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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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Meller Optics Announces the alumina polishing powders

Come in 7 ready-to-mix particle sizes

A line of high-purity calcined alumina polishing powders that are easy to mix with de-ionized water for grinding, lappin…

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PG&O Introduces Full Line of Optical Thin Film Coatings for Industrial Instrumentation

The new optical coatings are ideal for use in imaging, display, projection, scanning, defense, biomedical, aerospace, an…

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Towards perfect control of light waves

Detector for the measurement of the waveforms of pulsed laser radiation

A team at the Laboratory for Attosecond Physics (LAP) in Garching (Germany) has constructed a detector, which provides a…

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Engineers use nanotubes to create light-activated 'curtains'

A new development by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, could lead to curtains and other materials t…

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Light fantastic – Southampton to share in £3.6 million for manufacturing research

Research by the University of Southampton, which will explore how light can be used in new ways in innovative manufactur…

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L-3 Applied Optics Center (AOC) Delivers Optical Coatings for Large Optical Elements

AOC successfully coats 13 large optical elements for national telescope project.

The largest of the elements was over 27 inches in diameter and weighed over 300 pounds. The anti-reflective and highly …

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Radiant Zemax Announces the Latest Addition to its ProMetric I Line of Imaging Colorimeters

ProMetric I2, 2MP model optimized for high speed production lines

Radiant Zemax’s imaging colorimeters are specialized CCD-based camera systems that replicate human spatial perception of…

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