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21 Jun 21
Rochester's novel chirped pulses achieved with ‘economical’ lab set-up

Development promises: better high-capacity telecoms; improved potential to find exoplanets; and better atomic clocks.

21 Jun 21
Elbit Systems wins $29M contract for US Army night vision goggles

New black and white display to replace green image intensifiers; monochrome now seen as more natural, says Elbit.

17 Jun 21
Exfo founder Germain Lamonde rejects latest Viavi offer

Optical and wireless network test equipment firm’s controlling shareholder wants to return the company to private ownership.

17 Jun 21
Covid update: 17 June 2021

A round up of this week's coronavirus-related news and countermeasures from the photonics industry.

17 Jun 21
Calibrated adaptive optics improves nanoscale imaging

University of Bordeaux models tissue behavior to improve subsequent AO performance.

16 Jun 21
Infrared-to-visible imaging breakthrough for human night vision

Australian National University-led team demonstrates visible-convertible infrared imaging via non-linear metasurfaces.

16 Jun 21
Single-particle research promises ‘new generation’ of displays

University of Tsukuba researchers have tested light-emission hypothesis at molecular level, with multiple optical applications.

15 Jun 21
Arizona students to gain remote sensing experience with Labsphere mirror system

Field Line of sight Automated Radiance Exposure (FLARE) technique improves optical calibration for satellite and drone imaging.

15 Jun 21
Quantum correlation offers clearer view of cell structures

University of Queensland exploits quantum entanglement for uses in Raman microscopy and beyond.

15 Jun 21
Multi-spectral synthetic aperture sonar and 3D laser imager key to underwater AUV

Undersea cable inspection system developed by partnership of Dive Technologies and Kraken Robotics to start work later this year.

15 Jun 21
Optical metamaterials to impact lens market 'within a year'

Analysts at Lux Research suggest that more prosaic applications - not invisibility cloaks - will dominate initial commercialization.

14 Jun 21
Ottawa researchers develop ‘barrel-eliminating’ optical element

The “spaceplate” is a new approach to manipulating light that could lead to paper-thin cameras, telescopes, and smart phones.

Infrared sensing using nanocrystal toward on demand light matter coupling 06 May

New Imaging Technology

Nanocrystals are semiconductor nanoparticles whose optical properties can be tuned from UV up to THz. They are used as sources of green and red light for displays, and also show exhibit promises to design low-cost infrared detectors. Coupling subwavelength optical resonators to nanocrystals film enables to design photodiodes that absorb 80% of incident light from thin (<150 nm) nanocrystal film. It thus becomes possible to overcome the constraints linked to the short diffusion lengths which result from transport by hopping within arrays of nanocrystals enabling high photoresponse detector operating in the SWIR range.

Interfacing the Vision Research S990 to the BitFlow Cyton-CXP frame grabber 07 Dec 2020


This document explains how to interface the Vision Research S990, a high speed camera running 4K x 2k at 1000 FPS, to the Cyton-CXP4.

5 Applications of Gratings 29 Apr

Wasatch Photonics

Diffraction gratings that operate in transmission can be used for many different applications, providing high efficiency, low stray light, and a range of dispersion options from 150-5000 lines/mm and operating at wavelengths 300-2500 nm. They also enable more compact, lens-based designs. Here, we review the top 5 most popular applications we see at Wasatch Photonics, and how our VPH transmission gratings excel at each.

The Solution to Coating DLC on Chalcogenides 29 Apr


Coating chalcogenides with DLC is notoriously challenging and requires specialized technical expertise to meet the high performance and durability demands of IR applications

2021 Technology Webinar Series

  • 16th – 18th Jun ~ Industrial Lasers, Materials Processing
  • 21st – 23rd Sep ~ High Speed Imaging, CMOS Sensor Technology
  • 30th Nov – 2nd Dec ~ Photonics for Life Science Applications

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