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"Cloaking Device" Concept Moves Beyond Theory

A team led by scientists at Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering has demonstrated the first working "invisibility cloak." The cloak deflects microwave beams so they flow around a "hidden" object inside with little distortion, making it appear almost as if nothing were there at all.

JK Lasers Create an Independence Day Message Using Their 400W Fiber Laser

To celebrate Independence Day, JK Lasers ablated a special message using a 400W single mode, continuous wave fiber laser.

The Keyence VHX-1000 Digital Microscope

Sean Gasparovic shows us the VHX-1000 fully integrated digital microscope from Keyence. The VHX-1000 features an optical system designed specifically to work with a CCD, with magnification from 0.1X to 5000X

A Step by Step Guide to SpectraSuite Software for Spectrometer - by Ocean Optics

A tutorial by Ocean Optics demonstrating the basics to teh SpectraSuite software for use with spectrometer. This step by step video guide is very comprehensive for any level user on the use of the SpectraSuite software package.

Analysis of raw materials in the dairy industry using the MPA FT-NIR milk and dairy analyzer from Bruker Optics

This video shows Bruker’s MPA FT-NIR analyzer that offers easy, reliable and cost-effective solutions for milk testing and dairy analysis.

Princeton Instruments IsoPlane - Revolutionary Imaging Spectrograph

Princeton Instruments' Isoplane imaging spectrograph achieves a sharply focused image by utilizing advanced optical design to bring more photons into the peak, increasing the effective signal-to-noise ratio.

Pittcon 2014 - Why You Need to be There!

Pittcon 2014 introductory video

Lumenera's INFINITY Cameras used in BioBus Science Outreach Project

Lumenera INFINITY cameras were donated to the BioBus project in New York City last summer and you can see the BioBus student ‘cell-fies’ gallery on the Lumenera web site. A news report about the BioBus was featured on NBC news last week.

Harnessing the Power of Light in Many New Ways

The photonics group has led the way in developing photonic crystal fibres, pioneered by Professor Philip Russell in 1991 and now a major new area within physics. These optical fibres are able to harness the power of light in many new ways, enhancing existing applications and leading to many new ones. The work is expected to have a major impact in many areas of engineering and technology, including light sources, optical telecommunications, ultra-violet light and x-ray generation, atomic and quantum physics and astronomical imaging.