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  1. Versatile High Performance High-Speed Camera System
    8/15/2018

    Photron USA, Inc. of San Diego has launched a new versatile, high performance high-speed camera system. The FASTCAM NOVA brings together unique CMOS image sensor technologies and extensive high-speed digital imaging expertise that provide the camera with the flexibility to be used in a wide variety of applications. Available in three different models, the NOVA offers 12-bit image recording rates up to 12,800 frames per second (fps) at megapixel image resolution, and shutter speeds less than 300 nanoseconds.  Recording rates to 1,000,000fps are available at reduced image resolutions.  All of these things are available from a camera that is rugged, compact, lightweight and provides the best light sensitivity in its class. 

  2. MKS Announces New Ophir® NanoScan™ Scanning Slit Laser Beam Profilers for Sub-Micron Measurement of Tunable Lasers and Mid IR Lasers
    8/15/2018

    MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ: MKSI), a global provider of technologies that enable advanced processes and improve productivity, has announced new additions to the Ophir® NanoScan™ 2s line of high power, scanning slit laser beam profilers. NanoScan products are NIST-calibrated profilers that instantly measure beam position and size with sub-micron precision for CW and kilohertz pulsed lasers. NanoScan profilers offer a choice of silicon, germanium, or pyroelectric detectors, which allows profiling lasers of any wavelength, from UV to far infrared, to 100μm and beyond.

  3. Fiber Tips With Ball Lenses: Fiber End-Face Processing
    8/13/2018

    LASER COMPONENTS can now provide custom ball lens profiles on the end faces of silica fibers. The plasma-based CMS process with ring-of-fire technology supports fiber diameters of 200, 365, 400, 550 and 600 μm, including other diameters within the limits of the equipment. For fibers used in medical applications, end-face processing can be carried out in a clean room in accordance with ISO 13485. The entire process is also compliant to ISO 13485 hygiene requirements.

  4. Best-in-Class For Measuring Glass
    8/9/2018

    Zygo's new, innovative glass profiler features make measuring roughness on super-smooth surfaces a smooth process.

  5. Precision Gear Tooth Metrology
    8/9/2018

    ZYGO's precision metrology instruments help a major automaker implement precision metrology to silence differential gear noise.

  6. Machine Learning Technique Reconstructs Images Passing Through A Multimode Fiber
    8/9/2018

    Through innovative use of a neural network that mimics image processing by the human brain, a research team reports accurate reconstruction of images transmitted over optical fibers for distances of up to a kilometer.

  7. Quantum Chains In Graphene Nanoribbons
    8/9/2018

    Empa researchers, together with colleagues from the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research in Mainz and other partners, have achieved a breakthrough that could in future be used for precise nanotransistors or – in the distant future – possibly even quantum computers, as the team reports in the current issue of the scientific journal "Nature".

  8. Breaking Down The Wiedemann–Franz Law
    8/9/2018

    A study exploring the coupling between heat and particle currents in a gas of strongly interacting atoms highlights the fundamental role of quantum correlations in transport phenomena, breaks the revered Wiedemann–Franz law, and should open up an experimental route to testing novel ideas for thermoelectric devices.

  9. Introducing The Latest In Textiles: Soft Hardware
    8/8/2018

    The latest development in textiles and fibers is a kind of soft hardware that you can wear: cloth that has electronic devices built right into it.

  10. NTU And Harvard Scientists Discover Fat-Blocking Effect Of Nanofibres
    8/8/2018

    Tiny balls of nano-sized cellulose fibres added to food reduced fat absorption by up to half in laboratory and animal experiments, report scientists from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) and Harvard University, United States.