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  1. OSI Optoelectronics Provides Optimized Nd:YAG Photodiodes For Military/Aerospace Applications
    8/16/2018

    OSI Optoelectronics (OSIO), an OSI Systems Company, offers high-response N-on-P YAG series of photodetectors that are optimized at 1060 nm for critical military and aerospace sensing applications. The YAG laser light wavelength combines with low capacitance, for high-speed operation and extremely low noise, making it useful for sensing low-light intensities. Features include large active areas, high breakdown voltages, high speeds, and highly-accurate photodetection.

  2. Scientists Discover Why Silver Clusters Emit Light
    8/16/2018

    Clusters of silver atoms captured in zeolites, a porous material with small channels and voids, have remarkable light emitting properties.

  3. Physicists Fight Laser Chaos With Quantum Chaos To Improve Laser Performance
    8/16/2018

    High-powered semiconductor lasers are used in materials processing, biomedical imaging and industrial research, but the emitted light they produce is affected by instabilities, making it incoherent.

  4. 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. 

  5. 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.

  6. How Gene Hunting Changed The Culture Of Science
    8/15/2018

    Years after the end of the Human Genome Project (HGP), which mapped the human genetic blueprint, its contributions to science and scientific culture are still unfolding.

  7. Magnetic Antiparticles Offer New Horizons For Information Technologies
    8/15/2018

    Nanosized magnetic particles called skyrmions are considered highly promising candidates for new data storage and information technologies.

  8. Taking A Deep Look: A Near Infrared Fluorescent Dye For Long Term Bioimaging
    8/15/2018

    A team of researchers at Nagoya University, RIKEN and Ehime University has succeeded in developing a photostable fluorescent labeling agent that allows long term bioimaging of living cells in the near infrared region.

  9. Bacteria-Fighting Polymers Created With Light
    8/14/2018

    The new methodology may help identify antimicrobials for a range of applications from personal care to coatings. Researchers from the Department of Chemistry and Warwick Medical School developed a way to synthesise large libraries of polymers, in such a way to make their screening for antimicrobial activity faster, and without the need to use sealed vials.

  10. Optical Pressure Detector Could Improve Robot Skin, Wearable Devices And Touch Screens
    8/14/2018

    A new type of pressure sensor based on light could allow the creation of sensitive artificial skins to give robots a better sense of touch, wearable blood-pressure monitors for humans and optically transparent touch screens and devices.