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  1. SCHOTT’s Laser-Diffusing Technology Enables More Effective Light-Based Therapies

    SCHOTT’s high-performance glass-based diffusers radiate laser light extremely homogeneously and efficiently, enabling more effective medical treatments. The patent-pending laser-diffusing materials are available in various geometries, including cylindrical, front emitting, spherical and special shapes. Ideally suited for light-based medical treatments such as photodynamic therapy or laser-induced thermal therapy, laser diffusers support the fight against cancer.

  2. Alluxa Announces New VP Of Operations, Bill Kastanis

    Alluxa, Inc., a global leader in thin-film deposition technology and high-performance optical coatings and filters, is pleased to announce Bill Kastanis as the new vice president of operations, effective immediately. A highly-respected veteran in optics and photonics, Bill has over 35 years of experience in operations, vacuum deposition, and factory automation.

  3. UB Nanotech Research Getting Boost With New Electron Beam Lithography System

    UB researchers have received a $1M National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to help fund the purchase of a new 100-kilovolt electron beam lithography (EBL) system.

  4. Ultrafast Quantum Motion In A Nanoscale Trap Detected

    KAIST researchers have reported the detection of a picosecond electron motion in a silicon transistor. This study has presented a new protocol for measuring ultrafast electronic dynamics in an effective time-resolved fashion of picosecond resolution.

  5. Structured Light Promises Path To Faster, More Secure Communications

    Quantum mechanics is embracing patterns of light to create an alphabet that can be leveraged to build a light-based quantum network.

  6. Perovskite Solar Cells Get An Upgrade

    Rice University scientists believe they’ve overcome a major hurdle keeping perovskite-based solar cells from achieving mainstream use.

  7. Black Holes Sometimes Behave Like Conventional Quantum Systems

    A group of Skoltech researchers led by Professor Anatoly Dymarsky have studied the emergence of generalized thermal ensembles in quantum systems with additional symmetries.

  8. IonQ Partners With Microsoft To Power Azure Quantum

    IonQ, the leader in universal quantum computing, today announced the creation of Azure Quantum, in partnership with Microsoft at the annual Ignite conference.

  9. Light-Based ‘Tractor Beam’ Assembles Materials At The Nanoscale

    Modern construction is a precision endeavor. Builders must use components manufactured to meet specific standards — such as beams of a desired composition or rivets of a specific size. The building industry relies on manufacturers to create these components reliably and reproducibly in order to construct secure bridges and sound skyscrapers.

  10. Flatland Light

    In 1884, a schoolmaster and theologian named Edwin Abbott wrote a novella called Flatland, which tells the story of a world populated by sentient two-dimensional shapes.