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Another Guinness World Record--this time for hollow-core fiber transmission


MODE-GAP, the European collaborative R&D project, has been officially recognized by Guinness World Records for achieving the highest data transmission rate over hollow-core optical fibe.r

3SAE Technologies fiber cleaver has utility in field repairs of fiber lasers


The LFC fiber cleaver is designed for fibers with cladding diameters ranging from 125 to 550 µm.

LSST construction is funded; telescope contains unique primary/tertiary combo mirror developed at UA

LSST construction is funded; telescope contains unique primary/tertiary combo mirror developed at UA


The National Science Foundation has agreed to fund the construction of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) project, an observatory capable of scanning large swaths of night sky very quickly.

Optical fibers infused with hydrogen transmit UV light without solarization damage

Optical fibers infused with hydrogen transmit UV light without solarization damage


To create optical fibers that transmit stable, high-power UV laser light for hundreds of hours, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST; Boulder, CO) are treating the fibers with hydrogen to prevent solarization, a damage mechanism that can cause the transmission to drop to zero in a matter of hours.

Multicore fibers from Fibercore for next-gen telecom


A line of multicore fibers are fabricated with standard four cores, with custom configuration, spacing, and number of cores available.

SPIE Optics + Photonics product preview: Optics and photonics to proliferate on exhibit floor


The SPIE Optics + Photonics 2014 exhibition, set to take place August 19-21, 2014, in San Diego, CA, will host 181 companies that will showcase their products and solutions.

Summer with the IEEE Photonics Society in Europe


The IEEE Photonics Society has two great meetings that I wish I could attend--the locations certainly help, but the programs are the real attraction. The first is the 11th annual Group IV Photonics Conference, August 27-29, in Paris; and the second is the 24th annual International Semiconductor Laser Conference, September 7-10, in Mallorca.


Micro Laser Systems to display fiber collimator at SPIE Optics + Photonics 2014


The Fiber Focuser fiber collimator can generate micron spot sizes at long working distances in applications such as direct laser writing, flow cytometry, genetic sequencing, micro array scanners, and particle analysis.

Novel Fiber-Optic Applications: Microstructured fiber entangles light for quantum information processing


With dispersion engineering and optimization of pump wavelength, four-wave mixing within a microstructured fiber can be used to produce high-purity entangled photons for applications in quantum information processing tasks.

Commercializing light-based technologies


The benefits of turning optical research into tools that help society are nowhere more obvious than in the life sciences, especially in applications of biomedicine and bioimaging.

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