More Software Articles

Leica Microsystems research microscopy software optimized for fluorescence imaging

01/24/2013

The LAS AF 3 (Leica Application Suite Advanced Fluorescence) research microscopy software includes a modern user interface optimized for fluorescence imaging.

Spectroscopy software from Avantes features multimonitor setups

01/11/2013

AvaSoft 8.0 Windows-based spectroscopy software is designed for use with the company’s miniature spectrometers.

3D holograms assist battle preparation

01/11/2013

Holographic maps developed by Zebra Imaging and sponsored by a US Army contract allow soldiers to view three-dimensional (3D) landscapes and cityscapes prior to entering a battle zone.

DESIGN FOR MANUFACTURING: Practical design software eases asphere manufacturability

01/01/2013 Recent design methods and software advances make it much easier to design aspheric surfaces that actually work in production and test by considering manufacturability issues at the earliest possible stage in the design process.

Enter the CLEO/LFW Innovation Awards program and win an iPad3

12/20/2012

Washington, DC--CLEO exhibitors, now is the time to enter your new photonics product or service in the CLEO/LFW Innovation Awards program.

Head-mounted cameras help robots "socialize"

12/13/2012

Pittsburgh, PA--Carnegie Mellon University researchers are using software and head-mounted cameras to provide social information otherwise impossible for robots to grasp.

‘Recipe’ converts optical surface roughness into BRDF and PSD

12/04/2012

Converting raw optical surface profilometer data (describing surface roughness) into a bidirectional-scatter distribution function (BSDF) and a power-spectral-density (PSD) function can be prone to procedural mistakes.

TECHNOLOGY REVIEW 2012: Top 20 photonics innovations of 2012 light the way to future advances

12/01/2012

Senior editor John Wallace talks the tops in photonics, bringing you his picks for the twenty most interesting technology developments covered by Laser Focus World in 2012.

NASA looking at analog FFT signal processor for wavefront sensing

11/30/2012 Greenbelt, MD--NASA researcher Jonathan Pellish, a researcher at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, is working on a computing technology of yesteryear -- analog, rather than digital, data processing -- as an approach to more-q...

NASA looking at analog FFT digital processor for wavefront sensing

11/30/2012 Greenbelt, MD--NASA researcher Jonathan Pellish, a researcher at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, is working on a computing technology of yesteryear -- analog, rather than digital, data processing -- as an approach to more-q...

Basque researchers improve real-time 3D image capture

11/27/2012

Usurbil, Gipuzkoa, Spain--Researchers at the UPNA-Public University of Navarre in the Basque Country have developed an improved algorithm for capturing 3D images in near real time.

Laser Focus World Weekly Newscast: November 26, 2012

11/26/2012

This week, a 3D light switch targets hundreds of individual neurons, NASA uses laser additive manufacturing to make rocket parts, and bacterial DNA sequencing controls an MRSA outbreak for the first time.

Laser Focus World Weekly Newscast: November 19, 2012

11/19/2012

This week, a bio-inspired GRIN lens may lead to better eye implants, a new infrared supercontinuum laser enables seeing the invisible, and the VISION 2012 show gives cause to celebrate machine vision.

Laser Focus World Weekly Newscast: November 12, 2012

11/12/2012 For this edition, Microsoft Kinect moves beyond the gaming world to control optical tweezers; a silicon photonics national action plan develops in Canada; and a Raman spectrometer will be able to tell apart 10 different types o...

Single-photon avalanche photodiode array chip has onboard signal processing

11/07/2012 Duisburg, Germany--The Fraunhofer Institute for Microelectronic Circuits and Systems IMS is a member of a team that has advanced the development of CMOS technology and introduced an ultrasensitive CMOS-compatible image sensor b...

Laser Focus World Weekly Newscast: November 5, 2012

11/07/2012

This week, the year 2015 is declared the International Year of Light, a laser-activated bio-adhesive could replace traditional sutures, and a team of researchers garner funding to advance atom-optics technologies.

Kinect Holohands technology controls optical tweezers

11/06/2012

Dundee, Scotland--Researchers at the University of Dundee have developed HoloHands technology that uses Kinect to control optical tweezers.

FaceFirst partners with Samsung on rapid facial recognition

11/02/2012 Capable of matching faces at a rate of a million comparisons per second (per server) against a database of known terrorists, criminals, or persons of interest, a new military-grade facial recognition system from FaceFirst LLC g...

UNESCO declares 2015 the International Year of Light

10/26/2012

Washington, DC and Bellingham, WA--Both OSA and SPIE are pleased that UNESCO has declared 2015 the International Year of Light.

Field of view app from Resolve Optics features preinstalled sensor formats

10/25/2012

The FOV Calc App iPhone application simplifies lens field-of-view calculations.

Most Popular Articles

Featured Laser Videos

White Papers

Miniature Spectrometers for Narrowband Laser Characterization

In less than 60 years, lasers have transformed from the imagined “ray gun” of science fiction into everyday reality. Used everywhere from bar code scanners t...

Ultra-narrowband optical bandpass filters with large format and improved temperature stability

Hard coated ultra-narrowband optical filters made using modern plasma processes offer much improved transmission, temperature stability and out of band block...

Moxtek ICE Cube™ polarizing beamsplitter

The Moxtek ICE CubeTM polarizing beamsplitter (PBS) product performance is compared to a MacNeille PBS cube.  Cube beamsplitters are found in a variety ...

Actuator Precision Characterization

Zaber’s computer-controlled positioning devices use stepper motors, which allow accurate position control without requiring an encoder. In order to get the b...

Technical Digests

ASPHERES —Design and metrology for manufacture

Aspheres can bring great benefits to optical systems (fewer elements and lighter weight among them), but their nonspherical nature necessitates enhanced desi...

Laser Tools for Materials Processing

Laser materials processing requires not only the appropriate industrial laser system, but also a host of “tools” to insure that the laser beam is delivered t...
Sponsored by

Financial News

Article Archive

View Laser Focus World past articles now.

  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
Copyright © 2007-2014. PennWell Corporation, Tulsa, OK. All Rights Reserved.PRIVACY POLICY | TERMS AND CONDITIONS