Editor’s Picks

  1. 4D Technology Introduces Adjustable Surface Isolation Source For AccuFiz Fizeau Interferometers

    4D Technology Corporation has introduced the adjustable Surface Isolation Source (SIS) for its AccuFiz Fizeau laser interferometers. SIS is an optional, external laser source for 4D Technology AccuFiz Fizeau interferometers. The fiber coupled source excludes all but the surface of interest, making it straightforward to measure flat, transparent optics with physical thickness as thin as 200 microns.

  2. Spooky Alignment Of Quasars Across Billions Of Light-Years

    New observations with ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) in Chile have revealed alignments over the largest structures ever discovered in the Universe.

  3. Image Sensors Europe 2010 Agenda Announced
    IntertechPira is proud to announce the agenda for its hugely successful Image Sensors Europe 2010 (ISE 2010) conference, with a previous attendance of more than 160 companies.
  4. Rice Builds Nanotube Photodetector

    Researchers at Rice University and Sandia National Laboratories have made a nanotube-based photodetector that gathers light in and beyond visible wavelengths. It promises to make possible a unique set of optoelectronic devices, solar cells and perhaps even specialized cameras.

  5. Thermo Optek Acquires Scintag
    Analytical instrumentation manufacturer Thermo Optek Corp. has acquired Scintag Inc.
  6. Sound Creates Light
    When light is used to transmit information, well established techniques of optical telecommunications are available: modulated light pulses travel along optical fibers, become weaker due to optical attenuation in the fiber and are "refreshed" in signal regeneration stations along the way, where the signals are amplified and filtered.
  7. 'Magic' Alloy Could Spur Next Generation Of Solar Cells

    In what could be a major step forward for a new generation of solar cells called "concentrator photovoltaics," University of Michigan researchers have developed a new semiconductor alloy that can capture the near-infrared light located on the leading edge of the visible light spectrum.

  8. Resolve Optics Announces Radiation-Resistant 6x Zoom Lens
    The Model 290 Motorised Non-Browning Zoom Lens from Resolve Optics Ltd. incorporates a range of useful features to assist operation in environments subject to radiation such as nuclear fuel handling operations, reactor active zones and nuclear waste storage plants.
  9. Physicist Trio Amplifies SLAC Research On Mysterious Forms Of Matter

    All material things appear to be made of elementary particles that are held together by fundamental forces. But what are their exact properties? How do they affect how our universe looks and changes? And are there particles and forces that we don’t know of yet.

  10. Silicon Nanoparticles Enhance Performance Of Solar Cells
    Placing a film of silicon nanoparticles onto a silicon solar cell can boost power, reduce heat and prolong the cell’s life, researchers now report