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  1. OSI Optoelectronics Introduces Back-Illuminated Silicon Photodiodes

    OSI Optoelectronics (OSIO) has introduced the BI-SMT Photodetector Series. The new single-channel, back-illuminated silicon photodiodes are specifically designed to minimize any “dead” areas on the edges of the devices. Each photodiode is designed on a square surface mount package with dimensions similar to the actual chip.  This makes it possible to have multiple detectors arranged in a tiled pattern for easy coupling to a scintillator.

  2. Bristol Instruments Introduces The Fastest Wavelength Measurement For WDM Testing Applications

    Bristol Instruments, Inc. has set a new standard for WDM wavelength testing with the introduction of the 828B Optical Wavelength Meter. The new 828B model provides reliable accuracy at a rate that is 100 times faster than any other system available.

  3. New CO Lasers Offer Enhanced Capabilities for Industrial and Medical Applications

    Coherent, Inc. recently released a new generation of carbon monoxide lasers. These new lasers feature enhanced processing characteristics for a number of materials processing applications ranging from glass cutting and via drilling, to fractional skin resurfacing.

  4. Glitter From Silver Lights Up Alzheimer's Dark Secrets

    Scientists have caught a glimpse of the elusive toxic form of the Alzheimer's molecule, during its attempt to bore into the outer covering of a cell decoy, using a new method involving laser light and fat-coated silver nano-particles.

  5. Another Milestone In Hybrid Artificial Photosynthesis

    A team of researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) developing a bioinorganic hybrid approach to artificial photosynthesis have achieved another milestone.

  6. Researchers Developing Next Generation Of High Power Lasers

    Researchers at the University of Strathclyde are developing groundbreaking plasma based light amplifiers that could replace traditional high power laser amplifiers.

  7. The Turbulent Heart Of The Milky Way

    Who left the deep scars on the heart of our Milky Way? In their hunt for elusive clues that might reveal the culprit, an international team of astronomers at the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics has been scouring cosmic images of the X-ray satellite XMM-Newton.

  8. Laser-Burned Graphene Gains Metallic Powers

    Rice University chemists who developed a unique form of graphene have found a way to embed metallic nanoparticles that turn the material into a useful catalyst for fuel cells and other applications.

  9. Graphene Nanoribbon Finding Could Lead To Faster, More Efficient Electronics

    Graphene, an atom-thick material with extraordinary properties, is a promising candidate for the next generation of dramatically faster, more energy-efficient electronics. However, scientists have struggled to fabricate the material into ultra-narrow strips, called nanoribbons, that could enable the use of graphene in high-performance semiconductor electronics.

  10. Technology To Change Lives And Expand Knowledge Showcased At SPIE Optics + Photonics

    Impressive work in innovative photonics technologies that will change everyday life, enable new cures, and expand our knowledge of the universe was reported in the more than 3,300 talks at last week's SPIE Optics + Photonics in San Diego.

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