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  1. Ophir-Spiricon's Releases New Version Of BeamWatch® Non-Contact Beam Monitoring System

    Ophir Photonics recently announced the release of their newest version of BeamWatch, the only non-contact beam monitoring system for high power YAG, and diode lasers used in industrial material processing applications. The new version has additional 3D views, time charts, and dynamic measurements of industrial laser spot sizes down to 55µm.

  2. U.S. Army & Ophir-Spircon Partner in Recruiting Program

    The U.S. Army Recruiting Command and Ophir-Spiricon company recently signed an agreement stating that qualified Soldiers participating in the Partnership for Youth Success (PaYS) Program will have priority hiring status. Harmon, Commander of the Salt Lake City Army Recruiting Battalion, signed the agreement with Gary Wagner, General Manager of Ophir-Spiricon, during a ceremony at Bridgerland Applied Technology College.

  3. UW Team Refrigerates Liquids With A Laser For The First Time

    Since the first laser was invented in 1960, they’ve almost always given off heat — either as a useful tool, a byproduct or a fictional way to vanquish intergalactic enemies. By Jennifer Langston

  4. Quantum Simulation: A Better Understanding Of Magnetism

    Researchers at Heidelberg University have devised a new way to study the phenomenon of magnetism. Using ultracold atoms at near absolute zero, they prepared a model that simulates the behaviour of electrons in a solid, which enables the investigation of magnetic properties.

  5. Strange Quantum Phenomenon Achieved At Room Temperature In Semiconductor Wafers

    Entanglement is one of the strangest phenomena predicted by quantum mechanics, the theory that underlies most of modern physics: It says that two particles can be so inextricably connected that the state of one particle can instantly influence the state of the other—no matter how far apart they are.

  6. Manifold Mountable Ultra-Low Differential Pressure Sensors Introduced

    First Sensor recently released a new miniature manifold mountable version of its ultra-low differential pressure sensors with measuring ranges from 25 to 500 Pa (0.1 to 2 inH2O) Full Scale. These sensors feature a 9 mm height including pressure ports and allow for flexible direct manifold assemblies.

  7. Researchers Confirm ‘Realistic’ Answer To Quantum Network Puzzle

    Scientists at the University of York’s Centre for Quantum Technology have discovered new evidence to support the development of scalable and secure high rate quantum networks.

  8. Photonic IC Market Poised For Strong Growth, To Reach US$1.3B Globally By 2022 : Transparency Market Research

    According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research "Photonic IC Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2015 - 2022," the photonic ic market was valued at US$0.19 bn in 2013, and is expected to reach US$1.3 bn by 2022, expanding at a CAGR of 25.3% from 2015 to 2022.

  9. Avalanche Photo Detectors Now Available In Surface Mount Packages From Marktech Optoelectronics

    Marktech Optoelectronics has just released its new line of Avalanche Photo Detectors (APD) in Surface Mount Packages. These devices are available in two optimized wavelengths–800nm and 905nm–and are now available at

  10. Breakthrough Allows Tracking Of Single Molecules In 3D With Nanoscale Accuracy

    An innovative approach to calibrating high-tech microscopes enables researchers to track the movement of single molecules in 3D at the nanoscale.