Technical Articles

  1. Close Is Not Close Enough: Micropositioners’ Role In Nanopositioning
    6/13/2019

    This article examines how micropositioners affect movement and positioning capability, as well as overall task effectiveness, by creating --literally -- a solid foundation for work at the nanoscale.

  2. SWIR Imagery Improves Air Quality From Space
    6/12/2019

    Developed by MPB Communications Inc. the GHGSat’s microSat, nicknamed "Claire," celebrates its second year in space this June. Flying a Sensors Unlimited 640HSX InGaAs SWIR Camera, this micro satellite circles the Earth every 90 minutes collecting infrared images. 

  3. Using SWIR For Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) High Resolution Imaging In Tissue
    6/12/2019

    By using the 1.05 µm central wavelength, instrumentation companies are now developing systems to image deeper through the retina into the blood vessel layer (called the choroid) to diagnose eye diseases and monitor treatment.

  4. Why HOT MWIR Might Be A Better Fit Than Uncooled LWIR
    6/10/2019

    While cooled mid-wave infrared (MWIR) cameras have long held a tactical advantage over uncooled longwave infrared (LWIR) cameras, they also have been more mechanically complex, larger, heavier, more power-hungry, and more costly than uncooled LWIR cameras. 

  5. How Can Extreme Geometries Solve Dental Light Delivery Challenges?
    5/31/2019

    New fabrication technology is enabling rigid fiber light guide geometries that were previously impossible. This advancement is enabling smaller instruments and new designs for dental handpieces featuring illumination and curing devices.

  6. To Stay Ahead In Spectroscopy, Watch New Technologies
    5/22/2019

    People working in spectroscopy must keep up with other technologies that will affect their own practice.

  7. Improving Microscopy And Biological Imaging With Backside Illuminated (BI) sCMOS Sensors
    5/20/2019

    Biological labs can get better and more quantifiable image data from microscopes with sCMOS sensor-based devices.

  8. OEMs: Expand Your Product Portfolio With sCMOS Sensors
    5/20/2019

    OEMs can enhance their products with expanded capabilities and attract customers by incorporating scientific CMOS sensor technology.

  9. Foreign Object Detection In Food Inspection And Sorting
    5/16/2019

    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 copmlex imaging tasks.

  10. CMOS Image Sensors: System Engineering Considerations For Selecting 100+ MP Imaging Sensors
    5/15/2019

    Today’s advanced CISs are available with more than 100MP on the commercial market. This white paper presents important considerations to make in the design selection phase of high resolution CIS devices, especially in regard to size, weight, power, and cost (SWaP-C).