Per Delsing and his team want to combine theoretical calculations with experiments on superconducting circuits to gain an understanding of how things fit together at the nano level.
High-Precision Control Of Nanoparticles For Digital Applications
For the first time ever, researchers have succeeded in creating arrangements of colloids – tiny particles suspended in a solution – and, importantly, they have managed to control their motion with high precision and speed.
Charge Transport In Hybrid Silicon Solar Cells
Their results have now been published in the Nature journal Scientific Reports (http://www.nature.com/articles/srep13008) and could point the way toward improvements in hybrid solar cells.
Another Milestone In Hybrid Artificial Photosynthesis
A team of researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) developing a bioinorganic hybrid approach to artificial photosynthesis have achieved another milestone.
Acton Optics’ offers laser mirrors, laser beamsplitters, and highly efficient AR coatings for all excimer wavelengths (157nm, 193nm, 248nm, 308nm, and 353nm). They’re designed to meet the most demanding applications in the medical, semiconductor, industrial, and research markets.
Continuous Zoom Thermal Cores: Vinden 105 & Vinden 150
The Vinden 105 & 150 Cores are continuous zoom thermal imaging modules with high resolution 320 x 240 or 640 x 480 FPA technology. They are equipped with 35-105mm, or 50-150mm LWIR CZ optics for excellent parfocal performance, zoom boresight, athermalization, and repeatability.
Dichroic Filters - Color Coatings Dichroic color filter coatings are an excellent alternative to dyed plastics and glass. Unlike plastic color gels that can age and breakdown relatively quickly during use, dichroic filters are designed to stand up to the heat and Ultra Violet (UV) energy in high energy light sources.
Gooch & Housego Introduces The New Fiber-QTM Fiber Coupled Modulators
The new Fiber-QTM Fiber is a fiber coupled acousto-optic modulator (FCAOM) solution for fiber laser modulation and frequency shifting. These devices can directly control the timing, intensity, and temporal characteristics of the active output from a fiber laser, offering a wider variety of pulse shapes.
Verifire HD Interferometer System Video Demonstration
This video features the new VerifireTM HD Interferometer System with a high-speed 2k x 2k pixel CCD camera, and an optimized optical design to reliably measure surface features.
BOROFLOAT® & Optical Mirrors Video
BOROFLOAT®, the world’s first borosilicate glass by SCHOTT, has become one of the most influential specialty glass materials with its thermal stability, superior surface quality, and remarkably high transmission for utilization in research applications such as its implementation in the Hobby Eberly Telescope.
Refractive Eye Surgery Using Fast Piezo Steering Mirrors
This video demonstrates the use of the Piezo Drive in refractive eye surgery. These Piezo-based tilting mirrors direct the laser beam faster and more precisely than conventional scanners.
FLIR High-Speed Thermal Imager On SantaPod Raceway
FLIR X6580sc High-Speed Thermal Imager footage of a drag race on the SantaPod Raceway
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Securing 21st Century Warfare’s Most Valuable Asset — Information
The last decade has witnessed a virtual explosion in the development and global adoption of communications and information technology. While this era of swift, unprecedented technological advancement has conveyed innumerable benefits to civilian society, it also has ushered in a brand new set of challenges for the United States and other established military powers.
Amazon’s New Smartphone Boasts High-End RF And Imaging Components
On July 25, Amazon released its first smartphone, and it didn’t take long for the internal components of the device to get leaked.
4 Electronic Design Requirements Of The System-Integrated Soldier
Perhaps most famously portrayed in Robert Heinlein’s Starship Troopers (1959), the idea of the “future soldier” has been around for decades. As rehashed in countless science fiction films and video games, the stereotypical future soldier is equipped with a protective exoskeleton, enhanced sensory equipment, seamless communication systems, and advanced weaponry. While the concept once seemed implausible, there are many real-world projects under way focused on realizing those seemingly fictitious warfighter capabilities — by integrating a plethora of diverse electronic subsystems into a cohesively operational suit.
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Laser Marking 401: Pricing A Fiber Laser Marking System
We’re frequently asked the question, “How much does a fiber laser marker cost?” The answer to that question depends on the application and the configuration of the system. Factors such as the materials being marked, depth and cycle time requirements, and the required marking area all must be considered, as well as your own expectations for reliability, training, and support.
Glass Thermal Properties And Their Role In Product Design
When designing products with a glass lens or filter, it is vital to have a thorough understanding of glass thermal properties. This article discusses the important properties of borosilicate glass as well as important processing temperatures.
With Thermal Cameras, Image Matters
Not all thermal security cameras are created equal. If and when professionals look to purchase a thermal imaging camera, there are a whole set of specifications and performance parameters that may be unfamiliar. Instead of basing a decision on the analysis of specifications, take time to see the image quality for yourself, because image quality matters. This case study discusses how a thermal imaging camera’s resolution is typically measured, and why it is important to know for making the right thermal camera choice.
Thermal Security Cameras Protect The Home Turf
As Brigham Young University finished over $1 million worth of renovation to their football field, questions arose as to how they would secure it at all hours of the day, especially after dark. During the process of finding which security technology to use, they temporarily installed a thermal security camera from FLIR Systems on a tripod in the stadium press box. This helped them resolve three trespasses within the first week alone. This case study discusses how Brigham Young University benefitted from installing FLIR’s thermal security cameras into their security systems.
Compact, Planar XY Air Bearing Stage From PI Provides Vibrationless High-Precision Motion
Physik Instrumente (PI) released the new A-311 PIglide IS Series of compact, planar air bearing stages. These new stages are designed to deliver extremely precise and vibration-free motion, and are ideal for wafer inspection, laser marking, optical metrology, and other precision motion applications.
Photron’s FASTCAM Mini AX100 Camera System Features Superior Light Sensitivity
Photron Inc. recently introduced the new FASTCAM Mini AX 100 featuring unparalleled light sensitivity and low noise performance. This new camera is capable of achieving ISO 40,000 for monochrome and ISO 16,000 for color. Applications include on-board and off-board automotive safety testing, defense/aerospace research, biomechanics, material sciences, fluidics (PIV), and life sciences.
Panasonic Boston Lab Awarded Grant For Pioneering Solar Technology
Panasonic announced today it was awarded a competitive grant from the U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E). The funding will be used to develop a technology that aims to lower the cost of solar photovoltaic systems, improve their performance and ultimately help to reduce use of fossil fuels.
New Findings Move Flexible Lighting Technology Toward Commercial Feasibility
Imagine illuminating your home or business with flat, inexpensive panels that are environmentally friendly, easy on your eyes, and energy-efficient because they create minimal heat.
MACOM Announces MALD-37045 CDR+VCSEL Driver Interoperability With II-VI VCSELs
M/A-COM Technology Solutions Inc. (“MACOM”), a leading supplier of high-performance analog, RF, microwave and optical semiconductor products, announced that their new MALD-37045, a four channel 25.78G/28.05G VCSEL driver featuring an integrated Clock Data Recovery (CDR) and an equalizer, has been proven as interoperable with II-VI Incorporated’s Vertical-Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers (VCSELs).
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