App of the Month: Optics Physics

June 01, 2015

The Optics Physics app is designed to serve as a pocket dictionary of all optical characteristics and their analyses, with formulas to find various parameters.

Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy: A Closer Look at the Capabilities of LIBS

July 01, 2014

Dr. Richard R. Hark, a professor in the Department of Chemistry at Juniata College in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, discusses his work with LIBS in applications such as forensic science, conflict minerals, and geochemical fingerprinting.

LIBS Basics, Part II: Hardware

April 01, 2014

The choices for LIBS hardware are discussed in detail, particularly lasers and spectrometers, and the trade-offs between cost, size, and performance are illustrated.

Wavelength Tech Forum: Optics/Lasers

April 13, 2010

Lasers and optics continue to comprise a thriving and emerging market in the field of spectroscopy, with new breakthroughs occurring at a rapid pace. Here to discuss the latest developments in these areas are Alexander Bolshakov, Applied Spectra; Phil Taday, TeraView; and Rob Morris, Ocean Optics, Inc.

Technology Forum: Optics/Lasers

October 14, 2009

Joining us for this discussion are Rob Morris, Ocean Optics, Inc.; Alexander Bol'shakov, Applied Spectra; and Elizabeth Illy, Cobolt AB.

Technology Forum: SPIE Optics and Photonics Conference

July 28, 2009

Joining us for this discussion are Rob Morris, Ocean Optics; and Paul Gelsinger-Austin, Petra Lepke, and Samuel Sadoulet, Edmund Optics.

Can You See Me Now?

July 09, 2009

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed light-detecting fibers that act like a flexible camera when woven into a web.

Advantages of High OD Filters to Microscopy

July 01, 2009

The author discusses the use of filters in optical microscopy and the advantages that have been gained as a result of developments in filter technology.

Technology Forum: Lasers and Optics

April 14, 2009

Joining us for this discussion are Lisa EO Mueller, Wavelength Electronics; Walter Burgess, Power Technology, Inc.; Rob Morris, Ocean Optics.

Terahertz Pulsed Imaging for Nondestructive Testing of Pharmaceutical Products

April 01, 2009

In this column, Guest Columnist Philip Taday explores the use of terahertz spectroscopy for tablet coating analysis.