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.
In information technology, multiplexing schemes are used to transmit more signals than the number of available transmission channels.
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.
Lisa Gerbracht at FLIR gives a brief introduction to showcased products, information on available imaging technologies, and an overview of FLIR’s specialized divisions.
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.
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.
One of the greatest advantages of thermal imaging cameras in military research and range applications is their ability to image and record thermal data without the need to touch the target under testing. This eBook offers a comprehensive understanding of research and science thermography with topics including how IR cameras work, finding resolution in a distant image, and challenges of infrared radiance measurement. Read more.
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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.
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.
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.
Engineers and designers working on LiDAR applications should consider critical filter issues early on.
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.
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.
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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