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A Crystal Wedding in the Nanocosmos

Nano-optoelectronics are considered the cornerstone of future chip technology, but the research faces major challenges: …

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ZEISS’ Freeform Progressive Technology Patents Granted in Japan

This state-of-the-art freeform technology also covered by patents in Europe, US and Australia and licensed to major lens companies

Freeform technology allows the production of complex lens designs on a lens-by-lens basis. Sophisticated equipment can s…

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PG&O Introduces Beamsplitter with 200:1 Extinction Ratio for High Power Laser Apps

This thin film coating innovation is especially important for high-power laser applications up to

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'Comb on a Chip' Powers New NIST/Caltech Atomic Clock Design

Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology and California Institute of Technology have demonstr…

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Creating Optical Cables Out of Thin Air

Imagine being able to instantaneously run an optical cable or fiber to any point on earth, or even into space. That’s w…

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Boosting the Force of Empty Space

Vacuum fluctuations may be among the most counter-intuitive phenomena of quantum physics. Theorists from the Weizmann Institute (Rehovot, Israel) and the Vienna University of Technology propose a way to amplify their force.

Vacuum is not as empty as one might think. In fact, empty space is a bubbling soup of various virtual particles popping …

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New material puts a twist in light

A team from the Research School of Physics and Engineering have uncovered the secret to twisting light at will. It is th…

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SAPPHIRE WAFER CARRIERS DESIGNED FOR THINNING SEMICONDUCTORS

Meller Sapphire Wafer Carriers feature Moh 9 hardness and superior strength due to off-axis crystal growth

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Leading the way in 3D metal printing for industry

The first company to use the IPAS 3D printer is global mining technology company Maptek, which has its headquarters in A…

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Weizmann Institute scientists take another step down the long road toward quantum computers

Weizmann Institute scientists have demonstrated for the first time a photonic router – a quantum device based on a singl…

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Rice nanophotonics experts create powerful molecular sensor

Sensor amplifies optical signature of single molecules about 100 billion times

Nanophotonics experts at Rice University have created a unique sensor that amplifies the optical signature of molecules …

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Lambda Research to Participate in the 2014 SPIE Optics & Photonics Exhibition

To demonstrate software at the annual conference for optical design and engineering

At the event, Lambda Research Corporation will be offering live demonstrations of TracePro, the company’s flagship produ…

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Scientists track quantum errors in real time: step toward age of quantum computing

Scientists at Yale University have demonstrated the ability to track real quantum errors as they occur, a major step in …

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Speeding up data storage by a thousand times with 'spin current'

The storage capacity of hard drives is increasing explosively, but the speed with which all that data can be written has…

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Fused Silica Wafers Exhibit less than 10Å Surface Roughness

Can be Used to Measure the Quality of Optical Coatings

Fused Silica Wafers are also outstanding for use as dummy components for set-up processes, as well as for semiconductor …

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Detecting toxic hazards in a split second

A portable laser device is being developed at Heriot-Watt that can instantly identify chemical hazards, increasing the s…

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Highway for ultracold atoms in light crystals

LMU/MPQ-physicists succeed in realizing an analogue of the Meissner effect by measuring edge currents in a ladder-like crystal of light.

When a superconductor is exposed to a magnetic field, a current on its surface appears which creates a counter field tha…

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Design of a new fluorescent hybrid material that changes colour according to the direction of the light

Research by the Molecular Spectroscopy Group of the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country, in collaboration with the SCIC, is published in the journal ACS Photonics.

The aim with respect to hybrid materials with one organic component and another inorganic one is to combine the best att…

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International research team shoots molecular movies of photosynthesis

An international team of scientists, including researchers from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, has caught a cen…

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Stealthy “Virtual periscope” sees above-surface/airborne objects from underwater view

Researchers modeled virtual periscope on astronomers’ technology used to counter blurring and distortion caused by layers of atmosphere when viewing stars

The heart of the underwater imaging system is a camera, a pinhole array to admit light (a thin metal sheet with precise,…

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