Lenses Videos

  1. You Cannot Manage What You Cannot Measure: Optical Filter Manufacturing

    On the first day of DCS 2017, Jason Palidwar, with Iridian Spectral Technologies, spent a few minutes with us talking about the 3 key criteria that apply to all of the filters his company manufactures – surface quality, spectral characteristics, and durability and reliability.

  2. Important Factors In Infrared Imaging In Test Range And Tracking Applications

    Ross Overstreet speaks with us about the types of features that are important on infrared cameras when used on a test range for rocket launches, missile intercepts, and target scoring applications.

  3. Imaging Plasma Channels In Electron Beam Welding

    During electron beam welding, the high energy concentration causes the material to melt, which forms plasma. The escaping plasma creates a channel as it “drills” into the depth of the workpiece and forms the welded seam as it cools. The sequence shown in this video has been attained using 9,000 fps with the exposure matched to the actual welding process.

  4. First Sensor Embedded Area View System

    This video features the First Sensor Embedded Area View system for the mobility market. The system includes side view, rear view and front view capabilities with 190° angles, 2 Mpx resolution, and CMOS and HDR technologies for a total area view of 360°.

  5. High-Speed Infrared Imaging Of A Dual-fuel Engine

    This is high-speed infrared video footage from Telops of the four engine cycles of a duel-fuel engine.

  6. High-Speed 12-Axis Automated Silicon Photonics Alignment System FMPA

    The FMPA is a high-speed 12-axis automated silicon alignment system based on a highly specialized digital motion controller (E-712) and a hybrid alignment mechanism to achieve the required long travel ranges without sacrificing stability, resolution, or alignment speed. FMPA is implemented in the E-712’s modular firmware to enable fast, simultaneous alignment and tracking of multichannel couplings in multiple degrees of freedom.

  7. When And Why You Should Use SWIR

    Martin Ettenberg, with Princeton Infrared, gave us a breakdown on when and why you should use shortwave infrared imaging, and what this technology’s role can be as it relates to machine vision applications.

  8. Product Video: Achieving Laser Beam Consistency

    This year at Photonics West, Dan Ford with the Ophir Photonics Group talked to us about the importance of achieving laser consistency.

  9. Challenges In Operating Pulsed Laser Diodes For LIDAR Applications

    Jeff Briton and Dragan Grubsic discuss some of the challenges involved in operating pulsed laser diodes and avalanche photodiodes in LIDAR for the automotive and sensor markets.

  10. Three Things To Consider Before Purchasing A High Speed Camera

    At Photonics West 2017, Gene Nepomuceno with Vision Research spent a few minutes with us discussing the three main factors one should take into account before selecting a high speed camera – resolution, frame rate, and sensitivity (with an honorable mention for transferring the data off of the camera).