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  1. Xenics At SPIE Optics And Photonics 2017

    Xenics, Europe's leading developer and manufacturer of advanced infrared detectors, cameras and customized imaging solutions from the SWIR to the LWIR realm, comes to SPIE Optics + Photonics 2017 to showcase its latest cameras.

  2. Researchers Create Beamsplitter For Polarizing Light At Terahertz Frequencies

    Researchers at Brown University and Osaka University have developed a technique to polarize light for terahertz waves using a new type of beamsplitter made from stacks of spaced metal plates. 

  3. Holograms Taken To New Dimension

    Technology developed by a team of University of Utah electrical and computer engineers could make the holographic chess game R2-D2 and Chewbacca played in “Star Wars” a reality.

  4. Carbon Nanotubes Turn Electrical Current Into Light-Matter Quasi-Particles

    Material scientists and physicists from Heidelberg University (Germany) and the University of St Andrews (Scotland) have demonstrated electrical generation of hybrid light-matter particles, so-called exciton-polaritons, by using field-effect transistors with semiconducting carbon nanotubes integrated in optical micro-cavities.

  5. Simulation Reveals Universal Signature Of Chaos In Ultracold Reactions

    Researchers have performed the first ever quantum-mechanical simulation of the benchmark ultracold chemical reaction between potassium-rubidium (KRb) and a potassium atom, opening the door to new controlled chemistry experiments and quantum control of chemical reactions that could spark advances in quantum computing and sensing technologies.

  6. New High Power, Low Noise, White Light Source For Microscopy

    The new Mighty Light from Spectrolight is a turnkey, compact source of broadband light based on a high power tungsten-halogen lamp which is ideal for microscopy, machine vision, photovoltaic research and testing, and other diverse illumination applications.  With a nominal color temperature of 2900K, the Mighty Light provides over 2 watts of low-noise, white light output spanning the visible through near‑infrared spectral regions (400 nm ~ 2.5 µm). 

  7. High-Tech Sensing Illuminates Concrete Stress Testing

    Their approach was based on applying a complex light-refracting coating, designed to display stress positions, to the surface of concrete beam samples.

  8. Photonics Impacts And Workforce Training Needs Chosen As Emphases Of All-Party Parliamentary Group

    The All-Party Parliamentary Group advocating with the UK government for photonics (APPGP) will emphasize the wide-ranging and innovation-driving role of light-based technologies — and the need for workforce training in the field — the group determined at its recent meeting in London. SPIE Europe is serving as Secretariat.

  9. Stackable Metamaterials Using Computer Chip Technology Make For Novel Retroreflector

    Engineers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have designed and fabricated a unique type of retroreflector built from stackable metamaterials using computer-chip manufacturing technologies, allowing them to be integrated into optoelectronic devices.

  10. The Right Turn

    With a novel ring laser, LMU geoscientists can measure the rotational movements of the earth far more precisely and in more detail than hitherto possible. This week, the plant in Fürstenfeldbruck is officially inaugurated.