Video: August 25, 2023 Photonics Hot List

Aug. 25, 2023
In this episode, we cover precise classification of recyclables with spectroscopy, a quantum method to defeat photoexcitation destruction, and a thermal imaging combo approach that turns night into day.

In this episode of Photonics Hot List...

Using a spectroscopy detection method, instead of relying on standard physical characteristics and photos, researchers in China are working to enhance and improve recycling processes and proper reuse of various resources.

Traditionally, high exciton concentrations mean high rates of annihilation for photoexcitation, prompting negative effects on energy efficiency for things like solar cells. But researchers have found that quantum interference changes the game.

Thermal imaging, IR imaging, and machine learning—in the form of a new heat-assisted detection and ranging system—could be the winning combination for advancements in applications including autonomous devices, robotics, healthcare monitoring, and defense applications.

About the Author

Justine Murphy | Multimedia Director, Laser & Military

Justine Murphy is the multimedia director for the Laser & Military Group at Endeavor Business Media. In addition to Laser Focus World, the group includes Military & Aerospace Electronics and Vision Systems Design. She is a multiple award-winning writer and editor with more 20 years of experience in newspaper publishing as well as public relations, marketing, and communications. For nearly 10 years, she has covered all facets of the optics and photonics industry as an editor, writer, web news anchor, and podcast host for an internationally reaching magazine publishing company. Her work has earned accolades from the New England Press Association as well as the SIIA/Jesse H. Neal Awards. She received a B.A. from the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts.

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