Articles

Articles and Application Notes

March 5, 2017: UV Forensics Applications 12-1-12
This is an older report I wrote in 2012 about forensic applications for UV imaging.

July 31, 2012: Longwave UV Imaging: A Way to Find Invisible Evidence Fast »
Ultraviolet (UV) imaging techniques for crime scene investigation have been around for many years. But the methods used were often time consuming and sometimes difficult to reproduce. Longwave UV imaging of crime scenes is a very useful technique that has come of age due to the development of key technologies.

December, 2010: Reflected Ultraviolet Imaging for Forensics Applications V3 »
The field of forensic imaging has been slowly migrating to digital technology away from traditional film-based recording. Reflected UV imaging has been very slow to migrate to digital, and the migration has generally been unsuccessful, in part because of misinformation propagated by well-meaning “experts”. This article explains what is required to get reflected UV images out of digital camera systems with near-UV response.

June 10, 2008: Across the UV Spectrum: Digital Imaging from Near-Ultraviolet to Deep-Ultraviolet »
There are interesting applications for deep-UV imaging. This article in Advanced Imaging magazine by Austin Richards discusses the hardware needed to image in the deep-UV band, and compares near-UV scenes to deep- UV scenes of the same objects. Oculus can build custom near-UV or deep-UV imaging solutions.

May 10, 2008: Photonics Handbook Reflected-UV Imaging Article »
The Photonics Handbook is published annually by Laurin Publications, publishers of Photonics Spectra magazine.

May 5, 2006: Digital Reflected-Ultraviolet Imaging »
Advanced Imaging magazine ran an article entitled Digital Reflected-Ultraviolet Imaging written by Austin Richards.

Jan 3, 2006: Ultraviolet Photography with Film-Based Cameras »
Because digital ultraviolet imaging systems are generally more expensive than film-based UV camera systems, it is worth discussing the difficulties that the traditional film-based UV photographer faces.

Press Releases

September 10, 2014: Oculus Photonics introduces UVSIS, an ultraviolet skin imaging system.  It combines the Oculus UV camera module with a video monitor and LED-based UV illuminators.  Users can look into the monitor and see sun damage on their faces in the UV.  They can also use the system to practice properly applying sunscreen.

February 21, 2010: Oculus Photonics Introduces UVScanner »
Oculus Photonics introduces the UVScanner, a near-UV handheld scanner with dual eye displays and dual near-UV illuminators that is suitable for “quick looks” in the UV band, particularly for forensics fieldwork and anywhere else a portable, ruggedized UV imaging device is needed.

March 15, 2006: Oculus Photonics Introduces World’s First Ultraviolet Camcorder »
Oculus Photonics LLP introduces the world’s first digital, near-ultraviolet (near-UV) camcorder, the UVCorder.