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  1. Motorized Miniature Translation Stage Is Affordable And Precise, Newly Released By PI
    12/14/2018

    The L-408 linear stage strikes a good balance of load capacity, precision, and low cost. It has applications in research and industry including optics, bio-tech, and assembly of miniature components and photonics instrumentation.

  2. Excelitas Technologies To Acquire Axsun Technologies
    12/13/2018

    Excelitas Technologies® Corp., a global technology leader focused on delivering innovative, customized photonic solutions, today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Axsun Technologies (Billerica, MA USA).

  3. Opto Diode’s AXUV63HS1 - High-Speed, 9 mm² Circular Photodiode For Electron Detection
    12/11/2018

    Opto Diode Corporation, an ITW company, announces a new high-speed photodetector, the AXUV63HS1.  With a circular active area of 9 mm diameter (typically 63 mm²), the photodiode is ideal for electron detection. The new device joins Opto Diode’s family of AXUV detectors that features high-performance measurement of electrons, photons, or X-rays. 

  4. Mapping The Big Blue: Laser-Induced Technology To Help Mineral Exploration At Oceanic Depths
    12/11/2018

    Marine mineral resources have been attracting a lot of attention lately, thanks to the rising demand for raw materials that are used in smart electronics, medical sciences and renewable energy products.

  5. Better Biomedical Devices, Wearable Displays May Result From Tiny Light-Guiding Structures
    12/11/2018

    For the first time, researchers have fabricated light-guiding structures known as waveguides just over one micron wide in a clear silicone commonly used for biomedical applications. The tiny, flexible waveguides can be used to make light-based devices such as biomedical sensors and endoscopes that are smaller and more complex than currently possible.

  6. Novel Laser Technology For Microchip-Size Chemical Sensors
    12/11/2018

    Most lasers have only one color. All the photons it emits have exactly the same wavelength. However, there are also lasers whose light is more complicated. If it consists of many different frequencies, with equal intervals in between, just like the teeth of a comb, it is referred to as a "frequency comb".

  7. No Beam For A While. #SeeUin2020
    12/10/2018

    “Recently, the EBS project is officially entering a new stage, which is the fruit of our hard work of the last four years. Our imagination, engineering design, quality control and assembly, guided by strict project management, has made it possible to start the swap in our tunnel between the old and the new storage ring.

  8. New Optical Device Brings Quantum Computing A Step Closer
    12/10/2018

    An international team of researchers has taken a big step closer to creating an optical quantum computer, which has the potential to engineer new drugs and optimise energy-saving methods.

  9. BEA Lasers Expands MIL Series With New Laser Alignment Modules
    12/10/2018

    Both new MIL RA Alignment Modules feature a low profile 3/8” rugged laser housing, fitted with a M12 connector. A PVC jacketed cable 2 meters long, integrated power supply and optional mounting bracket complete this sturdy ready-to-use system.

  10. Physicists Edge Closer To Controlling Chemical Reactions
    12/10/2018

    A team of researchers from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, and Aarhus University in Denmark has developed an algorithm for predicting the effect of an external electromagnetic field on the state of complex molecules.