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Shaping Light Lets 2D Microscopes Capture 4D Data
Shaping Light Lets 2D Microscopes Capture 4D Data

Rice University researchers have added a new dimension to their breakthrough technique that expands the capabilities of standard laboratory microscopes.

  • Questions In Quantum Computing: How To Move Electrons With Light
    Questions In Quantum Computing: How To Move Electrons With Light

    Tiny moving particles make up everything in our physical world— including modern electronics, whose function relies on the movement of negatively-charged electrons. Physicists strive to understand the forces that push these particles into motion, with the goal of harnessing their power in new technologies.

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Production Ready 3D Optical Profiler: ZeGage™ Pro
Production Ready 3D Optical Profiler: ZeGage™ Pro The ZeGage™ Pro and ZeGage™ Pro HR are scanning white light interferometers that provide 3D optical surface profiling for the measurement of precision surfaces that require non-contact metrology. The base ZeGage™ Pro model delivers surface mapping at the nanometer scale, meeting the needs for most industrial surfaces. For smoother samples with a much finer surface finish, the ZeGage™ Pro HR offers more than 20X higher...  Continue Reading...
Ultraviolet LED With Narrow Spectral Output: OD-265-001
Ultraviolet LED With Narrow Spectral Output: OD-265-001 Opto Diode’s OD-265-001 is the first model in a series of ultraviolet light-emitting diodes (UVLEDs) designed for robust and long-life use. With features including a power output of 0.53 mW (minimum) and 0.68 mW (typical), with peak emission wavelengths at 260 nm (minimum), 265 nm (typical) and 270 nm (maximum), these devices are especially suitable for disinfection applications.  Continue Reading...
High-Speed, 9 mm² Circular Photodiode For Electron Detection: AXUV63HS1
High-Speed, 9 mm² Circular Photodiode For Electron Detection: AXUV63HS1 Opto Diode introduces the AXUV63HS1 as part of their family of AXUV detectors featuring high-performance measurement of electrons, photons, or X-rays. This high-speed photodetector is designed with a circular active area of 9 mm diameter and is ideally suited for electron detection.  Continue Reading...
Machine Vision Camera With USB3 Vision: Firefly®
Machine Vision Camera With USB3 Vision: Firefly® FLIR’s Firefly® camera is designed to combine machine vision features with the power of deep learning inference on-camera. With its integrated Intel® Movidius™ Myriad™ 2 Vision Processing Unit (VPU) users can deploy a trained neural network directly onto the camera and achieve inference on the edge. Its small size and low power are ideal for portable devices, and it provides excellent imaging with the latest global...  Continue Reading...
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  • SCHOTT Is Advancing Into The Single-Use Endoscope Market
    SCHOTT Is Advancing Into The Single-Use Endoscope Market

    SCHOTT North America, Inc., - Lighting and Imaging offers a variety of illumination components for the single-use endoscope market. This includes a camera fitted fiber with a beam angle up to 120 degrees, Plug and Play availability as just light or light and camera combination, and small compact light sources which can be integrated into the unit with a perfect fit. Check out the video for more information.

  • 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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This eBook addresses the inherent heating problems in electrical system designs as they become smaller and more powerful. Whether it is in the early rapid prototyping design phase, failure analysis and quality assurance phase, or troubleshooting on product returns, thermal measurement is a key tool for identifying problems and improving thermal management solutions. The FLIR eBook also offers insight and advice from industry experts on new infrared technologies, innovations, and techniques. Read more.

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Make something big with something small with FLIR, the world’s highest volume infrared camera and core supplier. Our proven components like the Lepton®, Boson®, and the Neutrino™ cores, FLIR’s common software architecture makes for ease of integration across an array of applications. Integrating FLIR’s cameras, cores and components based on your size, weight, power, and performance requirements is easy and may be the last little piece you need for your next big idea. 

 

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SCHOTT Lighting and Imaging specializes in design and manufacture of fiber optic, LED, optical and hybrid product solutions for use in medical, dental, scientific, industrial, defense, aviation and automotive applications. In the medical field, SCHOTT specializes in custom solutions for OEM manufacturers such as leached fiber optic image bundles and light guides for endoscopy applications, fused fiber optic tapers and faceplates for x-ray applications and flexible wound fiber bundles for MRI applications.

TECHNICAL ARTICLES

  • Palmheld Spectroscopy Becomes A Powerful Tool For The Food Industry

    All aspects of the food industry may find a need to evaluate products in a field or factory. Palmheld spectroscopy provides powerful analysis without the need for expert users.

  • Innovation In AR Lens Coatings: High Quality Coatings For High-Power Lasers

    Lens coatings are an essential part of high-power CO2 laser systems. Coatings must protect the lens and allow for the highest levels of optical performance, with low levels of absorption and a long-life expectancy. Transparency is another coveted characteristic for use with visible HeNe red laser pointers. The cost/benefit ratio of a coating must also be considered, as well as the environmental impact of the substrates used. For optical manufacturers, the challenge is in developing a lens coating that excels in all these areas. This white paper discusses the development of anti-reflection (AR) lens coatings for use in high-power lasers.

  • Analyzing Small, High Power Beams At Focus In Manufacturing Applications

    Lasers are increasingly deployed in manufacturing applications, being pushed to higher and higher output powers and smaller and smaller beam sizes to work faster and with higher precision. Determining the beam profile at the beam focus of these lasers is critical to verify and improve manufacturing product quality. However, there are enormous challenges that must be overcome to capture the beam profiling data. This white paper discusses best practices for analyzing small, high power beams at focus for manufacturing applications.

  • Optical Micromirrors Reveal The Secrets Of Cell Membranes

    Progress in understanding the lipid bilayer – an ingenious two-molecule thick oily barrier that protects all living cells, including our own – has been dramatic over the past 100 years. But there are still puzzles to be solved such as how these membrane proteins, which are oily themselves, navigate the oily lipid bilayer to go about their work. The first step for scientists is to figure out the thermodynamic rules that govern protein assembly in membranes.

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