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QinetiQ’s Rattler Supersonic Target Mkl simulates high-energy laser threats

April 9, 2024
In this Q&A, Owen Price, project manager of target systems for QinetiQ, chats with Laser Focus World about its Rattler Supersonic Target Mkl variants to measure high-energy laser...
(Image credit: Duma Optronics)
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Back to the future of electronic autocollimation

March 7, 2024
Upgrades to these sensitive measuring devices expand their usability in photonics applications.
(Courtesy of JJ Coello-Bravo)
FIGURE 1. Cooled lava becomes blocks, sometimes as large as houses.
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Laser spectrometry method reveals the chemistry of volcanic magma

Oct. 11, 2023
Predicting and preparing for volcanic eruptions is highly desirable, and a new high-resolution analytical laser spectrometry approach could be just the way to do it.
FIGURE 1. International shipping is a major producer of greenhouse gas emissions and air pollutants, contributing to rising temperatures, climate change, and premature cardiopulmonary and lung cancer deaths.
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UV spectroscopy becomes a powerhouse for emissions monitoring

Sept. 22, 2023
Spectroscopy is a powerful tool with a vast array of applications—and it can be used to protect the environment by monitoring and regulating air pollution.
(Photo credit: Charles Jischke, Purdue University)
FIGURE 1. Purdue researcher Bartek Rajwa (left) and Purdue postdoctoral fellow Sungho Shin review data produced with a portable LIBS spectroscopy device.
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LIBS addresses food fraud

Sept. 19, 2023
Laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) has shown potential for analyzing geological and archaeological materials for scientific research. Now, it’s proven it can do more ...
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Imaging photometer offers point counting capabilities

Feb. 7, 2024
The GeoImage imaging photometer uses a camera to measure the reflectance of vitrinite macerals.
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Spectroradiometer features modes for measuring radiance and irradiance

Feb. 5, 2024
The portable JETI specbos 2501 spectroradiometer provides an extended wavelength range from 200 to 1000 nm.
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Process analyzer features a UV-visible spectrometer

Jan. 31, 2024
The OMA process analyzer continuously measures chemical concentrations and physical properties.
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