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  1. MKS' Ophir® Business Unit Honored as Manufacturer of the Year by Utah Manufacturers Association

    MKS Instruments, Inc. recently announced that the Utah Manufacturers Association has honored the Ophir Business Unit, part of the Light and Motion Division of MKS Instruments, as 2016 Utah Manufacturer of the Year for "Outstanding Performance in Operational Excellence, Economic Achievement, Workplace Safety, Community Outreach, and Fidelity to the Principles of Free Enterprise."

  2. Opto Diode Introduces Deep Red Surface-Mount LED

    CAMARILLO, CA - January 17, 2017 - Opto Diode Corporation, an ITW company, introduces a deep red, surface-mount device (SMD) light-emitting diode (LED) that delivers exceptional efficiency for biological analysis, health, science, medical, and veterinary applications.  OD-685C LED features 2.0mW of radiant power at a forward current of 20mA, peak wavelength of 685nm, and radiant efficiency of 56 percent. Typical applications require radiometric measurement with tight spectral bandwidth.

  3. Sierra-Olympic Introduces World’s First True HD Thermal Camera

    New Viento HD Lab LWIR camera provides true 1920 x 1200 pixel resolution.

  4. Santa Barbara Infrared Announces Unprecedented Infrared Emissivity for Blackbodies & Cold Shields

    SBIR to premiere the ultra-black surface coating that provides the world’s best infrared emissivity at SPIE’s Photonics West, Jan. 31 - Feb. 2, Moscone Convention Center, San Francisco in booth # 5037.

  5. 'Squeezed' Light Cools Object Below Quantum Limit

    Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has successfully cooled a microscopic aluminum drum to an unprecedented one-fifth of a single quantum of energy, the coldest a mechanical object has ever approached absolute zero.

  6. 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.

  7. American Innovation And Competitiveness Act Hailed By SPIE

    Photonics industry and STEM advocates associated with SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, are commending the U.S.

  8. New Laser Based On Unusual Physics Phenomenon Could Improve Telecommunications, Computing And More

    Researchers at the University of California San Diego have demonstrated the world’s first laser based on an unconventional wave physics phenomenon called bound states in the continuum.

  9. NIST Physicists ‘Squeeze’ Light To Cool Microscopic Drum Below Quantum Limit

    Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have cooled a mechanical object to a temperature lower than previously thought possible, below the so-called “quantum limit.”

  10. CWRU Researchers Directly Measure How Perovskite Solar Films Efficiently Convert Light To Power

    Solar cells made with films mimicking the structure of the mineral perovskite are the focus of worldwide research.