Bright Ideas presents the most captivating news and innovations in photonics. This week, James Webb unfurled its main mirror, to the relief of many a NASA scientists and contributors. Plus, the U.S. Marine Corps Fleet Readiness Center East successfully laser shock peened an F35-B, a first for the facility, and University of Minnesota researchers 3D printed a flexible OLED.
Featured Solutions To See At SPIE Photonics West 2022
The new OCI-F Series from BaySpec is made up of miniature push-broom hyperspectral imaging cameras covering the VNIR (400 - 1000 nm) wavelength ranges. The ultra-compact designs, simple operation, and intuitive software make these cameras ideal for many spectroscopy applications.
Features of ultra-sonic motors (USM) include high torque/force, steady low speed without a gear, low inertia, low audible noise above 20 kHhz driving frequency, and more. The electromagnetic motor carries mass of magnet or iron core and winding.
PG&O’s new sapphire optics operate from the visible out to the infrared spectral wavelengths. The thermal- and scratch-resistant substrate is exceptionally durable and able to withstand extremely harsh environmental conditions and temperature variations.
Sierra-Olympic introduces the Ventus 275 advanced cooled mid-wave infrared (MWIR) camera system to offer a cost-effective solution for surveillance, fixed monitoring, defense, and manned/unmanned ground and airborne applications. The camera system supports continuous zoom, autofocus, and advanced image processing in a compact package ready for integration.
By Hongbai Lao,Iridian Spectral Technologies
qPCR instrument users need high sensitivity and pristine signal clarity to achieve numerous delicate tasks. The right combination of optical filters significantly improves this functionality. Booth # 3239
Laser Components now has the capability to manufacture high-quality Powell lenses in house. Powell lenses generate lines by transforming narrow laser beams into straight lines with uniform intensity profile, unlike standard cylindrical lenses that also create laser lines but with uneven Gaussian profiles. Booth # 848
A bus bar is a strip of conductive material applied to the surface of conductively coated glass, most commonly ITO (indium tin oxide) or IMITO (index matched ITO) coatings. Abrisa applies bus bars either by thin film deposition of chrome-nickel-gold or by screen printing. Booth # 1933
The COVID-19 pandemic has necessitated rapid and accurate quantitative analysis of dangerous pathogens. The “gold standard” for DNA detection today is quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR). In this article, learn how thin film optics play a role in DNA detection. Booth # 4640
Cells often cannot be imaged in a single plane, either due to cell thickness being greater than the depth of field or to inherent unevenness across the sample. Imaging cells grown on 3D substrates is increasingly prevalent as it provides a more true-to-life representation than traditional 2D cultures. Booth # 3233
OSI Optoelectronics is a leading global provider of innovative photonics, optoelectronics, and advanced electronic systems for aerospace and defense, medical and industrial, and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).
Booth # 537
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