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  1. Fisba's Diode Laser Collimation & Beam Shaping Optics At LASER World Of Photonics China
    2/21/2018

    FISBA, a world leader in optical components and systems, will exhibit at LASER World of PHOTONICS CHINA Booth 4122, March 14-16, 2018 in Shanghai, China.  FISBA designs and manufactures custom micro optics for laser diodes, which include FACs, SACs, and FBTs.

  2. Reaching New Heights In Laser-Accelerated Ion Energy
    2/21/2018

    Increasing the maximum energy of ions accelerated via intense laser-plasma interactions has been a focus of significant international activity in recent years, due to the potential to develop compact high energy ion sources for established and innovative applications in science, medicine and industry.

  3. Researchers Bring High Res Magnetic Resonance Imaging To Nanometer Scale
    2/21/2018

    A new technique that brings magnetic resonance imaging to the nanometer scale with unprecedented resolution will open the door for major advances in understanding new materials, virus particles and proteins that cause diseases like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s.

  4. MKS Introduces New Flagship Newport Digital Motion Controller
    2/20/2018

    MKS Instruments, Inc. announces the release of the Newport XPS-D Universal Motion Controller and Driver, the new flagship of the  Newport high-performance 8 axis motion controllers. Equipped with the new universal digital driver card, XPS-DRV11, the XPS-D is capable of controlling a wide variety of motor types including stepper, DC, DC brushless and direct drive motors. The XPS-D controller is compatible with all Newport electromechanical stages and provides backward-compatibility to the Newport XPS-Q driver cards and API’s.

  5. MKS Introduces Newport Industrial Vertical Stage With High Load Capacity
    2/20/2018

    MKS Instruments, Inc. announces the release of the Newport IDL280-Z20 vertical stage for industrial applications that require high load capacities. Based on a proven and modular wedge design, the IDL280-Z20 provides a minimum incremental motion (MIM) of 0.1 µm over 20 mm of travel with smooth motion for fine positioning. A precision ball screw drive with 2mm pitch is able to move loads up to 500N with a speed of 5 mm/s.

  6. MKS Announces Ophir® Centauri, Portable Laser Power / Energy Meter With Sophisticated Graphical Display And Advanced Math Functions
    2/20/2018

    MKS Instruments, Inc., a global provider of technologies that enable advanced processes and improve productivity, has announced the Ophir® Centauri at Photonics West 2018, a compact, portable laser power / energy meter for precise measurements of laser performance over time. The Centauri features a large, full-color, seven-inch touch-screen for visual review of data using a wide range of graphical display formats, such as Digital with Bargraph, Pulse Chart, and Real Time Statistics Displays. Advanced math functions include Density, Scale Factor, and Normalize Against Baseline.

  7. MEMS Chips Get Metalenses
    2/20/2018

    Lens technologies have advanced across all scales, from digital cameras and high bandwidth in fiber optics to the LIGO lab instruments. Now, a new lens technology that could be produced using standard computer-chip technology is emerging and could replace the bulky layers and complex geometries of traditional curved lenses.

  8. Activating The Dark Side Reveals Brighter Nano ‘Building Blocks’
    2/20/2018

    Scientists working to make nanoparticles even smaller, whilst retaining their useful optical properties, believe they have discovered a way to overcome a fundamental physical restraint known as “thermal quenching”.

  9. Phase-Transition Cubic Gallium Nitride Doubles Ultraviolet Emission Efficiency
    2/19/2018

    Novel photonics materials are becoming pivotal for energy conversion, communications, and sensing, largely because there is a global desire to enhance energy efficiency, and reduce electricity consumption.

  10. Approximate Quantum Cloning: The New Way Of Eavesdropping In Quantum Cryptography
    2/19/2018

    Cloning of quantum states is used for eavesdropping in quantum cryptography. It also has applications in quantum computation based on quantum information distribution. Uncertainty at the quantum scale makes exact cloning of quantum states impossible.