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  1. New High Precision Linear Motor Stage With Absolute Encoder And Ironless Motor

    PI (Physik Instrumente) recently released a new compact ultra-precise V-551 motorized linear translation stage at Laser World of Photonics. This new stage is equipped with an integrated absolute-measuring for less referencing time, and a newly developed ironless magnetic linear motor for higher accuracy and smoother motion.

  2. Acton Optics & Coatings Introduces 193nm XL Excimer Laser Mirror Coating

    Acton Optics & Coatings recently developed a new 193nm XL high-reflectance coating ideal for low-fluence, high-repetition excimer laser applications. This new coating is also great for micromachining and materials processing applications.

  3. CERN Miniaturizes Linear Accelerator For Medical Applications

    Scientists from the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) have taken the technology used to create the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) and made it small enough to be installed in hospitals. A miniature linear accelerator (mini-Linac), said developers, could be used for future cancer treatments, as well as the production of radioisotopes used in medical imaging and sterilization of medical equipment.

  4. Proto Labs Launches Rapid Magnesium Injection Molding Service

    Proto Labs, Inc. recently introduced its new magnesium injection molding into its current rapid manufacturing services. The new injection molding process allows designers to prototype using the same materials and processes used for the final part production.

  5. Gooch & Housego Leads Development Of A Next Generation Laser Cooled Quantum Trap

    Gooch & Housego recently announced its leadership in a new project funded by Innovative UK in the recent call for proposals on “Commercialisation of Quantum Technologies”. The new project, called Freeze-Ray will run from July 2015 – September 2016, and will focus on developing a miniature high power fiber laser.

  6. Intracellular Microlasers Could Allow Precise Labeling Of Up To A Trillion Individual Cells

    Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators have induced structures incorporated within individual cells to produce laser light.

  7. Meet The High-Performance Single-Molecule Diode

    A team of researchers from Berkeley Lab and Columbia University has passed a major milestone in molecular electronics with the creation of the world’s highest-performance single-molecule diode.

  8. Photron’s New High-Speed Camera With Unsurpassed Light Sensitivity - FASTCAM Mini AX50

    Photron, Inc. recently introduced the new FASTCAM Mini AX50. This high-speed camera has pixel resolution at 1,024 x 1,024 at up to 2,000 frames per second. The Mini AX50 also features superior light sensitivity for shorter shutter speeds, and greater depths of field.

  9. Vice President Biden Announces Details Of Integrated Photonics Manufacturing Center In New York

    Vice President Joseph Biden has announced details of the American Institute for Manufacturing Integrated Photonics (AIM Photonics) to be established in New York with Department of Defense matching funds and other public-private investments totaling $610 million. SPIE leaders and others from the photonics community were on hand for announcement of the center, which will be operated by a consortium of companies and university research institutes from around the U.S.

  10. PI (Physik Instrumente) Expands in California

    PI opened a new office in the San Francisco Bay area earlier this month. This new building will be the new sales and applications office for the western U.S., Canada, and Mexico.

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