News tagged with image sensor

Ultrasensitive photon hunter

When it comes to imaging, every single photon counts if there is barely any available light. This is the point where the latest technologies often reach their limits. Researchers have now developed a diode that can read photons ...

dateNov 07, 2012 in Engineering
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Microlenses for 3-D endoscopes

Modern endoscopic techniques enable doctors to perform surgery without major incisions. Certain interventions require instruments with special 3-D optics. Researchers have developed an image sensor that transmits perfect ...

dateOct 05, 2011 in Engineering
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The fine art of etching

( -- They see more than the naked eye and could make traffic safer: miniaturized thermal imaging sensors. But they are difficult to manufacture on a commercial scale. Researchers have now developed a new system. ...

dateJun 08, 2011 in Materials Science
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UV-transparent coating for image sensors

Image sensors as used in cell phones are partially color-blind. This is because of their coating, which prevents UV light from passing through. CMOS chips have as a result not been suitable for spectroscopy up to now. A new ...

dateFeb 08, 2011 in Engineering
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