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  • microchip

    Spin-Off Develops Q-Switched Microchip Lasers

    Picophotonics, a spin-off from the Optoelectronics Research Centre at the Tampere University (Finland), focuses on the development and manufacturing of Q-switched microchip lasers based on proprietary semiconductor saturable absorber mirror (SESAM)...
  • cannabis lighting

    Lighting for Cannabis Growth

    The market for indoor lighting for horticultural applications is strong, with lighting for cannabis registering the greatest compound annual growth due to legalization in many parts of the world According to the market research...
  • Sony sensors

    Introduction to Sony's SWIR Sensors and Applications

    One of the new and exciting areas that is showing a lot of promise for industrial applications is the use of Near and Short Wavelength Infrared (NIR and SWIR) light to gather information that is not visible to the human eye. Many times, the...
  • Simulation image Rb atom780 nmNumber of atoms 55 arrayAtomic emission 2000 photonsBackground 5 photonsMagnification 20NA 04Distance between each atom 5 m Astronomy

    The Path to Quantitative CMOS for Scientific Imaging

    Scientific cameras have long been used to take images of various phenomena during experiments or in astrophotography. Back in the 1990s, CMOS image sensors made a groundbreaking leap by putting the detector right into the pixel. Originally...
  • Xinjing Huang, a doctoral student in Forrests lab, holds a solar cell module with 40 transparency, based on the formula with an estimated 30-year lifetime Photo Robert CoeliusMichigan Engineering

    Power-Generating Windows with 30-Year Solar Cells

    A new transparency-friendly solar cell design could marry high efficiencies with 30-year estimated lifetimes, research led by the University of Michigan has shown. It may pave the way for windows that also provide solar power. “Solar energy...
  • autonomous

    4D Imaging in Real-World Applications

    3D imaging is a norm nowadays. 3D cameras capture a perception of depth. Although today’s 3D cameras are still relatively bulky, they are offering new options in picking and placing for industrial robots. Three types of 3D vision...
  • UV LED

    Innovations In LED UV Curing for Industrial Applications

    LED UV curing is state-of-the-art technology used in a wide range of industrial applications and is rapidly gaining traction for the measurable advantages it delivers, from superior quality and sustainability to improved productivity and worker...

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