Editor’s Picks

  1. Ultrafast Camera Captures Images At The Speed Of Light

    An NIBIB grantee has developed an ultrafast camera that can acquire two-dimensional images at 100 billion frames per second, a speed capable of revealing light pulses and other phenomena previously too fast to be observed.

  2. Basler Scout Light Cameras Now Available With GigE Interface
    Camera specialist Basler has expanded the scout light series. They have added eight camera variants with Gigabit Ethernet interface to the established range of FireWire models.
  3. Next-Generation Adaptive Optics Brings Remarkable Details To Light In Stellar Nursery

    A new image released recently reveals how Gemini Observatory's most advanced adaptive optics (AO) system will help astronomers study the universe with an unprecedented level of clarity and detail by removing distortions due to the Earth’s atmosphere.

  4. Thorlabs and Boston Micromachines Introduce Adaptive Optics Toolkit
    Thorlabs, Inc. and Boston Micromachines Corporation (BMC) recently announced the Adaptive Optics (AO) Toolkit, a new kit that makes adaptive optics easy, affordable, and widely available for researchers
  5. Imec And Qualcomm Extend R&D Collaboration To Advance CMOS Technologies For Next-Generation Products

    Nanoelectronics research centre imec and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, announced recently an extended collaboration agreement to accelerate scaling technologies for logic and memory devices.

  6. AIP FYI: Congress to Revisit Application of Freedom of Information Act to Raw Research Data
    This revision is in response to a provision in last year's mammoth omnibus appropriations bill, inserted without a hearing...
  7. Invisibility Undone: Chinese Scientists Demonstrate How To Uncloak An Invisible Object
    Harry Potter beware! A team of Chinese scientists has developed a way to unmask your invisibility cloak. According to a new paper in the latest issue of Optics Express, the Optical Society's (OSA) open-access journal, certain materials underneath an invisibility cloak would allow invisible objects be seen again
  8. Edmund Optics Introduces TECHSPEC Spherical Aberration Compensation Plates
    Edmund Optics (EO), the premier provider of optical components, introduces its new TECHSPEC Spherical Aberration Compensation Plates. Featuring a precision BK7 substrate, these high performance aberration plates are an easy and convenient tool to correct spherical aberrations.
  9. The Walls Can Talk: New Optical Technique Extracts Audio From Video

    Those formerly silent walls can "talk" now: Researchers have demonstrated a simple optical technique by which audio information can be extracted from high-speed video recordings.

  10. OSA and SPIE Continue Merger Talks
    A joint task force of the Optical Society of America (OSA; Washington DC) and the International Society for Optical Engineering