Editor’s Picks

  1. Newport’s New SinguLYS™ Single-Axis Air Bearing Stages
    Newport Corporation, a worldwide leader in laser and photonic solutions that Make, Manage and Measure Light®, announces the new SinguLYS™ family of single-axis air bearing stages. The new stage and bridge configurations combine high performance with modularity, making them ideal for single axis, split XY, and gantry applications.
  2. Polymer-Coated Silicon Nanosheets As Alternative To Graphene

    Silicon nanosheets are thin, two-dimensional layers with exceptional optoelectronic properties very similar to those of graphene. Albeit, the nanosheets are less stable.

  3. Laser Trapping Of Erbium May Lead To Novel Devices
    Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have used lasers to cool and trap erbium atoms, a "rare earth" heavy metal with unusual optical, electronic and magnetic properties...
  4. Optical Surfaces Introduces Dielectric Coated Off-axis Mirrors
    Optical Surfaces Ltd. produces durable coated mirrors up to 600 mm in diameter for use with high-power femtosecond lasers in applications that include plasma physics, laser manufacturing, and telecommunications...
  5. MR Spectroscopy Identifies Breast Cancer, Reduces Biopsies
    Proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy (¹H MRS) used in conjunction with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can aid radiologists in diagnosing breast cancer while reducing the number of false-positive results and invasive biopsies, according to a study focusing on non-mass enhancing breast lesions
  6. Quantum Satellite Device Tests Technology For Global Quantum Network

    You can’t sign up for the quantum internet just yet, but researchers have reported a major experimental milestone towards building a global quantum network - and it’s happening in space.

  7. Headwall And QualySense Collaborate On In-Line Hyperspectral Inspection For Precision Grain Sorting

    Headwall is pleased to announce the production of a new precision hyperspectral collaboration to be used in grain, seed and bean sorting by QualySense (Dübendorf Switzerland).

  8. Nanostructuring Technology Creates Energy Efficient And Ultra-Small Displays
    University of Michigan scientists using AFOSR-funding have created the smallest pixels available that will enable LED, projected and wearable displays to be more energy efficient with more light manipulation possible and all on a display that may eventually be as small as a postage stamp. By Maria Callier Air Force Office of Scientific Research
  9. Precision Spectrograph Optics Enhance Telescope Performance
    Benefiting from a unique stabilised production environment Optical Surfaces Ltd. has developed a reputation for designing and manufacturing high precision telescope spectrograph optics (aspheres, mirrors, prisms, lenses and flats) that would stretch the limits of conventional optical fabrication techniques.
  10. World's First 16-Frame Ultra-High Speed Camera Delivered
    Specialised Imaging Ltd. has recently delivered the World's first 16 channel camera capable of capturing images at 200,000,000 frames per second with gating down to 5ns