Photonics West Videos

  1. Product Video: Achieving High Performance And Cost Effective Solutions In Optical Fabrication
    2/1/2017

    This year at Photonics West, Dan Bukaty with PG&O (Precision Glass & Optics) talked to us about how over 100 years of collective engineering experience at his organization has been leveraged to deliver high performance optics without breaking the bank.

  2. Product Video: High Definition In Thermal Imaging
    2/1/2017

    At Photonics West 2017, Chris Johnston with Sierra-Olympic talked to us about the challenges of developing high definition thermal imagers, as well as some of his company’s accomplishments regarding independent infrared imaging.

  3. Product Video: Surface Metrology In Adverse Environments
    2/1/2017

    This year at Photonics West, Erin McDonnel and Eric Felkel with Zygo gave us a glimpse into how their interferometers can be used to perform accurate surface metrology in adverse environments (like a trade show floor).

  4. Considerations For Specialized Fiber Optics In Rugged Environments
    2/1/2017

    At Photonics West 2017, Frank Weiss with Gooch & Housego offered practical advice on considerations one should take into account when specifying fiber optics for deployment in rugged environments, including life cycle requirements, the pitfalls of underspecifying, and the potential headaches that can be involved in not paying close attention to export control parameters.

  5. The Challenges Of Using And Manufacturing Optical Filters In Earth-Observation
    2/1/2017

    Optical filters play a key part in providing wavelength selections in earth-observation systems, but they provide a unique challenge in space-based applications. At Photonics West 2017, Jason Palidwar with Iridian Spectral talked to us about some of those challenges, and how his organization has addressed them.

  6. Next Generation Detector Technologies For High Speed Thermal Applications
    2/1/2017

    Ross Overstreet from FLIR, gave us a quick introduction to two new thermal camera platforms they’re showcasing at SPIE Photonics West 2017, and then discussed the variety of applications that infrared imaging technology can be used for.

  7. Design Challenge Accepted
    2/26/2016

    At 2016’s Photonics West, Ray Fontayne provided us with a general overview of Opto Diode and the markets they serve.

  8. Multi-Spectral Imaging And Sensing
    2/23/2016

    Marco Snikkers wrapped up our Photonics West 2016 coverage by introducing us to a pixel sensor that acts as an 8-channel spectrometer for biomedical, fluorescence marking, and colorimeter applications, as well as a multi-spectral camera that can monitor specific wavelengths in real-time.

  9. Measurements Across A Wide Spatial Frequency Domain
    2/19/2016

    At Zygo' booth this year, Tyler Steele introduced us to the Verifire™ series of interferometers for the measurement of plano, spherical and aspherical surfaces and material characteristics. He then turned it over to Eric Felkel who showed us the Nomad™, a portable optical profiler for measuring topography and roughness on optical surfaces.

  10. Over 100 Years In Optics Experience
    2/18/2016

    At 2016’s Photonics West exhibition, Dan Bukaty talked to us about Precision Glass & Optics’ (PG&O) view on partnering with their customers.