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Hyper-Cam Airborne Mini

8 April 2021

Gemma Church explains how the Telops Hyper-Cam is unlocking thermal infrared hyperspectral imaging for everyone

Point-of-care instruments can bring diagnostic tests directly to the patient

12 March 2021

Gemma Church explains how optical filters from Delta Optical Thin Film help PoC diagnostic tests. As the world continues to fight the Covid-19 pandemic, it’s more important than ever to deliver the right medical diagnosis, at the right time. This is where point-of-care (PoC) instruments help, bringing diagnostic tests to the patient.

12 March 2021

Gemma Church explains how and why Belford Research takes a robust and accurate approach to laser damage testing. All laser damage tests are not created equal. If you want to accurately determine how your optics react to laser exposure, you need a robust laser induced damage threshold (LIDT) test.

Cavity ring-down spectroscopy schematic

12 February 2021

Researchers at the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland have developed optical interruption of a mid-infrared quantum cascade laser, which could cut costs of a sensitive type of spectroscopy

The James Clerk Maxwell telescope in Hawaii is a clear example of the sheer power of freeform optics. Credit: The JCMT/William Montgomerie

2 February 2021

Gemma Church discusses the advances made in manufacturing freeform optics

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