Flexible hybrid electronics (FHE) is a category of microelectronics using novel materials with stretchable, conformable, and flexible form factors. FHE enables wearables, medical Internet of Things (IoT) applications, defense applications, and more by shifting from electronics based on rigid and fragile circuit boards to flexible electronics components mounted on substrates, such as plastics and textiles.
Engineers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have designed and fabricated a unique type of retroreflector built from stackable metamaterials using computer-chip manufacturing technologies, allowing them to be integrated into optoelectronic devices.
Researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison (UW-Madison) and the University at Buffalo (UB) have developed a very thin yet high-performance photodetector consisting of nanocavities sandwiched between a single-crystalline germanium and a reflective layer of silver.
Researchers have developed a new kind of photodetector that utilizes its built-in semiconducting heterojunction to power itself, rather than rely on external voltage, as typical photodetectors do.
Qioptiq, an Excelitas Technologies® Company, recently introduces the new 1.73x Tube Lens as a widely desired addition to the mag.x system 125. Representing a new class of optical systems that enable microscope-like resolution with wide fields-of-view to support modern high-resolution sensors, the 1.73x Tube Lens makes the mag.x system 125 a perfect match for sensors with the 35 mm camera format.
Sierra-Olympic Technologies offers New Imaging Technologies’ (NIT) wide-dynamic-range (WDR), indium gallium arsenide (InGaAs) shortwave infrared (SWIR) sensors and camera systems. This new SWIR imaging product family delivers a dynamic range greater than 140dB in a single snapshot, without any processing or tone mapping. Ideal for biomedical, laser measurements, welding, semiconductor, art inspection, and process control, the NIT WDR sensors’ internal Fixed Pattern Noise correction offers high uniformity images under all lighting conditions.
Coherent has recently introduced the new OBIS CORE LS laser which utilizes the unique Optically-Pumped Semiconductor Laser (OPSL) technology inside a scaled-down package optimized for analytical instrumentation. The new OBIS CORE LS measures a miniscule 52 mm x 27 mm x 12 mm—a volume reduction of 84% relative to the standard OBIS—yet delivers uncompromising output power and beam quality at a variety of biologically-useful wavelengths ranging from 488 nm to 594 nm.