Upgrading the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) included the addition of a rubidium titanyl phosphate (RTP) Q-switch to handle high optical powers.
Coherent THz-Raman® systems can provide direct information about both the number and orientation of the layers in 2D materials, enabling a fast, non-destructive, “in-situ” and cost-effective alternative to slower techniques.
After three decades of development, a new generation of lithography machines has now been shipped; it uses extreme ultraviolet (EUV) light at a wavelength of 13.5 nm to make silicon features down to a few nanometers in size.
The companies will collaborate on research in the field of CMOS chip-level optical image stabilization (OIS) technologies for new application areas.
The partnership combines Optex acrylic periscope products with G&H’s next-generation glass periscope hardware portfolio.
Acquisition by Thorlabs facilitates continued university-industry partnership in Columbia, SC.
The two new materials add to the range of glasses already produced by GTS and Vitritech for use in photonics.
In comparison to previous crystals such as aluminum oxide, LiF crystals also require a less expensive microscope for analysis.
New design strategies achieve unprecedented levels of inference accuracy for all-optical, neural-network-based machine learning.
Editor in chief John Lewis introduces Laser Focus World’s August 2019 issue, which includes trends in photonics technologies, applications, and markets.
Designed for use while being cooled by liquid helium, a cryogenic objective mirror with an aspherical surface has a NA of 0.93 and a field radius of 36 µm, large enough to image mammalian cells.
Most metasurface optics only accept plane-wave beams; a new hybrid metal-dielectric metastructure focuses a diverging Gaussian beam back on itself.
Axicon lenses, which are useful for microfabrication, OCT, and other applications, can now be easily made in large quantities by glassblowing.