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Daylight Solutions wins 2014 CLEO/Laser Focus World Innovation Award


CLEO: 2014 co-sponsors APS, IEEE Photonics Society, and OSA, along with Laser Focus World, have named Daylight Solutions as the winner of this year’s CLEO/Laser Focus World Innovation Award.

Cold-cathode field-emission VUV lamp is cool and compact

Cold-cathode field-emission VUV lamp is cool and compact

04/23/2014 A team of Japanese and Malaysian researchers has developed a small vacuum-ultraviolet (VUV)-emitting lamp that combines a carbon-nanofiber (CNF) cold cathode with a thin-film potassium magnesium fluoride (KmgF3) phosphor that e...

Interferometry: Time in a fiber

04/23/2014 By placing an interferometer at one end of a long optical fiber with a mirror at its other end, using a laser source precisely synced with a frequency reference, and configuring things so that the fiber is one of the interferom...
High-temperature plasmonics eyed for solar, data-storage innovation

High-temperature plasmonics eyed for solar, data-storage innovation

04/21/2014 To enable construction of high-temperature optical metamaterials, researchers at Purdue University (West Lafayette, IN) are working to replace silver and gold with high-temperature-resisting materials such as titanium nitride (...

Thermal-imaging lenses are created from waste sulfur

04/21/2014 Sulfur left over from refining fossil fuels can be transformed into cheap, lightweight plastic lenses for infrared devices such as thermal cameras and night-vision goggles, a team led by the University of Arizona (UA; Tucson, A...

Fluorescence microscopy method enables rapid, whole-brain imaging with single-cell resolution

04/21/2014 Researchers at the RIKEN Quantitative Biology Center have developed a new high-throughput method that offers unprecedented rapid, whole-brain imaging at single-cell resolution and a simple protocol to clear and transparentize t...

IQE receives $1M dollar order for MWIR indium antimonide (InSb) substrates


Semiconductor wafer manufacturer IQE received its first $1 million dollar purchase order agreement for InSb substrates used in MWIR imaging technology.

SpaceX OPALS laser payload to beam video from the International Space Station


On Friday, April 18, SpaceX will launch and carry with it the Optical Payload for Lasercomm Science (OPALS) equipment for optical communication.

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