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  1. II-VI Incorporated Introduces Freeform Beam Shaping Laser Optics
    1/24/2018

    I‐VI Incorporated (NASDAQ:IIVI), a world leader in laser optics and subsystems, today announced the introduction of its freeform beam shaping laser optics for fiber and direct diode laser applications.

  2. The Fundamental Limitation In The Key Material For Solid-State Lighting
    1/23/2018

    For the first time an international research group has revealed the core mechanism that limits the indium (In) content in indium gallium nitride ((In, Ga)N) thin films – the key material for blue light emitting diodes (LED).

  3. Raptor Launches The Ninox 1280, A High Resolution, High Sensitivity Cooled VIS-SWIR InGaAs Camera
    1/23/2018

    Raptor Photonics, a global leader in the design and manufacture of high performance digital cameras has launched an additional member to its family of Visible SWIR cameras with the Ninox 1280, offering HD resolution for high end scientific and astronomy applications. Using a 1280 x 1024 InGaAs sensor from SCD, cooled to -15°C, the Ninox 1280 offers visible extension from 0.4µm to 1.7µm to enable high sensitivity imaging. It will offer less than 40 electrons readout noise combined with one of the lowest dark current readings on the market.  The camera will offer ultra-high intrascene dynamic range of 69dB enabling simultaneous capture of bright & dark portions of a scene.

  4. Proton Transport In Graphene Shows Promise For Renewable Energy
    1/23/2018

    Researchers at The University of Manchester have discovered another new and unexpected physical effect in graphene – membranes that could be used in devices to artificially mimic photosynthesis.

  5. Pathway Opens To Minimise Waste In Solar Energy Capture
    1/23/2018

    Researchers at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Exciton Science have made an important discovery with significant implications for the future of solar cell material design.

  6. Researchers Achieve Resolutions In The 30 Nanometre Range
    1/23/2018

    Objects smaller than half the wavelength of the utilised light cannot be viewed with the aid of traditional light microscopes. A research team from Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) and the University of Basel has succeeded in enhancing the resolution for microscopic analysis of solid state systems to 1/31 of the wavelength of the utilised light.

  7. Artemis Optical,Metamaterial Technologies Partner On Hybrid Filtering Technology
    1/23/2018

    Artemis Optical, leaders in the design and manufacture of bespoke optical thin film coatings, has signed a three year business development and technology partnership with Metamaterial Technologies Inc. (MTI), a smart materials and photonics company, to develop a hybrid coating for the defence industry.

  8. Scientists Achieve High Power With New Smaller Laser
    1/22/2018

    An international team of scientists has produced the first high-powered, randomly polarised laser beam with a "Q switch" laser, which typically emits pulses of light so brief that they're measured in nanoseconds.

  9. MKS Announces Ophir® Focal Spot Analyzer For Monitoring Material Processing Laser Performance
    1/22/2018

    MKS Instruments, Inc., a global provider of technologies that enable advanced processes and improve productivity, has announced the Ophir® Focal Spot Analyzer, a laser beam monitoring system that measures the focus spot and power of high power lasers in real time. The Focal Spot Analyzer measures focal spot size down to 35µm and laser power from <1 to 400 watts for wavelengths from 266 – 1100nm. Designed for laser applications with shorter working distances, the system monitors power density distribution of the focal spot and shifts in the focal plane location, and provides a well understood location of the laser caustic.

  10. Chinese Scientists Develop World's First All-Silicon Laser
    1/22/2018

    Scientists at Fudan University in Shanghai, China, have demonstrated the world's first optically pumped all-silicon distributed-feedback (DFB) laser, a key achievement toward realizing possibilities in integrated silicon photonics.