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Zinc Selenide Plano-Convex (PCX) Lenses Now Available with 8-12µm AR Coating

Low absorption coefficient and high resistance to thermal shock

Zinc Selenide Plano-Convex (PCX) Lenses are available individually, in diameters of 12.7, 25.4 and 50.8mm with a variety…

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Waterloo mathematic​ian solves 40-year-ol​d problem

The three men worked for almost 15 years to solve this problem posed by the famous mathematician and philosopher Gian-Ca…

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HORIBA Scientific Launches MicOS, an Innovative and Cost-Effec​tive Microscopy Optical Spectromet​er

MicOS is a fully integrated and flexible microspectrometer that combines a versatile microscope head directly coupled to…

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Möbius strip ties liquid crystal in knots to produce tomorrow’s materials and photonic devices

University of Warwick scientists have shown how to tie knots in liquid crystals using a miniature Möbius strip made from…

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Rice technique expands options for molecular imaging

One-of-a-kind spectrometer reads vibrations between atoms to find structures of molecules

By measuring the vibrations between atoms using femtosecond-long laser pulses, the Rice lab of chemist Junrong Zheng is …

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Graphene may shed new light on terahertz metamaterials and plasmonics

Metamaterials are man-made structures that exhibit properties not possible in natural materials, such as refracting ligh…

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New Electron Beam Writer Enables Next-Gen Biomedical and Information Technologies

The new electron beam writer housed in the Nano3 cleanroom facility at the Qualcomm Institute is important for electrica…

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Bubbles are the new lenses for nanoscale light beams

Bending light beams to your whim sounds like a job for a wizard or an a complex array of bulky mirrors, lenses and prism…

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New Twist in the Graphene Story:

Berkeley Lab Researchers Discover a Tiny Twist in Bilayer Graphene That May Solve a Mystery

Researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have discove…

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NIST Ytterbium Atomic Clocks Set Record for Stability

NIST physicists report in the Aug. 22 issue of Science Express that the ytterbium clocks' tick is more stable than any o…

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‘Groovy’ hologram creates strange state of light at visible and invisible wavelengths

Nanostructured device controls the intensity, phase, and polarization of light for wide applications in optics

This is the first time a single, simple device has been designed to control these three major properties of light at onc…

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Nexview™ 3D Imaging and Surface Metrology System with high precision, flexibility and speed introduced by Zygo

“One tool for all surfaces, without compromise.”™

The Nexview profiler is optimized for noncontact surface metrology of an extensive variety of samples and surfaces from …

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PG&O® Provides Littrow Prisms for Laser Cavities & Other Optical Systems

Coated Littrow prisms feature an anti-reflective coating on the surface opposite the 60-degree angle to provide a consta…

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A new light wave

Assis­tant pro­fessor Yongmin Liu and col­lab­o­ra­tors at Penn State and MIT have devel­oped the world’s first recon­fi…

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Quantum teleportation: Transfer of flying quantum bits at the touch of a button

Hybrid technology makes possible highly reliable transmission of photonic qubits

By means of the quantum-mechanical entanglement of spatially separated light fields, researchers in Tokyo and Mainz have…

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Researchers Use Attractive Light to Demonstrate Capability of ‘Tractor Beams’

A team of researchers from the University of Central Florida and the National University of Singapore have shown that it…

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Researchers Optically Levitate a Glowing, Nanoscale Diamond

Researchers at the University of Rochester have measured for the first time light emitted by photoluminescence from a na…

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Researchers Slow Light to a Crawl in Liquid Crystal Matrix

New technique could find uses in highly sensitive interferometers and other measuring devices

The new approach uses a liquid crystal matrix, which uses little power, does not require an external electrical field an…

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New RFID lens provides LensLine sensor system with improved condition monitoring capabilities

TRUMPF’s new RFID lens increases the measurement accuracy of the LensLine sensor system, which now offers enhanced condition monitoring functions and is even more operator-friendly than before.

Greater accuracy, process reliability and user-friendliness – TRUMPF has enhanced its LensLine sensor system by combinin…

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Replaceable Slit Spectrometers Offer Applications Versatility

Field-replaceable slits add flexibility to Ocean Optics spectrometers

Precision laser-cut slit and aperture assemblies from Ocean Optics add flexibility to the company’s QE65 Pro, Jaz, and T…

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