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New light-controlled gel makes big strides in soft robotics

Inspired by the way plants grow toward light sources, a phenomenon known as phototropism, bioengineers from the Universi…

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NIST Scientists Win 2014 Rank Prizes for Chip-Scale Atomic Clock

Physicists John Kitching and Svenja Knappe of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will receive 201…

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Invisible pattern can put a stop to counterfeit designer clothing

There is now a way to differentiate between designer clothing and knockoffs. Chalmers researcher Christian Müller has pr…

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Just How Secure is Quantum Cryptography?

Theorists report novel ways to calculate failure probability at CLEO: 2013

Quantum communication systems offer the promise of virtually unbreakable encryption. Unlike classical encryption, which …

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Helicopter-light-beams – a new tool for quantum optics

A light wave oscillates perpendicular to its propagation direction – that is what students learn in school. However, scientists of the Vienna University of Technology (TU Vienna) now perform atom-physics experiments with light oscillating in the longitudinal direction.

Storing light in a bottle is easier than one might think: Laser light can be coupled into an optical glass fiber in such…

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The Better to See You With: Scientists Build Record-Setting Metamaterial Flat Lens

For the first time, scientists working at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have demonstrated a …

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u²t Photonics Unveils the World’s Fastest Balanced Photodetector With 70 GHz 3dB Bandwidth

The coaxial single-ended output can detect up to 64 GBaud polarization diversity x-QAM signals featuring highly reliable…

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Milwaukee-York researchers forward quest for quantum computing

Research teams from UW-Milwaukee and the University of York investigating the properties of ultra-thin films of new mate…

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Radiant Zemax Launches World's Fastest, Most Accurate High-Resolution Imaging Colorimeter

New ProMetric® I family optimized for speed, resolution, and measurement accuracy

ProMetric I includes industry-first Smart Technology™ innovations that greatly simplify measurement setup and enable fas…

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Rice unveils method for tailoring optical processors

Arranging nanoparticles in geometric patterns allows for control of light with light

Rice’s team used the method to create an optical device in which incoming light could be directly controlled with light …

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Science Reveals: Technion Scientists Developed a New Class of Photonic Materials: Spin-Optical Metamaterial

Technion scientists developed a new class of photonic materials, named Spin-Optical Metamaterial, which is based on nano…

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FARO TrackArm – new and improved technology for the most versatile portable 3D measurement system

The FARO TrackArm is the most versatile portable 3D measurement system available. It brings together the long range and …

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Fast Axis Collimators Ideal for Laser Diode Collimation

Fast Axis Collimators are compact, high performance aspheric cylindrical lenses, designed for fast axis collimation.

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TECHSPEC® Broadband Coated 1/10λ First Surface Mirrors Provide Excellent Durability

These versatile dielectric mirrors are designed for applications in the visible to near-infrared spectra including flow …

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Scientists demonstrate pear-shaped atomic nuclei

An international team of physicists, including scientists from the University of York, has shown that some atomic nuclei can assume asymmetric 'pear' shapes.

An international team of physicists, including scientists from the University of York, has shown that some atomic nuclei…

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Non-destructive technique for measuring at the atomic scale

ICFO researchers present a quantum non-demolition measurement with a material object in Nature Photonics

In an article published in Nature Photonics, researchers from the group led by Prof. Morgan Mitchell report the observat…

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Stacking 2-D materials produces surprising results

New experiments reveal previously unseen effects, could lead to new kinds of electronics and optical devices.

New experiments reveal previously unseen effects, could lead to new kinds of electronics and optical devices.

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Innovation in Spectroscopy Could Improve Greenhouse Gas Detection

Detecting greenhouse gases in the atmosphere could soon become far easier with the help of an innovative technique devel…

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New Temporal Filtering Technique Improves Solid-State Single Photon Sources

An international collaboration led by researchers from the NIST Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology (CNST) has d…

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CVI Laser Optics Announces Acal BFi Distributo​r Partnershi​p

The agreement covers sales and support of optical components and assemblies in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Irelan…

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