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  1. Qioptiq mag.x system 125 Now Optimized For 35 mm Camera Format Sensors

    Qioptiq, an Excelitas Technologies® Company, recently introduces the new 1.73x Tube Lens as a widely desired addition to the mag.x system 125. Representing a new class of optical systems that enable microscope-like resolution with wide fields-of-view to support modern high-resolution sensors, the 1.73x Tube Lens makes the mag.x system 125 a perfect match for sensors with the 35 mm camera format.

  2. Japanese Scientists Build Versatile Superconducting Nanowire Single-Photon Detector With Dielectric Multilayer

    Japan's National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) has devised a flexible optical design method for superconducting nanowire single-photon detectors (SSPDs or SNSPDs) that is more efficient at counting individual photons than conventional SSPDs.

  3. Vision Research Debuts Phantom® Miro® N-Series At Automotive Testing Expo USA

    Vision Research recently debuted the Phantom® Miro® N-Series, the latest addition to its line of Phantom Miro high-speed cameras. With a camera head measuring in at just 32mm x 32mm x 29mm, the Miro N-Series is the smallest model in Vision Research’s robust line of digital high-speed cameras. It was specifically designed to capture footage from locations that were never before accessible.

  4. PI's New 4-Channel Dynamic Cost-Effective Digital Piezo Controller

    PI (Physik Instrumente) recently announced a new, 4-channel version of its high-performance E-727 digital piezo controller. This controller is well-suited for multi-axis applications from microscopy to semiconductor metrology.

  5. Scientists Discover New Multiferroic Material For Quantum Computers

    A new class of materials called multiferroic Rashba semiconductors could prove ideal for building spintronic devices and quantum computers, according to scientists at Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) and the Swiss Light Source (SLS) at the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI).

  6. Stretchy Optical Fibers Could Detect Disease

    Optical fibers designed using biocompatible hydrogel could play a role in next-generation, flexible biosensors, according to scientists at Harvard University and MIT. By tracking the quality of light shining through the stretchy fibers, researchers could use the technology in implantable or wearable devices to monitor muscle mobility, tumor growth, or inflammation over time.

  7. New 3-D Wiring Technique Brings Scalable Quantum Computers Closer To Reality

    Researchers from the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) at the University of Waterloo led the development of a new extensible wiring technique capable of controlling superconducting quantum bits, representing a significant step towards to the realization of a scalable quantum computer.

  8. Nanoantenna Lighting-Rod Effect Produces Fast Optical Switches

    A team of scientists, led by the University of Southampton, have produced a fast nanoscale optical transistor using gold nanoantenna assisted phase transition.

  9. Twisting Light Using Two Spatial Degrees Of Freedom Could Solve Spectrum Crunch

    Researchers have demonstrated a proof-of-concept technique that twists a light beam into more than one hundred spatial modes to carry more information than what is possible through current telecommunications technologies.

  10. Up-Trend In Photonics Sectors Continues, Shows Recent Industry Survey Update By SPIE

    Revenue generated by core photonics and photonics-enabled businesses continues on an upward trend, according to the most recent analysis from an ongoing market survey of the global market by SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics. Along with revenue, numbers of companies and employees are also on the rise, the report says.