Current Headlines

  1. Gooch & Housego Acquires US Lens Manufacturer

    Gooch & Housego PLC recently announced the acquisition of StingRay Optics LLC. StingRay are a specialist designer and manufacturer of high performance optical and opto-mechanical sub-systems for demanding defense and commercial applications. The acquisition of StingRay is aligned with G&H's strategic objectives of moving up the value chain and further diversification into the aerospace & defense sector.

  2. Metamaterial Technologies Inc. Partners With Airbus To Co-Develop And Commercialize metaAIR™, A Laser Protection Solution

    Metamaterial Technologies Inc. (MTI) and its optical filters division, Lamda Guard, announced today, February 21st, that it has entered into a new agreement with leading aircraft manufacturer Airbus to validate, certify, and commercialize its laser protection product metaAIR™, for aviation. In 2014, MTI signed its first agreement with Airbus to test and tailor metaAIR™, which is a flexible metamaterial optical filter, engineered to protect vision against harmful laser beams aimed at aircraft.

  3. SolAero Technologies Provides Primary Power To 91 Satellites In Record-Breaking Launch

    SolAero Technologies Corp. (SolAero), a leading provider of high efficiency solar cells, solar panels, and composite structural products, extends our sincere congratulations to the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) on its successful, record-breaking launch and deployment of 104 satellites from a single rocket.

  4. Laser Research Optics CO2 Laser Lenses Are Optimized For Steel Cutting

    Laser Research Optics has introduced a full line of ZnSe (zinc selenide) focusing lenses that are optimized for use with steel cutting lasers up to 4 kW and are suitable field replacements.

  5. Penn Engineers Overcome A Hurdle In Growing A Revolutionary Optical Metamaterial

    When John Crocker, a professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering in the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Engineering and Applied Science was a graduate student, his advisor gathered together everyone in his lab to “throw down the gauntlet” on a new challenge in the field.

  6. Dream Of Energy-Collecting Windows Is One Step Closer To Reality

    Researchers at the University of Minnesota and University of Milano-Bicocca are bringing the dream of windows that can efficiently collect solar energy one step closer to reality thanks to high-tech silicon nanoparticles.

  7. Sierra-Olympic Introduces Easy-to-Use, Thermographically-Calibrated Thermal Camera

    Sierra-Olympic Technologies recently introduced the affordable Viento-GT, an easy-to-use, thermographically-calibrated thermal camera. The Viento-GT is a highly reliable, high resolution and low-cost thermal imager that can deliver thermographically-calibrated digital data for every pixel. The camera is easy to power and control via a single Ethernet cable using the Gig-E Vision® and Power over Ethernet (PoE) standards.

  8. LLNL Meets Key Milestone For Delivery Of World’s Highest Average Power Petawatt Laser System

    The High-Repetition-Rate Advanced Petawatt Laser System (HAPLS), being developed at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), recently completed a significant milestone: demonstration of continuous operation of an all diode-pumped, high-energy femtosecond petawatt laser system.

  9. German Researchers Guide Light Along Coreless Photonic Crystal Fibers

    Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light (MPL) in Erlangen, Germany are the first to successfully guide light through a coreless photonic crystal fiber (PCF).

  10. SMASH Will Solve Five Major Questions Of Particle Physics

    The extremely successful standard model of particle physics has an undesirable limit: it explains in the present version only about 15 percent of the matter in the universe.