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Quantel fiber laser enables atom-cooling experiments onboard CNES Zero-G aircraft

09/22/2014

Quantel Laser announced that its EYLSA Fiber Laser completed a series of atom-cooling experiments on board the CNES Zero-G aircraft.

SPIE Fellow and materials scientist Mark Hersam named 2014 MacArthur Fellow

09/22/2014 SPIE Fellow and Northwestern University (Evanston, IL) materials scientist Mark Hersam was named one of the 21 Fellows of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation for 2014. Hersam is a professor and the director of Nor...

Ocean Optics names spectroscopy applications contest winners

09/19/2014 Ocean Optics (Dunedin, FL) has named two winners of its World Cup of Applications contest after collecting more than 40 entries from around the world. One winner used spectroscopy to gauge the faint red chlorophyll fluorescence...

Microscopy method has positive implications for muscular dystrophy research

09/19/2014 A team of scientists has developed a microscopy method that allows them to view single molecules in living animals at high resolution. Importantly, the method enabled them to study a key structural protein of muscle cells to he...

Quantel, Andor, and NSF offer free LIBS workshop

09/18/2014

Quantel, Andor, and the NSF-sponsored cCWCS program is sponsoring the free second annual workshop on Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy in Undergraduate Research and Teaching (LIBS-URT 2014).

Photonic reservoir computing--a new tool for speech recognition

09/18/2014

So what is photonic reservoir computing? After browsing through several abstracts and papers, I'm still not entirely sure.

A dual layer of graphene can be laser-cooled, with possible practical uses

A dual layer of graphene can be laser-cooled, with possible practical uses

09/17/2014 A multinational team of researchers has discovered that two layers of graphene, one rotated at a specific angle relative to the other, can be used as a material that, when irradiated by laser light at the proper wavelength, exh...

OSA announces winners of Enabled by Optics contest

09/17/2014

JDSU has won the second Enabled by Optics contest run by The Optical Society (OSA).

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