Editor’s Picks

  1. Universities Selected For Research Funding
    These academic institutions will receive the grants to conduct multidisciplinary research in 26 topic areas of basic science and engineering under the DoD Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) program...
  2. OpTek Systems Achieves ISO Certification

    OpTek Systems, the global leader in laser processing of optical fibers, proudly announces that ISO 9001:2008 certification has been achieved for their South Carolina manufacturing facility.

  3. New Large Aperture Sensors For Very Low Energy Laser Pulses
    Three new Quantum EnergyMax sensors from Coherent Inc. enable accurate measurement of laser pulse energies down to 20 pJ, as well as the average power of pulsed systems from the nanowatt to milliwatt level, across a broad range of wavelengths.
  4. Specialized Imaging Announces High-Speed Imaging Applications Bibliography
    Specialised Imaging Ltd., the technological leader in ultra-high speed imaging innovation, has announced a new online application notes and articles resource.
  5. NIST Chip Lights Up Optical Neural Network Demo

    Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have made a silicon chip that distributes optical signals precisely across a miniature brain-like grid, showcasing a potential new design for neural networks.

  6. sCMOS On The Rise

    When scientific CMOS (sCMOS) image sensors debuted in 2009 at the Laser World of Photonics meeting, the imaging world knew the technology could be big. Three years later, sCMOS image sensors and their uses continue to grow.  By Gerhard Holst, Head of the Science & Research Department, PCO AG

  7. Photonics West ‘99: Periodically Poled Materials Broaden Beyond PPLN
    Low-temperature techniques allow researchers to effectively pole large-area potassium titanium phosphate (KTP); poling rubidium titanium arsenide (RTA) requires in situ monitoring...
  8. New Tunable Near-IR Bandpass Filter From Semrock
    New to Semrock’s revolutionary VersaChrome widely tunable thin-film optical filter line-up is the TBP01-800/12, pushing tunable imaging into near-IR territory with a wavelength tuning range of over 100 nm.
  9. Contact Lenses With Circuits, Lights A Possible Platform For Superhuman Vision
    Movie characters from the Terminator to the Bionic Woman use bionic eyes to zoom in on far-off scenes, have useful facts pop into their field of view, or create virtual crosshairs. Off the screen, virtual displays have been proposed for more practical purposes — visual aids to help vision-impaired people, holographic driving control panels and even as a way to surf the Web on the go
  10. Newport Announces The Industry’s First Family Of Air Bearing Stages For 450mm Wafer Initiative - DynamYX Datum 450 And 450GT

    Newport Corporation, a worldwide leader in advanced motion control solutions, introduces the industry’s premier line of high-performance air bearing stages specifically designed for the 450mm semiconductor wafer initiative.