Email
Menu News Products Video Webinars White Papers EDU

photonics.com: December 2008

NEWS & FEATURES
>
Making a Perfect Cat’s Eye
Recent research into the development of invisibility devices has spurred two physicists to investigate the process by which the behavior of light overcomes the seemingly intractable problem of...
>
Ocean Optics Acquires Unit
Ocean Optics Inc. has acquired the Oerlikon Optics business unit in Golden, Colo. for an undisclosed amount and will integrate it into its Thin Films Div., the company announced last week....
>
2-D Superconductor Revealed
Researchers at the US Department of Energy’s (DoE) Brookhaven National Laboratory say that new measurements have revealed a two-dimensional superconductor material. Previously thought to lose its...
>
Light Positions Particles
Light created by lasers and holograms has been used to precisely position many tiny particles within seconds. The technique has the potential to become a new tool for analyzing biological samples or...
>
II-VI Lowers Q2, 2009 Outlook
Citing "unprecedented changes in the economy" both in and outside the US, II-VI Inc. President and CEO Francis J. Kramer announced Tuesday that the company is cutting revenue projections for Q2 by...
>
Kopin Microdisplay Nets $3M
Kopin Corp. announced it has received a three-year, $3.1 million government contract to develop the world's highest resolution microdisplays for future vision systems, including integrated day-night...
>
Argon Nabs $30M Navy Deal
Argon ST Inc., developer of command, control, communications, computers, combat systems, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C5ISR) systems, has announced that it has received a contract...
>
Textron Pens $21M Deal
Textron Defense Systems (TDS), an operating unit of Textron Systems, announced that it has signed an Other Transaction Agreement (OTA) with DARPA that will provide up to $21 million in government...
>
Nanotech: A Cultural Divide
According to an experiment, conducted by the Cultural Cognition Project at Yale Law School in collaboration with the Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies, involving a diverse sample of 1500...
>
Strained Quantum Dots Shine
Quantum dots, tiny luminescent particles made of semiconductors, hold promise for detecting and treating cancer earlier, however there are limitations related to their size and possible toxicity.  ...
>
A Quantum Memory Boost
Physicists have taken a significant step toward creation of quantum networks by establishing a new record for the length of time that quantum information can be stored in and retrieved from an...
>
Sony Cuts 8000 Jobs
In a bid to cut costs by $1.1 billion a year, Japanese consumer electronic giant, Sony Corp., is slashing 8000 jobs, or 4 percent of its global work force. Blaming the rapid deterioration in the...
>
Silicon APD Outperforms InP
By creating a silicon photonics device that outperforms traditional avalanche photodetectors containing expensive, exotic optical materials, researchers said they have moved a step closer to making...
>
Abengoa’s 280mW Solar Plant
Abengoa Solar has received a Certificate of Environmental Compatibility from the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) to begin construction on its Solana Generating Station solar power plant in Gila...
>
Obama Taps Nobel Physicist
President-elect Barack Obama has announced that Nobel prize-winning physicist Steven Chu has been selected as the US secretary of energy. Chu, director of Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory...
>
Photronics’ New Credit Deal
Photronics Inc., developer of reticles and photomasks for semiconductor and microelectronics applications, has announced that it has finalized the terms and conditions of its amended revolving credit...
>
Laser Gets Some Bling
A team of physicists at Macquarie University in Sydney has built the first diamond laser using a technique based on the Raman effect. The research could lead to new laser sources that operate over a...
>
Kollmorgen Nets $9M Contract
Kollmorgen Electro-Optical Corp. has been awarded a $9.3 million US Navy contract for work supporting photonics mast imaging systems on submarines. Under the indefinite delivery indefinite...
>
China Puts Atoms on a Chip
Researchers in China have successfully developed the country's first atom-chip system -- a milestone in ultracold atom research and quantum information storage technologies -- and at least one Nobel...
>
Metamaterial Puzzle Solved
Researchers have solved one of the significant remaining challenges with photonic “metamaterials,” discovering a way to prevent the loss of light as it passes through these materials, and opening the...
>
Murder-Suicide at Lockheed
A contract security guard at Lockheed Martin's Archbald facility fatally shot an employee Tuesday morning and then killed himself, the company said. "The incident took place at approximately 9:30...
>
Clear Transistors Printed
Using a low-temperature process, engineers have printed a lattice of more than 20,000 n-type and p-type nanotube transistors capable of high-performance electronics on a clear, colorless, 5-in. disk...
>
11M Electron Volts Achieved
UK scientists have successfully demonstrated energy recovery on the Alice (Accelerators and Lasers In Combined Experiments) advanced particle accelerator design, potentially paving the way for new...
>
Bottoms Up: Zinc Oxide Glows
A compound commonly used on babies' bottoms has been made to produce brilliant light best suited to the human eye. Duke University adjunct physics professor Henry Everitt, chemistry professor Jie...
>
Radio Harvests Energy
If changing the batteries in the remote control or smoke detector seems like a chore, imagine having to change hundreds of batteries in sensors scattered across a busy bridge. That's why Kansas...
>
OLED Christmas Tree Displayed
The first organic LED (OLED) Christmas tree lighting took place recently at General Electric Co.'s Research Center headquarters in Niskayuna, N.Y. The company said the event provides a glimpse into...
>
Nanoimaging Center Opens
The University of Southern California (USC) has opened a nanoimaging center for scientists and engineers probing the mysteries of nanoscale materials and systems. The center, which was unveiled...
>
New Laser Type Discovered
The discovery that a quantum cascade laser can generate a second beam with very unusual properties could lead to lasers that operate more efficiently and at higher temperatures than existing devices,...
>
26-GHz Graphene Transistor
IBM scientists from the company's T.J. Waston Research Center have demonstrated the operation of graphene field-effect transistors at gigahertz (GHz) frequencies. Graphene, a special form of...
>
Fiber Helps Track Santa
Fighter jets, satellites, radar systems and a high-speed fiber optic network will be used by to track Santa this year bv personnel at the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) Tracks Santa...
>
GSI Restructuring Laser Unit
In a cost-cutting move, GSI Group Inc., a maker of precision motion products, lasers and laser systems, announced it is restructuring its Rugby, UK-based laser business and will move all volume...
>
Volcano Acquires Axsun
Volcano Corp. has announced that it will acquire Axsun Technologies Inc., a privately held maker of lasers and optical engines used in optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging systems and of...
>
NIST Cracks Tough Nut
A technique discovered by researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) could give a boost to the semiconductor industry.   The researchers developed a method to measure...
>
Cosmic Revelers Ring in 2009
Stargazers across the globe are gearing up for the International Year of Astronomy. A staggering 135 nations are collaborating to bring the universe closer to Earth. Events and activities will take...
>
LEDs Brighten New Year's Eve
The 2008 New Year's Eve Times Square Ball will be double the size of the 2007 ball and will incorporate more than three times as many LEDs. Philips latest lighting innovations help...
>
Blue OLEDs Improved
By setting an efficiency record for blue organic LEDs (OLEDs), researchers say they are closer to flipping the switch on cheaper, richer LED-type room lighting. University of Florida materials...


PRODUCTS
>
Luxbeam Light Engines
Visitech AS has released a series of light engine reference systems for industrial and DLP (digital light processing) applications. The six Luxbeam models offer different pixel resolutions from XGA to 1080 and each comes with a different typical light source, including monochrome, RGB high power LEDs or UHP lamps. Also featured are on- or off-axis optics that provide users different...
>
Digital Light Source
Gamma Scientific has introduced the RS-5-93K digital light source for testing, calibration and controlled illumination applications. The system offers users focal plane array testing with high...
Gamma Scientific
>
Displacement Sensors
The OD precision optical displacement sensors has been released from Sick Inc. The sensor connects three sensors to one controller, reducing the amount of hardware required. Also easier to...
SICK, Inc.
>
Promote Your Products
Are you exhibiting at PhotonicsWest 2009? Present your products to 100,000 users before the show begins. If you are interested in appearing in a future issue of the Photonics.com Sneak Preview,...
>
Mid-IR Laser Spectrum Analyzer
The 721B-MIR provides the most complete spectral characterization available of CW and pulsed mid-IR lasers. Absolute wavelength is measured to an accuracy of +/- 1 ppm and the laser’s spectrum is...
>
Baseblock Tool Holder
Newport Corp. has released the BB-L magnetic-base beam block tool holder multi-function accessory suitable for laboratory use. The accessory combines the features of a beam blocker and a beam...
Newport Corporation
>
Interference Filters
Narrow laser line and broadband diode interference filters have been introduced by Edmund Optics Inc. for near-infrared laser diode applications. With a bandwidth of 1 nm, the narrow laser line...
Edmund Optics, Inc.
>
Join a Community of 100K
Sign up today as a member of Photonics.com, the world’s premier online information resource for the photonics industry and technology. Membership is free and includes: electronic newsletters,...
>
Precision Polymer Optics
G-S PLASTIC OPTICS manufactures optics for imaging, scanning, detection, and illumination applications. GSPO provides custom diamond turned and injection molded prototypes, production injection...
>
Small GigE Camera
IDS Imaging Development Systems GmbH has launched the Gigabit Ethernet uEye SE camera for plant and machinery manufacturers. The compact, industrial strength camera is available with CCD or CMOS...
IDS Imaging Development Systems GmbH
>
Raman Spectrometer
A 1064-nm Raman spectrometer has been released from BaySpec Inc. suitable for use in biomedical market applications. The system uses a 1064-nm fiber laser with up to 400 mW of power and is...
BaySpec, Inc.
>
Femtopower Amplifier
Femtolasers Produktions GmbH has introduced an additional Femtopower ultrafast amplifier available in a 5 mJ and 10 kHz model. The amplifier offers repetition rates up to 10 kHz and pulse...
FEMTOLASERS Produktions GmbH
>
StopLine® Single Notch Filters
Amazing Ion Beam Sputtered optical filters for fluorescence, Raman spectroscopy, and laser systems. Our newest StopLine® notch filters have deep laser-line blocking and UV to near-IR passbands....
>
Precision Machined Optical Pieces
Precision machined optical pieces as well as parts from other technical ceramics useful for fixturing or as a carrier. Insaco engineers are available to discuss your intended application and suggest...
>
Get Ready
GET READY FOR THE ONLY CATALOG YOU’LL NEED. The NEW CVI Melles Griot catalog is coming – your single-source solution for All Things Photonics. Let us help you make your project a success! Sign up for...
>
Rotor Drive Shutters
New CVI Melles Griot Rotor Drive shutters, designed for bi-stable operation, can be used for any application requiring a small space envelope and unprecedented reliability, even under severe...
>
New Optics & Coatings Catalog
Acton Optics & Coatings’ new catalog includes high laser damage threshold excimer and UV laser optics, new hybrid coatings, broadband mirrors, and optical filters, as well as other standard...
>
Autocollimators for Any Angle
From simple opto-mechanical alignment to the most demanding aerospace applications requiring 0.005 arcsecond angle accuracy, Möller-Wedel Elcomat autocollimators are the recommended choice. We offer...
>
Laser Beam Mirrors
Saint-Gobain Crystals, a division of Saint-Gobain Group, has released two high-reflective thin-film coatings for beam steering tasks in Ti:S ultrafast laser applications. The Alpine Research...
Saint-Gobain Crystals, Photonic Materials
>
Cobra Slim LED System
StockerYale Inc. has added the Cobra Slim to its Cobra linescan illuminators product family. Ten times brighter than the company’s standard Cobra, the slim model includes optical, thermal,...
ProPhotonix Ltd.
>
Slide Loader System
Prior Scientific Inc. has unveiled its PL-200 high-speed automated slide loading system for high throughput microscopy applications. Compatible with a range of microscopes, the slide loader uses...
Prior Scientific, Inc.
>
High Resolution Interferometer
Interferometer Features: insensitive to vibrations due to short exposure time. 1920 x 1280 pixel resolution allowing 4x - 5x digital zoom. Test-field diameter range 10mm...
>
Precision Plastic Optics
Molded Plastic Optics (MPO) provides precision plastic optics including aspheres, bonded doublets, spherical lenses, lens arrays and windows made to YOUR specifications every time. MPO offers optical...
>
Aspherized Achromats
Edmund Optics® TECHSPEC® Aspherized Achromatic lenses bridge the performance gap between low-cost spherical doublets and expensive aspherical singlets, resulting in cost effective, color corrected...
>
LA-150 Lab Assistant
Semiprobe has introduced a multi-functional probe system suitable for university and industrial research and design projects where probing operations require system stability, flexibility and...
>
Light-Curing Adhesive
Master Bond Inc. has unveiled the UV10FL-1 UV cure adhesive manufactured with a high strength profile and the ability to cure in thick sections. The adhesive’s bond strength is equal to or...
Master Bond Inc.
>
36-Channel Optometer
For specific radiometric and photometric applications requiring multiple detections and monitoring capabilities, Gigahertz-Optik Inc. offers a PC-controlled optometer that is capable of adding from...
Gigahertz-Optik, Inc.
>
Ultralow Absorption Lens
Ophir Optronics Ltd.’s CO2 Optics Group has released the Clear Magic ultralow absorption lens as a complement to its Black Magic lens known for its high durability and long life expectancy, according...
Ophir Optronics Solutions Ltd.
>
Scanning Electron Microscope
FEI Co. has unveiled the Magellan extreme high-resolution scanning electron microscope (XHR SEM) for scientists and engineers to view three-dimensional surface images at many different angles and at...
FEI

Facebook Twitter RSS Mobile Apps