Technical Articles

  1. Augmented Reality Moves Closer To Reality With New Materials

    Augmented reality (AR) is likely to usher in the next generation of computing and will have a huge impact on our society over the next several decades. For the developers of AR glasses, field of view (FOV) is a key performance standard upon which lens material is evaluated.

  2. High-Speed Imaging In Biomedical Microfluidic Applications: Principles & Overview

    Microfluidics is a highly interdisciplinary field that employs state-of-the-art microfluidic chip technologies to guide fluid(s), and tiny objects within, through channels with micro-sized cross-sections. This paper provides a set of basic equations that can be used to approximate the fundamental physical principles involved in microfluidics, as well as a series of recent peer-reviewed publications that utilized high-speed cameras.

  3. Optimal Lighting Design Boosts Efficiency Of Medical Diagnostic Instruments

    For designers of medical diagnostic instruments, partnering with a reliable lighting expert can ensure the lighting system is optimized and generates homogeneous light that facilitates comparable and meaningful in vitro diagnostic analysis.

  4. Model Based Analysis: A New Way To Measure Thin Films

    Measuring the surface topology and thickness of thin films is important for characterizing many devices, but it can be difficult to resolve small enough features while covering a wide area. A new technique, model based analysis, creates a 3D map of both the film’s surface and thickness. 

  5. New Technology Makes Aerial Hyperspectral Imaging More Effective, Less Expensive

    Aerial hyperspectral imaging is an important tool with many applications but has been cumbersome and expensive to use. New technology changes all that.

  6. 5 Reasons Collaborative Design Produces The Most Innovative Products

    Designing robust products with fiber optics components for everything from medical instruments to jet planes not only demands optical considerations, but thermal, electrical, and mechanical requirements. 

  7. Xenics And Ophir-Spiricon Partner For Laser Beam Profiling Applications That Require InGaAs Cameras

    This application note discusses how Xenics’ InGaAs camera type Xeva 1.7 320 was used to detect very low power images from either a direct source or a beam reflected off an image plane, as was needed in this application.

  8. New Technology Could Expand Thermography Capabilities

    Thermography is an infrared (IR) imaging technology important in many fields. New advances address some conflicting limitations and improve results for research and testing.

  9. Semi-Transparent Mirrors For Visually Dynamic Hospitality Displays

    Hotel, restaurant, and retail owners are increasingly using aesthetically pleasing high-performance semi-transparent mirrors to create a visually dynamic display/mirror combination. These mirrors are constructed with a display unit hidden behind the glass that is not visible until powered on. 

  10. 8 Things Engineers Should Know About Thermal Imaging: A Guide For Integrating Thermal Sensors Into Your Next Project

    Thermal sensors are used to detect and display differences in the relative intensities of infrared energies emitted or reflected from an object. This white paper presents eight tips that every engineer should know about thermal imaging and integrating it into your next project.