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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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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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