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Fully Integrated Hybrid Silicon Two Dimensional Beam Scanner | Bowers
The underlying tech behind Strobe Inc.'s (now GM/Cruise) fancy pants chip LIDAR. Uses optical phased array for one dimensional scanning, and frequency variation through a prism lens to achieve scanning in the other dimension, rather than a full 2D optical phased array (so easier to make?)
solid  state  hybrid  chip  LIDAR  optical  phased  array  variable  frequency  laser  prism  lens 
october 2017 by asteroza
Directed energy atmospheric lens could revolutionise future battlefields | BAE S...
Using the edge of the atmosphere as a surface interface, which can be manipulated with pulse lasers to be physically shaped into lens shapes to fiddle with optics. So can be used as a focuser for lasers and ground observation telescopes, and as a diffuser for self protection/obfuscation of space assets.
BAe  laser  atmospheric  lens  pulse  kerr  effect  optics  research  technology  space  telescope  observation  surveillance  defense  military  Delicious 
january 2017 by asteroza
Magnetic hyperbolic optical metamaterials : Nature Communications : Nature Publishing Group
New metamaterial allows conversion of wideband IR into enhanced narrowband IR, suitable for TPV and atmospheric heat rejection to space.
magnetic  hyperbolic  dispersion  metamaterial  materials  science  research  technology  nanotechnology  lens  filter  frequency  concentrator  IR  TPV  thermophotovoltaic  converter  narrowband  emitter  Delicious 
april 2016 by asteroza
Hyperion Project
Some sort of LCD shutter or modulated quantum well retroreflector to reduce transmission power requirements for one side of the link?
laser  freespace  free  space  optical  communication  lasercomm  UAV  drone  semipassive  reflector  optics  research  technology  hologram  lens  MQW  modulated  quantum  well  retroreflector  reflector  Delicious 
march 2016 by asteroza
Highly efficient and ultra-broadband graphene oxide ultrathin lenses with three-dimensional subwavelength focusing : Nature Communications : Nature Publishing Group
Sorta breaking the diffraction limit for ultrathin flat lens in a more manufacturable format, with fresnel rings being laser etched. I wonder if this would be applicable to DARPA MOIRE project, assuming you could make a large monolithic thin film of graphene.
diffraction  limit  graphene  flat  planar  fresnel  lens  optics  materials  science  research  technology  nanotechnology  nanophotonics  thin  film  Delicious 
february 2016 by asteroza
MOIRE development status
Looks like MOIRE has really come along, but still need to work on development.
MOIRE  diffraction  optics  large  area  membrane  research  space  telescope  technologgy  lens  DARPA  Delicious 
october 2014 by asteroza
[1409.4705] Paraxial Ray Optics Cloaking
Apparently highly applicable to satellite cloaking from ground observation?!?
paraxial  ray  optical  cloaking  omnidirectional  visual  camouflage  lens  optics  research  Delicious 
september 2014 by asteroza
PNNL Smartphone Microscope - Available Technologies - PNNL
PNNL putting out 3D printer files for their low cost spherical lens microscope attachment for smartphones.
plastic  sphere  spherical  lens  optics  smartphone  microscope  low  cost  3D  printing  fabbing  CAD  design  file  open  hardware  medicine  health  Delicious 
september 2014 by asteroza
Glint Photonics
Some sort of weird reflective layer that turns clear when really hot, trapping light inside a tangential glass pane with edge concentration.
self  tracking  CPV  liquid  lens  concentrating  PV  solar  power  generator  materials  science  optics  research  technology  ARPA-E  Delicious 
august 2014 by asteroza
[1403.1211] Foldscope: Origami-based paper microscope
Neat cheap folding microscope using spherical lens properties when near the eye to allow up to 2000x magnification
Foldscope  orgiami  spherical  lens  microscope  low  cost  medicine  health  hardware  Delicious 
march 2014 by asteroza
Seeing depth through a single lens | Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Figuring depth with a single lens/sensor by rapidly changing focus then working with the images algorithmically.
single  optics  moment  imaging  lens  inferred  depth  angle  algorithm  field  sensor  software  3D  light  lightfield  Delicious 
august 2013 by asteroza
GlassUp | Much more to see
I think this uses some sort of holographic mirror lens assembly, considering one of the optics developers worked on aviation helmet display systems?
mirror  holographic  AR  indiegogo  hardware  optics  glasses  eyewear  devices  lens  eyeglasses  electronics  Delicious 
june 2013 by asteroza
太陽光の熱を朝日から夕陽まで回収し効率よく発電:報道発表資料|2013年 プレスリリース|理化学研究所
Riken's press release on the Fresnel lens solar thermal wankel rotary heat engine. Apparently the lens tech is fairly advanced, being developed as a telephoto lens for observing high energy cosmic rays, with high optical transparency and a surface roughness less than 20nm. They used a three sided lens structure (top plate and two vertical plates), called a "Fresnel Sun House" to gather light well onto a T shaped thermal absorber/heat exchanger, even when the sun is close to the horizon at sunrise/sunset.
absorber  concetrator  cycle  thermal  optics  engine  green  plate  rotary  wankel  solar  heat  lens  research  japan  Riken  generator  power  CHP  fresnel  exchanger  energy  rankine  Delicious 
january 2013 by asteroza
Re-Envisioning the Telescope
Interesting way of making huge primary telescopes, using holographic sheet diffraction ratings, suitable for space telescopes. I wonder if the reverse works, shining a high power laser back out the scope to achieve a wide aperture primary.
technology  research  optics  astronomy  lens  mirror  objective  primary  telescope  grating  diffraction  sheet  holographic  flat  format  size  large  dittoscope  Delicious 
november 2012 by asteroza
Aberration-Free Ultrathin Flat Lenses and Axicons at Telecom Wavelengths Based on Plasmonic Metasurfaces - Nano Letters (ACS Publications)
New trick, using gold nanoantennas embedded in thin film silicon to turn a flat sheet into a near diffraction limited optical lens. Wide bandwidth too. Applicable for IR. Usable for large aperture beam expanders for a long range laser? But the demo seems to be a 1cm lens, and they are only seeing 1-10% efficiency.
film  thin  array  plasmonics  axicon  discontinuity  phase  planar  nanoantenna  gold  embedded  nanotechnology  technology  research  science  materials  physics  optics  metasurface  plasmonic  lens  flat  Delicious 
august 2012 by asteroza
“Negative refraction” opens avenue to new products and industries | News & Research Communications | Oregon State University
Possible cheap path to negative refraction materials (BUT not actually demonstrated! Only that the process doesn't prevent getting that far in theory)
amorphous  laminate  materials  science  research  technology  nanotechnology  nanolaminate  sheet  metamaterial  lens  optics  Delicious 
february 2012 by asteroza
Innovega
Apparently they have somehow moved the display optics lens from an external lightguide prism/lens/optic that sits in front of the eye to a contact lens on the eye. Not the actual display itself though, like some form of transparent OLED printed on a contact lens (which unfortunately has data/power transfer issues).
Innovega  iOptik  lightguide  prism  contact  lens  embedded  seethrough  transparent  display  HUD  AR  hardware  electronics  devices  materials  science  research  technology  vision  Delicious 
february 2012 by asteroza
REhnu – Gigawatt Scale Solar
Apparently an astronomer is bringing large telescope techniques to CSP to reduce costs.
REhnu  CSP  concentrating  solar  thermal  power  generator  green  energy  large  telescope  optics  lens  hardware  Delicious 
november 2011 by asteroza
Optics InfoBase: Biomedical Optics Express - Field-portable reflection and transmission microscopy based on lensless holography
Idea is to use a cheap laser, holographic lensing, a cheap smartphone camera sensor, combine into a simple microscope, and offload raw image processing to a smartphone or even a cloud service.
holographic  lens  simple  laser  BoP  medicine  health  sample  analysis  hardware  electronics  devices  raw  image  offload  microscope  Delicious 
september 2011 by asteroza
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