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  1. Raptor Launches The Ninox 1280, A High Resolution, High Sensitivity Cooled VIS-SWIR InGaAs Camera
    1/23/2018

    Raptor Photonics, a global leader in the design and manufacture of high performance digital cameras has launched an additional member to its family of Visible SWIR cameras with the Ninox 1280, offering HD resolution for high end scientific and astronomy applications. Using a 1280 x 1024 InGaAs sensor from SCD, cooled to -15°C, the Ninox 1280 offers visible extension from 0.4µm to 1.7µm to enable high sensitivity imaging. It will offer less than 40 electrons readout noise combined with one of the lowest dark current readings on the market.  The camera will offer ultra-high intrascene dynamic range of 69dB enabling simultaneous capture of bright & dark portions of a scene.

  2. Chinese Scientists Develop World's First All-Silicon Laser
    1/22/2018

    Scientists at Fudan University in Shanghai, China, have demonstrated the world's first optically pumped all-silicon distributed-feedback (DFB) laser, a key achievement toward realizing possibilities in integrated silicon photonics.

  3. TU Wien Develops New Semiconductor Processing Technology
    1/22/2018

    Extremely fine porous structures with tiny holes - resembling a kind of sponge at nano level - can be generated in semiconductors.

  4. First Superconducting RF Cryomodule Delivered For Ultrapowerful X-Ray Laser At SLAC
    1/19/2018

    Earlier this week, scientists and engineers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Fermilab in Illinois loaded one of the most advanced superconducting radio-frequency cryomodules ever created onto a truck and sent it heading west.

  5. New Catalog On Piezo-Mechanic Nanopositioning Motion Systems For OEM, Industry And Research Released
    1/18/2018

    Motion and nano precision positioning systems leader PI (Physik Instrumente) released a new 250 page catalog on precision mechatronic actuators and nanopositioning systems based on piezo drive technology and frictionless flexure guiding systems.  Products covered in this catalog use PI’s in-house designed and manufactured Mars Rover-tested piezo ceramic actuators as their drive principle.

  6. First Observation Of Accelerating Beams In Curved Space
    1/18/2018

    Physicists report the first experimental observation of accelerating light beams in curved space. This phenomenon provides new ideas for emulating Einstein's general relativity, as well as new ways of propagating light in curved surfaces and media.

  7. Reflex Photonics To Show Latest LightCONEX Optical Interconnect Solution At ETT 2018
    1/18/2018

    LightCONEX is a backplane interconnect solution that integrates a multilane optical transceiver into a small, rugged board-edge plug-in module connector to enable easy circuit card replacement and simplify system upgrades. This connector reduces system cost and complexity as it requires no onboard optical cables handling or cable routing.

  8. Critical Link To Demonstrate Five Embedded Imaging Platforms At SPIE’s Photonics West
    1/17/2018

    Critical Link, LLC, experts in image sensor technology, system-on-chip (SoC) and field-programmable gate array (FPGA) designs, vision protocols, and signal processing, will present five embedded imaging demonstrations in South Hall booth # 210 at SPIE’s Photonics West 2018, Moscone Center, San Francisco, January 30 - February 1, 2018.

  9. Groundbreaking Experiment Will Test The Limits Of Quantum Theory
    1/17/2018

    Scientists from three UK universities are to test one of the fundamental laws of physics as part of a major Europe-wide project awarded more than £3M in funding.

  10. Perovskite Solar Cells: Perfection Not Required
    1/17/2018

    Metal-organic perovskite layers for solar cells are frequently fabricated using the spin coating technique. If you follow the simplest synthesis pathway and use industry-relevant compact substrates, the perovskite layers laid down by spin coating generally exhibit numerous holes, yet attain astonishingly high levels of efficiency