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Berkeley Lab Scientists Discover New Atomically Layered, Thin Magnet
Berkeley Lab Scientists Discover New Atomically Layered, Thin Magnet

It may not seem like a material as thin as an atom could hide any surprises, but a research team led by scientists at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) discovered an unexpected magnetic property in a two-dimensional material.

  • Wonder Material? Novel Nanotube Structure Strengthens Thin Films For Flexible Electronics
    Wonder Material? Novel Nanotube Structure Strengthens Thin Films For Flexible Electronics

    Reflecting the structure of composites found in nature and the ancient world, researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have synthesized thin carbon nanotube (CNT) textiles, that exhibit both high electrical conductivity and a level of toughness that is about fifty times higher than copper films, currently used in electronics.

  • Quantum Mechanics Is Complex Enough, For Now
    Quantum Mechanics Is Complex Enough, For Now

    Physicists have searched for deviations from standard quantum mechanics, testing whether quantum mechanics requires a more complex set of mathematical rules.

  • Chip-Based Nanoscopy: Microscopy In HD Quality
    Chip-Based Nanoscopy: Microscopy In HD Quality

    Physicists at Bielefeld University and tThe Arctic University of Norway in Tromsø have developed a photonic chip that makes it possible to carry out superresolution light microscopy, also called ‘nanoscopy’, with conventional microscopes.

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Very High Power Water-Cooled Thermal Sensor: 15K-W-BB-45
Very High Power Water-Cooled Thermal Sensor: 15K-W-BB-45 Ophir Photonics’ new 15K-W-BB-45 is a high damage threshold sensor designed to measure continuous laser power from 100 W to 15,000 W over the spectral range from 0.8 to 2 µm and 10.6 µm. This compact, water-cooled, thermal laser power measurement sensor features a deflecting cone and annular absorber that tolerates high power densities up to 10 kW/cm2.  Continue Reading...
Interferometer System For Multiple Surface Testing: Verifire™ MST
Interferometer System For Multiple Surface Testing: Verifire™ MST The Verifire™ MST is a laser interferometer system designed specifically for precise optical metrology of multiple surfaces simultaneously, including plane parallel components with multiple reflections. In classical interferometer applications, the system uses wavelength shifting of phase, and ZYGO’s patented Fourier Transform Phase Shifting Interferometry (FTPSI) to measure up to four-surface cavities.  Continue Reading...
0-60 Degree Polarization Optimized Anti-Reflection (AR) Coatings
0-60 Degree Polarization Optimized Anti-Reflection (AR) Coatings Abrisa Technologies provides very wide angle anti-reflection (AR) coatings for p-plane and s-plane polarization.  These coatings support high throughput efficiency for broad angle polarization sensitive applications such as switchable Bragg gratings and spatial light modulators (SLM) used in laser beam steering, image enhancement, near-to-eye displays, telecommunications, and other low-loss wide-angle applications.  Durable hard...  Continue Reading...
BeamCheck™ Beam Profiling System For Additive Manufacturing
BeamCheck™ Beam Profiling System For Additive Manufacturing The Ophir Photonics BeamCheck™ beam profiling system is designed specifically for measuring critical laser beam parameters in laser-based additive manufacturing systems. A CCD camera is used for spatial measurements, and an NIST-traceable power sensor is utilized to provide a complete analysis of laser power density profiles.  Continue Reading...
Telops Measurement Services
Telops Measurement Services Telops offers a team of R&D and application field scientists with the experience and expertise needed to analyze data and turn your project into a success. In collaboration with Université de Reims, Telops is also able to provide measurement services to detect and characterize defects in a wide variety of materials using active infrared imaging.  Continue Reading...
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FEATURED VIDEOS

  • Product Video: Advanced Infrared Imaging Through High Speed Multispectral Filtering
    Product Video: Advanced Infrared Imaging Through High Speed Multispectral Filtering

    Vince Morton with Telops gives an update on what’s new for Telops’ product lines, and shows a demonstration of an advanced high-speed multispectral filtering application.

  • How To Select A Lens For LWIR Applications
    How To Select A Lens For LWIR Applications

    Anyone who has attended an exhibition in this industry knows that it’s not hard to find a good lens manufacturer. However, finding the right lens for your application can be a challenge. Thankfully, John Franks with Umicore is here to help. Watch the video to learn what you need to consider when selecting a lens for LWIR imaging applications.

  • Why Use SWIR?
    Why Use SWIR?

    At DCS 2017, Doug Malchow took us through a presentation on when and why you should use SWIR (short-wave infrared) technology for imaging applications.

  • Tradeoffs In High Speed Camera Sensor Design
    Tradeoffs In High Speed Camera Sensor Design

    Jay Stepleton with Vision Research spent a few minutes with us to talk about the tradeoffs involved in speed, resolution, and sensitivity when designing high speed camera sensors.

  • Product Video: Extended Contact Bearing Way, And Why You Need It
    Product Video: Extended Contact Bearing Way, And Why You Need It

    Dan Denison with OptoSigma talked to us about his company’s proprietary extended contact bearing way technology they use in their translation stages.

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TECHNICAL ARTICLES

  • No, Not That One: Imaging Systems And The ‘Other’ Fiber Optics

    Well known as an enabling technology of telecommunications, fiber optics is also playing a pivotal role in imaging. This paper takes a closer look at the “other” fiber optics, illuminating the special qualities that make it the best solution for some of imaging’s most challenging problems and environments.

  • Testing High Volume LED Luminaire Builds

    LED luminaires offer better and more uniform illumination than other light sources, and deliver the ability to tailor the color of the LEDs to the correct mixture for individual applications. The lower operating costs of LED luminaires drive an exponentially growing demand for them in consumer and commercial markets. This increased demand requires an adaptation to improved quality testing methods that can provide superior measurements and not slow down the process of production. This application note discusses the use of Ophir Photonics’ FluxGage for testing luminaires rated from 1,000 to 40,000 lumens on the production line.

  • Assuring Correct Metallurgy In Direct Laser Melting

    High quality 3D laser printed processes require a laser that delivers the correct amount of power that is distributed correctly and focused at the correct location. To ensure consistent and structurally sound parts and correct metallurgy, the right parameters should be directly measured before and after any critical part is made in direct laser sintering. This application note presents how Ophir Optics’ BeamCheck system is able to measure critical laser beam parameters for laser-based additive manufacturing.

  • Math, Magic And MTF: A Cheat Sheet For The Vision System Community

    MTF is the best proxy for lens performance, but the math behind it and the graphs that depict it often obstruct understanding. This paper demystifies MTF, arming vision system decision makers with the knowledge they need about it to choose the right lens every time.

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LATEST HEADLINES

  • MIT, Harvard Scientists Cool Three-Atom Molecule To Near Absolute Zero

    Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) researchers have successfully cooled a triatomic molecule to near absolute zero for the first time. The feat could prove useful in building quantum computers and observing chemistry reactions in greater detail.

  • Lightwave Logic Achieves High-Speed Modulation Enabling 25Gbps In An All-Organic Polymer Ridge Waveguide Modulator Prototype

    Lightwave Logic, Inc. (OTCQB: LWLG), a technology company focused on the development of Next Generation Photonic Devices and Non-Linear Optical Polymer Materials Systems for applications in high-speed fiber-optic data communications and telecommunications, announced today it has achieved bandwidth suitable for 25Gbps data rates in an all-organic polymer ridge waveguide intensity modulator prototype.

  • Berkeley Lab Scientists Discover New Atomically Layered, Thin Magnet

    It may not seem like a material as thin as an atom could hide any surprises, but a research team led by scientists at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) discovered an unexpected magnetic property in a two-dimensional material.

  • Novel Designs For Interference Microscopy Objectives Earn Rudolf Kingslake Medal

    Two researchers from Zygo Corporation are recipients of the Rudolf Kingslake Medal and Prize for 2016. The award is presented annually for the most noteworthy original paper published in the journal Optical Engineering by SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics.

  • New Rotary Air Bearing Series Achieve High Precision In Any Orientation

    PI (Physik Instrumente), a leader in precision motion control solutions, announces the new A-62x PIglide series of rotary air bearing stages. Air-bearings have no rolling or sliding elements and deliver frictionless, non-contact motion, resulting in negligible reversal error, better straightness, wobble, eccentricity and velocity stability – ideal prerequisites for high-end industrial applications such as inspection, metrology, calibration, and scanning.

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