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  1. Fiber Tips With Ball Lenses: Fiber End-Face Processing

    LASER COMPONENTS can now provide custom ball lens profiles on the end faces of silica fibers. The plasma-based CMS process with ring-of-fire technology supports fiber diameters of 200, 365, 400, 550 and 600 μm, including other diameters within the limits of the equipment. For fibers used in medical applications, end-face processing can be carried out in a clean room in accordance with ISO 13485. The entire process is also compliant to ISO 13485 hygiene requirements.

  2. Best-in-Class For Measuring Glass

    Zygo's new, innovative glass profiler features make measuring roughness on super-smooth surfaces a smooth process.

  3. Precision Gear Tooth Metrology

    ZYGO's precision metrology instruments help a major automaker implement precision metrology to silence differential gear noise.

  4. Machine Learning Technique Reconstructs Images Passing Through A Multimode Fiber

    Through innovative use of a neural network that mimics image processing by the human brain, a research team reports accurate reconstruction of images transmitted over optical fibers for distances of up to a kilometer.

  5. Quantum Chains In Graphene Nanoribbons

    Empa researchers, together with colleagues from the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research in Mainz and other partners, have achieved a breakthrough that could in future be used for precise nanotransistors or – in the distant future – possibly even quantum computers, as the team reports in the current issue of the scientific journal "Nature".

  6. Breaking Down The Wiedemann–Franz Law

    A study exploring the coupling between heat and particle currents in a gas of strongly interacting atoms highlights the fundamental role of quantum correlations in transport phenomena, breaks the revered Wiedemann–Franz law, and should open up an experimental route to testing novel ideas for thermoelectric devices.

  7. Introducing The Latest In Textiles: Soft Hardware

    The latest development in textiles and fibers is a kind of soft hardware that you can wear: cloth that has electronic devices built right into it.

  8. NTU And Harvard Scientists Discover Fat-Blocking Effect Of Nanofibres

    Tiny balls of nano-sized cellulose fibres added to food reduced fat absorption by up to half in laboratory and animal experiments, report scientists from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) and Harvard University, United States.

  9. UT Chemists Discover How Blue Light Speeds Blindness

    Blue light from digital devices and the sun transforms vital molecules in the eye’s retina into cell killers, according to optical chemistry research at The University of Toledo.

  10. Weight Of Optics For Satellite Observation Of The Earth Reduced By 100 Times

    IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing (IEEE) published the article of the group of scientists of Samara National Research University. It describes the work on the creation and use of ultralight diffraction optics for obtaining high-resolution images.