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  1. People On The Move - New Senior Technical Director Of Ruda Cardinal

    Stuart Singer was just named Senior Technical Director of Ruda Cardinal, a Tucson, Arizona Optical Design and Manufacturing Company that specializes in design, analysis, and unique problem solving, as well production, testing, and rapid prototyping, of optical systems.

  2. Xenics Improves SWIR Detector Quality By Lowering Dark Current

    Xenics, Europe's leading developer and manufacturer of advanced infrared detectors, cameras and customized imaging solutions from the SWIR to the LWIR realm, is pleased to announce a significant improvement in the quality of its detectors and resulting cameras.

  3. Plasmons Triggered In Nanotube Quantum Wells

    A novel quantum effect observed in a carbon nanotube film could lead to the development of unique lasers and other optoelectronic devices, according to scientists at Rice University and Tokyo Metropolitan University.

  4. Zygo Launches Next-Generation 3D Optical Profilers

    Zygo Corporation’s latest generation Nexview™ NX2 and NewView™ 9000 3D optical profiling instruments precisely measure surface area topography quickly and with ease for enhanced productivity and versatility, addressing a broad range of applications.

  5. Compact Fiber Optic Sensor Offers Sensitive Analysis In Narrow Spaces

    Researchers have developed a new flexible sensor with high sensitivity that is designed to perform variety of chemical and biological analyses in very small spaces. The sensor’s small size means that it could potentially be used inside blood vessels. With additional development, the sensor might be used to detect specific chemicals, DNA molecules or viruses.

  6. New Low Profile Rotary Air Bearing Stages From PI

    PI (Physik Instrumente), a leader in precision motion control solutions, will show its latest rotary air bearing stage series at this year’s LAM/LME (Laser Additive Manufacturing / Laser’s for Manufacturing Event) show on March 27/8 in the Schaumburg Convention Center. PI’s new A-635/A-637 PIglide low-profile stages have no rolling or sliding elements and deliver frictionless, non-contact motion, resulting in negligible reversal error, better wobble, eccentricity and velocity stability – ideal prerequisites for high-end industrial applications such as inspection, metrology, calibration, and scanning, including cleanroom environments.

  7. NPL Scientists Create Diodes Made Of Light

    Photonics researchers at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) have achieved the extra-ordinary by creating a diode consisting of light that can be used, for the first time, in miniaturised photonic circuits, as published in Optica.

  8. ‘Frequency Combs’ ID Chemicals Within The Mid-Infrared Spectral Region

    Chemical compounds all carry distinctive absorption “fingerprints” within the mid-infrared spectral region of 2 to 12 microns. This offers an opportunity to measure and study chemicals at extremely sensitive levels but researchers lack the tools, like lasers and detectors, needed to operate within the mid-infrared

  9. New Quantum Spin Liquid Predicted By Nobel Laureate Prepared For The First Time

    In 1987 Paul W. Anderson, a Nobel Prize winner in Physics, proposed that high-temperature superconductivity, or loss of electrical resistance, is related to an exotic quantum state now known as quantum spin liquid.

  10. Multifunctional Metalens Unlocks With Light

    Researchers at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have developed a flat optical component that is simultaneously a metalens, a microscope objective that can resolve details smaller than a wavelength of light, and an optical vortex and hologram generator. Each functionality is controlled by a different wavelength of light.