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  1. New Vishay Intertechnology 1 MBd High Speed Optocouplers Feature Schmitt-Trigger Functionality
    12/5/2018

    Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today introduced a new series of 1 MBd high speed optocouplers featuring an open collector transistor output with Schmitt-Trigger functionality for easy integration into digital systems.

  2. Brief Reflections From A Plasma Mirror
    12/5/2018

    When a dense sheet of electrons is accelerated to almost the speed of light, it acts as a reflective surface. Such a ‘plasma mirror’ can be used to manipulate light.

  3. DSI Dual Bandpass Filters For Tracking And Targeting
    12/4/2018

    Infrared dual bandpass filters from Deposition Sciences, Inc. (DSI) deliver an ideal combination of optical performance and environmental stability for demanding military, security, and imaging applications such as infrared search and track systems (IRST) and targeting.  In particular, these filters are typically configured to pass a wide band of infrared wavelengths while blocking the regions associated with atmospheric water (5 – 8 µm) and CO2 (4.2 µm) absorption.  This results in improved system range and noise characteristics, and makes detection relatively insensitive to variations in ambient environmental conditions, such as rain or fog. 

  4. OSI Laser Diode To Showcase 905 nm Pulsed Laser Diode With Enhanced Far Field Beam Pattern At Photonics West 2019
    12/4/2018

    OSI Laser Diode, Inc. (LDI), an OSI Systems Company, will present the CVN 63-90ECL, a 905 nm pulsed laser with an enhanced far field divergent beam at SPIE Photonics West 2019. The advanced technology device’s far field beam pattern features equivalent divergence values for the fast (perpendicular) and the slow (parallel) axes of emission. The far field pattern delivers higher coupling efficiency into standard spherical lens systems, making it ideal for critical defense tasks.

  5. Teledyne Supplies Critical Imaging Technologies For NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Mission
    12/4/2018

    Teledyne Technologies Incorporated has provided the majority of the image sensor technologies used in NASA’s OSIRIS-REx asteroid rendezvous and sample return mission.

  6. NEC Display Solutions Upgrades Two Popular Entry Installation Laser Projectors
    12/3/2018

    NEC Display Solutions of America, Inc., a leading provider of commercial LCD projectors and displays, recently announced the launch of two new projector models: the P525WL and P525UL.

  7. Borophene Advances As 2-D Materials Platform
    12/3/2018

    Borophene—two-dimensional (2-D) atom-thin-sheets of boron, a chemical element traditionally found in fiberglass insulation—is anything but boring. Though boron is a nonmetallic semiconductor in its bulk (3-D) form, it becomes a metallic conductor in 2-D.

  8. Precisely Fitting Bone Implants From The Printer
    12/3/2018

    Whereas conventional surface treatments using low-pressure or atmospheric pressure techniques have a limited penetration into the interior of bone implants, the new method makes it possible to apply a cell-growth-promoting coating also to the interior of the implants.

  9. Physicists Shed X-Ray Light On Melting Polymers
    12/3/2018

    Physicists from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) and Lomonosov Moscow State University have combined thermal analysis and X-ray scattering — two techniques for studying crystal structure — in one experimental setup to investigate semicrystalline polymers.

  10. Colloidal Quantum Dots Make LEDs Shine Bright In The Infrared
    12/3/2018

    The ideal optoelectronic semiconductor material should be a strong light emitter i.e. should emit light very efficiently upon optical excitation as well as be an efficient charge conductor to allow for electrical injection in devices.