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  1. Ophir Announces Photodiode Sensor For Measuring Power Of Laser Bar Code Scanners And Laser Printer Scanners
    5/3/2016

    Ophir Photonics Group recently announced the BC20-V1 laser sensor for measuring the power of scanned or intermittent beams. The BC20-V1 is a photodiode sensor that measures any wavelength over the spectral range of 400 – 1100nm. It is the only product on the market that is capable of measuring the power of laser bar code scanners; it also measures laser printer scanners and the peak power of pulsed mode lasers. 

  2. New Fast, High-Load Hexapod For Motion Simulation, Stabilization, And Cancellation
    4/29/2016

    PI (Physik Instrumente) recently introduced the H-900KSCO hexapod, designed with dynamic motion in XYZ, pitch roll, and yaw. 6-axis parallel kinematics motion is perfected by PI hexapods delivering nanopositioning precision, high speed, and stability necessary to meet today’s demanding motion control applications.

  3. Fiber Optic Biosensor-Integrated Microfluidic Chip To Detect Glucose Levels
    4/28/2016

    Insulin deficiency and hyperglycemia are two well-known culprits behind diabetes, both of which are reflected in blood glucose concentrations

  4. Researchers Create A First Frequency Comb Of Time-Bin Entangled Qubits
    4/27/2016

    Quantum mechanics, with its counterintuitive rules for describing the behavior of tiny particles like photons and atoms, holds great promise for profound advances in the security and speed of how we communicate and compute.

  5. Four Lasers Over Paranal
    4/27/2016

    ESO’s Paranal Observatory in Chile hosted an event to mark the first light for the four powerful lasers that form a crucial part of the adaptive optics systems on ESO’s Very Large Telescope.

  6. Hybrid Nanoantennas – Next Generation Platform For Ultradense Data Recording
    4/27/2016

    A group of scientists from ITMO University has put forward a new approach to effective manipulation of light at the nanoscale based on hybrid metal-dielectric nanoantennas.

  7. Superfast Light Source Made From Artificial Atom
    4/26/2016

    All light sources work by absorbing energy – for example, from an electric current – and emit energy as light. But the energy can also be lost as heat and it is therefore important that the light sources emit the light as quickly as possible, before the energy is lost as heat.

  8. Flipping A Chemical Switch Helps Perovskite Solar Cells Beat The Heat
    4/26/2016

    Thin films of crystalline materials called perovskites provide a promising new way of making inexpensive and efficient solar cells.

  9. NREL Finds Nanotube Semiconductors Well-Suited For PV Systems
    4/25/2016

    Researchers at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) discovered single-walled carbon nanotube semiconductors could be favorable for photovoltaic systems because they can potentially convert sunlight to electricity or fuels without losing much energy.

  10. New Biomaterial Impedes Bacteria On Metal Surfaces
    4/25/2016

    Researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) have developed an innovative anti-biofilm coating, which has significant anti-adhesive potential for a variety of medical and industrial applications.