Editor’s Picks

  1. Unlocking The Secrets Of The Universe; LIGO Team Awarded 2017 Nobel Prize In Physics

    Astrophysicists have long sought to detect ripples in space-time, called gravitational waves, since Albert Einstein’s 1916 prediction of General Relativity. But only some of the most massive astrophysical events, such as mergers of black holes and neutron stars, can produce gravitational waves strong enough to be detected on earth.

  2. The Antimatter Puzzle: Searching For Clues With A Highly Integrated Particle Sensor

    Researchers in Munich have presented a highly sensitive sensor for precise measurement of particle tracks.

  3. IEEE Photonics Society Mourns The Loss Of Lightwave Pioneer Ivan P. Kaminow

    The IEEE Photonics Society morns the loss of a good friend and innovator in the field of photonics, Ivan Kaminow, who died on 18 December 2013. He was 83.

  4. PI's New Highly Dynamic XY Linear Motor Scanning Stage

    PI (Physik Instrumente) L.P. introduces a new compact metrology XY stage – the L-731. The magnetic linear direct drive ensures high velocity and acceleration, ideal for inspection and microscopy.

  5. Mobius Photonics Delivers Upgraded Fiber Laser For STED Microscopy
    Mobius Photonics, an innovative producer of short pulsed fiber laser sources (IR, green, and UV laser), has delivered an upgraded fiber laser that produces visible light with 20MHz pulse repetition rate to a leading European research institute. Tailored for stimulated emission depletion (STED) microscopy experiments, the laser has been designed to dramatically improve imaging speed over prior STED set ups that used 1MHz Mobius lasers.
  6. Transparent Ceramics Make Super-Hard Windows

    Scientists have synthesised the first transparent sample of a popular industrial ceramic at DESY.

  7. Changing The Face Of Emergency Response

    Unfortunately communication during a disaster is challenging. Emergency dispatchers are often flooded with calls, making it difficult to determine where to allocate resources.

  8. Surge Of Consumer Product Development Activity At SPIE Optics + Photonics Mirrors Industry Vitality

    A surge of interest in optical engineering at the recent SPIE Optics + Photonics 2016 from consumer product and virtual/augmented-reality companies and continued growth in the event's nanoscience and engineering programs reflect the vitality and dynamism in photonics industry and research.

  9. Soraa Leds Perfectly Illuminate The Natural Artistry In The ‘Fairy Grottoes’

    Soraa, the world leader in GaN on GaN LED technology, announced that its LED lamps have been installed to illuminate the natural beauty of the mineral formations found in the Saalfred Fairy Grottoes in Thüringen, Germany.

  10. Researchers Create World's First Ideal Anti-Reflection Coating
    A team of researchers from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has created the world's first material that reflects virtually no light