CAMERA & IMAGING INSIGHTS

DSC7118_compressed When The Going Gets Tough: Ruggedizing G&H’s Hi-Res Swir Lens Systems (And Others)

G&H’s expertise is founded on the use of best-in-class materials, image sensors, and control electronics. One arena that presents particularly interesting opportunities for the team to go above and beyond in accommodating customers’ special requirements is SWIR – Short Wave Infrared, favored for many applications because of its numerous benefits.

  • Solid State Battery Research

    Instead of traditional lithium-ion batteries, which use liquid organic-based electrolytes, the spotlight is on solid-electrolyte batteries. These next-generation battery systems incorporate solid electrodes and electrolytes, which are safer and more energy-dense than their liquid counterparts. 

  • XUV, Soft X-ray, And Extreme Ultraviolet (EUV) Spectroscopy

    McPherson Instruments designs precision analytical tools that help scientists and researchers to investigate molecular and atomic spectra from the infrared into the soft x-ray and short ultraviolet wavelength regions. 

  • Media Quality Images In Science Applications

    For over four years, cinematographer and content creator, Mikka has uploaded hundreds of slow-motion videos to his YouTube channel, Warped Perception, which has attracted over 650,000 subscribers and racked up over 115 million views. 

  • Phantom Goes To MIT: A Series Of Case Studies

    High-speed photography is alive and well at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Edgerton Center. The Center makes high-speed imaging equipment available to students to help further their education in science and engineering.

  • Application Note: Imaging Venus With A Scientific SWIR Camera

    German researcher Dr. Sebastian Voltmer has been looking at the inner planet Venus as a Ring next to the sun and how the crescent is getting bigger. According to Dr. Voltmer, the cooled Ninox 640 II SWIR camera provided a much better signal-to-noise ratio.

  • Temperature Measurement Of Power MOSFETs Using FLIR Thermal Cameras

    From individual component temperature measurement to thermal dynamics across a PCB, camera-based thermal imaging provides a cost-effective, accurate, and versatile solution.

CAMERA & IMAGING SOLUTIONS

  • Using a back-illuminated CCD (1056 × 1027 pixels with 13μm × 13μm pixel pitch), the Eagle 47-10 Deep Cooled Vacuum CCD is air-cooled to -80°C to minimize dark current for longer exposures. Using low noise electronics, it offers 2.3e- readout noise.

  • The Ophir® Wide Beam Imager SWIR: WB-I SWIR is a compact, calibrated optical system for measuring the size and power distribution of large and divergent beams of VCSELs and LEDs in the SWIR range.

  • Canon's new ultra sonic piezo motor offers great features such as compact, quiet and accuracy for linear positioning applications. Canon has been using this technology for driving focus lens in camera product.

  • The T3610 packs ultrahigh-speed frame rates and performance into a compact platform; 50% lighter than the closest equivalents. The back side illuminated (BSI) sensor technology maximizes sensitivity for sub-microsecond exposure times which is often required in high-velocity testing. 

  • The Phantom TMX 5010 provides extreme frame rates utilizing Vision Research's newest technology, the back side illuminated high-speed sensor. This versatile, full featured camera is ideal for a wide variety of applications.  

CAMERA & IMAGING NEWS

  • Attollo Engineering, global engineering experts and suppliers of infrared imaging, LiDAR/LADAR, and laser sensing solutions, introduces a quarter-VGA format camera (320 x 256 resolution), based on indium gallium arsenide (InGaAs) shortwave infrared technology.

  • Raptor has enhanced it’s range of cooled CCD cameras with the launch of the Eagle 1MP. Using a back-illuminated CCD, the camera is air-cooled to -80°C to minimize dark current for longer exposures.

  • Methane gas is 25 times more potent than CO2 at locking heat in the earth’s atmosphere and has more than doubled in concentration over the past two centuries. In an effort to curb the damage done by this potent greenhouse gas, the Biden administration has urged the EPA to implement rules that further reduce methane emissions, particularly in the oil and gas industry. Rising to the challenge of identifying those methane leaks are photonics firms employing existing technologies to tackle an age-old problem in new ways. 

  • Bright Ideas presents the most captivating news and innovations in photonics. This week, NASA updates its launch time for the James Webb telescope, Intel opens a new photonics research center, a first-of-its-kind optical oscilloscope is created, and one scientist thinks mouse fur might have heat-sensing properties. 

  • Bright Ideas presents the most captivating news and innovations in photonics. This week, Chinese researchers presented a new planar photonic chip that doesn’t require a "bulky" condenser or special objective to conduct darkfield or total image reflection (TIR) microscopy. A new DARPA Young Faculty Award recipient is exploring a ne way to control the propagation of light that would enhance power efficiency and thereby improve communications technologies.  And, biomedical engineers have found a way to increase optical coherence tomography (OCT) depth through the skin by 50 percent.

CAMERA & IMAGING VIDEOS

  • Introducing The WB-I Wide Beam Imager

    The Ophir® Wide Beam Imager SWIR: WB-I SWIR is a compact, calibrated optical system for measuring the size and power distribution of large and divergent beams of VCSELs and LEDs in the SWIR range.

  • Video: Phantom Academy Ballistics Imaging Course

    The Phantom Academy of High-Speed Imaging provides in depth virtual and in-person training opportunities in a variety of applications. The Ballistics course covers information such as, Lighting Techniques for Ballistics and Range Experiments, Quantification of Projectile Kinematics, and Advanced Triggering Strategies.

  • Video: Phantom Cameras Go To MIT

    Phantom cameras are utilized at academic institutions for a wide variety of research needs. MIT Boston constantly utilizes Phantom cameras to assist in the study of a variety of topics. Three popular case studies are discussed in this video summary.

  • Video: Phantom TMX Golf Ball Compression

    The Phantom TMX 7510 high-speed footage combined with MATLAB image processing results in mapping of full-field strains via digital image correlation (DIC). These videos help athletes to understand how energy transfers between a club and a golf ball, which informs on the selection of the club, the ball, and swing style and speed.