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Photonics Spectra Monthly – Securing optical communications via photonics; Flat surface lens overcomes limitations of conventional optics; and more. (8/9/2017)

Photonics Spectra Monthly – Securing optical communications via photonics; Flat surface lens overcomes limitations of conventional optics; and more.
Monthly newsletter from the editors of Photonics Spectra, with features, popular topics, new products, and what's coming in the next issue.
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Wednesday, August 9, 2017
 
         
Monthly newsletter from the editors of Photonics Spectra, with features, popular topics, new products, and what's coming in the next issue.

 
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Smart Perception is the Next Stage for Machine Vision
Smart Perception is the Next Stage for Machine Vision
An innovation in hyperspectral imaging combines the high resolution of a linescan sensor with the capabilities of a snapshot camera. Intelligent robotics is one of the technological disruptions that will fundamentally alter society — both from an industrial and a social perspective. And “smart perception” is a key concept that will drive this evolution toward intelligent robotics. Indeed, in the next 20 years, micro-sized cameras will look at every angle, depth, mode or change in any given scene and report back with all relevant information.
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Flat Surface Lens Overcomes Limitations of Conventional Optics
Flat Surface Lens Overcomes Limitations of Conventional Optics
The telescope has been used for more than 400 years. Although there have been many designs created for looking at distant objects, there is a fundamental weakness with the lens system. By necessity, telescopes use curved lenses — which are prone to aberrations. For the first time, a novel flat surface lens system offers the potential for better resolution from a significantly more compact size.
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Via Photonics, Secure Communications
Via Photonics, Secure Communications
Quantum key distribution as well as emerging techniques that harness temporal cloaking and optomechanical crystals vie for securing optical communications. Much of the world’s communications travel by light. So, data carried on photons moving through free space or over fiber must be made as secure as possible. Quantum key distribution helps do that. Also, security improvements via temporal cloaking and optomechanical crystals are on the horizon.
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Photons and Electrons Produce Hybrid Light-Matter Fluid
Photons and Electrons Produce Hybrid Light-Matter Fluid
Light is composed of waves, but it can also behave like a liquid. In certain circumstances it can ripple and spiral around obstacles. These liquid properties of light emerge when the photons that form the light wave interact with each other.
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Quantum Dots, Fluorescent Proteins Vie for Supremacy
Rubber-like material embedded with fluorescent proteins could replace an inorganic phosphor in white hybrid LEDs.
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Foliage-Piercing Lidar Surveys Hidden Ground
A new methodology based on gated digital holography paired with a specially designed laser system allows lidar to see through obscured elements of terrain like foliage or netting.
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Gooch & Housego Orlando - The Aries Spectroradiometer The Aries Spectroradiometer

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Features
Optical Materials in Aerospace; Ultrafast Bandgap Photonics; Photoacoustic Spectroscopy; Lidar

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