Editor’s Picks

  1. Custom Sapphire Optics Fabricated For Aerospace Applications

    Custom fabricated sapphire lenses, detector windows, and domes that can withstand the rigors of aerospace and high-speed aviation applications are available from Meller Optics, Inc. of Providence, Rhode Island.

  2. Neutrons Investigate Einstein Diffusion To Support Hopes For Carbon Nanotechnology Revolution

    Interest in carbon and its use in new technologies is very high right now. A lot of commercial and academic research and development is going into making nanometre sized systems out of it.

  3. Holst Centre And Imec Launch Research Program On Flexible OLED Displays
    Holst Centre and imec launch a new research program on next-generation flexible OLED (organic light emitting diode) displays.
  4. NIST's 'Nanotubes On A Chip' May Simplify Optical Power Measurements

    The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has demonstrated a novel chip-scale instrument made of carbon nanotubes that may simplify absolute measurements of laser power, especially the light signals transmitted by optical fibers in telecommunications networks.

  5. Biophotonics Poised To Make Major Breakthroughs In Medicine

    Imagine having the ability to manipulate light waves in order to see through a skull right into the brain, or being able to use lasers to diagnose a bacterial infection in a matter of minutes.

  6. Excelitas Technologies Showcases Portfolio Of High-Performance Optoelectronics Solutions At Photonics West 2011
    Excelitas Technologies, a global provider of innovative, customized optoelectronics to OEMs seeking high-performance technology solutions, announced recently that it will exhibit a broad array of its products at the Photonics West 2011 conference, which is taking place January 22-27th at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California.
  7. In The Microworld Unity Is Not Always Strength

    In the microscopic world, as long as there are only two particles, things are relatively simple. When other particles are introduced, however, the situation soon becomes more complicated. Imagine there are two people pushing a broken-down car: The total force is the sum of their forces.

  8. Snapshot: 500-Meter Cable For FireWire Cameras
    Visiting Allied Vision Technologies’ R&D Center these days, you may have been surprised to see this large cable reel lying on the floor.
  9. 6-Axis Motion Simulator Hexapod Obtains Exclusive Imaging Certification from CIPA

    Precision motion and positioning systems specialist PI (Physik Instrumente) LP recently obtained certification for the miniature, high-dynamics H-811.S11 6-axis motion and positioning Hexapod from the Camera and Imaging Product Association (CIPA). The H-811 Hexapod is the only 6-axis motion and positioning system that meets CIPS standards for simulating camera shake on a defined and repeatable test trajectory while taking photographs.

  10. ‘Heart’ Of Herschel To Be Presented
    By the end of 2007, the assembly of the ESA’s Herschel far-infrared space observatory – the latest mission to study the formation and evolution of stars and galaxies – will be completed