Editor’s Picks

  1. LightPath Technologies Adds Large Beam Diameter Mid-Wave Infrared Aspheric Lens To Its Catalog
    LightPath Technologies, Inc., a global manufacturer, distributor and integrator of patented optical components and assemblies, announced recently it has added a new Mid-Wave Infrared (MWIR) aspheric lens to its growing catalog of aspheric lenses designed for infrared applications.
  2. New Technique To Accurately Detect The 'Handedness' Of Molecules In A Mixture

    Scientists have demonstrated for the first time the ability to rapidly, reliably and simultaneously identify the ‘handedness’ of different molecules in a mixture.

  3. New Photodetector Could Improve Night Vision, Thermal Sensing And Medical Imaging

    Using graphene, one of science’s most versatile materials, engineers from the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering have invented a new type of photodetector that can work with more types of light than its current state-of-the-art counterparts. The device also has superior sensing and imaging capabilities.

  4. Laser Beam Steering Optics For Marking Components And Cutting Boards Introduced
    A full line of CO2 laser lenses offered in a wide array of sizes and focal lengths, as well as mirrors and reflectors made from a variety of materials, are available from Laser Research Optics of Providence, Rhode Island.
  5. Optical Society Of America Honors Three In Optical Engineering
    Each year, OSA bestows the Engineering Excellence awards to increase the visibility of optical engineers. The awards recognize technical achievements in optical engineering by individual(s) or teams...
  6. By "Taming The Physics," Braggone Captures More Light Into The Solar Cell
    Optoelectronic materials supplier Braggone announced recently a new product line that greatly increases the efficiency of solar cells and allows manufacturing facilities to cost-effectively increase their capacity
  7. Cognex Vision Sensors Selected By Leading Japanese Industrial Robot Manufacturer
    Cognex Corporation, a supplier of machine vision sensors and systems, announced recently that a major Japanese supplier of industrial robots has standardized on Cognex In-Sight vision sensors for their 3-axis and SCARA robots
  8. A Qubit Candidate Shines Brighter

    In the race to design the world's first universal quantum computer, a special kind of diamond defect called a nitrogen vacancy (NV) center is playing a big role.

  9. Shaken, Not Stirred: Control Over Complex Systems Consisting Of Many Quantum Particles

    Sometimes quantum particles behave like waves. This phenomenon is often used for high precision measurements, for instance in atomic clocks.

  10. CO2 Laser Optics Aid Precise Plastic Cutting

    Laser Research Optics has introduced a line of direct field replacement CO2 lenses and mirrors that fit lasers up to 1000 Watts used in cutting precise plastic parts such as gears.