Editor’s Picks

  1. ITPC To Improve Communications Across Iraq With Nortel Optical Solution
    Iraq Telecommunications & Post Corporation (ITPC), Iraq's sole fixed-line operator, has awarded Nortel a US$20 million contract to build a nationwide optical backbone to deliver high-quality high-bandwidth data, video and multimedia services for personal and business communications
  2. Innovative Instrument Probes Close Binary Stars, May Soon Image Exoplanets

    Most stars in the galaxy are surrounded by swirling disks of dust, circling planets or other orbiting stars, yet astronomers have a hard time studying these companions because of glare from the main star.

  3. Portable Lightsource And Prove Devices Used With Spectrometers
    The MobiLight Lightsources can be combined with any DTS Spectrometer or with other NIR/VIS spectrometers to provide a complete, portable measurement solution for lab or field applications...
  4. ‘Exquisitely Engineered’ Human Vision Featured In 'Optical Engineering'

    A new special section on Human Vision in the current issue of Optical Engineering showcases optics and optical engineering research into new techniques and approaches for the study of human vision and the design of novel imaging systems.

  5. Adimec Exhibits Latest Rugged HD Daylight Cameras At SPIE Defense, Security, And Sensing 2014

    Adimec, a world leader in application-specific, leading-edge industrial camera solutions, will showcase its portfolio of vision products and technology aimed at the global security market at the 2014 edition of the SPIE Defense, Security and Sensing event in Baltimore, MD., held May 6th through May 8th. 

  6. Ames Laboratory Scientists Are Able To ‘See’ Light-To-Energy Transfer In New Solar Cell Materials

    Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory are now able to capture the moment less than one trillionth of a second a particle of light hits a solar cell and becomes energy, and describe the physics of the charge carrier and atom movement for the first time.

  7. SPIE Defense, Security, And Sensing Sets Event Records In Baltimore Debut

    The debut of SPIE Defense, Security, and Sensing (http://spie.org/dss) in Baltimore drew more than 6,700 attendees, the most ever for the week-long conference and exhibition.

  8. Art And Optics Converge To Preserve Frescos: Reflected Infrared Light Unlocks New Details Of Renaissance Paintings

    When restoring damaged and faded works of art, artists often employ lasers and other sophisticated imaging techniques to study intricate details, analyze pigments, and search for subtle defects not visible to the naked eye.

  9. Jenoptik Announces Fiber Laser Pump Module With High Brilliance
    The highlight of the trade show LASER 2009 for the Diode Lasers business unit of Jenoptik’s Lasers & Material Processing division was an innovative fiber-coupled diode laser module known as JOLD-50-FC-11.
  10. Solar Cells Of The Future
    A new material, nano flakes, may revolutionize the transformation of solar energy to electricity. If so, even ordinary households can benefit from solar electricity and save money in the future