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25 May 22
Harvard SEAS’ diamond mirrors direct 10kW beams without damage

Single material surfaces withstand the heat from high-powered, continuous lasers – as shown by recent U.S. Navy testing.

25 May 22
Penn Medicine detects cancer at cellular level during biopsy

Cellvizio endoscopy could assist accurate discrimination during diagnosis of pulmonary nodules.

25 May 22
NASA backs diffractive solar sails

$2M funding for ‘Phase III’ study to develop more efficient space propulsion using solar pressure.

25 May 22
European Union to establish photovoltaics industry alliance

Brussels identifies PV as the 'kingpin' of its move away from dependence on Russian fossil fuels.

25 May 22
New source creates different images depending on light and environment

Metasurface-based technology developed at St. Andrews could be used to optically encrypt information.

24 May 22
NREL photocell extracts light power from heat at 40% efficiency

Novel thermophotovoltaic cell beats previous record of 32% promising better thermal energy storage applications.

24 May 22
Duke University photoacoustics reveals rapid brain activity

Hardware innovations plus machine learning create fastest photoacoustic imaging tool available.

23 May 22
Raytheon and Kord develop Stryker-mounted 50kW laser for U.S. military

“High energy laser” system designed to counter threat from multiple mortars and large drone attacks.

23 May 22
Hannover Fair to see first demos of industrial quantum sensors from Q.ANT

Next week’s expo to host Trumpf subsidiary’s novel apps for chemical, semiconductor, and engineering sectors.

19 May 22
DARPA and CACI demonstrate optical satellite links

Low-Earth orbit demonstration last month supports U.S. National Defense Space Architecture.

19 May 22
Texas A&M University develops ‘superior’ shape memory alloy with LPBF

Laser powder bed fusion technique almost doubles maximum superelasticity previously achieved.

18 May 22
Semiconductor equipment boom drives Zeiss to new high

Optics giant reports a 20% rise in sales in latest half-yearly accounts.

A Better Way to Focus: Linear Motor Focusing Stage Provides Superior Alternative to Piezo Actuators 22 Mar

Dover Motion

This white paper addresses high performance Z axis focusing for automated microscopy, along with some recent innovations in this space. Historically, piezo driven actuators have been used for these applications, but a Piezo actuator has very distinct limitations. Direct drive linear motor stages provide many advantages when compared to piezo nanopositioners. This whitepaper discusses both approaches to Z focusing motion.

Solving PCR Optical Filter Challenges for High Performance qPCR Instruments 17 Mar

Iridian Spectral Technologies

qPCR instrument-related challenges can be daunting; burdened by tough deadlines and fast rollouts, budgets that offer little wiggle room, and expectations for flawless functionality. A combination of Iridian’s wavelength selective excitation, emission, and dichroic filters serving each channel of a qPCR instrument provide high sensitivity to these systems while preserving the necessary signal-to-noise ratio delivering “More Signal, with Less Background”

Polymeric Systems Bring Clarity to Optical Applications 24 May

Masterbond

Understand optical transmission, refractive indices, temperature and humidity testing, as well as the role of these measurements in choosing an effective adhesive for optical applications.

VPH Gratings: Flexibility in Design 28 Feb

Wasatch Photonics

Wasatch Photonics VPH gratings offer optical and instrument designers a tremendous amount of flexibility to optimize performance for a specific application. In this tech note, we’ll discuss the benefits of the various standard and patented grating design technologies at our disposal, and the general grating parameters we can control to meet your specific needs – for wavelengths spanning 300-2500 nm.

2022 Technology Webinar Series

  • 22 – 24 Mar ~ Industrial Lasers, materials processing
  • 14 – 16 Jun ~ IR Sensors, thermal imaging, AR/VR technologies
  • 20 – 22 Sep ~ High speed imaging, CMOS sensor technology
  • 22 – 24 Nov ~ Photonics for life science applications

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