Editor’s Picks

  1. Graphene Offers X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy A Window Of Opportunity

    X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) is one of the most sensitive and informative surface analysis techniques available. However, XPS requires a high vacuum to operate, which makes analyzing materials in liquid and gaseous environments difficult.

  2. ORNL Microscopy Pencils Patterns In Polymers At The Nanoscale

    Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have used advanced microscopy to carve out nanoscale designs on the surface of a new class of ionic polymer materials for the first time.

  3. New Hybrid Microscope Probes Nano-Electronics
    A new form of scanning microscopy that simultaneously reveals physical and electronic profiles of metal nanostructures has been demonstrated at JILA, a joint institute of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and University of Colorado at Boulder
  4. Imaging Technique Aims To Reveal Composition Of Tissue

    Central to the concept is the invention of a new way to perform in-vivo spectroscopy, or using a pulsing laser light to determine the precise chemical content of tissues in living organisms.

  5. Spectra-Physics Debuts World’s First 2 W Raman Fiber Amplifier Pump Source with Dual Wavelength Output
    This new Raman fiber laser is the first available C Band Raman amplifier pump source to offer dual wavelength output (1425 nm and 1455 nm) with a combined power totaling 2 W...
  6. Simulation Of Chiral Edge States

    Researchers in Florence and Innsbruck have simulated a physical phenomenon in an atomic quantum gas that can also be observed at the edge of some condensed matter systems: chiral currents.

  7. Spectra-Physics Introduces High Power 355 nm Industrial Laser
    Spectra-Physics® a Newport Corporation Brand, announces a new addition to its Pulseo® family of Q-Switched diode-pumped solid-state (DPSS) industrial lasers. The rugged and reliable Pulseo 355-10 provides 10 W of 355 nm output at 90 kHz with a short pulse width of <23 ns.
  8. Non-Polarizing Beam Splitters From Abrisa Technologies Reflect And Transmit Mirror Images
    Abrisa Technologies designs and manufactures durable, light weight, non-polarizing plate beam splitters or optical mirrors for those applications where image polarization must be maintained across multiple optical paths.
  9. Now With Back-Reflection Filter: Reliable LIMO Pump Module With 793 nm Central Wavelength
    LIMO’s laser sources have been successfully in use in various pump applications worldwide for many years twenty-four hours a day.
  10. White Paper: Choosing Ball Or GRIN Lenses
    In modern telecommunication systems, micro-optic components couple light between fibers, from laser diodes to fibers and from fibers to detectors, as well as collimate light from fibers in thin film filter dense WDMs.