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Atomic ‘Trojan Horse’ Could Inspire New Generation Of X-Ray Lasers And Particle Colliders
Atomic ‘Trojan Horse’ Could Inspire New Generation Of X-Ray Lasers And Particle Colliders

How do researchers explore nature on its most fundamental level? They build “supermicroscopes” that can resolve atomic and subatomic details. This won’t work with visible light, but they can probe the tiniest dimensions of matter with beams of electrons, either by using them directly in particle colliders or by converting their energy into bright X-rays in X-ray lasers.

  • How To Trick Electrons To See The Hidden Face Of Crystals
    How To Trick Electrons To See The Hidden Face Of Crystals

    The 3D analysis of crystal structures requires a full 3D view of the crystals. Crystals as small as powder, with edges less than one micrometer, can only be analysed with electron radiation. With electron crystallography, a full 360-degree view of a single crystal is technically impossible.

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Large Aperture Laser Power/Energy Sensor For Pulsed Lasers: L2000W-PF-120
Large Aperture Laser Power/Energy Sensor For Pulsed Lasers: L2000W-PF-120 The Ophir® L2000W-PF-120 is a water-cooled Laser Power/Energy Sensor designed for measuring large pulsed lasers. This thermal sensor measures powers from 1 W to 200 W and energies form 6 J to 6000 J over the spectral range of 0.3 µm to 2.2 µm. The sensor features a large 120 m aperture to accommodate for high energy densities and short pulses.  Continue Reading...
Optical Filter Solutions For Datacom Applications
Optical Filter Solutions For Datacom Applications Iridian Spectral designs and manufactures optical filter solutions for long haul and metro access fiber-optic telecom customers. Iridian also applies the same proven thin film filter technology to address the growing needs for Datacom optical filtering providing wavelength selectivity to DCI devices such as transceivers and tunable laser assemblies (TLA).  Continue Reading...
Optical Filters For LiDAR Laser Sensors
Optical Filters For LiDAR Laser Sensors Iridian Spectral Technologies offers LiDAR laser sensor systems with common laser wavelengths including 532 nm, 905 nm, 1064 nm, and 1550 nm. These filters provide more signal with less background and are ideal for laser sensor applications, including airborne laser scanning and other methods of capturing 3D data of large areas.  Continue Reading...
Space And Specialty Optical Filters For Earth Observation
Space And Specialty Optical Filters For Earth Observation In astronomical observations, optical filters are able to provide the wavelength selectivity needed to enable telescopes to discriminate signal from background information. These filters often require larger sizes, higher uniformity, and excellent surface quality and surface figure.  Continue Reading...
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    The Machine Vision RV-Series from Canon is made up of a group of systems that are specifically designed to work as the “eyes” of robotic arm systems. Benefits for using these machine vision systems include one-time measurements of 3D pose, high-speed recognition, improved productivity, and reduced production costs. This series is ideal for use in industrial production applications such as automobile parts manufacturing, car manufacturing, and electronics manufacturing.

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    Lisa Gerbracht at FLIR gives a brief introduction to showcased products, information on available imaging technologies, and an overview of FLIR’s specialized divisions.

  • New Immersion Grating For Astronomy Applications
    New Immersion Grating For Astronomy Applications

    Sukegawa Takashi from Canon USA, Inc. Optoelectronic Components introduces the new Canon Immersion Grating. With a size that is 1/27th of typical spectroscopy devices and the ability to cover infrared frequencies from 1 to 20 micrometers, this immersion grating is ideal for astronomy, satellites, and large ground-based telescope applications.

  • Introducing The pco.edge bi For Microscopy Applications
    Introducing The pco.edge bi For Microscopy Applications

    Dr. Scott Metzler from PCO introduces the pco.edge 4.2 bi back illuminated camera sensor with high resolution and a 6.5 x 6.5 μm² pixel size for high-quality images with quantum efficiency up to 95%. This next-generation camera offers an extremely versatile solution for all of your microscopy needs.

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  • How A Tiny Fiber Can Prevent A Large Explosion

    For flame and spark detection, fiber optics offer an electric-free, safe, flexible, customizable, and efficient way to transfer light from any position to a sensor kept away from hazardous environments.

  • Nano-Positioner Manufacturer Chooses ZYGO DMI System To Characterize Performance

    This article tells the story of how Physik Instrumente (PI), a premier supplier of nano-positioners, needed to characterize and quantify the performance of their PICMAWalk positioner, and used ZYGO's ZMI™ Displacement Measuring Interferometer  to demonstrate their PICMAWalk positioner's capability to reliably and repeatably move in 0.5 nm steps using closed-loop control.

  • Lasers Easily Make Tough Measurements In Automobile And Aircraft Manufacturing

    Lasers and laser line modules offer measurement capabilities that can catch misalignment, reduce time in finding problems with production, and make gap measurements in a large variety of automobile and aircraft manufacturing applications.

  • Navigating From Additive Manufacturing To Injection Molding

    Engineers, designers, and product developers have found that industrial-grade 3D printing and plastic injection molding work well together in the life cycle of a product, starting with the design-risk mitigation of 3D printing prototyping and then shifting to the manufacturing method of injection molding to ramp up for higher volumes.

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  • Researchers From Leading Institutes Meet Established Industry Experts

    LASER COMPONENTS USA, a specialized provider of laser and optoelectronic components in the US and Canada, and MIRTHE+ Photonics Sensing Center team up again to host a WORKshop on Infrared Technologies – this time at Princeton University on October 29 - 30. The latest developments for new detection materials, gas sensing instrumentation, LEDs and lasers, and spectroscopy innovations will be the focus during 30 presentations and nine dedicated Q&A networking sessions with leaders in the field.

  • Physicists Couple Key Components Of Quantum Technologies

    Quantum effects are genuinely found in the world of nanostructures and allow a wide variety of new technological applications. For example, a quantum computer could in the future solve problems, which conventional computers need a lot of time to handle.

  • Creating A Single Phonon In Ambient Conditions

    EPFL physicists have for the first time successfully observed a single quantum of vibrational energy at ambient conditions, involving the oscillation of more than 100 billion atoms. The work opens up new possibilities for the study of quantum phenomena and ultrafast quantum technologies at room temperature.

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