Technical Articles

  1. FLIR Cameras Reveal Thermal Characteristics of Microelectronic Devices

    The performance of microelectronic devices will depend on a better understanding of the thermophysical properties of the various materials used in the microelectronics. At the University of Texas at Arlington, the team of Dr. Ankur Jain, who heads the Microscale Thermophysics Laboratory, studies a wide range of topics related to microscale thermal transport. The laboratory makes use of diverse modern equipment and instruments, including thermal imaging cameras from FLIR Systems.  

  2. There's No Crying In Medical Manufacturing!

    Much like the game of baseball, medical manufacturing can be complex, demanding and ever changing. And it's hard. But "the hard... is what makes it great."

  3. Laser Diffuser Technology Propels Light-Based Therapies Forward

    Advanced diffusers can meet the needs of light-based therapies by combining extremely homogenous light output at high powers with the ability to transmit visible, infrared, and ultraviolet wavelengths with high efficiency. 

  4. Are Large Image Sensors A Perfect Fit For Large Field Of View Microscope Applications?

    Microscope manufacturers have increased their field of vision on the cameras connected to their microscopes to offer more information to their users. This, however, resulted in larger image circles to be covered by cameras with their image sensors, and raised the question: are larger image sensors a perfect fit for large field-of-view (FOV) microscope applications. This white paper explores the answer to this question and delves into the relationship between resolution, magnification, spectral range, and pixel size of image sensors.

  5. What Is A UV Filter?

    A UV blocking filter or ultraviolet optical filter prevents ultraviolet light transmission. UV filters are commonly used in photography to reduce the level of ultraviolet light that strikes the recording medium.

  6. Optical Filters – Color Temperature Orange (CTO) And Color Temperature Blue (CTB)

    Optical filters are a great tool for a wide variety of lighting applications. One common use of optical filters includes changing the correlated color temperature of a light source. The class of optical filters used to make these types of color changes are called Color Temperature filters. This article discusses the use of Color Temperature Orange (CTO) And Color Temperature Blue (CTB) filters in particular.

  7. Bus Bars And Optics

    A bus bar is a strip of conductive material applied to the surface of a conductively coated glass, most commonly ITO (indium tin oxide) or IMITO (index matched ITO) coatings. Bus bars are screen printed onto an exposed surface of the coated glass; Abrisa applies bus bars either by thin film deposition of chrome-nickel-gold or by screen printing.

  8. What Is A Dichroic Filter?

    A dichroic filter, thin-film filter, or interference filter is a very accurate color filter used to selectively pass light of a small range of colors while reflecting other colors. By comparison, dichroic mirrors and dichroic reflectors tend to be characterized by the color(s) of light that they reflect, rather than the color(s) they pass.

  9. Oleophobic vs. Hydrophobic Glass Coatings

    Oleophobic coatings are well-suited for projected capacitive (PCAP) and capacitive touch screens, handheld devices, teleprompters, virtual reality applications, and more. Hydrophobic coatings do not allow water to bond with the surface of the glass. This article further discusses the differences between oleophobic and hydrophobic glass coatings.

  10. Anti-Glare vs. Anti-Reflective Glass

    Non-glare glass is manufactured by acid etching one or two surfaces of the glass, providing uniform evenly diffused surfaces for high resolution applications. AR glass is a glass that has been optically coated on one or two sides to diminish reflections and increase the light transmission, to reduce surface glare and increase substrate transmission and brightness offering better contrast definition by reducing surface reflection over a specific wavelength range. This article further discusses the differences between these two glasses.