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  1. Sandia Researchers Build First Terahertz-Speed Polarization Optical Switch

    Scientists at Sandia National Laboratories, along with colleagues from North Carolina State University, have built the first all-optical device capable of switching light at terahertz speeds. 

  2. Oclaro Showcases Full Range Of 100G And 400G High-Speed Components And Modules At ECOC 2017

    Oclaro, Inc. (NASDAQ: OCLR), a leading provider and innovator of optical communications solutions, today announced a powerful line-up of 100G and 400G products on display at this week's ECOC Exhibition in Gothenburg, Sweden.

  3. Source Photonics Expands 100G QSFP28 Transceiver Portfolio For Data Center And Telecom Applications

    ECOC – The data center and telecom application space has seen rapid deployment of small form factor 100G modules in 2017.

  4. New Abrisa Technologies Data Sheet: Coated Glass Solutions For In-Vehicle Infotainment Displays & Driver Assist Sensing

    Abrisa Technologies offers coated glass Total Solutions for the Vehicular market that builds upon its unique combined volume manufacturing expertise in both fabricated glass and optical thin film coatings. According to Lisa Tsufura, Product Manager for Abrisa Technologies, “Our Total Solutions for Infotainment and HUD Augmented Reality Display and Enhanced Vision Systems achieve the perfect balance of coated glass product performance with excellent economies of scale from a convenient single supply chain.

  5. Canon Proposes Imaging Solutions Business To Utilize Compact Multipurpose Module Camera

    Canon Inc. announced today that the Company has committed to a proposed new imaging solutions business that will leverage the optical and sensor technologies the Company has cultivated over many years. As the first step in establishing this business, Canon is developing a compact multipurpose module camera that the business will employ: the MM100-WS. Canon plans to display the camera as a reference exhibit at the Canon booth at various future events.

  6. TEESS: Electronics And Software To Support Complex Controls

    LASER COMPONENTS USA, specialized provider of laser and optoelectronic components in the US and Canada, introduces TEESS (TEmpe Electronics & Software Set), an electronic control module for its own IG series of complex IR sensor arrays.

  7. Digging Sensors Out Of An Efficiency Hole

    Future ultrathin solar cells and light sources could have their surfaces covered by tiny trenches, after A*STAR researchers found such structures enhance efficiency by four orders of magnitude. 

  8. SPIE Digital Library Moves To Enhanced New Website

    Scholarly publisher SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, has announced the move of the SPIE Digital Library ( on 15 August to a new and substantially enhanced website.

  9. Largest Telescope In The World Driven By 2000+ PI Actuators

    High atop the Cerro Armazones in the harsh but extremely dry environment of the Chilean Atacama Desert, more than 2000 custom hybrid actuators will adjust 798 quarter ton segments in the primary mirror of the Extremely Large Telescope (ELT). As a leader in precision motion control solutions, PI (Physik Instrumente) designed a new type of actuator that would meet the extreme requirements and win the European South Observatory (ESO) contract.

  10. TU Wien Researchers Develop Cloaking Technology

    Researchers at TU Wien (Vienna) have developed a type of cloaking technology that renders opaque materials invisible by letting the flow of light pass through the medium unperturbed.