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The latest news, analysis, and product innovations from the world of photonics delivered directly to the desks of engineers, researchers, and technical professionals. Read about the Hot Topics and significant trends in the technology, applications, and business of optoelectronics: Key areas of coverage include lasers, optics, detectors, imaging, instrumentation, fiber optics, and software.
Defense, Security and Sensing
With a focus on optics and photonics technologies that enable defense, security, and sensing applications, this eNewsletter coverage includes laser-based weapons, infrared sensing and imaging, target illumination, pyrotechnics, sophisticated image processing (such as facial recognition) and more.
Energy & Environment
Photonics is at the core of developing and delivering solutions that enable greater energy efficiency, smaller carbon footprints, and promoting economic growth. Get the latest information here about how optoelectronics technologies are being applied to create "green" solutions … from photovoltaic (solar) energy production to advanced LED lighting systems that are built for efficiency.
Imaging & Detectors
From detectors to cameras to sophisticated 3-D vision systems, and from the terahertz to the infrared (IR) and ultraviolet (UV), this eNewsletter covers the components, systems, and applications of detectors and imaging technology. Track novel techniques such as image fusion and image recognition, as well as extended spectral capabilities, like terahertz imaging, as they expand the overall capabilities and market opportunities of imaging applications.
Lasers & Sources
From the ultraviolet to the infrared, find out about the design and applications of all types of lasers, amplifiers, and other advanced sources like light emitting diodes (LEDs) in this eNewletter. Track the latest advances--from the "hero experiments" with high-energy lasers, to the real-world implementation of LEDs for lighting; see the hottest products as they're announced; and understand how they are used in real-word applications.
The combination of new optical production techniques, thin-film coating designs and novel materials is enabling significant advances in optical manufacturing from shaping and polishing aspherics to molding plastic optics. Discover how today's most sophisticated optical components are made, characterized, and applied in this eNewsletter.
Positioning & Support
While simple optics can tolerate misalignments of hundreds of microns, others--such as confocal microscopes or certain interferometers—may need nanometer-level stability. Optical mounting, positioning, and isolation equipment is available for all these needs. See this eNewsletter for insight into the many positioning and support solutions and applications currently available to systems designers.
Test & Measurement
The need for quantitative information is central to all science and engineering, but it is the precision to which this information must be known that makes photonics especially challenging. This eNewsletter covers all aspects of photonics test and measurement … from wavelength characterization using, for instance, spectrometers, optical spectrum analyzers, or wavelength meters … to microscopy and subdiffraction imaging.