Photonics Focus Magazine Vol. 1 Issue 2

March/April 2020 | Vol. 1 | Issue 2
Into the Infrared

Infrared radiation has its best-known applications in military and defense contexts, but the infrared spectrum is the enabler of extensive civilian applications as well, including free-space communications, automotive sensing, theranostics, astronomical imaging, fiber optics, and even photonic circuits. This issue dives deep into the research and technology of the infrared wavelength, and explores applications in ecology, autonomous vehicles, and biomimetics.

Select articles are available online, but the complete issue is available for download as a PDF.

A handful of biological species can detect Infrared radiation. Envious of this evolution-honed sensory superpower, researchers with technological visions are working to emulate it.
Nature's Infrared Club
Far-infrared sensors will play an important role in overcoming some of the problems that plague sensor platforms on autonomous vehicles
Sensing an Autonomous Vehicle Future
Astronomers help ecologists locate at-risk animals using imaging techniques honed from decades of hunting for stars
Astronomers Feel the Animal Heat
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