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Spin Laser For Ultra-Fast Data Transfer
Spin Laser For Ultra-Fast Data Transfer

A new concept for ultrafast data transfer over fiber optic cables has been developed by engineers at the Ruhr University Bochum. In conventional systems, a laser sends light signals through the cables and the information is encoded in the modulation of light intensity.

  • Data Transfer By Controlled Noise
    Data Transfer By Controlled Noise

    In information technology, multiplexing schemes are used to transmit more signals than the number of available transmission channels.

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Active Thermography Solutions: TESTD Series
Active Thermography Solutions: TESTD Series Telops’ TESTD Series offers an array of nondestructive testing solutions for the evaluation of materials, components, and assemblies in order to detect defects without damaging the material. These non-contact IR methods are based on active thermography to detect damage from corrosion, delamination, decay, voids, inclusions, and other irregularities.  Continue Reading...
SWIR Performance Camera For R&D Applications: FLIR A6260
SWIR Performance Camera For R&D Applications: FLIR A6260 FLIR offers the A6260 imaging camera for SWIR science and R&D applications. Pairing high speed performance with fully customizable features, this high-resolution detector offers improved sensitivity and linearity across the full dynamic range, making it ideal for radiometry and temperature calibrated applications.  Continue Reading...
Thermal Imaging Camera With SLS Detector: FLIR A6750 LWIR
Thermal Imaging Camera With SLS Detector: FLIR A6750 LWIR FLIR offers the A6750 LWIR thermal imaging camera with a cooled SLS detector designed for high speed image acquisition up to 4.1 kHz with windowing. It captures all pixels simultaneously in under 190 μs for room temperature scenes, which is particularly important when monitoring fast moving objects where an uncooled thermal imaging camera would suffer from image blur.  Continue Reading...
Thermal Imaging Camera With FLIR Cooled InSb Detector: FLIR A6750 MWIR
Thermal Imaging Camera With FLIR Cooled InSb Detector: FLIR A6750 MWIR FLIR offers the A6750 MWIR thermal imaging camera with a cooled InSb detector designed for high speed image acquisition up to 4.1 kHz. Synchronization with other instruments and events enables the capture of minute details, and available custom cold filtering options allow specific spectral detection and measurement. It is ideal for imaging through glass, measuring temperature of thin film plastics, laser profiling and detection, and optical gas ...  Continue Reading...
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  • Video: Introducing The RV-Series 3D Machine Vision System
    Video: Introducing The RV-Series 3D Machine Vision System

    The Machine Vision RV-Series from Canon is made up of a group of systems that are specifically designed to work as the “eyes” of robotic arm systems. Benefits for using these machine vision systems include one-time measurements of 3D pose, high-speed recognition, improved productivity, and reduced production costs. This series is ideal for use in industrial production applications such as automobile parts manufacturing, car manufacturing, and electronics manufacturing.

  • Support For The Entire Photonics Spectrum!
    Support For The Entire Photonics Spectrum!

    Lisa Gerbracht at FLIR gives a brief introduction to showcased products, information on available imaging technologies, and an overview of FLIR’s specialized divisions.

  • New Immersion Grating For Astronomy Applications
    New Immersion Grating For Astronomy Applications

    Sukegawa Takashi from Canon USA, Inc. Optoelectronic Components introduces the new Canon Immersion Grating. With a size that is 1/27th of typical spectroscopy devices and the ability to cover infrared frequencies from 1 to 20 micrometers, this immersion grating is ideal for astronomy, satellites, and large ground-based telescope applications.

  • Introducing The pco.edge bi For Microscopy Applications
    Introducing The pco.edge bi For Microscopy Applications

    Dr. Scott Metzler from PCO introduces the pco.edge 4.2 bi back illuminated camera sensor with high resolution and a 6.5 x 6.5 μm² pixel size for high-quality images with quantum efficiency up to 95%. This next-generation camera offers an extremely versatile solution for all of your microscopy needs.

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  • Ultrafast Laser Optics: Balancing Costs With Successful Outcomes

    Maintaining high operational value while minimizing system costs is a constant challenge in the technology industry. This is particularly true for advanced research and manufacturing systems that employ laser light for purposes such as analysis, sensing and fabrication. This white paper explores the “false economy” provided by lower quality, lower cost optic components and its impact on the ultimate success or failure of research experiments and other ultrafast laser applications.

  • Understanding Antireflection Nano-Texture Surface Optics

    A nanostructure pattern is created on the surface of high purity fused silica plano-convex lenses to produce an antireflection effect. Because this manufacturing process uses no thin films materials, the lens has a very high damage threshold limit. This paper talks about the different types of antireflection nano-texture products and what they offer in each application.

  • Using A Prism Compressor For Ultrashort Laser Pulses

    This white paper describes in detail the effect of dispersion on ultrashort pulses, and an experiment using prism compressor for dispersion compensation in ultrashort laser pulses.

  • Remote Sensing With LiDAR Requires Optical Filter Trade-Offs

    Engineers and designers working on LiDAR applications should consider critical filter issues early on.

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  • Energy-Saving New LED Phosphor

    The human eye is particularly sensitive to green, but less sensitive to blue and red. Chemists led by Hubert Huppertz have now developed a new red phosphor whose light is well perceived by the eye.

  • The First Laser Radio Transmitter

    In a paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) demonstrated a laser that can emit microwaves wirelessly, modulate them, and receive external radio frequency signals.

  • Nanocomponent Is A Quantum Leap For Danish Physicists

    University of Copenhagen researchers have developed a nanocomponent that emits light particles carrying quantum information. Less than one-tenth the width of a human hair, the miniscule component makes it possible to scale up and could ultimately reach the capabilities required for a quantum computer or quantum internet.

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