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Business Forum: For China, investing in photonics R&D is a very high priority

03/04/2015 I talked to Professor Qihuang Gong from Peking University after he gave an informative presentation at the 27th annual Lasers & Photonics Marketplace Seminar.
Cornell CMOS-compatible mid-IR optical frequency comb fits on 1 mm chip

Cornell CMOS-compatible mid-IR optical frequency comb fits on 1 mm chip

03/04/2015

The comb could lead to highly sensitive handheld gas sensors for uses ranging from atmospheric research to disaster recovery.

Single-shot cross-correlator has >1010 dynamic range

03/04/2015

Scientists have developed a single-shot cross-correlator (SSCC) that permits pulse-contrast measurement with a dynamic range higher than 1010.

Ponderomotive spectroscopy improves molecular and atomic studies

03/04/2015

University of Michigan physicists have demonstrated "ponderomotive spectroscopy"--a new tool that allows them to study and control matter with 1000X better resolution and precision.

Spectrometer from SphereOptics can be handheld and identify spectral signatures from 350 to 2500 nm

03/03/2015

The QualitySpec Trek handheld spectrometer from ASD designed for applications including academic research, quality control, material analysis, surface inspection, and classification.

Atomic force microscope from Bruker developed for integration with inverted optical microscope

03/03/2015

BioScope Resolve atomic-force microscope provides single-button imaging and a quantitative nanomechanics package to map the surfaces of soft biological samples.

He-Ne lasers meet metrology challenges at PTB

03/03/2015

LASOS developed custom He-Ne lasers for Germany’s National Metrology Institute, PTB.

 

IR pyrometers from Ametek Land come in 8 models with a temperature measurement range from 250 to 1800C

03/02/2015

SPOT non-contact infrared pyrometers come in a choice of wavelengths. They offer Ethernet, Modbus TCP, analog inputs and outputs, and alarm contacts.

Photodiode from Opto Diode detects energy from 1 to 1000 nm wavelengths

03/02/2015

The SXUV300C photodiode has a 22.05 × 15.85 mm rectangular active area and has a sizable surface for handling reflective scatter measurements.

Vacuum blackbodies from HGH Infrared Systems provide radiometric calibration over 3 to 5 or 8 to 14 micron

02/27/2015

Vacuum blackbodies are infrared reference sources that operate in a vacuum chamber at cryogenic or ambient temperatures.

Video measuring microscope from Mahr Federal features image processing capability

02/26/2015

The MarVision QM 300 video measuring microscope incorporates a CCD color camera with a 23-in. touchscreen PC and M3 software.

Cherenkov effect improves optical dosimetry for safer cancer therapy

Cherenkov effect improves optical dosimetry for safer cancer therapy

02/26/2015

The Cherenkov effect can be measured and used in optical dosimetry to make cancer therapies safer and more effective.

NIST to offer laser-interferometric calibration service for accelerometers

NIST to offer laser-interferometric calibration service for accelerometers

02/25/2015

NIST's accelerometer-calibration service will have a sensitivity of a few nm and can measure at frequencies up to 50 kHz.

Laser Marketplace Seminar: Morning Highlights

02/24/2015
Laser ablation of coralline alga helps characterize ocean acidification

Laser ablation of coralline alga helps characterize ocean acidification

02/24/2015

pH values of the northern Pacific ocean over the past 120 years are being measured with a monthly resolution.

Innovation Awards deadline extended to March 2nd; CLEO exhibitors enter now!

02/24/2015 The submission deadline has been extended to Monday, March 2nd for the CLEO/Laser Focus World Innovation Awards.

Si-Ware MEMS sensors chosen for spectrometer-based soil analysis

02/20/2015

Si-Ware Systems has had its MEMS spectral sensors chosen by Dutch Sprouts for use in its NIR portable spectrum analyzers.

MAP-2 second-generation NIST program accurately characterizes lighting LEDs

MAP-2 second-generation NIST program accurately characterizes lighting LEDs

02/20/2015

For LED characterization, NIST has begun offering customers the second generation of its SSL Measurement Assurance Program.

CLEO/LFW Innovation Award deadline is Monday; enter now!

02/19/2015

Deadline for the prestigious CLEO/LFW Innovation Awards program is Monday, February 23, 2015. Enter now!

Laser frequency comb in single-mode fiber can aid search for exoplanets (with video)

Laser frequency comb in single-mode fiber can aid search for exoplanets (with video)

02/18/2015

A solar telescope can be combined with a laser frequency comb to allow spectral analysis of distant stars.

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