Weekly Highlights on Optics and Photonics- Jan 15th
People’s lives are changing everyday, as well as scientific research does. This week MEETOPTICS brings you closer to the latest developments on photonics around the World.
A research from Eindhoven University of Technology proposes a different approach to spectral sensing which dramatically simpliﬁes the requirements on the hardware and allows the monolithic integration of the sensors.
One of its authors, Maurangelo Petruzzella has explained in his LinkedIn that “this is only the tip of the iceberg”. “This is not science fiction, it is not magic, but just integrated photonics powered up by some not-so-heavy machine learning”.
You can read the article published in Nature Communications by clicking here!
Do you wanna know more about lensless imaging? This technique provides opportunities to design imaging systems free from the constraints imposed by traditional camera architectures. In this review, published by OPTICA, the authors take a look on recent advances and describe the design principles and their effects that one should consider when developing and using lensless imaging systems.
Great insights on the topic can be found here 👉 OPTICA review
The International Society for Optics and Photonics has announced the winners of 2022 Society Awards. These honor transformative advancements in multiple areas (such asa medicine, astronomy, lithography, optical metrology, optical design, and community leadership). According to the organization, the Society’s awards recognize technical accomplishments as well as committed service to SPIE and support of its organizational mission.
Have you ever wondered if a small system can function in Space? Researchers from TU Delft has built the DelfiPQ, one of the smalles satellites of the World that only measures 5 by 5 by 18 centimetres. The idea is to demonstrate that technology on such a small scale can actually function in space.
Among the advantages of this small satellite are its cost (lower than for big satellites), the fact that those devices are better to observe the Earth and they could play an important role in monitoring climate change, among other functionalities.
NASA has announced that the James Webb Space Telescope has taken on its final form and for the next 6 months, the space telescope will cool down, calibrate its instruments, and prepare to “unfold the Universe”.
A joint effort with the European Space Agency (ESA) and Canadian Space Agency, the Webb mission will explore every phase of cosmic history — from within our solar system to the most distant observable galaxies in the early universe.