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Chemistry On The Edge: Study Pinpoints Most Active Areas Of Reactions On Nanoscale Particles
Chemistry On The Edge: Study Pinpoints Most Active Areas Of Reactions On Nanoscale Particles

Defects and jagged surfaces at the edges of nanosized platinum and gold particles are key hot spots for chemical reactivity, a team of researchers working at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel confirmed with a unique infrared probe.

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Optics Blazers manufactures Near-Eye Display combiners and other components for optimized display performance and see-through properties. With an integrated manufacturing chain, this company can deliver single reflective surface, multiple reflective surface, free-form, or diffractive combiners. Optics Blazers’ solutions are developed with cost and scalability in mind to serve the competitive consumer electronics market.

  • Laser Line Mirrors
    Laser Line Mirrors

    Optics Balzers has successfully developed and tested a special dielectric layer system with PARMS coating technology, making it possible to manufacture 45°-HR mirrors for 1030nm applications with an established destruction threshold of 0.44J/cm² at 210fs. These mirrors are typically used in ultra-short pulsed systems of Yb:YAG solid-state lasers.

  • Compact sCMOS Camera: pco.panda
    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.

  • Helios Laser Power Meter For Industrial Automation
    Helios Laser Power Meter For Industrial Automation

    The Helios is a compact, precision laser power meter designed specifically for the measurement of high power lasers in industrial processing applications. It measures an array of high power solid state lasers such as diode, fiber, and YAG lasers with powers ranging from 100 W to 12 kW and energies ranging from 10 J to 10 kJ. This device operates by measuring the energy and exposure time of a short 0.1 to 10 second exposure of the laser, and then calculates the power.

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Coated Laser Optics
Coated Laser Optics LASER COMPONENTS is experienced in designing and manufacturing dielectric coatings for a wide range of optics applications, including those using windows, lenses, the back side of dichroic mirrors, or beam splitters. The company currently uses E-beam technology (physical vapor deposition (PVD)), ion-assisted deposition (IAD), and ion beam sputtering (IBS) coating processes to create their optics components.  Continue Reading...
Pulsed Laser Diodes At 1550 nm
Pulsed Laser Diodes At 1550 nm LASER COMPONENTS designs and produces pulsed laser diodes (PLDs) at 1550 nm with high power levels up to 50 W. This wavelength cannot be detected by common night-vision goggles, making the PLDs ideal for multi-junction pulsed laser diodes within military laser rangefinder and friend/foe identification applications.  Continue Reading...
Pulsed Laser Diodes At 905 nm
Pulsed Laser Diodes At 905 nm LASER COMPONENTS designs and produces high power pulsed laser diodes (PLDs) at 905 nm with high reliability, and high temperature stability. Applications for these laser diodes include range finding, speed monitoring, laser radars, security scanners, and laser light curtains, as well as in test and measurement systems.  Continue Reading...
Silicon Avalanche Photodiodes
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  • Outcomes Of Mid-Air Collisions Between Drops And Solid Particles

    Since the beginning of the industrial revolution, scientists and engineers around the world are conducting experiments with goal to further understand and provide valuable data for different industrial processes. One such experiment is the study of drop-particle collisions, which involves examining the outcome of the impact of a particle on to a drop of liquid in mid-air. In applications such as tablet coating in the pharmaceutical industry or the refining of heavy crude oil in fluid catalytic cracking, the information gleaned from this experiment is vital.

  • The Heat Is On: Examining Two-Phase Flow And Heat Transfer With High-Speed Cameras

    There is hardly a home or workplace in America without some type of air conditioning or refrigeration unit. We rely heavily on these industrial technologies that operate through a heat exchanger which transfers heat between one or more fluids, essentially increasing heating and cooling efficiency and flow. A group of students Pennsylvania State University are in the process of studying two-phase flow and heat transfer phenomena in an effort to further advance these processes and their technologies.

  • Project Overview And Passive Component Development: Integrated Disruptive Components For 2µm Fiber Lasers (ISLA)

    The ISLA project was a research and development project with the goal of developing “building block” components of compatible and self-consistent active and passive fibers, fused fiber couplers and combiners, fiber-coupled isolators, modulators and high power pump laser diodes. This project also intended to develop a CW, a pulsed and a short pulse laser demonstration laser for use in applications testing. This paper delivers an overview of the project, the results from Gooch & Housego’s work on developing passive components for 2 µm fiber lasers, and the research efforts on different isolator materials with the largest Verdet constants to be used in 2 µm isolators.

  • Developing Mid-IR Fused Fiber Couplers

    The continuously increasing use of fiber lasers and fused fiber technology for industrial, medical, and sensing applications has led to the development of fused fiber devices in all-fiber system architectures. A fiber laser system that uses fiber components is able to become more compact, more robust, and may be assembled quickly by splicing all of the components together. This article demonstrates the results of Gooch & Housego’s recent efforts on developing single-mode fused couplers in a ZBLAN fiber in the mid-IR range.

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  • Researchers Build Tiny Yet Ultra-Precise Environmental Sensor

    Researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem's Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology have successfully fabricated an on-chip sensor so sensitive that it can measure unprecedentedly minute variations in temperature and other environmental parameters.

  • Excelitas Technologies Introduces NIR-Optimized Single Photon Counting Module

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  • New Linear Motor Stages With Magnetic Direct Drives And New Motion Controller From PI

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