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  1. New Production Facility For Detectors In The USA

    With the building of its new production facility for detectors, LASER COMPONENTS, specialized provider of components and services in the laser and optoelectronics industry, has begun laying the foundation for the future. At the end of April, the ceremonial setting of the cornerstone for the new 26,000 ft² building took place in Chandler, Arizona. Work on the building, which will serve as a central development and production site for all LASER COMPONENTS detector technologies, should be completed by the spring of 2020.

  2. OSI Laser Diode Launches Wavelength-Stabilized 1650 nm Pulsed DFB Laser Diode Module

    OSI Laser Diode (LDI), a leading global supplier of advanced optoelectronics components, introduces a 1650 nm AI RWG DFB laser diode module. The SCW 1731F-D40R is specially designed for optical test equipment applications where high-peak-pulsed optical power is required.

  3. Edmund Optics Introduces New Ultra-Smooth TECHSPEC λ/40 Laser Grade Aspheric Lenses

    Edmund Optics (EO), the premier provider of optical components, announces a new line of Laser Grade Aspheric Lenses with a λ/40 RMS aspheric surface tolerance, making them ideal for high precision laser focusing applications.

  4. Precision Lenses Enable Ground-Breaking Synchrotron Measurements

    Using ultra smooth transmission optics supplied by Optical Surfaces Ltd, the MAX IV Laboratory has managed to achieve measurement of the smallest ever electron beam emittance on their state-of-the-art 3 GeV synchrotron storage ring.

  5. Mathematical Technique Quickly Tunes Next-Generation Lenses

    Most of us know optical lenses as curved, transparent pieces of plastic or glass, designed to focus light for microscopes, spectacles, cameras, and more. For the most part, a lens’ curved shape has not changed much since it was invented many centuries ago.

  6. How ‘Doping’ Boosts Next-Gen Solar Cells Towards Commercialisation

    An international team of researchers has brought a new generation of solar cells a step closer to commercialisation, by showing how sunlight can trigger a ‘healing process’ in the cells to improve their efficiency and stability.

  7. Fiber-Based Imaging Spectrometer Captures Record Amounts Of Data

    Researchers have developed a new compact, fiber-based imaging spectrometer for remote sensing that can capture 30,000 sampling points each containing more than 60 wavelengths. This rich spectral information combined with high spatial resolution provides valuable insight into the chemical makeup of a scene or sample.

  8. New Measurement Device: Carbon Dioxide As Geothermometer

    For the first time it is possible to measure, simultaneously and with extreme precision, four rare molecular variants of carbon dioxide (CO2) using a novel laser instrument. It is thus able to measure the temperature during the formation of CO2-binding carbonates and carbonaceous fossils completely independently of other parameters.

  9. Scientists At DGIST Develop Polariton Nano-Laser Operating At Room Temperature

    A room temperature polariton nano-laser has been demonstrated, providing the crucial path of related research such as polariton physics at the nanoscale and also applications in quantum information systems.

  10. Ultra-Clean Fabrication Platform Produces Nearly Ideal 2D Transistors

    Semiconductors, which are the basic building blocks of transistors, microprocessors, lasers, and LEDs, have driven advances in computing, memory, communications, and lighting technologies since the mid-20th century.