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05 Oct 22
Israel's Kitov.ai wins VISION 2022 Award

Automated inspection planning system impresses judging panel at Stuttgart show.

05 Oct 22
Prophesee's sensors proliferate with industrial partners

Developer of event-based sensors recently raised €50 million in series C round backed by Xiaomi and Saudi Aramco venture fund.

04 Oct 22
Near-infrared platform images carbon dioxide in aero-engine plume

University of Strathclyde captures chemically-specific imaging data from commercial gas turbine.

04 Oct 22
Germany's machine vision sector grows beyond €3BN

But 16% growth rate in 2021 expected to slow on macro uncertainty and work-through of stockpiled components.

30 Sep 22
Laser crystallization process cuts wires and soldering in MEMS

Focus of new development project at Fraunhofers ILT (lasers), IST (thin films), and ISIT (silicon).

30 Sep 22
G&H wins £4.1 million periscope contract for UK’s Challenger 3 Battle Tank...

...and Kopin announces $3 million first order for new AR-enabled weapon sight module.

29 Sep 22
EPFL and CSEM open advanced manufacturing center in Switzerland

“M2C” intends to address micro-technological challenges faced by industry, including laser 3D printing.

29 Sep 22
Observing catalytic reactions with 3 different microscopies simultaneously

TU Vienna and FHI Berlin say new information is obtained – that none of the methods alone could reveal.

29 Sep 22
Optics11 Life expands US footprint with €5M funding boost

Amsterdam startup has developed fiber-optic instruments for use in drug development and regenerative medicine.

29 Sep 22
MIT underwater camera offers images of previously unseen ocean

Low-power imaging system uses LEDs to minimize platform's size and complexity.

28 Sep 22
First light at University of Michigan’s ‘Zeus’ laser

Zetawatt-Equivalent Ultrashort pulse laser System is most powerful in the US.

28 Sep 22
ECOC 2022: imec, Ghent, and Nokia Bell Labs drive toward 100G networks

Group presents first 100 Gbit/s amplifier for flexible passive optical networks to meet ever-growing demands.

Choosing the Right Camera Comes Down to the Application 24 Aug

Teledyne Lumenera

There are many types of cables and connectors used with today’s industrial cameras. Determining what camera interface makes the most sense for a vision system comes down to several factors. This guide will explore and provide an understanding of the available interfaces within the industrial and scientific area scan camera market, along with each of their key features.

Leveraging the High Speed Averaging Mode in Ocean SR2 Spectrometers 27 Sep

Ocean Insight

High Speed Averaging Mode is a new function in Ocean Insight’s Ocean SR2 spectrometers that dramatically improves signal to noise ratio performance

Polymeric Systems Bring Clarity to Optical Applications 24 May


Understand optical transmission, refractive indices, temperature and humidity testing, as well as the role of these measurements in choosing an effective adhesive for optical applications.

Solving PCR Optical Filter Challenges for High Performance qPCR Instruments 17 Mar

Iridian Spectral Technologies

qPCR instrument-related challenges can be daunting; burdened by tough deadlines and fast rollouts, budgets that offer little wiggle room, and expectations for flawless functionality. A combination of Iridian’s wavelength selective excitation, emission, and dichroic filters serving each channel of a qPCR instrument provide high sensitivity to these systems while preserving the necessary signal-to-noise ratio delivering “More Signal, with Less Background”

2022 Technology Webinar Series

  • 22 – 24 Mar ~ Industrial Lasers, materials processing
  • 14 – 16 Jun ~ IR Sensors, thermal imaging, AR/VR technologies
  • 20 – 22 Sep ~ High speed imaging, CMOS sensor technology
  • 22 – 24 Nov ~ Photonics for life science applications

Media Pack Guide to Webinars

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