Current Headlines

  1. Reflecting Light Off Mirrored Cantilevers To Measure Minute Forces

    Scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Physical Measurement Laboratory (PML) have created optomechanical devices that utilize the momentum of photons to measure seldom-known minute forces.

  2. Crystal Unclear: Why Might This Uncanny Crystal Change Laser Design

    Laser applications may benefit from crystal research by scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and China’s Shandong University.

  3. Ultrastrong Light-Matter Coupling Could Advance Quantum Computing, Create New States of Matter

    Scientists at Rice University have successfully demonstrated in a vacuum cavity experiment one of the strongest light-matter coupling phenomena ever observed.

  4. DSI® Announces New President James Giacobazzi

    Deposition Sciences, Inc. (DSI®) has recently announced Mr. James (Jim) Giacobazzi as the new president. With over 15 years of executive management experience in advanced technology companies, Jim comes highly qualified to lead DSI’s growth in the durable, optical thin-film coatings market.

  5. New Fast, Precise And Compact Micro-Translation Stage For Single And Multi-Axis Precision Positioning

    PI recently released a low-profile motorized positioning stage – the M-122 – with a very small footprint of 60x86mm and a travel range of 25mm. This stage is best suited for research and industrial applications including fiber alignment, metrology, quality assurance testing, photonics packaging, test equipment, and micromachining.

  6. ENGIE Electrabel Selects Sungevity As Solar Solutions Partner To Address Belgian Solar Market

    Sungevity, Inc., a technology-driven solutions provider offering exceptional service and choice to residential and commercial solar energy customers, today announced a partnership with ENGIE Electrabel, a subsidiary of the ENGIE Group (formerly GDF Suez), to provide a full suite of solar services to electricity customers in the Belgian market.

  7. NRL Demonstrates New Fiber Laser Sensor Technology For Structural Health Monitoring Systems

    Researchers at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), Optical Sciences Division, in collaboration with the laboratory’s Material Science Division, for the first time have demonstrated successful detection of acoustic emission from cracks in riveted lap joints using a distributed feedback fiber laser-acoustic emission sensor.

  8. Lake Shore Cryotronics Exhibiting Photovoltaic Material Measurement Solutions At SPIE Event

    Lake Shore Cryotronics, a leading innovator in solutions for measurement over a wide range of temperature and magnetic field conditions, will be discussing their cryogenic probe stations, a new terahertz (THz) frequency contact probing arm option and their THz-based materials characterization system at the SPIE Optics + Photonics Exhibition in San Diego, Aug. 30–Sept. 1.

  9. New Single-Photon Microwave Source Developed

    A collaboration including researchers at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) has developed a tuneable, high-efficiency, single-photon microwave source.

  10. NIST’s Compact Gyroscope May Turn Heads

    Shrink rays may exist only in science fiction, but similar effects are at work in the real world at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).