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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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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    Opportunities in Security and Surveillance Markets

    Facial recognition is everywhere from our mobile devices to the grocery store to the door locks on our homes. A lot of photonic technology goes into making facial recognition operate from infrared cameras to vertical cavity surface emitting lasers...
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    Photoluminescence Mapping Enhances Perovskite Performance

    Halide perovskite solar cells are the subject of intense research interest due to the attractive properties of perovskite; high carrier mobilities, large absorption coefficients, tunable bandgaps, and long carrier diffusion lengths. One of the...
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    Metrology and Industry 4.0

    When looking at the place of metrology in the Industry 4.0, or what is considered the fourth industrial revolution, it is interesting to ponder whether industry 4.0 is being driven by developments in metrology or metrology developments are being...

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