News tagged with sensor technologies

Method to significantly enhance optical force

Light consists of a flow of photons. If two waveguides – cables for light – are side by side, they attract or repel each other. The interaction is due to the optical force, but the effect is usually extremely small. Physicists ...

dateOct 02, 2017 in Optics & Photonics
shares565 comments 3

Sensor boutique for early adopters

Every chemical substance absorbs a very individual fraction of infrared light. Like a human fingerprint, this absorption can be used with optical methods for identifying substances. Such methods are used in the chemical industry, ...

dateJun 01, 2017 in Engineering
shares9 comments 0

Ultraviolet light sensor for wearable devices

Mass production technology for silicon based ultraviolet (UV) light sensors, suitable for smartphones and wearable devices in the Internet of Things (IoT) era, has been jointly developed by a research team at Tohoku University ...

dateApr 21, 2017 in Engineering
shares4 comments 0