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  1. Pattern Generators For 3D Stereo Image Processing
    1/18/2019

    LASER COMPONENTS USA, a specialized provider of laser and optoelectronic components in the US and Canada, is proud to present the FLEXPOINT MVstereo laser module generating truly random patterns with 31,806 or 47,708 dots. These patterns are generated completely randomly; even in partial patterns, repetitions do not occur. The range of pseudo random patterns has also been expanded: Versions with 40,100 and 29,594 dots are now also available. Due to the different number of dots and the different fan angles of the patterns, the customer can choose the optimal optics for his application. Both versions are available with red (660 nm) or NIR (830 nm) lasers, and both are eye safe (laser class 1 and 1M).

  2. Just Like Flipping A Switch – In Only Half A Picosecond
    1/17/2019

    Solar cells, quantum computing and photodynamic cancer therapy. These all involve molecules switching between magnetic and nonmagnetic forms. Previously this process, called a “spin flip,” was thought to occur slowly in most cases.

  3. Physics / Understanding Insulators With Conducting Edges
    1/17/2019

    Insulators that are conducting at their edges hold promise for interesting technological applications. However, until now their characteristics have not been fully understood. Physicists at Goethe University have now modelled what are known as topological insulators with the help of ultracold quantum gases.

  4. Opto Diode Introduces The Second In A Series Of Narrow-Spectral-Output Ultraviolet LEDs
    1/16/2019

    The company will premiere the second product in the family of narrow-spectral-output UVLED devices at Photonics West, Feb. 5 - 7, 2019, in Opto Diode’s booth #4539, Moscone Center, San Francisco.

  5. Superconductors Due For A Tuneup
    1/16/2019
  6. NPL Scientists Discover New Ways To Twist And Shift Light
    1/16/2019

    Researchers from the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) have revealed unusual qualities in light that could lead the way to entirely new electronic devices and applications. Light is used extensively in electronics for telecommunications and computing.

  7. American Outdoor Brands Corp. Acquires LaserLyte
    1/15/2019

    American Outdoor Brands Corporation(NASDAQ Global Select: AOBC), one of the world's leading providers of firearms and quality products for the shooting, hunting, and rugged outdoor enthusiast, today announced that its Electro-Optics Division, Crimson Trace Corp., has completed the purchase of substantially all of the assets of LaserLyte, a provider of laser training and sighting products for the consumer market.

  8. Breakthrough In Organic Electronics
    1/15/2019

    Researchers from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, have discovered a simple new tweak that could double the efficiency of organic electronics. OLED-displays, plastic-based solar cells and bioelectronics are just some of the technologies that could benefit from their new discovery, which deals with "double-doped" polymers.

  9. Excelitas Introduces 1x64 Silicon APD Array For Next-Gen LiDAR Systems
    1/14/2019

    Excelitas Technologies Corp., a global technology leader delivering innovative, customized photonic solutions, will unveil its new 1x64 Silicon APD for use in LiDAR applications at Photonics West 2019.

  10. Next Generation Photonic Memory Devices Are ‘Light-Written’, Ultrafast And Energy Efficient
    1/12/2019

    Light is the most energy-efficient way of moving information. Yet, light shows one big limitation: it is difficult to store. As a matter of fact, data centers rely primarily onmagnetichard drives. However, in these hard drives, information is transferred at an energy cost that is nowadays exploding.