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Between the late 2020s and early 2030s, NASA’s DAVINCI probe will take a look at Venus's atmosphere in unprecedented detail by dropping a probe with a spectrometer to the planet’s surface.
A recent paper illustrated a low-cost digitally integrated LiDAR with TDC that is completely FPGA-controlled and processed in a low-end FPGA chip with constrained configurable logic block resources.
Spectroscopy and spectrometry are terms that are often used interchangeably but there are some subtle differences in their exact meanings. This article looks at the differences between the two and their applications.
A laser mode sensor development by gravitational-wave scientists at the University of Western Australia could be the key to probing beneath the surface of neutron stars. The breakthrough may help researchers test the limits of Einstein’s theory of General Relativity using gravitational waves.
A research collaboration has demonstrated precisely controlled single-cycle waveforms in ultrashort mid-infrared pulses.
Researchers at Shizuoka University in Japan have found a way to use an attenuated total reflection version of terahertz spectroscopy to identify drugs in plastic packaging even for compounds with high terahertz absorption.
Research has led to the possibility of producing lasers that involve biological cells, opening up a new avenue of exploration in biophotonics, the field of cellular lasers and biolasers.
There are several methods for determining the nutritional content and quality of cereal crops and many of these involve different microscopy techniques.2 Optical microscopy enables visual inspection of the grains and, with the right microscopy technique, identification of the amount of starch and other nutrients.
This article looks at how laser-based ultrasounds can be used to enhance 3D printing processes.
Metalenses are flat lenses that use metasurfaces to focus light. The metasurfaces are a series of artificial antennae that manipulate the optical response of the incident light, including its amplitude phase and polarization.