Yale University researchers have demonstrated one of the key steps in building the architecture for modular quantum computers: the “teleportation” of a quantum gate between two qubits, on demand.
The quest to find new ways to harness solar power has taken a step forward after researchers successfully split water into hydrogen and oxygen by altering the photosynthetic machinery in plants.
It is not always easy to see if a switch is on or off! A new study shows that the same can be true of a molecular switch. This knowledge gives a new insight into the molecular switches, the GTPases, many of which have medical potential.
A system made of just a handful of particles acts just like larger systems, allowing scientists to study quantum behaviour more easily.
Measuring very low power beams of light can be tricky; even small values of noise, drift or offset can have major impact on your readings. In this video, we’ll look at some best practices that can help you get the best performance from your very low power measurements.
Scanning slit profilers can make very accurate measurements of beam diameters as small as 5 microns, while cameras are limited to beams greater than 45 microns. This makes applications for focusing lasers or building optical systems much easier with a NanoScan. This video explains how to choose the right NanoScan for your application.
This video introduces First Sensor’s core competencies available from design concept to production.
FLIR thermal sensors can be used for the detection and classification of pedestrians in ADAS and self-driving cars, making them safer and less costly.
Zygo’s precision optics solutions such as high-quality mirrors, space-based lens assemblies, and other reconnaissance systems, have enabled high-performance solutions for defense and aerospace application.
For designers of medical diagnostic instruments, partnering with a reliable lighting expert can ensure the lighting system is optimized and generates homogeneous light that facilitates comparable and meaningful in vitro diagnostic analysis. Read more.
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Predicting new trends in technology is not a simple task. The machine vision industry is no exception as new imaging technologies are constantly improving efficiencies, costs, and intelligence. In this white paper, Pleora Technologies offers some thoughts about the future trends in machine vision technologies.
Autonomous systems are not only in demand on the roads, they are also on the rise in the industry. Companies are particularly using drones for visual inspection and logistics. The artificial senses of First Sensor regulate navigation and interaction with humans.
Dr. Kent Rochford became SPIE’s new CEO earlier this summer, following the retirement of Dr. Eugene Arthurs, who stepped down in June. Recently, Dr. Rochford graciously made time to discuss his vision for SPIE initiatives already underway, as well as those the future may hold.
Common tools for non-contact temperature measurements include both thermal imaging cameras and spot pyrometers. Each works by detecting infrared radiation and translating it into temperature readings. Thermal cameras however, have several advantages compared to spot pyrometers, including image generation, temperature readings of each pixel of the entire image, and temperature readings from a longer distance.
The properties of quantum mechanics can be utilised, for example, in technology and encrypting messages, but the disadvantage is the occasional disappearing of information. For the first time, a research group consisting of Finnish and Chinese scientists has found a way to fully control the information escaping the qubit.
Opto Diode Corporation, an ITW company, introduces AXUV20A Circular Photodetectors for radiation, electron, and photon response in the ultraviolet (UV), extreme ultraviolet (EUV), through visible and near- infrared (IR) wavelength ranges. The circular device, with an active area of 5.5 mm diameter, features sensitivity to low energy electrons.
In a recent experiment at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, plasma electrons in the paths of intense laser light pulses were almost instantly accelerated close to the speed of light.
Transforming light into electricity is no mean feat. Some devices, like solar cells, use a closed circuit to generate an electric current from incoming light. But another class of materials, called photocathodes, generate large quantities of free electrons that can be used for state-of-the-art science.
Two teams of scientists from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology have collaborated to conduct groundbreaking research leading to the development of a new and innovative scientific field: Quantum Metamaterials. The findings are presented in a new joint paper published by the prestigious journal Science.
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