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  1. Scientists Find Way To Maintain Quantum Entanglement In Amplified Signals
    7/23/2014

    Physicists Sergei Filippov (MIPT and Russian Quantum Center at Skolkovo) and Mario Ziman (Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic, and the Institute of Physics in Bratislava, Slovakia) have found a way to preserve quantum entanglement of particles passing through an amplifier and, conversely, when transmitting a signal over long distances.

  2. Imec Demonstrates 28Gb/s Silicon Photonics Platform For High-Density, Low Power WDM Optical Interconnects
    7/23/2014

    At last week’s Integrated Photonics Research, Silicon and Nanophotonics Conference (IPR, San Diego, July 13-16, 2014), imec has demonstrated improved performance of various key building blocks for high-density low-power wavelength-division multiplexing (WDM) optical interconnects in silicon.

  3. PG&O Introduces Beamsplitter With 200:1 Extinction Ratio For High Power Laser Apps
    7/23/2014

    Precision Glass & Optics, global experts in optical manufacturing, customized optical solutions, and precision thin film coatings, introduces a new polarizing beamsplitter cube that splits up the S & P polarization of light with an extinction ratio of Tp/Ts 200:1 and higher.

  4. Heat-Seeking Missile Tech Used For Malaria Diagnosis
    7/22/2014

    Researchers at Monash University and the University of Melbourne have devised a way to use hardware from heat-seeking missiles to produce a test for early and reliable malaria diagnosis. In the project, researchers used a special infrared sensor called a focal plane array (FPA), which was originally created for use in Javelin anti-tank missiles, to seek out the presence of malaria in a blood sample. When the FPA was used in conjunction with an infrared imaging microscope to test a blood smear, it successfully detected the infrared signature from fatty acids in the malaria parasites, enabling researchers to consistently identify malaria-infested blood at early stages of infection.

  5. 'Comb On A Chip' Powers New NIST/Caltech Atomic Clock Design
    7/22/2014

    Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have demonstrated a new design for an atomic clock that is based on a chip-scale frequency comb, or a microcomb.

  6. Dancing Electrons Are At The Heart Of A Laser Breakthrough
    7/22/2014

    A team of Dartmouth scientists and their colleagues have devised a breakthrough laser that uses a single artificial atom to generate and emit particles of light—and may play a crucial role in the development of quantum computers, which are predicted to eventually outperform even today’s most powerful supercomputers. By Joseph Blumberg

  7. Enhanced NIST Instrument Enables High-Speed Chemical Imaging Of Tissues
    7/22/2014

    A research team from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), working with the Cleveland Clinic, has demonstrated a dramatically improved technique for analyzing biological cells and tissues based on characteristic molecular vibration "signatures."

  8. The Optical Society Launches Optica, New Open-Access Journal For Highest-Impact Research In The Science Of Light
    7/22/2014

    The Optical Society (OSA) recently published the first issue of Optica, its new open-access, online-only journal dedicated to rapidly disseminating the highest-impact peer-reviewed research across the entire spectrum of optics and photonics.

  9. Creating Optical Cables Out Of Thin Air
    7/22/2014

    Imagine being able to instantaneously run an optical cable or fiber to any point on earth, or even into space. That’s what Howard Milchberg, professor of physics and electrical and computer engineering at the University of Maryland, wants to do.

  10. Self-Cooling Solar Cells Boost Power, Last Longer
    7/22/2014

    Scientists may have overcome one of the major hurdles in developing high-efficiency, long-lasting solar cells—keeping them cool, even in the blistering heat of the noonday Sun.

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