Current Headlines

  1. Quantum Launch Into The Future
    2/15/2019

    A research centre in Sydney is developing world-leading technology that will transform the information economy and industries of the future.

  2. Controlling And Visualising Receptor Signals In Neural Cells
    2/14/2019

    Using a novel optogenetic tool, researchers have successfully controlled, reproduced and visualised serotonin receptor signals in neural cells. To this end, they modified a photosensitive membrane receptor in the eye, namely melanopsin.

  3. MKS Announces Ophir® Integrating Spheres For Accurate, Repeatable Measurement Of Optical Power In VCELs
    2/13/2019

    MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ: MKSI), a global provider of technologies that enable advanced processes and improve productivity, has announced at SPIE Photonics West the Ophir® IS6D integrating spheres for measuring the optical power of widely divergent laser diode sources, such as VCSELs. Part of the Ophir Integrating Spheres series of products, the new spheres can accurately measure light that diverges up to ±85 degrees. Each sphere is delivered as a calibrated unit with a photodiode detector.

  4. MKS Announces Ophir® BeamWatch® Integrated, Fully Automated Beam Monitoring System For Industrial Production Environments
    2/13/2019

    MKS Instruments, Inc., a global provider of technologies that enable advanced processes and improve productivity, has announced at SPIE Photonics West Ophir® BeamWatch® Integrated, a fully automated, non-contact laser measurement system designed to measure critical beam parameters in industrial production environments. A rugged, compact, self-contained system, BeamWatch Integrated measures parameters of the focused beam in real-time, including focus spot size, beam caustic, and absolute power readings. The system can accommodate different types of welding heads and includes a variety of interfaces, such as PROFINET and Ethernet/IP, for integration into production networks and automated manufacturing lines to facilitate direct transfer of measurement data.

  5. NRL, AFRL Develop Direct-Write Quantum Calligraphy In Monolayer Semiconductors
    2/13/2019

    Scientists at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) and the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) have developed a way to directly write quantum light sources, which emit a single photon of light at a time, into monolayer semiconductors such as tungsten diselenide (WSe2).

  6. Laser Module Is Dustproof And Waterproof: ILM12IP With Protection Class IP67
    2/12/2019

    LASER COMPONENTS USA, a specialized provider of laser and optoelectronic components in the US and Canada, announces the FLEXPOINT ILM12IP, a robust laser module that is specially designed for use outdoors and in harsh industrial environments. Its housing complies with protection class IP67 making it dust-tight and water-resistant. This has been confirmed by DIN-EN 60529:2014-09 tests performed by the TÜV inspection board, a certification body in Germany.

  7. Questions In Quantum Computing: How To Move Electrons With Light
    2/12/2019

    Tiny moving particles make up everything in our physical world— including modern electronics, whose function relies on the movement of negatively-charged electrons. Physicists strive to understand the forces that push these particles into motion, with the goal of harnessing their power in new technologies.

  8. Imec And EnergyVille Present Unique Simulation Framework To Accurately Determine Energy Yield Of Bifacial Solar Modules And Systems
    2/12/2019

    Recently imec, a world-leading research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics, energy and digital technologies and EnergyVille present a new simulation framework that can accurately calculate the energy yield of bifacial PV systems (also capturing reflected light from the ground).

  9. Laser-Induced Graphene Gets Tough, With Help
    2/12/2019

    Laser-induced graphene (LIG), a flaky foam of the atom-thick carbon, has many interesting properties on its own but gains new powers as part of a composite.

  10. Scientists Build The Smallest Optical Frequency Comb To-Date
    2/11/2019

    Scientists from EPFL and the Russian Quantum Center have built a photonic integrated, compact, and portable soliton microcomb source. The device is less than 1 cm3 in size, and is driven by an on-chip indium phosphide laser consuming less than 1 Watt of electrical power. It can be used in LIDAR, data center interconnects, and even satellites