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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Scientists Stretch Electrically Conducting Fibers To New Lengths

    An international research team based at The University of Texas at Dallas has made electrically conducting fibers that can be reversibly stretched to over 14 times their initial length and whose electrical conductivity increases 200-fold when stretched.

  4. Penn Researchers Discover New Chiral Property Of Silicon, With Photonic Applications

    By encoding information in photons via their spin, “photonic” computers could be orders of magnitude faster and efficient than their current-day counterparts.

  5. Make Mine A Decaf: Breakthrough In Knowledge Of How Nanoparticles Grow

    A team of researchers from the University of Leicester and France’s G2ELab-CNRS in Grenoble have for the first time observed the growth of free nanoparticles in helium gas in a process similar to the decaffeination of coffee, providing new insights into the structure of nanoparticles.

  6. The Light Of Fireflies For Medical Diagnostics

    In biology and medicine, we often need to detect biological molecules. For example, in cancer diagnostics, doctors need quick and reliable ways of knowing if tumor cells are present in the patient’s body.

  7. Bristol Instruments Introduces New Low-Price Optical Thickness Gauge

    Bristol Instruments expanded its family of optical thickness gauge products with the new137 Series Optical Thickness Gauge. This new gauge measures the absolute thickness to ± 1 μm accuracy, with repeatability of of ± 0.05 μm, and priced at less than $15,000.

  8. National Photonics Initiative Congratulates New York Consortium On Securing Integrated Photonics Institute For Manufacturing Innovation

    The National Photonics Initiative (NPI) congratulates SUNY Polytechnic Institute and other members of the New York consortium on their selection as the country's first Integrated Photonics Institute for Manufacturing Innovation (IP-IMI).

  9. Rice Finding Could Lead To Cheap, Efficient Metal-Based Solar Cells

    New research from Rice University could make it easier for engineers to harness the power of light-capturing nanomaterials to boost the efficiency and reduce the costs of photovoltaic solar cells.

  10. Award To New York-Led Project Of $110M For Manufacturing Institute ‘A Win’ For The Whole Photonics Community, Say SPIE Leaders

    The award to a multi-partner consortium led by the State University of New York (SUNY) of a $110 matching grant to establish an Integrated Photonics Institute for Manufacturing Innovation (IP-IMI) is an important milestone for the whole community, said leaders of SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics.

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