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  1. Attempting To Tame Plasmas In Fusion

    Nuclear fusion, the release of energy when light atomic nuclei merge, is touted as a carbon-free solution to global energy requirements. One potential route to nuclear fusion is inertial confinement. Now a KAUST-led team has modeled the complex flow of plasma that could occur in such a fusion reactor.

  2. Department Of Energy Announces $218M For Quantum Information Science

    Recetly, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $218 in funding for 85 research awards in the important emerging field of Quantum Information Science (QIS).

  3. Rice U. Study Sheds Light On – And Through – 2D Materials

    The ability of metallic or semiconducting materials to absorb, reflect and act upon light is of primary importance to scientists developing optoelectronics – electronic devices that interact with light to perform tasks.

  4. Source Photonics Showcases 50G And 400G PAM4-Based Optical Transceivers At ECOC 2018

    Source Photonics will be participating in the Ethernet Alliance interoperability demonstration showcasing live traffic-utilizing 50G and 400G PAM4-based optical transceivers in OEM equipment at ECOC 2018, September 24-26 in Rome, Italy.

  5. Optics & Photonics Science And Applications Intersect At 2018 FIO + LS

    The 2018 Frontiers in Optics + Laser Science (FIO + LS) conference and exhibition concluded 20 September and featured the latest in optics and photonics research and technology. The FiO meeting was held in conjunction with Laser Science, a meeting sponsored by the American Physical Society’s Division of Laser Science (DLS).

  6. Sicoya Will Display The Latest Innovations In Silicon Photonics At ECOC 2018

    Sicoya's 100G solutions allow one chip designs utilizing the SETR-CDR-E100 Silicon Photonic Engine that integrates CDRs, TIAs, drivers, modulators, and PINs. The engine enables QSFP28 transceivers using chip on board assembly technology or embedded optical modules utilizing Sicoya's optical ASIC packaging solution.

  7. Brown Researchers Teach Computers To See Optical Illusions

    Optical illusions can be fun to experience and debate, but understanding how human brains perceive these different phenomena remains an active area of scientific research. For one class of optical illusions, called contextual phenomena, those perceptions are known to depend on context.

  8. Marktech Optoelectronics Introduces PIN Photodiode UV-Enhancement Process For High Sensitivity, Low Noise And Long-Term Stability Against UV And Gamma Radiation

    Marktech Optoelectronics, Inc. (, a privately-held and veteran-owned designer and manufacturer of standard and custom optoelectronics components and assemblies, including UV, visible, near-infrared (NIR), and short wavelength infrared (SWIR) emitters, detectors, InP epiwafers and other materials, recently announced the global market introduction of its Series 4 UV-enhancement process for PIN photodiodes.

  9. Viral RNA Sensing: Optical Detection Of Picomolar Concentrations Of RNA Using Switches In Plasmonic Chirality

    Even tiny amounts of viruses can have disastrous consequences. RNA identification can reveal the type of virus present. A fast and sensitive technique based on optical detection has now been outlined in the journal Angewandte Chemie.

  10. ActLight Announces To Have Reached Single-Photon Sensitivity With Its Low Voltage Dynamic PhotoDetector

    ActLight, a Swiss technology firm known for its breakthrough Dynamic PhotoDiodes (DPDs), announced today that the results of internal tests performed on its most recent technology developments show a device sensitivity that reached the single photon level.