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Daylight Solutions wins 2014 CLEO/Laser Focus World Innovation Award

04/23/2014

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

04/16/2014

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

04/15/2014

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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