Scientists at Julius-Maximilians-Universität (JMU) Würzburg in Bavaria, Germany, have introduced a novel plasmonic cavity antenna design that enhances the creation and control of photons emitted by atoms and molecules.
Scientists have developed novel lenses that enable X-ray microscopy with record resolution in the nanometre regime. Using new materials, the research team led by DESY scientist Saša Bajt from the Center for Free-Electron Laser Science (CFEL) has perfected the design of specialised X-ray optics and achieved a focus spot size with a diameter of less than ten nanometres.
A microscope using ultraviolet (UV) light to provide high-resolution histological images promises to significantly shorten the amount of time diagnostic tests are processed.
Thorlabs has announced the release of its new 2.1 Megapixel Quantalux sCMOS Camera based on a high-performance 1e- read-noise imager. Ideal for demanding imaging applications, the monochrome sensor can image the full frame [1920 (H) x 1080 (V)] at 50 fps with 16 Bit resolution and offers a peak quantum efficiency of 61% at 600 nm.
Japanese scientists have developed a unique water-repellent nanomaterial that can be wrapped around biological tissue to visualize high-quality images for a longer period of time.
The new Mighty Light from Spectrolight is a turnkey, compact source of broadband light based on a high power tungsten-halogen lamp which is ideal for microscopy, machine vision, photovoltaic research and testing, and other diverse illumination applications. With a nominal color temperature of 2900K, the Mighty Light provides over 2 watts of low-noise, white light output spanning the visible through near‑infrared spectral regions (400 nm ~ 2.5 µm).
Academe and industry collaborators in Europe have developed a scanning microwave microscope capable of imaging three-dimensional, atom-sized components buried within silicon chips, making it one of the first devices to image and characterize, in a non-destructive way, those structures that are considered building blocks of quantum devices.
By substituting a glass surgical needle for the endoscope, a proof-of-concept study in mice has demonstrated technology that might lead to a minimally invasive method for imaging deep brain tissue, one that could provide a better understanding of neurological conditions.
Researchers at the University of Maryland's Joint Quantum Institute (JQI) and the Army Research Laboratory (ARL) have devised a unique method to measure the radius of a nanofiber with sub-angstrom-scale sensitivity — without destroying the nanofiber with chemicals and heat in the process, as current scanning electron microscopy (SEM) techniques tend to do.
Excelitas Technologies® recently introduced the SPCM-NIR, a Single Photon Counting Module specifically selected and performance-optimized for the near-infrared (NIR) wavelength spectrum. This NIR-spectrum enhanced device is designed to support long-range LIDAR, quantum communication and microscopy applications, as well as many others.
Rice University researchers have refined a Nobel Prize-winning microscopy technique to capture fluorescing molecules at a frame rate 20 times faster than other laboratory cameras.
PI has recently released a 2nd generation of its successful PInano® product line of high resolution XY/XYZ multi-axis positioning systems. The digital servo piezo controller offers the advantage of higher linearity, simple operation, and easy access to advanced features in comparison to conventional analog piezo controllers. It provides responsive real-time tracking, and it supports PI's unique Fast Focus & Freeze capability, where the unit can be bumplessly switched from external (focus) sensor to internal (capacitive, SGS or piezoresistive) sensor, allowing precise, calibrated, stable motions with respect to the focal plane.
Qioptiq, an Excelitas Technologies® Company, recently introduces the new 1.73x Tube Lens as a widely desired addition to the mag.x system 125. Representing a new class of optical systems that enable microscope-like resolution with wide fields-of-view to support modern high-resolution sensors, the 1.73x Tube Lens makes the mag.x system 125 a perfect match for sensors with the 35 mm camera format.
A new, high power, ultra-compact, violet laser from Coherent, Inc. will provide improved performance for numerous short wavelength applications, including examples in life sciences, where it will enable brighter confocal imaging and faster flow cytometry throughput rates.
We were fortunate enough to meet with Taiki Iida at Canon to hear about two brand new releases.
PI provides a large variety of fast Z-Stages and collar piezo objective positioners for 3D imaging (Z-stack acquisition), deconvolution, and fast focusing applications. These Piezo nanopositioning stages & positioners are essential tools for high-resolution metrology and microscopy applications due to their sub-atomic resolution and extremely fast response times.
The new Fiber-QTM Fiber is a fiber coupled acousto-optic modulator (FCAOM) solution for fiber laser modulation and frequency shifting. These devices can directly control the timing, intensity, and temporal characteristics of the active output from a fiber laser, offering a wider variety of pulse shapes.
At Photonics West 2015, Mark Donaghy concentrated on just two entries in Rapto Photonics' comprehensive line of scientific cameras – The Eagle V CCD camera for astronomy, bioluminescence, fluorescence imaging, and more, as well as the NINOX SWIR 640 for beam profiling, solar cell inspection, microscopy, semiconductor inspection, and more. Watch the video to learn why Raptor still believes they have the best performing SWIR camera on the market today.
Photron launched two new high speed imaging solutions for slow motion analysis at Photonics West 2015. Andrew Bridges broke down both of the camera’s features and specifications for us this year. Watch the video to see if they can provide you with a solution for your next slow motion analysis application.
One of Modulight’s more popular displays at Photonics West this year involved their ML6000 series of laser modules. These lasers are ideal for applications involving illumination, microscopy, optical pumping, fluorescence, and more.
Stefan Vorndran with PI (Physik Instrumente) gives us a rundown of their precision positioning technology capabilities at SPIE DSS 2013.
Tony Vengel, VP of business development for Nova Sensors, gives some background of his company and their cameras covering the full electromagnetic spectrum under their parent company, Teledyne Technologies.
Murad Karmali, VP of sales for PCO-TECH, introduces us to several cameras from his company’s product line at Photonics West 2013. This includes the pco.edge, an sCMOS camera that features simultaneous high light sensitivity, high frame rate, high resolution, and high dynamic range.
Paul Dempster, director of sales and marketing for Toshiba’s Imaging Systems Division, walks us through their three-chip industrial camera offerings at Photonics West 2013.
Ronald Travis, sales manager with Canon USA, introduces us to his company’s line of miniature optical encoders, galvano scanners, laser Doppler velocity sensors, and rotary encoders at Photonics West 2013.
ASI (Applied Scientific Instrumentation) displayed its microscope automation, precise motion control, and optics products at the BiOS and Photonics West 2013 exhibitions.
Bob Struthers of PD-LD introduces us to its new 530nm green laser at Photonics West 2013.
Doug Malchow of UTC Aerospace gives us an overview of the GL2048L InGaAs Linescan Camera at Photonics West 2013.