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  1. Cutting Thick Glass With A Laser

    LASER COMPONENTS USA, specialized provider of components and services in the laser and optoelectronics industry, presents Holo/OR’s DeepCleave module, a completely optical solution for cutting transparent materials, such as flat panels for mobile phones. A system of lenses with a diffractive optical element is used to focus a single-mode laser beam and create a stretched focus line of 2 mm in beam direction (Z-axis). This 1.8 µm diameter area features uniform intensity distribution.

  2. Study: ‘Traffic Light’ Brings Quantum Waves To A Halt

    Stop! In the name of quantum science and engineering.

  3. Exciting Optoelectronic Properties Of Stacks Of Two-Dimensional Crystals

    A team of scientists from the Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw, the French National High Magnetic Field Laboratory CNRS Grenoble, the Universities of Manchester and Exeter as well as the National Institute for Materials Science Tsukuba reported an intriguing behavior of electrically-driven light emission from van der Waals heterostructures.

  4. Uncovering The Hidden ‘Noise’ That Can Kill Qubits

    MIT and Dartmouth College researchers have demonstrated, for the first time, a tool that detects new characteristics of environmental “noise” that can destroy the fragile quantum state of qubits, the fundamental components of quantum computers.

  5. Light And Sound In Silicon Chips: The Slower The Better

    Integrated circuits in silicon enable our digital era. The capabilities of electronic circuits have been extended even further with the introduction of photonics: components for the generation, guiding and detection of light.

  6. The Solar Cells Move Indoors

    Swedish and Chinese researchers have developed organic solar cells optimized to convert normal indoor light into electricity. These are low effects, but enough to drive the millions of products that come with the Internet of Things.

  7. Quantum Alchemy: Researchers Use Laser Light To Transform Metal Into Magnet

    Pioneering physicists from the University of Copenhagen and Nanyang Technological University in Singapore have discovered a way to get non-magnetic materials to make themselves magnetic by way of laser light.

  8. Researchers Develop An Optical Sensor That Detects Very Low Glucose Concentrations

    The tool could be integrated into a smartphone and prevent people with diabetes from having to prick themselves to measure their glucose level.

  9. Imec And NUS To Collaborate On Chip-Based Quantum Cryptography Technology

    Recently, imec, a world-leading research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics and digital technologies, and the National University of Singapore (NUS) announce the signing of a research collaboration agreement to develop chip-based prototypes for secure quantum communication networks.

  10. New Vibration Sensor Detects Buried Objects From Moving Vehicle

    Detecting landmines can be a challenging and slow process. Detecting them from a moving vehicle would make the process more speedy, but at the expense of accuracy.