Featured Videos

  1. 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.

  2. 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).

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Automotive Lighting And Datacom Video
    1/24/2017

    SCHOTT Lighting and Imaging has been recognized for more than two decades for their expertise in reliable OEM and Tier1 solutions for the automotive industry including functional and ambient lighting for interiors, optoelectronic sub-systems for head and taillights, and fiber optic components for in-car infotainment.

  7. A Spark In The Dark – And How To Snatch It With PCO’s High-Speed Cameras
    1/10/2017

    High-speed camera users demand cameras that work accurately under the harshest environmental conditions, making reliability and operational capability crucial considerations in scientific cameras. This video shows a combustion analysis application, using a pco.dimax high-speed camera, at the Robert Bosch GmbH in Stuttgart. 

  8. Gooch & Housego Aspherical And Spherical Optics For Commercial And Military Imaging Applications
    1/9/2017

    Gooch & Housego manufactures precision optical components in numerous aspherical and spherical shapes, and in a wide variety of materials for commercial and military imaging applications.