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  1. PG&O® Introduces Finished Infrared Optics For Biomedical, Military, And Industrial Applications

    Company will showcase finished infrared (IR) optical components and thin film filters for biomedical, industrial, and defense applications at SPIE BiOS booth #8346 and Photonics West booth #4883, Feb. 2 - 7, 2019, Moscone Center, San Francisco.

  2. First Light For SPECULOOS

    The SPECULOOS Southern Observatory (SSO) has been successfully installed at the Paranal Observatory and has obtained its first engineering and calibration images — a process known as first light. After finishing this commissioning phase, this new array of planet-hunting telescopes will begin scientific operations, starting in earnest in January 2019.

  3. New Method Gives Microscope A Boost In Resolution

    Mirrored slides now allow significantly sharper images / 20x better resolution than an ordinary light microscope - Scientists at the University of Würzburg have been able to boost current super-resolution microscopy by a novel tweak.

  4. New Vishay Intertechnology 1 MBd High Speed Optocouplers Feature Schmitt-Trigger Functionality

    Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today introduced a new series of 1 MBd high speed optocouplers featuring an open collector transistor output with Schmitt-Trigger functionality for easy integration into digital systems.

  5. Brief Reflections From A Plasma Mirror

    When a dense sheet of electrons is accelerated to almost the speed of light, it acts as a reflective surface. Such a ‘plasma mirror’ can be used to manipulate light.

  6. Copernicus Sentinel-5P Ozone Boosts Daily Forecasts

    Measurements of atmospheric ozone from the Copernicus Sentinel-5P satellite are now being used in daily forecasts of air quality.

  7. DSI Dual Bandpass Filters For Tracking And Targeting

    Infrared dual bandpass filters from Deposition Sciences, Inc. (DSI) deliver an ideal combination of optical performance and environmental stability for demanding military, security, and imaging applications such as infrared search and track systems (IRST) and targeting.  In particular, these filters are typically configured to pass a wide band of infrared wavelengths while blocking the regions associated with atmospheric water (5 – 8 µm) and CO2 (4.2 µm) absorption.  This results in improved system range and noise characteristics, and makes detection relatively insensitive to variations in ambient environmental conditions, such as rain or fog. 

  8. OSI Laser Diode To Showcase 905 nm Pulsed Laser Diode With Enhanced Far Field Beam Pattern At Photonics West 2019

    OSI Laser Diode, Inc. (LDI), an OSI Systems Company, will present the CVN 63-90ECL, a 905 nm pulsed laser with an enhanced far field divergent beam at SPIE Photonics West 2019. The advanced technology device’s far field beam pattern features equivalent divergence values for the fast (perpendicular) and the slow (parallel) axes of emission. The far field pattern delivers higher coupling efficiency into standard spherical lens systems, making it ideal for critical defense tasks.

  9. Teledyne Supplies Critical Imaging Technologies For NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Mission

    Teledyne Technologies Incorporated has provided the majority of the image sensor technologies used in NASA’s OSIRIS-REx asteroid rendezvous and sample return mission.

  10. NEC Display Solutions Upgrades Two Popular Entry Installation Laser Projectors

    NEC Display Solutions of America, Inc., a leading provider of commercial LCD projectors and displays, recently announced the launch of two new projector models: the P525WL and P525UL.