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  1. Terahertz Spectroscopy Now Possible At The Nanoscale

    Researchers at Brown University have developed a modified method of laser terahertz emission microscopy (LTEM) to image, for the first time, individual nanostructures of materials being analyzed.

  2. Innovation-Driving Research, Applications To Take Center Stage At SPIE Photonics West 2018

    Talks by two Nobel Laureates will be among more than 5,200 leading-edge technical presentations held alongside the premier global photonics and laser exhibition, seminars, and training courses at SPIE Photonics West 2018 in San Francisco, California.

  3. Bristol Instruments Signs New Distributor In Japan

    Bristol Instruments, Inc., a leader in optical interferometer-based instrumentation, announces an agreement with Japan Laser Corporation (JLC), its new representative in Japan. Established in 1968, Japan Laser Corporation is one of the world’s key laser trading companies, offering laser products for a number of industries and applications—from advanced devices for scientific research to lasers for general use.

  4. New Technologies Projected To Make Renewable Energy Sources More Affordable

    According to a research by Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF), significant advances continue to work their way through the Solar industry. An important technological development is expected to make renewable energy more affordable.

  5. 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.

  6. Sierra-Olympic Selected by Leonardo DRS As Master Distributor Of Uncooled Thermal Camera Cores In U.S.

    Sierra-Olympic Technologies (, supplier of infrared (IR) and thermal imaging components, cameras, and systems solutions for innovative imaging applications, has signed an agreement with Leonardo DRS, Inc. ( to become its U.S. master distributor of commercial uncooled thermal camera cores.

  7. Modified Double-Slit Experiment Achieves Widest Degree Of Optical Spatial Coherence

    Researchers at Brown University have demonstrated a new method of modulating the coherence of light by using surface plasmon polaritons in metal films. This technique represents an alternative way to engineer flat optical elements that could be applied in optical communication, beam shaping, and microscopic imaging.

  8. Using Optical Chaos To Control The Momentum Of Light

    Integrated photonic circuits, which rely on light rather than electrons to move information, promise to revolutionize communications, sensing and data processing.

  9. The Gamma Rays That Will Reach Beyond The Limits Of Light

    Researchers have discovered a new way to produce high energy photon beams. The new method makes it possible to produce these gamma rays in a highly efficient way, compared with today’s technique.

  10. Mid- And Near-IR Spectroscopy For Medical Diagnosis Project Develops New Range Of Diagnostic Tools

    G&H announces the FP7 project MINERVA has now been completed. MINERVA (MId- to NEaR infrared spectroscopy for improVed medical diAgnostics) was funded by the European Commission through its Seventh Framework Programme (FP7). Co-ordinated by Gooch & Housego, the project brought together thirteen partners from across Europe with the common objective of developing mid-infrared (mid-IR) technology based on supercontinuum sources (SCSs) to improve the early diagnosis of cancer.