Scientists at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center are developing the world's first space-based sodium LIDAR (Light Detection And Ranging) instrument to study the nature and dynamics of the mesosphere, the poorly understood middle layer of the Earth's atmosphere, which lies 40-100 miles above Earth’s surface and separates the planet from the vacuum of space.
Functional near infrared spectroscopic (fNIRS) imaging (pronounced f-nears) has led to a breakthrough in communication with ALS patients who are "Locked-In," meaning they are in advanced stages of the disease where the brain is conscious and functioning, but they are unable to move any muscles, including the eyes.
New technology may provide a minimally invasive alternative to traditional muscle biopsies, which are commonly used to diagnose patients showing symptoms of muscular disorders, diseases, or infections.
Excelitas Technologies® recently introduced the SPCM-NIR, a Single Photon Counting Module specifically selected and performance-optimized for the near-infrared (NIR) wavelength spectrum. This NIR-spectrum enhanced device is designed to support long-range LIDAR, quantum communication and microscopy applications, as well as many others.
Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have built a portable yet powerful microscope capable of chemically identifying individual micron-sized particles.
NASA's Airborne Visible / Infrared Imaging Spectrometer (AVIRIS) work comes at a time when remote imaging technologies, more and more, are helping scientists understand the global distribution and major sources of air pollution.
Physicists at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in Germany have switched on a 220-ton, 60 million euro ($66 million) apparatus that will attempt in the next five years to pin down the absolute mass of neutrinos – the so-called ghost particles of cosmology believed to hold vital clues to the origin and fate of the universe.
Hyperspectral imaging technology has advanced significantly in the last 50 years, and Greg Staples with Bayspec talked with us for a few minutes at the 2016 SPIE DCS exhibition about how it has changed.
This year at Photonics West, Jason Palidwar with Iridian Spectral Technologies gave us insight into the three optical filtering solutions his company is focusing on in 2016.
Si-Ware Systems drew a lot of positive attention at Photonics West 2015 with their Prism award winning MEMS spectral sensors. Bassam Saadany and Mostafa Medhat met with Photonics Online on the last day of the show so we could get a glimpse of the sensors in person and see them in action. If you’re looking to replace your standard bench top FT-IR spectrometer with something much smaller and much less expensive, then this video is most certainly for you.
PD-LD's LS-2 LabSource is a dual-source benchtop module features two laser sources, rendering it unique relative to other benchtop Raman modules. These laser sources are VBG-stabilized, and are available in standard and custom wavelengths.
Watch this video from Avantes for news on a recent redesign of their tungsten-halogen light source, some beam splitter combiner accessories, and the latest addition to their line of high-sensitivity spectrometers.
Bob Struthers of PD-LD introduces us to its new 530nm green laser at Photonics West 2013.
Ed Albe and Jeffrey Meade of Tornado Spectral Systems tell us about the HyperFlux U1 HTVS (high throughput virtual slit) enabled spectrometer at Photonics West 2013.