Photonics Hot List: April 19, 2024

April 19, 2024
In this episode: a camera setup makes the vine to wine process simpler, a spectroscopy-based system IDs gases and chemicals, and a phase imaging approach images in unstable, dark settings.

In this episode of Photonics Hot List...

The existing multi-step process of getting grapes from the vine to wine bottles, which involves manually counting grapes in the vineyard to estimate crop production before the harvest, can be time-consuming and sometimes inaccurate. A new imaging setup is poised to help.

A new spectroscopy-based approach—specifically involving stimulated Raman emission and stimulated Raman scattering—is now allowing researchers to sniff out gases and chemicals quicker and more accurately than is possible with conventional methods.

Imaging in unstable or extremely dark environments has been a near-impossible undertaking. But now, a quantum-inspired phase imaging approach is changing that using light intensity correlation measurements.

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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