Editor’s Picks

  1. MIT Takes Step Toward Airport Scanners That Can Identify Explosives
    MIT researchers have developed a new way to tune the frequency of lasers that operate in the terahertz spectrum. The result is an important step toward airport scanners that could tell whether a vial in a closed suitcase contains aspirin, methamphetamines or an explosive.
  2. NBC Selects Telecast Equipment for Live 2002 Winter Olympics Broadcasts
    Telecast Fiber Systems, Inc. today announced that NBC Olympics has purchased fiber optic transmission and linkage solutions from Telecast for use in its coverage of the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City next February
  3. SVG Progresses Toward EUV Stepper Deployment
    The drive toward multiple generations of extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography systems gained further momentum today as the Silicon Valley Group (SVG; San Jose, CA) completed the April critical milestone and design review stipulated by its partnership with the EUV Limited Liability Company (EUV LLC)...
  4. Rare Gamma-Ray Flare From A Distant Star Disturbs Earth's Daytime Ionosphere
    The VLF research group employs Earth-based equipment to measure very-low-frequency (VLF) radio waves that remotely detect ionospheric effects produced by lightning discharges, including precipitation of high-energy electrons from the Van Allen belts, and luminous high-altitude discharges such as elves, sprites or jets...
  5. sensL Introduces The First Commercially Available, Solid-State Large Array Detector Based On Silicon Photomultiplier Technology
    sensL, a provider of innovative low light detectors and modules, today announced the release of their latest product, the Position Sensitive Silicon Photomultiplier Array (SPMArray)
  6. Low-Cost Avalanche Photodiode In An M1 Package

    LASER COMPONENTS has announced that its cost-effective SAH series of avalanche photo­diodes (APDs) is now available in an M1 package. This is the smallest available SMD housing (Surface-Mounted Device), at only 2 mm x 1.4 mm. The new APDs will be presented at SPIE DCS in Orlando, Florida (Booth 1029).

  7. Journal Of Astronomical Telescopes, Instruments, And Systems Launch Creates New Space Exploration Forum

    The first issue of the new Journal of Astronomical Telescopes, Instruments, and Systems (JATIS) has been launched by SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics.

  8. Novel ‘Converter’ Heralds Breakthrough In Ultra-Fast Data Processing At Nanoscale

    Advancement in nanoelectronics, which is the use of nanotechnology in electronic components, has been fueled by the ever-increasing need to shrink the size of electronic devices in a bid to produce smaller, faster and smarter gadgets such as computers, memory storage devices, displays and medical diagnostic tools.

  9. Shedding Light On Untapped Information In Photons

    Conventional optical imaging systems recently largely limit themselves to the measurement of light intensity, providing two-dimensional renderings of three-dimensional scenes and ignoring significant amounts of additional information that may be carried by captured light.

  10. Boeing Begins Full-Rate Production Of Laser JDAM For US Navy

    Boeing recently received a $22.7M modification to an existing U.S. Navy contract for more than 2,300 Laser Joint Direct Attack Munition (Laser JDAM) sensors, starting full-rate production to meet the Navy’s Direct Attack Moving Target Capability (DAMTC) program requirement.