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  • A light weighted mirror produced by Optical Surfaces Ltd

    Lightweight Mirrors for AstroPhysics Applications

    In spaceborne applications the need to minimise payload is a key factor in designing optical systems. Optical Surfaces lightweight mirrors are designed to provide sufficient rigidity to ensure ultra-high precision optical...
  • autonomous drone over solar plant

    Autonomous Drone Takes Daylight Images of PV Modules

    Electroluminescence (EL) imaging of photovoltaic (PV) solar panels provides high accuracy in detecting defects and faults, such as cracks, broken cells, interconnections, shunts, among many others; furthermore, the EL technique...
  • disinfecting system

    UV LED Irradiation System Developed for Disinfection

    Ferdinand-Braun-Institut (FBH) in Berlin (Germany) and its spin-off UVphotonics NT GmbH have designed and developed a versatile turnkey irradiation system for surface treatment. Since the compact, modular system can be...
  • Lillin mask detection
  • entanglement

    Quantum Entanglement Demonstrated Aboard Orbiting CubeSat

    In a critical step toward creating a global quantum communications network, researchers have generated and detected quantum entanglement onboard a CubeSat nanosatellite weighing less than 2.6 kilograms and orbiting the Earth....
  • BitFLow Frame Grabber

    BitFlow Whitepaper on Controlling CoaXPress Cameras

    The challenges facing today's machine vision integrators are more complicated and critical than ever before, as they strive to build faster, more accurate and cost-efficient systems in the wake of changing technology. To...
  • photonics and COVID-19

    Medical Tools Developed Faster with New EU Pilot Line

    The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the need to quickly develop diagnostic equipment in the face of a novel threat. Thanks to a dedicated medical pilot production line that gives easy access to prototyping, new medical tools that...
  • micro-electronics

    Design for Success in Micro Molding

    If you are undertaking a micro injection molding project, there is enormous value in working alongside a specialist sub-contract manufacturer that under one roof has control of all aspects of the product development process from design to high...
  • lidar map

    Lidar Technology in Autonomous Robotic Systems

    Lidar sensors are now firmly established as an essential component of many mapping, navigation and localization applications. Although most of the attention in this field remains focused on the use of lidar in autonomous vehicles, several...
  • Deep Tissue project

    Three-Photon Microscopy for Sub-Surface Tissue Imaging

    Pulsed tuneable lasers are ubiquitous tools for multi-photon imaging in the life sciences, with the majority of research employing two-photon techniques. In recent years, a new class of imaging using three-photon fluorescence has emerged to scan...
  • Learning to see
  • View of the laser amplifier and deposition chamber
  • Lidar in autonomous vehicles

    Lidar in Autonomous Applications

    Autonomous vehicles may not replace the car any time soon, but the inherent technologies are advancing rapidly Lidar stands for light detection and ranging, and is used in place of or in addition to cameras, radar and ultrasonic sensors. The...
  • Rhino Photo by Penny Pretty

    Thermal Imaging Cameras Help Fight Rhino Poaching

    The illegal global trade of endangered and protected wildlife, linked to organized crime and terrorism, is worth up to $20 billion annually. Rhino poaching in particular is big (illegal) business; rhino horn is worth more than gold on the black...

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