Photonics West Videos

  1. Considerations For Specialized Fiber Optics In Rugged Environments

    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.

  2. The Challenges Of Using And Manufacturing Optical Filters In Earth-Observation

    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.

  3. Next Generation Detector Technologies For High Speed Thermal Applications

    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.

  4. Design Challenge Accepted

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

  5. Multi-Spectral Imaging And Sensing

    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.

  6. Measurements Across A Wide Spatial Frequency Domain

    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.

  7. Over 100 Years In Optics Experience

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

  8. Machine Vision, POC Medical Instruments, Non-Dispersive IR, & Photo-Acoustic Spectroscopy Filters

    This year at Photonics West, Jason Palidwar with Iridian Spectral Technologies gave us insight into the three optical filtering solutions his company is focusing on in 2016.

  9. Micro (And We Mean Micro) Assembly Services

    Richard Cyr and Chuck Gerlowski with Precision Optics started us off on our last day of video coverage at Photonics West in 2016.

  10. Standing Out In Crowded SWIR And Thermography Markets

    Sierra Olympic’s Chris Johnston had some really interesting displays to share with us at Photonics West in 2016. The first involved a thermography camera with resolution you need to see to believe.