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Waterloo physicists solve 20-year-old debate surrounding glassy surfaces

University of Waterloo physicists have succeeded in measuring how the surfaces of glassy materials flow like a liquid, e…

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TECHSPEC® UV-NIR Neutral Density Filters Provide Constant Transmission from 190-1700 nm

Multiple optical densities available

TECHSPEC UV-NIR Neutral Density Filters exhibit excellent parallelism of less than 5 arcseconds with outstanding surface…

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Quantum researchers close in on dream vacancy

Defects in microscopic diamonds caused by the presence of silicon could provide researchers with a potent basis for deve…

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Photons at the push of a button

Always nicely in pairs and indistinguishable:

Semi-conductor quantum points are ideally suited to generate interlocked photon pairs due to their properties. In this w…

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JILA Physicists Discover 'Quantum Droplet' in Semiconductor

JILA physicists used an ultrafast laser and help from German theorists to discover a new semiconductor quasiparticle—a h…

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B&W Tek Announces New Addition to NanoRam® Product Line

The NanoRam FP offers the same benefits of the original NanoRam but with even more versatility provided by a flexible fi…

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UQ team challenges the limits of famous quantum principle

Physicists from The University of Queensland have performed joint measurements on single light particles with accuracy n…

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Texas Instruments unveils its smallest, most efficient HD DLP® Pico™ chipset

Delivers brighter images, longer battery life with optical engines now in development from industry's largest pico ecosystem

The new 0.3 Inch HD TRP chipset leverages TI's proprietary TRP DLP architecture and adaptive IntelliBright™ suite of alg…

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Switching with single photons

MPQ-scientists demonstrate switch ing effects caused by single photons

The idea to perform data processing with light, without relying on any electronic components, has been around for quite …

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Nature: Ultra-small and Ultra–fast Electro-optic Modulator

Nature Photonics Magazine Presents a World-record Micrometer-sized Converter of Electrical into Optical Signals / Future Energy-efficient Chip-to-chip Optical Communication Links

Nature Photonics Magazine Presents a World-record Micrometer-sized Converter of Electrical into Optical Signals / Future…

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Stirring-up atomtronics in a quantum circuit

What’s so ‘super’ about this superfluid

Atomtronics is an emerging technology whereby physicists use ensembles of atoms to build analogs to electronic circuit e…

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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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