Editor’s Picks

  1. PG&O Introduces Full Line Of Optical Thin Film Coatings For Industrial Instrumentation

    Precision Glass & Optics, global experts in optical manufacturing, customized optical solutions, and precision thin film coatings, announces a line of precision optical thin film coatings for industrial applications.

  2. Choosing The Best Prototyping Process For Your Project

    This Proto Labs white paper demonstrates the importance of selecting the best prototyping process for every project, including the pros and cons of each process, attribute comparisons, and impact on time-to-market.

  3. Melles Griot Optics Group Adds To Absolute Fizeau Family Of Interferometer Test Optics
    The Melles Griot Optics Group recently announced that they have released additional Fizeau test optics to complement their Absolute™ Fizeau λ40 transmission sphere product line
  4. New Light To Illuminate The World

    This year’s Nobel Laureates are rewarded for having invented a new energy-efficient and environment-friendly light source – the blue light-emitting diode (LED). In the spirit of Alfred Nobel the Prize rewards an invention of greatest benefit to mankind; using blue LEDs, white light can be created in a new way. With the advent of LED lamps we now have more long-lasting and more efficient alternatives to older light sources.

  5. Not Your Average Heat Shield: New ‘Thermal’ Approach To Invisibility Cloaking Hides Heat To Enhance Technology
    In a new approach to invisibility cloaking, a team of French researchers has proposed isolating or cloaking objects from sources of heat—essentially “thermal cloaking.”
  6. Using Mirrors To Improve The Quality Of Light Particles

    Scientists from the University of Basel’s Department of Physics and the Swiss Nanoscience Institute have succeeded in dramatically improving the quality of individual photons generated by a quantum system.

  7. Edmund Optics Grant Program Generates Entries From Around The Globe

    Edmund Optics (EO), the premier provider of optical components to both industry and academia, announced recently the finalists for its 2012 Higher Education Global Grant Program. The potential grant recipients were chosen from over 750 applications received globally from candidates representing 53 countries.

  8. Generating High Quality Images From Demanding Applications
    Resolve Optics Ltd. has announced its presence at the forthcoming Photonex 2008 and VISION 2008 exhibitions. Over the last 20 years, Resolve Optics Ltd. has established a strong international reputation for its ability to reliably design and supply innovative custom lens and lens systems that generate high-quality images from even the most demanding applications
  9. Laser Scientists’ New Research Could Improve The Treatment Of The 5 Million Asthma Sufferers In The UK

    UK scientists have used a laser beam trap to examine how drug particles from asthma inhalers behave as they are projected through the air.

  10. Ophir Expands Series Of Precisely Calibrated Integrating Spheres For Divergent Beams

    MKS Instruments, Inc. recently announced new additions to the Ophir® Integrating Sphere series of products. Designed for measuring divergent and collimated light sources, such as laser diodes and LEDs, the Ophir Integrating Spheres are integrating sphere and photodiode sensor systems for measuring the optical power of divergent, narrowband light sources. The series includes three precisely calibrated spheres that measure powers from 20nW to as high as 30W.