Editor’s Picks

  1. Xenics Improves SWIR Detector Quality By Lowering Dark Current

    Xenics, Europe's leading developer and manufacturer of advanced infrared detectors, cameras and customized imaging solutions from the SWIR to the LWIR realm, is pleased to announce a significant improvement in the quality of its detectors and resulting cameras.

  2. New Laser Achieves Wavelength Long Sought By Laser Developers

    Researchers at the University of Bath, United Kingdom have created a new kind of laser capable of pulsed and continuous mid-infrared (IR) emission between 3.1 and 3.2 microns, a spectral range that has long presented a major challenge for laser developers.

  3. Nanotechnology Innovation May Revolutionize Gene Detection In A Single Cell
    Scientists at Arizona State University’s Biodesign Institute have developed the world’s first gene detection platform made up entirely from self-assembled DNA nanostructures
  4. Smart Cameras from Vision Components now Programmable with Microsoft tools

    Image processing expert Vision Components introduces a multi-level approach which considerably facilitates programming for VC's intelligent cameras. All VC machine vision libraries have been revised to run on PCs. Customers can continue to program in C or C++, but can now also use the Microsoft development environment Visual Studio 2010.

  5. NKT Photonics To Acquire Onefive

    NKT Photonics has entered into an agreement to acquire Onefive, a leading ultrafast laser manufacturer headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland. The acquisition will strengthen NKT Photonics’ Material Processing business by adding complementary know-how and products to the portfolio.

  6. Nanosheets And Nanowires

    Researchers in China, [J. Appl. Cryst. (2014). 47, 527-531] have found a convenient way to selectively prepare germanium sulfide nanostructures, including nanosheets and nanowires, that are more active than their bulk counterparts and could open the way to lower cost and safer optoelectronics, solar energy conversion and faster computer circuitry.

  7. Stars In Its Eyes: Humanoid Robonaut ‘Sees’ With Two AVT Prosilica GC2450C GigE Cameras
    Built in partnership with General Motors (GM) and the Oceaneering Space Systems of Houston, NASA’s Robonaut (R2) is the second generation of highly dexterous humanoid robot designed to work alongside humans and execute simple, repetitive or dangerous tasks on Earth or on board the International Space Station (ISS).
  8. GM Reimagines Head-Up Display Technology
    Imagine a fog-shrouded morning when you cannot see the end of your driveway let alone the road you’re about to drive. Wouldn’t it be great if the sides of the road could magically appear on your windshield?
  9. Seeing From One To One Million Atoms
    Electron multiplying CCD (EMCCD) scientific digital camera technology is used to image an extremely cold nano-climate, found in the laboratories of Professor Mike Chapman at the School of Physics, Georgia Institute of Technology. Chapman and his group focus on investigating the quantum behavior of atoms and photons, often at the single particle level
  10. Elimination Of Manual Cleaving And De-Nubbing In The Polishing Of Connectorized Fiber End-Faces

    We demonstrate an automated process for connectorized optical fibers encompassing tip de-nubbing through final polish. The automated process is compatible with both single and multi-fiber connectors and compliant to applicable optical and end-face geometry criteria. By Krell Technologies, Inc.