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  1. Ophir IR Optics Expands Family Of Cooled MWIR Long Range Lenses
    4/22/2019

    MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ: MKSI), a global provider of technologies that enable advanced processes and improve productivity, has announced the Ophir® SupIR 45-900mm MWIR f/4 and SupIR 50-1350mm MWIR f/5.5 long range, motorized continuous zoom lenses at SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing 2019. The MWIR f/4.0 and f/5.5 lenses are part of a larger collection of long-range, high-performance, thermal imaging lenses suited for 15 and 20µm VGA and 10µm HD formats, based on an open communication protocol that enables simple integration over a detection range of up to 26km.

  2. Faster Active Alignment With NanoCube® XYZ Piezo Flexure Scanning Stage
    4/22/2019

    Based on a parallel-kinematic design, with only one lightweight moving platform for all 3 axes, PI’s P-616 is available with high precision and dynamics in a compact package. Also known as the NanoCube®, it is the smallest and lightest system with capacitive feedback delivering 100µm travel range in 3 degrees of freedom.

  3. A Breakthrough In The Study Of Laser/Plasma Interactions
    4/22/2019

    A new 3D particle-in-cell (PIC) simulation tool developed by researchers from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and CEA Saclay is enabling cutting-edge simulations of laser/plasma coupling mechanisms that were previously out of reach of standard PIC codes used in plasma research.

  4. In Brief: Watching Molecules Split In Real Time
    4/22/2019

    Using a new X-ray technique, a team of researchers was able to watch in real time as a molecule split apart into two new molecules. The method could be used to look at chemical reactions that other techniques can’t catch, for instance in catalysis, photovoltaics, peptide and combustion research.

  5. Coincidence Helps With Quantum Measurements
    4/19/2019

    Through randomly selected measurements, Austrian physicists can determine the quantum entanglement of many-particle systems. With the newly developed method, quantum simulations can be extended to a larger number of quantum particles. In the Science Magazine, the researchers report on the first successful demonstration of this method developed by physicists from Innsbruck.

  6. Slow Charge Generation Plays Big Role In Model Material For Solar Cells
    4/19/2019

    Next-generation devices based on molecular materials have the potential to efficiently use sunlight to produce electricity or to drive chemical reactions. In contrast to commercial solar cells, where absorption of light directly generates charge that can be extracted as electricity, absorption of light by molecular materials creates uncharged energetic states called excitons.

  7. Meet PicoQuant At CLEO 2019
    4/18/2019
  8. Applied Optoelectronics Announces 400G Short Reach Transceiver
    4/18/2019

    Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (Nasdaq: AAOI), a leading provider of fiber-optic access network products for the internet datacenter, cable broadband, telecom and fiber-to-the-home markets, today announced initial sample availability of 400G SR8 high-speed optical transceivers.

  9. Perovskite Breakthrough Shows Importance Of Added Chemical Compound In Boosting Efficiency
    4/18/2019

    Researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) report making a significant breakthrough by producing a tandem perovskite solar cell that pushes the technology closer to its maximum efficiency.

  10. A Hole In One For Holographic Display
    4/18/2019

    Researchers have designed an ultrathin display that can project dynamic, multi-coloured, 3D holographic images, according to a study published in Nature Communications.