Insights from BCC Research

New 3D LiDAR Sensor Gives Mobile Robots Wide-angle Views

Posted by Clayton Luz on Oct 16, 2017 11:30:01 AM
3D LiDAR Sensor.jpgAs Japanese automakers ramp up efforts to put autonomous cars on the road, a key supplier is directing its labors toward getting self-driving vehicles on factory floors.
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Topics: Photonics

Erbium-based Integrated Photonics Breakthrough

Posted by Clayton Luz on Aug 24, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Erbium Based Integrated Photonic Circuit.jpgOptical amplifiers made from rare-earth materials are used in photonic integrated chips (PICs) to amplify an optical signal without first converting it to an electrical signal. Optical amplifiers coupled with WDM (wavelength-division multiplexing) technology have made the transmission of many terabits of data over large distances possible.

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Topics: Photonics

New Gas Analyzer Pushes Along Innovation in QCL Product Market

Posted by Clayton Luz on Jul 26, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Quantum Cascade Laser.jpgThe quantum cascade laser (QCL) market is attracting attention as a significant technology advance that engenders new innovations with noteworthy financial returns. What’s not to like?

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Topics: Photonics

Biophotonics-based Endo Probe Eliminates Tissue Biopsy

Posted by Clayton Luz on Jul 24, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Healthcare is moving from a treatment-oriented system to a diagnostic-oriented one to help decrease healthcare spending on treatment (e.g., drugs, chemotherapy, etc.). This growing trend makes an interesting and encouraging scenario for the use of biophotonics as a novel approach to cancer detection/diagnosis.

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Topics: Photonics