Bright Ideas presents the most captivating news and innovations in photonics. This week, novel approaches are explored in freeform optics and fluorescence imaging, NASA nails down a new date for the James Webb Space Telescope launch, and Optica names its photo contest winners and honorary member award recipient.
Bright Ideas presents the most captivating news and innovations in photonics. This week, a 3-mile laser beam successfully transmitted data across the Congo River and between two African cities, a new polarimetric imaging method is helping take clearer pictures in murky water, and the secret to cooking juicier chicken is... lasers?
Bright Ideas presents the most captivating news and innovations in photonics. This week, a 3D-printed microscope detects COVID-19 in a single drop of blood, and scientists use imaging and machine learning to identify drought-tolerant crops.
Improved resolution with 24bit DAC, higher power integrated piezo amplifier, ideal for piezoelectric single-axis nanopositioning systems with capacitive position-feedback sensors, it’s compact, affordable, and new from PI.
Bright Ideas presents the week's most captivating news and innovations in photonics. This week, the U.S. Army debuted a laser-outfitted combat vehicle, researchers got even closer to achieving nuclear fusion ignition, and tech innovators found a way to use cellphone screens as pocket-sized breathalyzers.
PI’s new multi-channel piezo driver is based on 5 decades of piezo transducer and controller experience and is well-suited to operate a wealth of piezoelectric transducers including scanner tubes, shear actuators, and XYZ actuators, in static and dynamic applications.
Light microscopes have revolutionized our understanding of the microcosmos, but their resolution is limited to about 100 nanometers. To see how molecules bond, break, or change their structure, we need at least 1000 times better resolution.
Deep learning is a potential tool for scientists to glean more detail from low-resolution images in microscopy, but it’s often difficult to gather enough baseline data to train computers in the process. Now, a new method developed by scientists at the Salk Institute could make the technology more accessible—by taking high-resolution images, and artificially degrading them.