Technical Articles

  1. Optimal Lighting Design Boosts Efficiency Of Medical Diagnostic Instruments
    5/17/2018

    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.

  2. Model Based Analysis: A New Way To Measure Thin Films
    5/16/2018

    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. 

  3. New Technology Makes Aerial Hyperspectral Imaging More Effective, Less Expensive
    5/14/2018

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

  4. 5 Reasons Collaborative Design Produces The Most Innovative Products
    5/9/2018

    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. 

  5. Xenics And Ophir-Spiricon Partner For Laser Beam Profiling Applications That Require InGaAs Cameras
    5/7/2018

    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.

  6. New Technology Could Expand Thermography Capabilities
    4/30/2018

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

  7. Semi-Transparent Mirrors For Visually Dynamic Hospitality Displays
    4/27/2018

    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. 

  8. 8 Things Engineers Should Know About Thermal Imaging: A Guide For Integrating Thermal Sensors Into Your Next Project
    4/26/2018

    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.

  9. 5 Factors Influencing Radiometric Temperature Measurements
    4/26/2018

    Thermal imaging offers qualitative imagery with accurate temperature measurements for a variety of applications, including firefighting and security. In order to gather the most precise temperature measurements, a number of things must be kept in mind that could greatly affect thermal camera accuracy. 

  10. Radiometric Temperature Measurements: Surface Characteristics And Atmospheric Compensation
    4/26/2018

    Radiometric temperature measurements are made with radiometric thermal cameras. This white paper discusses this non-contact, non-destructive technique (NDT) that offers advantages for many surface temperature measurement applications, as well as unmanned aerial systems (UAS).