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  1. Sierra-Olympic Selected by Leonardo DRS As Master Distributor Of Uncooled Thermal Camera Cores In U.S.
    10/19/2017

    Sierra-Olympic Technologies (www.sierraolympic.com), supplier of infrared (IR) and thermal imaging components, cameras, and systems solutions for innovative imaging applications, has signed an agreement with Leonardo DRS, Inc. (www.leonardodrs.com) to become its U.S. master distributor of commercial uncooled thermal camera cores.

  2. Modified Double-Slit Experiment Achieves Widest Degree Of Optical Spatial Coherence
    10/19/2017

    Researchers at Brown University have demonstrated a new method of modulating the coherence of light by using surface plasmon polaritons in metal films. This technique represents an alternative way to engineer flat optical elements that could be applied in optical communication, beam shaping, and microscopic imaging.

  3. Mid- And Near-IR Spectroscopy For Medical Diagnosis Project Develops New Range Of Diagnostic Tools
    10/18/2017

    G&H announces the FP7 project MINERVA has now been completed. MINERVA (MId- to NEaR infrared spectroscopy for improVed medical diAgnostics) was funded by the European Commission through its Seventh Framework Programme (FP7). Co-ordinated by Gooch & Housego, the project brought together thirteen partners from across Europe with the common objective of developing mid-infrared (mid-IR) technology based on supercontinuum sources (SCSs) to improve the early diagnosis of cancer.

  4. Opto Diode Presents BXT2-17TF - Two-Stage, Cooled, Packaged Infrared (IR) Detector
    10/18/2017

    Opto Diode Corporation, an ITW company, presents the BXT2-17TF, a single-channel, infrared (IR) detector with an integrated 4.67 µm optical bandpass silicon filter. The high-performance lead selenide (PbSe) cooled device provides excellent sensitivity for industrial carbon monoxide (CO) detection in harsh environments.

  5. Scientists Create Most Powerful Micro-Scale Bio-Solar Cell Yet
    10/17/2017

    Researchers at Binghamton University, State University of New York have created a micro-scale biological solar cell that generates a higher power density for longer than any existing cell of its kind.

  6. Mantis Shrimp’s Sophisticated Eyes Guide Novel Camera Design
    10/16/2017

    Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have built a unique point-and-shoot color-polarization camera inspired by the highly-complex visual system of the mantis shrimp. This new imaging system with a little-understood mechanism of polarization can be used in many ways, including the monitoring of underwater species and detecting early signs of cancer.

  7. New Topics, Innovation Prizes As SPIE Photonics Europe Returns To Strasbourg
    10/16/2017

    Presentation proposals in digital optics, quantum technologies, optical imaging and sensing, laser-based manufacturing, attosecond science, and other photonics technologies are being accepted through 23 October for SPIE Photonics Europe 2018.

  8. Optical Systems Capture First Ever Detection Of Gravitational Waves From A Pair Of Colliding Neutron Stars
    10/16/2017

    For many decades astronomers relied on light for their observations of astronomical objects. Today, a team of scientists from the international LIGO (LSC) and Virgo Collaborations (VC) announced the detection of a bright spark of two neutron stars colliding, shedding light on the previously unknown origins of some of the universe's heavy elements.

  9. Rice U. Study: Vibrating Nanoparticles Interact
    10/16/2017

    Like a tuning fork struck with a mallet, tiny gold nanodisks can be made to vibrate at resonant frequencies when struck by light. In new research, Rice University researchers showed they can selectively alter those vibrational frequencies by gathering different-sized nanodisks into groups.

  10. Scientists Decode The Origin Of Universe’s Heavy Elements In The Light From A Neutron Star Merger
    10/16/2017

    On Aug. 17, scientists around the globe were treated to near-simultaneous observations by separate instruments: One set of Earth-based detectors measured the signature of a cataclysmic event sending ripples through the fabric of space-time, and a space-based detector measured the gamma-ray signature of a high-energy outburst emanating from the same region of the sky.