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FSU Researcher’s Discovery Of New Crystal Structure Holds Promise For Optoelectronic Devices
FSU Researcher’s Discovery Of New Crystal Structure Holds Promise For Optoelectronic Devices

A Florida State University research team has discovered a new crystal structure of organic-inorganic hybrid materials that could open the door to new applications for optoelectronic devices like light-emitting diodes and lasers.

  • U.S. Military's Laser Weapons Development Get Funding Boost
    U.S. Military's Laser Weapons Development Get Funding Boost

    United States President Barack Obama's signing of the year-end defense bill will increase by more than half the U.S. military's funding for laser weapon systems for fiscal year 2017.

  • NRL Develops Novel Monolayer Ferroelectric Hybrid Structures
    NRL Develops Novel Monolayer Ferroelectric Hybrid Structures

    Scientists at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), Materials Science and Technology Division, have demonstrated that the intensity and spectral composition of the photoluminescence emitted from a single monolayer of tungsten disulphide (WS2) can be spatially controlled by the polarization domains in an adjacent film of the ferroelectric material lead zirconium titanate (PZT).

  • Finnish Researchers Use Plasmonic Nanolaser In Dark And Bright Modes
    Finnish Researchers Use Plasmonic Nanolaser In Dark And Bright Modes

    Researchers at Aalto University in Finland have demonstrated for the first time a new lasing technique operating at visible light frequencies, in both bright and dark modes, by utilizing metallic nanoparticles arranged in a periodic array. Their findings make possible the creation of small and ultrafast on-chip light sources.

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The GM-1000 series of digital encoder galvano scanners is comprised of four different models with variations in beam diameter, scan angles, small step response, and resolution. Each model has a compact physical profile, super low thermal drift, and extreme high resolution, precision, and accuracy.

  • Space, Satellite, and Astronomy Filters and Coatings
    Space, Satellite, and Astronomy Filters and Coatings

    Iridian Spectral Technologies has developed filters and coatings for many satellites and low-earth orbit instrumentation for both terrestrial and stellar observation. This includes large format filters for astronomical observations (single band and multi-band pass filters), light absorbers/black coatings, dichroic mirrors and beam-splitters, and multi-element arrays.

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    Compact sCMOS Camera: pco.panda

    The new pco.panda is a state-of-the-art sCMOS sensor camera system designed to provide high quantum efficiency with the lowest dark noise for a number of applications, including live cell microscopy, single molecule detection, bio- and chemi-luminescence, GSDIM, PALM, STORM, SPIM, and more. It also is housed in a compact package – just 65 mm3.

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Infrared (IR) Arrays For NIR Spectroscopy LASER COMPONENTS offers a series of powerful IR arrays designed specifically for applications in IR spectroscopy such as biomedical analysis. The IG22 array series consists of 256 rectangular pixels made of extended InGaAs with a TE2 cooler, and is manufactured with an element size of 30 µm x 250 µm and a pitch of 50 µm.  Continue Reading...
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    Pyroelectric detectors are used in many types of IR detection applications where the key to the performance is the signal-to-noise ratio of the sensing element or detector. Since pyroelectric detectors are high output thermal devices, the noise output is typically the limiting item to their performance. This application note discusses the various sources of noise in these devices and how it can affect the performance in each application.

  • Understanding Silicon Avalanche Photodiodes

    LASER COMPONENTS looks to provide background information on the multiplication process in Silicon used in the materials for fabrication of PIN and Avalanche Photodiodes (APDs) for visible and near IR applications. This application note presents approaches to designing APDs, as well as other helpful information on the use of APDs.

  • The Relationship Between Pixel Size And Sensitivity

    PCO-TECH looks to debunk the myth that “large pixel image sensors are always more sensitive than small pixel sensors.” This article describes, in detail, the relationship between an image sensor’s pixel size and its sensitivity, and how each defines the quality of an image.

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