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Making Color

When two red photons make a blue photon

Here’s a question: Can scientists generate any color of light? The answer is not really, but the invention of the laser …

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A Step Closer to a Photonic Future

Engineers build cutting-edge photonic devices using standard chip-making process

As computing power rises, so does the amount of energy needed to operate the machine—which limits computational power. A…

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A Stretchable Highway for Light

Belgian researchers build the first circuit with stretchable optical interconnections

The first optical circuit built with stretchable interconnections. Electronics that bend and stretch have become possib…

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Linear Variable Bandpass Filters replace multiple dedicated filters

Simplify system setup and minimize weight

Linear Variable Bandpass Filters are precision coated optical filters featuring spectral properties that vary linearly a…

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Single gold nanoparticle acts as a lighthouse

Researchers at FOM Institute AMOLF have discovered a novel method to create directional beams of light on the nanoscale …

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Clever NIST/JPL Technology Decodes More Information from Single Photons

It's not quite Star Trek communications—yet. But long-distance communications in space may be easier now that researcher…

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Physicists at Mainz University build pilot prototype of a single ion heat engine

Nano-heat engine likely to operate at high efficiency / Publication in Physical Review Letters

A usual heat engine transforms heat into utilizable mechanical energy with the corresponding efficiency of an Otto engin…

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Laser Research Optics introduces new sapphire windows

A new series of protective sapphire windows for 1 micron optics that offer superior durability to zinc-sulfide and fused…

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Richardson Gratings Releases Seventh Edition of Diffraction Grating Handbook

Originally published in 1970, the Handbook has undergone a number of revisions, updates and expansions since then and no…

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Toward New Precision in Measuring the Neutron Lifetime

A team of PML scientists and collaborators has achieved a five-fold reduction in the dominant uncertainty in an experime…

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AUREA Technology expands its Photon Counting to the visible [400 nm – 1060 nm] range

The LynXea series provide Time-Correlated Single Photon Counting for also the visible and near-infrared range.

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JDSU Provides Optical Technology for Advanced 3D Sensing in Kinect for Xbox One

High-Resolution Kinect System Records Subtlest Gestures and Activities

JDSU technology is a key component in Microsoft’s development of the unique and custom optical design for Kinect. The cu…

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LightWorks Optical Systems Expands Owl-IR Product Line To Include F/2 Athermal Mid-Wave IR Fixed Focus Objective Lenses

Athermal MWIR lenses provide greater application capability to commercial market

The athermal MWIR fixed focus objectives offer radiometric quality with superior optical MTF performance for large, high…

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Photon recoil provides new insight into matter

QUEST researchers have demonstrated: New method of precision spectroscopy allows unprecedented accuracy

Quantum logic spectroscopy – which is closely linked with the name of the 2012 Nobel prize laureate, David J. Wineland –…

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UV Coatings via IBS Technology

Until now this technology has only been used in the Vis and NIR spectral range because the absorption of coating materi…

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TECHSPEC® IG6 IR Aspheric Lenses provide diffraction limited focusing performance

Higher uncoated transmission than Germanium

TECHSPEC IG6 IR Aspheric Lenses provide diffraction limited performance. The lenses feature a lower index of refraction …

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L-3 Applied Optics Center (AOC) Develops Enhanced Gold Coating for Large-Format Substrates

The gold thin-film coatings are ideal for deposition on lightweight optical elements for applications where weight and p…

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Researchers develop new method to control nanoscale diamond sensors

Technique allows tiny sensors to monitor small changes in magnetic fields, such as when neurons transmit electrical signals.

Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend, but they could also one day help us understand how the brain processes information…

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Bristol Instruments Adds Optical Thickness Gauge For Thicker Materials

Precise non-contact thickness measurement is now available for materials up to 16 mm.

The new product has a larger measurement limit of 16 mm in order to accommodate thicker samples such as protective secu…

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New holographic process uses image-stabilised X-ray camera

A team headed by Stefan Eisebitt has developed a new X-ray holography method that will enable snap-shots of dynamic proc…

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