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Reporting on ways in which light technologies are being applied to solve problems through photonics throughout the world.

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  • Security and Surveillance Courtesy Point Grey Research

    Security and Surveillance Video Analytics Moves to the Edge

    Many camera-based surveillance and security systems deployed today are predominantly used as forensic tools. Located wherever individuals or objects need to be monitored, the systems capture video data, compress and transfer it back to a server...
  • The Past, Present and Future of Optics and Photonics

    The Past, Present and Future of Optics and Photonics

    The International Year of Light 2015 is one of those important times to take stock of history of photonics and speculate on the exciting future in this significant part of technology. It is sometimes difficult to comprehend the extensive...
  • The visible spectrum

    See What You’ve Been Missing

    Human vision is remarkable. This one sense is responsible for 80% of the information that our brain receives and plays a critical role in how we connect to the world. Our eyes can detect only visible light, which is a very narrow band within the...
  • Figure 1 Princeton Instruments NIRvana scientific camera

    InGaAs Cameras Enable Advanced Imaging in Scientific Research

    Newly developed, deeply cooled, scientific InGaAs cameras (see Figure 1) facilitate leading-edge methods of imaging disease detection research. X-ray and UV-vis-NIR detection methods have been successfully used in various scientific, military, and...
  • Laser machining in PV manufacturing

    Advanced Automation in Photovoltaic Manufacturing

    Precise and highly technical processes are used in the manufacture of crystalline solar cells and thin-film modules as a way of reducing the cost of manufacturing, ensuring little waste in the process, increasing efficiency and improving the output...
  • 3D Robotic Imaging Helps Decommission Nuclear Plants

    3D Robotic Imaging Helps Decommission Nuclear Power Plants

    One of the key challenges in decommissioning nuclear plants is to understand where radioactive sources are distributed and determining the resulting intensity of the radiation fields from them. While conventional dosimeters can be deployed to...
  • UVC LEDs are having a major impact on bioscience applications

    UVC LEDs in Bioscience Applications

    UVC LEDs are having a major impact on the field of bioscience by enabling simple, efficient fixed wavelength instruments for DNA purity and concentration measurements. UVC refers to ultraviolet light with wavelengths between 200 – 280...

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