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Tunable Diamond String May Hold Key To Quantum Memory
Tunable Diamond String May Hold Key To Quantum Memory

A quantum internet promises completely secure communication. But using quantum bits or qubits to carry information requires a radically new piece of hardware – a quantum memory. This atomic-scale device needs to store quantum information and convert it into light to transmit across the network.

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High-Load Linear Stage Family With Ball Screw/Linear Motor Options For Industrial Applications
High-Load Linear Stage Family With Ball Screw/Linear Motor Options For Industrial Applications PI (Physik Instrumente) offers a new reference-class linear stage family available in ball screw and linear configurations. With high resolution, improved tracking performance, smaller tracking error, and improved settling time, the L-417 and V-417 are ideal for a variety of applications including laser cutting, scanning, digital printing, electronics assembly and inspection, AOI (Automatic Optical Inspection), automation, and flat panel...  Continue Reading...
Smallest, Lightest, Lowest-Powered Optical Gas Imaging Camera Core - Ventus™ OGI
Smallest, Lightest, Lowest-Powered Optical Gas Imaging Camera Core - Ventus™ OGI Sierra-Olympic offers the new Ventus™ OGI optical gas imaging (OGI) camera with a 640 x 512, 15-micron pixel-pitch midwave-infrared (MWIR) detector array providing unmatched thermal sensitivity. Weighing only 580 grams with the lens in a compact 146.6 mm x 70.9 mm x 73.1 mm package, this camera is the smallest, lightest, and lowest-powered OGI camera for detecting and visualizing hydrocarbon gas leaks such as methane, propane, butane, and...  Continue Reading...
Highest Throughput Streaming Camera For Machine Vision Applications: Phantom® S990
Highest Throughput Streaming Camera For Machine Vision Applications: Phantom® S990 The Phantom® S990 is Vision Research’s highest throughput streaming camera available on the market designed specifically for machine vision applications. This imager combines Phantom premium sensor image quality, outstanding high speed technology, and record breaking direct data transfer speed to provide 9 Mpx at up to 938 fps and almost 9 Gpx/sec. The camera streams directly into PCI Express frame grabbers with up to 16 standard CXP6...  Continue Reading...
High-Speed Optical Power Meter For Fast Photonics Alignment Applications: F-712.PM1
High-Speed Optical Power Meter For Fast Photonics Alignment Applications: F-712.PM1 PI introduces the new F-712.PM1 high-speed optical power meter for converting the optical signals and currents of photodiodes into a high-resolution, logarithmic analog voltage signal. The meter also boasts a bandwidth of 20 kHz and extended wavelength range of 400 to 1550 nm.  Continue Reading...
Long Range Thermal Zoom Camera Family: Vinden LR Series
Long Range Thermal Zoom Camera Family: Vinden LR Series Sierra-Olympic’s Vinden LR Series of cameras are designed to provide long range thermal imaging with powerful continuous zoom for thermal and multi-sensor defense systems in defense, security, surveillance, border, port, and base security applications.   Continue Reading...
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  • Available Autoclavable SCHOTT Solidur® LEDs
    Available Autoclavable SCHOTT Solidur® LEDs
    With three unique and fully customizable base designs, autoclavable SCHOTT Solidur® LEDs offer near-limitless integration possibilities for medical devices.
  • How Autoclavable LEDs Enable New Medical Device Designs
    How Autoclavable LEDs Enable New Medical Device Designs

    In an ever-evolving medical landscape, innovative designs can make all the difference in gaining a competitive advantage for device manufacturers. SCHOTT Solidur® LEDs can withstand thousands of steam sterilization cycles, opening a wealth of new design options for device engineers.

  • Benefits Of Autoclavable LEDs vs. Conventional LEDs For Medical Applications
    Benefits Of Autoclavable LEDs vs. Conventional LEDs For Medical Applications
    Medical devices must be steam sterilized between procedures to enable safe reuse. The harsh conditions of the autoclave are adversarial for traditional LED light sources, but hermetically-sealed SCHOTT Solidur® LEDs are up to the challenge: Tests have proven they can withstand more than 3,500 autoclaving cycles.
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    SCHOTT Eternaloc® Connectors For Medical Applications

    Electronics in medical applications require continuous power and signal transmission for reliable performance. However, the medical connectors that enable these functions are a potential weak point.

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    Get The Shot: Setup

    Phantom cameras offer the necessary features for recording data in the most remote and harsh locations. In this video, Anni and Lauri, from Beyond the Press, use the VEO46OS to record ice racing footage that would not have been possible without easy setup and mobile options.

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The Ultimate Snapshot Imager For VIS/NIR/SWIR: GoldenEye™

BaySpec offers the GoldenEye™ camera as the only snapshot hyperspectral imager covering VIS/NIR/SWIR (400 – 1700 nm) wavelengths. With FT-PI proprietary technology, this high sensitivity imager is ideal for low light level applications. Read more.

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TECHNICAL ARTICLES

  • Augmented Reality Moves Closer To Reality With New Materials

    Augmented reality (AR) is likely to usher in the next generation of computing and will have a huge impact on our society over the next several decades. For the developers of AR glasses, field of view (FOV) is a key performance standard upon which lens material is evaluated. Ideally, AR glasses would match humans’ natural FOV, but so far they’ve been much more limited. To help push AR forward in consumer experience, developers will require a glass that widens the FOV found in many devices.

  • High-Speed Imaging In Biomedical Microfluidic Applications: Principles & Overview

    Microfluidics is a highly interdisciplinary field that employs state-of-the-art microfluidic chip technologies to guide fluid(s), and tiny objects within, through channels with micro-sized cross-sections. In the beginning of this paper, provided are a set of basic equations that can be used to approximate the fundamental physical principles involved in microfluidics. Then, summarized are a series of recent peer-reviewed publications where high-speed cameras were used to: track and quantify cell trajectory, observe cell stretching during deformability cytometry, guide and isolate circulating tumor cells, and encapsulate and sort individual cells.

  • Optimal Lighting Design Boosts Efficiency Of Medical Diagnostic Instruments

    For designers of medical diagnostic instruments, partnering with a reliable lighting expert can ensure the lighting system is optimized and generates homogeneous light that facilitates comparable and meaningful in vitro diagnostic analysis.

  • Model Based Analysis: A New Way To Measure Thin Films

    Measuring the surface topology and thickness of thin films is important for characterizing many devices, but it can be difficult to resolve small enough features while covering a wide area. A new technique, model based analysis, creates a 3D map of both the film’s surface and thickness. 

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  • Polymer Crystals Hold Key To Record-Breaking Energy Transport

    Scientists from the universities of Bristol and Cambridge have found a way to create polymeric semiconductor nanostructures that absorb light and transport its energy further than previously observed.

  • Strain Directs Spin Waves

    It is becoming harder to respond to the demands of the rapidly-growing information society due to failures caused by increased chip temperatures in the ever-more integrated chips used by the latest electronic devices based on semiconductor materials.

  • Columbia Researchers Squeeze Light Into Nanoscale Devices And Circuits

    As electronic devices and circuits shrink into the nanoscale, the ability to transfer data on a chip, at low power with little energy loss, is becoming a critical challenge. Over the past decade, squeezing light into tiny devices and circuits has been a major goal of nanophotonics researchers.

  • Nuclear Physicists Leap Into Quantum Computing With First Simulations Of Atomic Nucleus

    Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory are the first to successfully simulate an atomic nucleus using a quantum computer. The results, published in Physical Review Letters, demonstrate the ability of quantum systems to compute nuclear physics problems and serve as a benchmark for future calculations.

  • Generation Of Light-Induced Electrical Current In Atomically Thin Nanomaterials

    Scientists at the Center for Functional Nanomaterials (CFN)—a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science User Facility at Brookhaven National Laboratory—have used an optoelectronic imaging technique to study the electronic behavior of atomically thin nanomaterials exposed to light.

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