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Solid Optics multi-fiber tool enables optics modification

04/24/2015

The Multi-Fiber Tool enables users to analyze and fix issues related to optical communications and to modify optics.

SWIFTS optically integrated spectrometer measures earth tides and earthquakes near and far

SWIFTS optically integrated spectrometer measures earth tides and earthquakes near and far

04/24/2015

The stationary-wave integrated Fourier-transform spectrometer measures Earth's deformations to one part per billion.

Fiber analysis system from Photon Kinetics available

04/23/2015

The 2300 Fiber Analysis System is an optical fiber test instrument to perform both cut-off wavelength (spectral loss) and fiber geometry measurements.

Schott TEC TO package enables high-speed data transfer

04/23/2015

A TEC TO package enables the development of high-speed data transfer in the data and telecommunications market.

Atom-coupled optical fiber slows light to 180 km per hour

04/13/2015

A team of scientists at the Vienna University of Technology has demonstrated that light can be slowed down in an optical fiber.

Kagome--more than a woven basket

04/09/2015

Kagome is a patterned woven basket, but represents much more to the photonics community.

Does photonics matter to your state?

04/08/2015

Knowledge is power. What could you do if you knew all of the photonics companies in your state?

Fiber-Optic Components: Harsh-environment optical fiber coatings: Beauty is only skin deep

04/08/2015

Successful deployment of optical fibers in harsh environments depends far more on the fibers' immediate external packaging.

Photonics awareness

04/08/2015

In considering what to write for this Editor's Desk, I made a list of article topics published in the issue that could reveal a theme.

Nonlinear Optical Fiber: All-fiber frequency doubler with engineered glass microlayers under development

04/02/2015

A professor has received a grant to develop a new optical-fiber-based method of frequency conversion of light and other nonlinear-optical operations on light.

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