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Bake Your Own Droplet Lens

New method makes inexpensive, high-quality lenses by hanging droplets of transparent silicone and curing them in an oven

Researchers have created a new type of lens that costs less than a penny to make, and can be used in a 3-D printed attac…

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DSI® Introduces Solderable Coatings and Face Metallization Optical Coatings

Although silicon is the most frequently used substrate, the coatings can be applied to virtually all commonly used optic…

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New technique could transform low-energy light detection

Researchers have discovered a way to use standard semiconductors to detect light over a much broader range of wavelength…

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Quantum Chaos in Ultracold Gas Discovered

The team of Francesca Ferlaino, University of Innsbruck, discovered that even simple systems, such as neutral atoms, can…

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Robotics goes micro-scale

The development of light-driven micro-robots that can autonomously investigate and manipulate the nano-scale environment…

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Off-plane SXR Monochromator

The OP-XCT monochromator has a very novel design. It uses glancing angles and off-plane grating geometry. Exceptional ef…

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A quantum logic gate between light and matter

Scientists at MPQ successfully process quantum information with a system comprising an optical photon and a trapped atom.

When it comes to recognizing complex patterns or to decoding encrypted messages, conventional computers reach their limi…

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Invest in Photonics(R) invites innovative hi-tech firms seeking funding to submit application

Selected candidates will be individually coached on the projects they pitch to the panel of international investors

The selection committee will assess candidates from key markets: the life sciences, consumer electronics, advanced manuf…

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Flipping the switch on magnetism in strontium titanate

Researchers have found a way to magnetize this material using light, an effect that persists for hours at a time.

Semiconductor material can be magnetized with light, suggesting new technology opportunities

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Extraordinary momentum and spin discovered in evanescent light waves

A team of researchers from the RIKEN Center for Emergent Matter Science in Japan has identified unexpected dynamic prope…

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Researchers bolster development of programmable quantum computers

University of Chicago researchers and their colleagues at University College London have performed a proof-of-concept ex…

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New ‘switch’ could power quantum computing

A light lattice that traps atoms may help scientists build networks of quantum information transmitters.

Using a laser to place individual rubidium atoms near the surface of a lattice of light, scientists at MIT and Harvard U…

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4D Technology Introduces Compact Measurement System for 300mm Optics

The suite of 300mm components includes a compact, high performance 100–300mm Beam Expander which can be used in horizont…

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Groundbreaking optical device could enhance optical information processing, computers

An electrical diode prevents electricity from backflow along a wire providing protection to crucial parts of an electron…

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NIST Launches a New U.S. Time Standard: NIST-F2 Atomic Clock

The U.S. Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has officially launched a new at…

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Observed live with x-ray laser: electricity controls magnetism

Researchers from ETH Zurich and the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI demonstrate how the magnetic structure can be altered qu…

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Quantum Photon Properties Revealed in Another Particle—the Plasmon

Results from a recent applied science study at Caltech support the idea that waveguides coupled with another quantum par…

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Rainbow-catching waveguide could revolutionize energy technologies

By slowing and absorbing certain wavelengths of light, engineers open new possibilities in solar power, thermal energy recycling and stealth technology

By slowing and absorbing certain wavelengths of light, engineers open new possibilities in solar power, thermal energy r…

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TECHSPEC® Precision Sapphire Windows Provide Excellent Transmission from UV to MWIR

Feature High Tolerance Design for Superior Performance

TECHSPEC Precision Sapphire Windows are available in four uncoated sizes - 10 mm, 15 mm, 20 mm and 25 mm diameters

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Researchers announce first phononic crystal that can be altered in real time

Using an acoustic metadevice that can influence the acoustic space and can control any of the ways in which waves travel…

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