TELOPS

Common 'intrusive' testing methods, while not technically destructive, are often messy, time-consuming, and render samples unusable for production. Non-contact testing and evaluation conducted via IR active thermography overcomes these hurdles.

Introduction To Portable Multi-Platform Raman System For Fuel Analysis
Application Note | By Huawen Wu, Eric Bergles, and William Yang, BaySpec Inc.

This application note introduces BaySpec’s transportable Agility product line featuring dispersive multi-wavelength Raman spectroscopy technology. Now liquid fuels’ measurements and analysis are simple tasks done in a few seconds, without sample contact or preparation.

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