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Generating High-Quality Single Photons For Quantum Computing
Generating High-Quality Single Photons For Quantum Computing

MIT researchers have designed a way to generate, at room temperature, more single photons for carrying quantum information. The design, they say, holds promise for the development of practical quantum computers.

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High Resolution Uncooled Thermal Camera: Gobi 640 Series
High Resolution Uncooled Thermal Camera: Gobi 640 Series The Gobi 640 series of high-resolution, uncooled thermal cameras feature 640 x 480 pixel resolution and are ideal for applications involving accurate temperature measurement, NDT lock-in thermography, real-time process control and monitoring, quality control/assurance, and semiconductor inspection. Where image quality is crucial, the Gobi+, an improved version of the Gobi camera, offers increased frame rates of 60 Hz, as well as lowered 50 mK...  Continue Reading...
Uncooled Thermal OEM Module: XTM 640
Uncooled Thermal OEM Module: XTM 640 Xenics introduces the XTM 640 uncooled thermal OEM module with unique image quality and stability for a broad range of OEM applications including security, night vision, firefighting, airborne and land-based reconnaissance, and surveillance. For applications with increased imaging requirements, the XTM+, an improved version, offers increased frame rates of 60 Hz, as well as lowered 50 mK NETD detector noise.  Continue Reading...
FLIR Research Studio: Designed To Work The Way You Do
FLIR Research Studio: Designed To Work The Way You Do The new FLIR Research Studio is a powerful, yet simple to use software for analyzing how thermal imagery changes over time. Designed to work the way you work, the software makes thermal analysis faster, more convenient, and enables better teamwork. Whether a Windows, MacOS or Linux user, Research Studio provides customers with an easy way to quickly and efficiently display, record, and analyze accurate thermal data on their machine in any one of ...  Continue Reading...
19 µm Pixel Single CMOS Sensor With Enhanced NIR Detection: 35MMFHDXSB
19 µm Pixel Single CMOS Sensor With Enhanced NIR Detection: 35MMFHDXSB Canon’s 35MMFHDXSB sensors are designed with deeper wells, resulting in an almost 45% increase in quantum efficiency (QE) at 800 nm verses the standard 19 µm pixel size sensor. Featuring 19µm pixel sizes available in monochrome (35MMFHDXSBM) or with a specialized RGB-NIR color filter array (35MMFHDXSBI), these CMOS sensors allow for expanded possibilities in a wide range of applications.  Continue Reading...
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    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.

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    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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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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TECHNICAL ARTICLES

  • The Future Is Now: How Glass Micro Bonding Enables A New Era Of Ultra-Reliable Wafer Level Chip Scale Packaging

    Innovative Glass Micro Bonding sealing technology is enabling unprecedented miniaturization and wireless signal transmission for medical implants, MEMS devices, and other electronic and optical devices.

  • Aerial Hyperspectral Imaging By BaySpec OCI™ Hyperspectral Imagers

    BaySpec’s OCI™-UAV hyperspectral imagers are ultracompact, easily deployable, high-performance hyperspectral cameras designed specifically for use on small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), to monitor the details of spatial, temporal, and spectral representation of ground objects. This application note presents the benefits that these imagers offer and delivers example images for multiple topography analysis.

  • Using 1064 nm Dispersive Raman For Ink And Paint Classification

    Raman spectroscopy is a non-invasive, highly sensitive technology that quantitatively probes and analyzes chemical compositions and structures without the need for sample preparation. In the past, this technology was not useful for forensics because most "real-world" samples have a vivid color, which can be a background emission (fluorescence) that could overwhelm Raman signals in all visible wavelengths. This issue is now resolved by BaySpec’s line of 1064 nm excitation dispersive Raman systems that offer maximum reduction in fluorescence interference.

  • Characterization And Transformation Monitoring Of Polymorphs Of D-Mannitol With Raman Spectroscopy

    D-mannitol is a typical polymorphic crystalline solid that is widely used in pharmaceutical and food industries. Raman Spectroscopy is an ideal analysis technique for the analysis of these polymorphs with its vibrational spectroscopy, no need for sample preparation, and its non-destructive approach. In this application note, 1064 nm dispersive Raman is demonstrated as a viable, nondestructive method to identify polymorphs and apply process monitoring.

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  • Photovoltaic Nanotubes

    Physicists discovered a novel kind of nanotube that generates current in the presence of light. Devices such as optical sensors and infrared imaging chips are likely applications, which could be useful in fields such as automated transport and astronomy. In future, if the effect can be magnified and the technology scaled up, it could lead to high-efficiency solar power devices.

  • A Sound Idea: A Step Towards Quantum Computing Using Vibrations In Silicon

    A team at the University of Tsukuba studied a novel process for creating coherent lattice waves inside silicon crystals using ultrashort laser pulses. Using theoretical calculations combined with experimental results that were obtained at the University of Pittsburgh, they were able to show that coherent vibrational signals could be maintained inside the samples.

  • Researchers Find Quantum Gravity Has No Symmetry

    A new study by a pair of researchers in the US and Japan has found that, when gravity is combined with quantum mechanics, symmetry is not possible.

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