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ICCD camera from Princeton Instruments is fiber-optically coupled


The PI-MAX4:2048f intensified CCD scientific camera has 2 × 2 k resolution and is fiber-optically coupled.

CMOS-compatible aluminum pairs with silicon for on-chip color detection


Researchers at Rice University's Laboratory for Nanophotonics (LANP; Houston, TX) have created a CMOS-compatible color photodetector that selectively responds to red, green, and blue (RGB) light.

Vision-correcting display lets users see clearly without eyeglasses


UC Berkeley computer and vision scientists are developing computer algorithms that enable users to see text and images on displays clearly without wearing eyeglasses or contact lenses.

Zeiss automated digital microscope performs failure analysis


The Smartzoom 5 automated digital microscope comprises an optical engine (zoom, camera, and illumination), a stand with sample stage, objective lenses, the operating unit, and software.

American Infrared Solutions intros integrated Dewar cooler assembly


The mini-Nyx smart integrated Dewar cooler assembly (IDCA) is designed for infrared (IR) imaging applications.

Quantum Materials buys quantum-dot manufacturing and solar-cell patents from Bayer Technology Services


Quantum Materials Corporation (San Marco, TX; OTCQB:QTMM) has bought five sets of patent families from Bayer Technology Services GmbH, part of Bayer AG (Leverkusen, Germany).

Luminescent solar concentrator is transparent, colorless, doesn't block the view

08/20/2014 A team of researchers at Michigan State University has developed a luminescent solar concentrator that is completely transparent in the visible region, allowing windows be used to collect solar energy with no change in appearan...

LSST construction is funded; telescope contains unique primary/tertiary combo mirror developed at UA


The National Science Foundation has agreed to fund the construction of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) project, an observatory capable of scanning large swaths of night sky very quickly.

Microspectroscopy setup can track singlet oxygen in individual cells


A team of researchers has developed an experimental setup that enables direct microspectroscopic monitoring of singlet oxygen using a 2D-array indium gallium arsenide (InGaAs) camera with near-infrared (NIR) sensitivity.

NIR spectroscopy detector from Andor Technology delivers 15 μm pixel resolution


The iVac 316 NIR spectroscopy detector has 15 μm pixel resolution and up to 95% quantum efficiency.

Sydor acquires SABRE, doubles high-speed ballistic imaging business


Ultrafast imaging systems company Sydor Instruments acquired UK-based SABRE Ballistics.

Laser-cooling an AFM probe boosts its sensitivity by 20 times

08/15/2014 Researchers in the Quantum Optics Group of the Research School of Physics and Engineering, Australian National University (Canberra, Australia) are laser-cooling the probes of atomic-force microscopes (AFMs) to boost their sens...

3D camera from IDS integrates two global shutter CMOS sensors


The Ensenso stereo 3D camera is designed for robot vision tasks, including the challenging bin picking of parts and on-the-fly volume measurements.

Specim hyperspectral analyzer provides NIR analysis


SisuCHEMA chemical imaging analyzer is a turnkey hyperspectral analyzer for forensics, food, pharmaceutics, agricultural, and other applications.

InfraTec IR camera has available choice of optics


The ImageIR 8300 hp camera enables full-frame rates of 350 Hz with (640 × 512) IR pixels.

Image-processing-based modular inspection system works from macroscopic to microscopic levels

08/12/2014 For better quality control of component surfaces, researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics ITWM (Kaiserslautern, Germany) have created a high-precision modular inspection system that can be adapted on ...

Rudolph receives major Taiwanese order for semiconductor vision inspection systems


Semiconductor metrology, inspection, and software company Rudolph Technologies received a large order from one of Taiwan's providers of independent semiconductor manufacturing services in assembly and test (OSAT).

Handheld photoacoustic microscopy device could enable deeper melanoma imaging

08/12/2014 Researchers have developed a handheld photoacoustic microscopy device that can be used directly on a patient and accurately measure how deep a melanoma tumor extends into the skin, providing valuable information for treatment, ...

Fluorescence microscopy, spectroscopy method measures intracellular protein movement

08/12/2014 Recognizing that numerous obstacles posed by cellular structures hinder protein movements within a cell, a team of researchers used fluorescence microscopy and spectroscopy to map the intracellular topology by observing protein...

SPIE Optics + Photonics product preview: Optics and photonics to proliferate on exhibit floor


The SPIE Optics + Photonics 2014 exhibition, set to take place August 19-21, 2014, in San Diego, CA, will host 181 companies that will showcase their products and solutions.

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