Technical Articles

  1. Bright Fibers

    When surgeons need the best view possible, they rely on almost invisible support systems. Among them, highly flexible and environmentally friendly PURAVIS® glass optical fibers, recently awarded with the German Innovation Award. Karen Holst, Senior Product Manager for Medical at SCHOTT Lighting and Imaging, is an expert on high performance fibers and explains how they efficiently bring light to the right place in or on the human body.

  2. FLIR T500-Series Macro Mode: Single-Lens Solution For Imaging Small Targets

    Thermal cameras are used throughout many stages of R&D and quality assurance. Electronics inspection is one of the most common applications for thermal imaging, which typically involves finding hot spots on printed circuit board assemblies (PCBAs) and ensuring that various components are working within their design limits.

  3. New Hyperspectral Imaging Technology Can Increase Food Industry Efficiency

    Hyperspectral imaging can offer great benefits to the agricultural industry in fields and processing plants. New technology has made equipment lighter, easier to use, and less expensive.

  4. Virtual Engineering Lab Using Photron High-Speed Cameras For Aviation Research

    Wichita State University’s National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR) is using high-speed digital cameras, manufactured by Photron, in their Virtual Engineering Laboratory in a variety of testing modes such as high-impact dynamic events.

  5. The Hygiene And Reliability Challenge: How Glass-Sealed Components Enable The Design Of Fully Autoclavable, Long-Lasting Medical Devices

    The medical market requires good hygiene in medical devices in order to make sure that all instruments are clean and properly sanitized before any medical procedure. There are several avenues used to achieve this cleanliness, including disposable devices and device sterilization. When autoclave sterilization procedures are used, it is important to have components that are able to repeatedly survive the harsh process. The arrival of autoclavable LEDs bring the light source directly to treatment sites while being able to withstand the heat and moisture of the autoclave.

  6. Carbon Nanotubes – Applications And Luminescence-Based Imaging With SWIR Cameras

    Single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) can be used for promising applications in a variety of fields, such as medical science or in-vivo bio-imaging, photonics and (opto-) electronics. This white paper covers the use and benefits of SWNTs in a wide range of applications. Examples are offered on how cooled scientific SWIR InGaAs cameras are used to enable innovative technologies for luminescence-based imaging of nanotubes.

  7. What To Consider When Selecting An IR Camera For Military Test Range Applications

    Thermal cameras can allow many types of infrared measurements on the military test range. Here are some of the factors you should keep in mind when purchasing an IR camera.

  8. Demands Of Smartphone Camera Quality Drive Manufacturing Process Improvements

    As the demand for more smartphones high higher camera quality grows, cell phone image quality has gone through vast improvements. This blog article describes the specifc improvements in smartphone camera qualities and how Zygo Corporation is helping to improve camera imaging

  9. Medical Laser Applications: Beam Measuring And Profiling

    This article discusses the importance measuring and profiling laser beams in medical laser applications.

  10. The Top Mistake Medical Device Engineers Make When Designing Laser Integration

    When do you take on the design all on your own, and when do you outsource? This article presents the top mistake medical device engineers make when attempting to integrate lasers in the design.