The December issue of Laser Focus World magazine will take a special look at Optical technologies scale the datacenter. Other articles cover laser spectroscopy measures motor oil consumption, balancing sensor parameters optimizes imaging device performance, programmable LED array makes microscopes more versatile and more.
PHOTONICS APPLIED: COMMUNICATIONS: Optical technologies scale the datacenter
Photonic components already play a critical role in datacenter network deployments. Variants of existing technologies as well as emerging optical technologies will further accelerate the ability of the datacenter to scale.
TECHNOLOGY REVIEW 2012: Top 20 photonics innovations of 2012 light the way to future advances
Senior editor John Wallace talks the tops in photonics, bringing you his picks for the twenty most interesting technology developments covered by Laser Focus World in 2012.
SPECTROSCOPY: Laser spectroscopy measures motor oil consumption
Spectroscopic trace analysis based on a tunable UV laser enables a prototype system to analyze motor oil consumption in combustion engines using the SO2 derived from emissions.
PHOTONIC FRONTIERS: HIGH-EFFICIENCY PHOTOVOLTAICS: Photovoltaics takes small steps on journey to greater efficiency
A new type of three-junction photovoltaic cell has demonstrated a record 44% efficiency under concentrated sunlight. Novel structures incorporating up to six junctions could reach 50% energy conversion in the near future, but new ideas are needed to push further.
OPTICAL STANDARDS: US optics standards need change
US organizations are donating their expertise not only to develop a new set of national optics standards but to review and ballot ISO standards as well, ensuring that the US optics industry maintains its seat at the international table.
INTERFEROMETRY: Interferometry moves beyond controlled laboratory environments
Techniques that are robust or even insensitive to vibration and air turbulence expand the application range of interferometry beyond the limits of controlled environments.
DETECTORS: Balancing sensor parameters optimizes imaging device performance
Designing the best possible vision system requires choosing among the parameters that define the performance of an imaging device: sensitivity, speed, noise, pixel bit depth, pixel charge capacity, available illumination, and speed.
MICROSCOPY: Programmable LED array makes microscopes more versatile
The use of a programmable LED array enables different imaging approaches for optical microscopy, including darkfield imaging, motionless stereo and 3D imaging, pixel-shifting super-resolution imaging, and high-dynamic-range imaging.
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Laser Focus World is a monthly magazine for engineers, researchers, scientists, and technical professionals providing comprehensive global coverage of optoelectronics technologies, applications, and markets. Each month LFW reports on and analyzes the latest developments and significant trends in both technology and business in the worldwide optoelectronics and photonics industry. A must read for engineers, engineering managers, scientists, researchers and technical professionals for technical information on lasers, optics, detectors, imaging, fiberoptics, instrumentation and software.