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16 Apr 21
SPIE reveals Startup Challenge 2021 semi-finalists

Finals of the annual pitch competition to be held 2 June; virtual training sessions also announced.

15 Apr 21
SPIE DCS 2021: NGA embraces historic inflection point

Research director Cindy Daniell describes new research philosophies for the DoD combat support unit.

15 Apr 21
Amplitude Laser launches Elite high-energy nanosecond lasers

France-based firm expands its portfolio of lasers and pumps for Pulsar TW and PW laser chains.

15 Apr 21
SPIE DCS 2021: Lockheed Martin holds the line during pandemic

Military-aerospace supplier reveals how it maintains supply chains and recruits new blood while facing past year’s biggest challenge.

15 Apr 21
SPIE DCS 2021: Nuburu suggests blue benefits for directed energy weapons

CEO Mark Zediker outlines rapid progress in blue emitters and models indicating faster ‘kill time’ at the shorter wavelength.

15 Apr 21
Novel ‘scattering-invariant’ light mode probes opaque materials

Researchers at Utrecht and TU Vienna develop new form of light waves that travel through opaque materials.

14 Apr 21
SPIE DCS 2021: Plenary talk considers military sensing challenges

Dr. Donald Reago from US Army’s C5ISR describes how modern sensing is transforming the “analog soldier” into a “digital soldier”.

14 Apr 21
Boost for hyperspectral satellite monitoring as Orbital Sidekick raises $16M

Series A venture round bolsters plan for space-based pipeline monitoring and wildfire risk management.

14 Apr 21
Silicon photonics moves into new clinical and environmental applications

MISSION project developing next-generation integrated photonics devices.

13 Apr 21
Australia-led partners develop optics to deal with ‘space junk’

ANU and RMIT researchers’ adaptive optics to direct guide star laser being developed by Electro Optic Systems.

13 Apr 21
Airbus to install laser terminals on aircraft

Flight tests scheduled for mid-2022; high-speed satellite links could become available on commercial airlines.

12 Apr 21
US AFRL approves cooperative R&D agreement for silicon photonics

Nanoelectronic Materials branch and Iris Light Tech startup to work together on hybrid “printable” silicon lasers.

Interfacing the Vision Research S990 to the BitFlow Cyton-CXP frame grabber 07 Dec 2020

Bitflow

This document explains how to interface the Vision Research S990, a high speed camera running 4K x 2k at 1000 FPS, to the Cyton-CXP4.

CONCENTRIC MOUNT FOR OFF-AXIS PARABOLA ALIGNMENT 05 Nov 2020

OAPs have many advantages because they can focus without aberrations; but are notoriously difficult to align. We present a method and mount for accurate alignment to any coordinate system.

Light engine operating lifetime Robustness, Reliability, Longevity in Maintenance-free lighting 11 Nov 2020

Estimates of the operational lifetimes of solid-state light sources ranging from 10,000–50,000 hours of light output are frequently cited in research and commercial publications. However these estimates are often derived from performance data for single light emitting diodes (LEDs) and are not necessarily representative of integrated light engines in typical working environments. This white paper provides operating lifetime estimates for Lumencor’s solid-state light engines based on analysis of service history data.

Realistic Optical System Tolerancing: A Practical Example 28 Jan

Ruda-Cardinal

While lens design software can assist with tolerancing, complex and/or critical optical systems require expertise beyond the software’s basic functionality. We represent tolerancing of optical systems as close to reality as possible by utilizing the most advanced tolerancing tools both built into lens design software and of our own creation

2021 Technology Webinar Series

  • 16th – 18th Jun ~ Industrial Lasers, Materials Processing
  • 21st – 23rd Sep ~ High Speed Imaging, CMOS Sensor Technology
  • 30th Nov – 2nd Dec ~ Photonics for Life Science Applications

Media Pack Guide to Webinars

Key Suppliers
NKT Photonics A/SOcean InsightArcher OpTx, Inc.Admesy B.V.Knight Optical LtdDynasil CorporationHamamatsu Photonics EuropeIntrinsic Crystal Technology Co.,LtdShanghai Optics IncBitFlow, Inc.Master Bond Inc.
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