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  1. Zapping Schrödinger’s Cat With X-Ray Lasers To View Detailed Atomic Motion

    Physicists at the Stanford PULSE Institute and the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have created the world’s most detailed X-ray movie of quantum motion inside a molecule. Their experiment could lead to further understanding of basic functions in living things, such as photosynthesis or vision.

  2. Georgia Tech Applies Photonics To Boost U.S. Electronic Warfare Capability

    Researchers at Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) are utilizing novel photonic integrated circuits (PICs) and other light-based technologies to enhance U.S. electronic warfare (EW) capabilities. Photonics-based technologies offer several advantages over traditional radio frequency (RF) systems in achieving this end.

  3. Princeton Instruments Introduces A Compact, Aberration-Free, Research-Grade Spectroscopy System

    FERGIE is a fully integrated, aberration-free spectrograph with a built-in, low-noise, cooled detector. Featuring a trim 11” x 7” x 8” profile, FERGIE provides the high sensitivity and low noise needed to address a wide range of spectroscopy applications.

  4. Quantum Composers To Offer New Ultra-Compact Micro Lasers

    Quantum Composers, a leader in the Photonics industry, announced in early 2016 they were expanding to offer a new line of compact lasers designed to meet the needs of the ever-growing industry of handheld, portable, and mobile systems.

  5. Nano-Optical Research Reveals Insight For Improved Plasmonic Grating Design

    University of Arkansas researchers have discovered that a newly developed plasmonic fabrication capability and design can improve the performance of biosensors, solar cells and photodetectors.

  6. Ultra-Compact Pulsed 1064 Nm Laser For Hand-Held LIBS

    Cobolt AB, Swedish manufacturer of high performance DPSS lasers, is proud to introduce the Cobolt Tor™ XS, a high performance Q-switched laser at 1064nm. The Cobolt Tor™ XS is designed for OEM integration into hand-held or portable instruments targeting LIBS applications.

  7. Researchers Demonstrate Hyperspectral Imaging For Multiphoton Microscopy

    Traditionally, the study of diseases at the molecular level has required scientists to extract cells and tissues from animal models and then look for clues in the samples that can determine the mechanisms underlying the disease and driving its progression.

  8. Affordable Detectors For Gamma Radiation

    A research team at Empa and ETH Zurich has developed single crystals made of lead halide perovskites, which are able to gage radioactive radiation with high precision.

  9. Ophir Photonics Announces FluxGage All-in-One LED Luminaire Measurement System

    Ophir Photonics Group recently announced the FluxGage, a compact, all-in-one LED luminaire measurement system. The patent-pending FluxGage measures flux, color, and flicker, important quantities for evaluating the performance of LED-based products. The measurement system is three times smaller and lower cost than equivalent integrating sphere products. It is designed for use by R&D during development and production for incoming inspection and quality control of new and replacement parts, allowing LED luminaires and modules to be sorted for consistency. 

  10. New 4WDM MSA Group Driving Development Of 10, 20, And 40 km Low Cost 100G Optical Specifications Targeting Modern Data Centers

    The 4WDM MSA (4-wavelength Wavelength Division Multiplexing Multi-Source Agreement) Group today announced its formation as an industry consortium dedicated to defining optical specifications and promoting adoption of interoperable 100G (4x25G) optical transceivers for 10 km based on the CWDM4 wavelength grid, and for 20 km and 40 km based on the LAN-WDM wavelength grid, over duplex single-mode fiber (SMF).