Editor’s Picks

  1. MKS Announces Ophir BeamSquared 2.0, Laser Beam Propagation System For Continuous Use Applications

    MKS Instruments, Inc. , a global provider of technologies that enable advanced processes and improve productivity, announces Ophir BeamSquared 2.0, the newest version of the company's M2 laser beam propagation system designed to help users optimize laser performance.

  2. Nano-Imaging Of Intersubband Transitions In Few-Layer 2D Materials

    A study in Nature Nanotechnology reports on the first observation of intersubband transitions in 2D materials via scattering scanning near-field optical microscopy. Semiconducting heterostructures have been key to the development of electronics and opto-electronics.

  3. Fiber Optic Biosensor Detects Bacteria In 15 Minutes

    Current laboratory tests can take several hours to a few days to detect bacteria, but a new fiber optic sensor can do it in as little as 15-20 minutes.

  4. Bubbly Graphene: How Cool Or Hot Are You?

    A team of researchers at the Center for Multidimensional Carbon Materials, within the Institute for Basic Science(IBS) have measured and controlled the temperature of individual graphene bubbles with a single laser beam for the first time. The study is now available from Physical Review Letters.

  5. NASA's Fermi Makes First Gamma-Ray Study Of A Gravitational Lens

    An international team of astronomers, using NASA's Fermi observatory, has made the first-ever gamma-ray measurements of a gravitational lens, a kind of natural telescope formed when a rare cosmic alignment allows the gravity of a massive object to bend and amplify light from a more distant source.

  6. Growing Nanowires Horizontally Yields New Benefit: 'Nano-LEDs'
    While refining their novel method for making nanoscale wires, chemists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) discovered an unexpected bonus—a new way to create nanowires that produce light similar to that from light-emitting diodes (LEDs).
  7. DBR diode laser pumps continuous wave OPO
    Stable, electrically tunable pump source yields compact, robust, mode-hope-free optical parametric oscillator...
  8. International Thermography Forum Program Announced
    FLIR Advanced Thermal Solutions has announced the program for infraR&D 2011 - its popular international conference for thermographers working in Research & Development, Industry and Automation.
  9. Umicore Thin Film Products Introduces New Product Catalog

    Product Catalogue “Consumables for PVD Applications” (evaporation materials and accessories) featuring new application guidelines and technical data.

  10. Real-Time Photonic-Based 10 GBit/s Terahertz Link Long Term Performance, Ultra-Low Power Requirement

    A combined research effort in France and Japan has produced a real-time photonic-based 10 GBit/s terahertz link with shown long term performance and an ultra-low power requirement at the receiver, using a coherent detection scheme.