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Linear Variable Bandpass Filters for Hyperspectral Imaging

The combination of LVBPFs with silicon detectors allows the design of very compact, robust and

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Researchers transform slow emitters into fast light sources

Phosphors are efficient light emitters but they’re not optimal for high-speed communications because they turn on and of…

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LID-/CRD measurement of optical coatings

A laser is aimed at the optical components in the laser-induced deflection process. The beam’s absorption leads to a ris…

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Miniature two-axis beam steering system is ideal for precise, point-to point beam steering in small spaces

Rotary piezoelectric smart stages and built-in controllers make the system smaller and easier to use than galvo scanner systems for dynamic scanning below 100Hz

A closed-loop controller is embedded in each tiny stage, making the complete system more than 25 times smaller than trad…

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TECHSPEC® Laser Line PCX Cylinder Lenses focus light in one direction

Coated for maximum transmission at common laser wavelengths

TECHSPEC Laser Line PCX Cylinder Lenses are offered with a choice of multiple precision anti-reflective coatings for com…

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To infinity and beyond

LIGHT GOES INFINITELY FAST WITH NEW ON-CHIP MATERIAL

Researchers have designed the first on-chip metamaterial with a refractive index of zero, meaning that the phase of ligh…

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Physicists shrink particle accelerator

Prototype demonstrates feasibility of building terahertz accelerators

The physicists underline that terahertz technology is of great interest both with regard to future linear accelerators f…

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Probing light-dressed atoms with electrons

Atoms successfully observed by electron scattering

When atoms or molecules are irradiated with light, the light does not normally affect the characteristics of the materia…

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Echoless light observed for first time

A collaborative team of researchers from the ARC Centre for Ultrahigh bandwidth Devices for Optical Systems have demonst…

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Photons on a chip set new paths for secure communications

The team pioneered a new approach based on a micro-ring resonator - a tiny optical cavity – in which energy conservation…

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Soft Probing with Optical Tweezers

Freiburg researchers have developed a method for measuring soft, structured surfaces using optical forces

Surfaces separate outside from inside, control chemical reactions, and regulate the exchange of light, heat, and moistur…

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Chalmers researchers extend the lifetime of atoms using a mirror

By changing the distance to the mirror, they can get the atom to live longer, up to ten times as long as if the mirror h…

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Zygo introduces innovative, portable 3D surface metrology solution for precision manufacturing and quality control of large-scale optics and industrial parts

The instrument’s breadboard and stand enable the Nomad to be utilized not only as an on-part metrology solution but also…

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Playing quantum billiards with light and matter

An international team of physicists has created a quantum billiards game to gain new insights into the fundamental physi…

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The coldest mechanics on earth

One of the strangest predictions of quantum mechanics is that things can be in two places at the same time. Since its pr…

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Scientists produce shortest electron bunches ever by surfing plasma waves

The shortest electron bunches ever produced have emerged in research by scientists at the University of Strathclyde.

This new research builds on the earlier pioneering results of the ALPHA-X project, in which laser-driven plasma waves ar…

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A resonator for electrons

Resonators are an important tool in physics. The curved mirrors inside the resonators usually focus light waves that act…

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Dielectric Film Has Refractive Index Close to Air for Photonics Applications

Researchers have developed a dielectric film that has optical and electrical properties similar to air, but is strong en…

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Crucial hurdle overcome in quantum computing

A team of Australian engineers has built a quantum logic gate in silicon for the first time, making calculations between…

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Scientists paint quantum electronics with beams of light

Chance effect of lab’s fluorescent lights leads to discovery

A team of scientists from the University of Chicago and the Pennsylvania State University have accidentally discovered a…

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