Editor’s Picks

  1. New Method Gives Microscope A Boost In Resolution

    Mirrored slides now allow significantly sharper images / 20x better resolution than an ordinary light microscope - Scientists at the University of Würzburg have been able to boost current super-resolution microscopy by a novel tweak.

  2. Highly-Sensitive EMCCD Camera Helps Redraw The Boundaries Of Super-Resolution 3D Imaging
    With the help of a highly sensitive Andor iXon+ EMCCD camera, US researchers have developed a super-resolution, 3D imaging technique that can resolve single fluorescent molecules with greater than 10 times more precision than conventional optical microscopy.
  3. Writing With The Electron Beam: Now In Silver

    For the first time an international team realized direct writing of silver nanostructures using an electron beam applied to a substrate. Silver nanostructures have the potential to concentrate visible light at the nanoscale. Potential applications include sensor design to detect extremely small traces of specific molecules, as well as devices for optical information processing.

  4. Vytran Demonstrates Over 100W From Coherently Combined All-Fiber Passive Laser Arrays
    Vytran, an innovative supplier of fiber fusion splicing, assembly and fiber-based glass processing solutions, has coherently combined two, three, and four fiber lasers to produce over 100 watts of single transverse mode output at around one micron from an all-fiber, all-passive configuration.
  5. DuPont Microcircuit Materials Introduces New DuPont Solamet Photovoltaic Metallization Pastes For Local Back Surface Field Solar Cell Designs
    DuPont Microcircuit Materials (MCM) has introduced a new series of aluminum photovoltaic metallization pastes for rear side passivated crystalline silicon solar cell designs.
  6. Reference Flats For Measuring Surface Accuracy Or Transmitted Wavefront
    Working with high-stability materials such as glass, Zerodur and silica, Optical Surfaces Ltd. is recently recognised as a premier supplier of high precision reference flats by many leading research establishments and national standards laboratories.
  7. Universal Laser Introduces New Line Of Flexible OEM Lasers
    Universal Laser Systems, Inc. announced the introduction of a new line of CO2 lasers for the OEM market. Unveiled to an international audience at Laser 2005 in Munich, the new lasers are optimized for integration into all types of OEM system configurations...
  8. OEM Lens Design & Manufacture At Photonex 2007
    Resolve Optics Ltd, a designer and supplier of innovative and custom OEM lenses and lens systems for over 15 years, has announced it will be exhibiting at the forthcoming Photonex 2007 exhibition
  9. One Of World’s Largest Infrared Telescopes To Help Lockheed Martin Track Orbital Debris

    Lockheed Martin has partnered with the University of Arizona to operate the United Kingdom Infrared Telescope (UKIRT) located on Maunakea, Hawaii.

  10. Researchers Develop Graphene Supercapacitor Holding Promise For Portable Electronics
    Electrochemical capacitors (ECs), also known as supercapacitors or ultracapacitors, differ from regular capacitors that you would find in your TV or computer in that they store sustantially higher amounts of charges. By Jennifer Marcus