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Blog: Photon Focus
Senior editor Gail Overton discusses the Internet
of Things (Io T) and how it will benefit the bottom
line of photonics and laser companies worldwide.
Keep coming back to our blog for
more hot topics, cool commentary,
and other events-related musings!
Technical Digests dig into
Laser Focus World offers free downloadable
technical digests that provide an in-depth
resource on photonics and
optoelectronics topics such
as high-power fiber lasers for
working in the kilowatt regime.
Webcasts let you make new
discoveries from your desktop
Whether you are looking to learn about quantum-cascade-laser (
QCL)-based methane sensors for quantifying emissions or to
get an overview of mid-infrared optical technology, we’ve
got webcasts aplenty to meet your educational needs.
White papers offer detailed tech
specs on many products
Our library of technical white papers delves into performance attributes
of several optics and photonics products available on the
market, including optical isolator performance in laser
marking and engraving; high-power, fiber-coupled diode
lasers; and miniature spectrometers, to name a few.
Missed a major optics/photonics
If you were unable to attend, check out our
exhibit hall product previews to stay up-
to-date! This month, Laser
Focus World profiled the SPIE
Biomedical Optics Symposium
(BiOS) and SPIE Photonics West
2015 exhibit hall offerings.
Focus on Test & Measurement
The need for quantitative information is central to
all science and engineering, but it is the precision
to which this information must be known that
makes photonics especially challenging. Here are
two of our most popular articles on this topic.
Miniature $199 smartphone IR
camera has microbolometer array,
Seek Thermal has
unveiled a miniature
long-wave infrared (LWIR)
camera with a resolution
of 206 x 156
the bottom of a smartphone and
draws its power from the phone.
Fraunhofer IPMS develops MEMS
technology for spectroscopy in
At SPIE Photonics West
2015, scientists from the
Fraunhofer Institute for
introduced a mobile
MEMS scanning grating
spectrometer in “sugar
can be used to study gaseous,
liquid, and solid materials.