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JILA Strontium Atomic Clock Sets New Records in Both Precision and Stability

Heralding a new age of terrific timekeeping, a research group led by a National Institute of Standards and Technology (N…

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Fur and Feathers Keep Animals Warm by Scattering Light

New work suggests that fur coats and down feathers might derive much of their impressive insulating power from an unexpected optical mechanism

In work that has major implications for improving the performance of building insulation, scientists at the University o…

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Jenoptik with new Technologies and Products at Photonics West 2014.

In San Francisco Jenoptik will be showcasing, from February 4–6, new technologies and further developments of its produc…

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Seeing things: A new transparent display system could provide heads-up data

New kind of see-through screen could be applied as a thin plastic coating on ordinary glass.

New kind of see-through screen could be applied as a thin plastic coating on ordinary glass.

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TECHSPEC® Barium Fluoride (BaF2) Windows Provide High Transmission without AR Coatings

Excellent transmission from 200 nm to 14 μm

TECHSPEC Barium Fluoride, BaF2 Windows take advantage of Barium Fluoride's low index of refraction 1.48, which provides …

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Richardson Gratings Produces Mosaic Echelle Grating for the Habitable Zone Planet Finder

The mosaic grating was fabricated as a monolithic gold-coated replica grating from two matched gratings from the same ec…

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Researchers ‘detune’ a molecule

Rice University experiment shows how to soften atomic bonds in a buckyball

Rice University scientists have found they can control the bonds between atoms in a molecule. The molecule in question i…

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Quantum Physics Could Make Secure, Single-Use Computer Memories Possible

Computer security systems may one day get a boost from quantum physics, as a result of recent research from the National…

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Infrared light could create hydrogen from water

Infrared light could help split water into hydrogen and oxygen, despite the fact that infrared photons have less energy …

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Meller Optics Announces the alumina polishing powders

Come in 7 ready-to-mix particle sizes

A line of high-purity calcined alumina polishing powders that are easy to mix with de-ionized water for grinding, lappin…

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PG&O Introduces Full Line of Optical Thin Film Coatings for Industrial Instrumentation

The new optical coatings are ideal for use in imaging, display, projection, scanning, defense, biomedical, aerospace, an…

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Towards perfect control of light waves

Detector for the measurement of the waveforms of pulsed laser radiation

A team at the Laboratory for Attosecond Physics (LAP) in Garching (Germany) has constructed a detector, which provides a…

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Engineers use nanotubes to create light-activated 'curtains'

A new development by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, could lead to curtains and other materials t…

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Light fantastic – Southampton to share in £3.6 million for manufacturing research

Research by the University of Southampton, which will explore how light can be used in new ways in innovative manufactur…

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L-3 Applied Optics Center (AOC) Delivers Optical Coatings for Large Optical Elements

AOC successfully coats 13 large optical elements for national telescope project.

The largest of the elements was over 27 inches in diameter and weighed over 300 pounds. The anti-reflective and highly …

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Radiant Zemax Announces the Latest Addition to its ProMetric I Line of Imaging Colorimeters

ProMetric I2, 2MP model optimized for high speed production lines

Radiant Zemax’s imaging colorimeters are specialized CCD-based camera systems that replicate human spatial perception of…

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RAMBO a small but powerful magnet

Rice University system allows high-magnetic-field experiments on a tabletop

The device dubbed RAMBO – short for Rice Advanced Magnet with Broadband Optics – will allow researchers who visit the un…

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Opto Diode Introduces a 100 mm^2 Photodiode– SXUV100

The new photodiode is operational from 1nm to 1000 nm, with peak photon responsivity at 0.27A/W at 1 nm and 0.33 A/W at …

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Making silicon devices responsive to infrared light

Laser doping method could enable new infrared imaging systems.

Researchers have tried a variety of methods to develop detectors that are responsive to a broad range of infrared light …

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Ultra-large-scale quantum entanglement -New era of quantum computer research has begun

The quantum computer using the special correlation among quanta, called quantum entanglement, has gotten much attention …

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