Editor’s Picks

  1. Printed Photonic Crystal Mirrors Shrink On-Chip Lasers Down To Size

    Electrical engineers at The University of Texas at Arlington and at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have devised a new laser for on-chip optical connections that could give computers a huge boost in speed and energy efficiency.

  2. Reflector Design Using LightTools
    LightTools can be used to design and analyze the performance of a wide variety of illumination systems. Recently, LightTools was put to the test to redesign a segmentedreflector stop lamp at Yorka North America. By Optical Research Associates
  3. Simulation Of Chiral Edge States

    Researchers in Florence and Innsbruck have simulated a physical phenomenon in an atomic quantum gas that can also be observed at the edge of some condensed matter systems: chiral currents.

  4. McPherson Delivers A Vacuum Ultraviolet Spectrophotometer To Ural Federal University Institute Of Physics And Technology For Direct Optical Measurements From 115 To 1800nm

    Ural Federal University (UrFU) Institute of Physics and Technology in Yekaterinburg, Russia contracted McPherson (Chelmsford, MA USA), a manufacturer of ultraviolet spectrometers, to provide a VUVAS instrument in support of the UrFU scientific development program. The new VUVAS PLUS Spectrophotometer system works from 115nm vacuum ultraviolet to 1800nm infrared.

  5. Jenoptik Presents Product Innovations At Photonics West 2012
    Jenoptik’s Lasers & Material Processing and Optical Systems divisions will present the new kilowatt fiber laser product line for metal processing, the compact green thin-disk laser, the new products in the F-Theta fused-silica lens portfolio, compact configurable imaging modules, polarization-optimized UV modules and liquid crystal modulators with extended interface connections at Photonics West 2012.
  6. Imec First To Introduce Hyperspectral CMOS Camera For Snapshot And Video

    At SPIE Photonics West 2013, imec presents a prototype hyperspectral imager for snapshot and video acquisition. Being fast, compact and cost-efficient, imec’s CMOS-based imaging systems with integrated hyperspectral filters are suited for multiple industrial vision applications.

  7. Vytran To Highlight Latest Optical Fiber Processing Equipment At OFC/NFOEC 2012
    Vytran, an innovative supplier of optical fiber splicing and processing solutions, will show an array of high-performance optical fiber processing equipment, including a selection of its newest products, at the Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition/National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference (OFC/NFOEC) 2012 exposition.
  8. Cognex to Fund Avalon Imaging, Other Vision Ventures
    Machine vision manufacturer Cognex Corp. has formed a program under which the company will make strategic equity investments in companies developing unique machine vision products and technologies...
  9. Miniaturize Your Optical System Into A Photonic Integrated Circuit

    Embedding photonic functionalities into an integrated optical chip can often simplify and reduce the size of a system. This white paper introduces the basic concepts of photonic integration with a goal to help the reader understand how it can improve optical systems.

  10. Scientists Forge A Quantum Leap In Quantum Communication

    Quantum communication, which ensures absolute data security, is one of the most advanced branches of the "second quantum revolution" In quantum communication, the participating parties can detect any attempt at eavesdropping by resorting to the fundamental principle of quantum mechanics – a measurement affects the measured quantity.