Newsletter | May 2, 2012

05.02.12 -- Single Nanomaterial Yields Many Laser Colors; SPIE DSS Post-Show Spotlight

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SPIE Defense, Security, And Sensing Post-Show Spotlight

3 Technologies People Were Talking About At SPIE DSS
By Ron Grunsby, Editor
Last week in Baltimore, I joined more than 6,700 attendees – the most ever for a SPIE Defense, Security, And Sensing (DSS) conference and exhibition – to witness the latest advancements in optical science and engineering, including lasers, sensors, and imaging systems. SPIE DSS featured many interesting technologies, including trace element detection and various approaches to thermal imaging. Read more.

In case you missed it, Photonics Online was at the show providing daily coverage. See below for our daily newsletters from the show:
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Exclusive Videos From SPIE Defense, Security, And Sensing In Baltimore

Excelitas Technologies Features High Angular Resolution Laser Irradiance Detector (HARLID)
Eric Desfonds, applications engineer at Excelitas Technologies, shows us the HARLID (High Angular Resolution Laser Irradiance Detector), which is used in laser warning systems (LWS) to detect multiple incoming laser signals and report their angle-of-arrival (AOA) digitally.

Excelitas Technologies Features High Angular Resolution Laser Irradiance Detector (HARLID)

Photonics Online Examines Emerging Technologies, Trends With SPIE DSS Steering Committee Rep
Ron Grunsby interviews Dr. Robert Lieberman, president of Intelligent Optical Systems and a member of the SPIE DSS Steering Committee. Topics covered include industry trends, DSS's move from Orlando to Baltimore, Intelligent Optical Systems' LEDI (light emitting diode incapacitator) for non-lethal self-defense, a biochip reader technology that is used in a variety of sensing applications, and more.

Photonics Online Examines Emerging Technologies, Trends With SPIE DSS Steering Committee Rep

Capabilities Of New Focal Array Demonstrated By Lockheed Martin
Mark Goodnough, chief scientist and LM Fellow, and Jeff Scott, senior scientist and LM Fellow, both from Lockheed Martin Santa Barbara Focalplane, discuss a new 1280 x 1024 focal plane that can capture high-quality images at higher temperatures than other focal planes.

Capabilities Of New Focal Array Demonstrated By Lockheed Martin

Unique Disruptive Approach To Manufacturing Thin, High-Precision Free-Form Mirrors Explained
Giuseppe Borghi, VP of Marketing and Sales at Media Lario Technologies (MLT), discusses MLT's disruptive manufacturing technology, high-precision replication by electroforming.

Unique Disruptive Approach To Manufacturing Thin, High-Precision Free-Form Mirrors Explained

Hyperspectral Spectrometer, With Multiple Channel Viewing, Featured
Olga Pawluczyk, president and CEO of P&P Optica, shows us a hyperspectral spectrometer that allows users to view multiple channels at the same time, for quality control applications in food processing/manufacturing, pharmaceutical manufacturing, and more.

Hyperspectral Spectrometer, With Multiple Channel Viewing, Featured

NOCTURN Camera Module, For Surveillance In Varying Light Conditions, Debuts
Loig Bourree, VP of night vision technologies for PHOTONIS, introduces us to the NOCTURN low-light camera module, which provides imaging capabilities from daylight to bright starlight conditions in the visible to NIR spectrum.

NOCTURN Camera Module, For Surveillance In Varying Light Conditions, Debuts

SCHOTT Launches Rugged Cover Glass For Military Displays And Touch Screens
Karen Elder, marketing manager at SCHOTT North America, shows us the new Xensation Cover for touch technologies.

SCHOTT Launches Rugged Cover Glass For Military Displays And Touch Screens

Featured Article

A Look At Optical Glass For Precision Molding
By SCHOTT North America, Inc.
Hot processing of coarse annealed glass (also called reheat pressing) is the preferred process for small lenses of standard quality at high volumes. The disadvantage of this process is that the surface of these pressings is still rough and the pressings therefore need additional grinding and polishing.

Industry News

Single Nanomaterial Yields Many Laser Colors
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Telops Introduces Reveal D&I: The Real-Time Gas Detection And Identification Software
Opto Diode's New Ultra-High Optical Output IR Emitters
The Solar Cell That Also Shines: Luminescent ‘LED-Type' Design Breaks Efficiency Record, Illuminates 50-Year Mystery
Abrisa Technologies Indium Tin Oxide (ITO) And Index-Matched ITO Optical Coatings Are Electrically Conductive And Optically Transparent
DILAS Demonstrates Scalable, High-Brightness, And High-Efficiency Fiber-Coupled Diode Laser Results
Newport Announces The Expansion Of The Vision IsoStation
TECHSPEC Compact Instrumentation Imaging Lenses Feature Adjustable Locking Focus
B&W Tek Is Awarded Patent For Mounting Fiber Spectroscopic Probes Onto Microscope
XYZ Nano-Positioning Stage For 3D Laser Lithography System
Edinburgh Instruments Wins Queen's Award For Enterprise: International Trade
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Application Note: Advantages Of Point Source Emitters
A point source emitter is similar to a standard LED, however, its well defined circular area makes it ideal in applications involving encoders, machine vision, medical fiber, and any other application where a precise beam of light is needed. This application note provides background information on point source emitters, and highlights their advantages over standard LEDs.

Prototyping Process: Choosing The Best Process For Your Project
Proto Labs is the world's fastest provider of CNC machined and injection molded parts. This Proto Labs white paper demonstrates the importance of selecting the best prototyping process for every project, including the pros and cons of each process, attribute comparisons, and impact on time-to-market.

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Toshiba's incredible IK-HR1H CMOS-based Color Camera System gives you power-packed HD performance in an ultra-small, lightweight package. It can be configured with either of two camera control units (CCUs), the IK-HR1CD and the IK-HR1CS for maximum flexibility.
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