To better understand the mechanisms underlying the fundamental astronomical phenomenon known as magnetic reconnection, scientists recreated small solar flares using twelve powerful lasers.
Scientists at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory of the Department of Energy have expanded the functionalities of the lab’s Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) X-Ray free-electron laser (XFEL).
Marktech Optoelectronics, Inc. (www.marktechopto.com)(Marktech), a privately-held leading designer and manufacturer of standard and custom optoelectronics, including UV, visible, near-infrared (NIR), and short-wavelength infrared (SWIR) emitters, detectors, InP epi wafers, and other compound semiconductors, today revealed their latest lineup of advanced Indium Gallium Arsenide (InGaAs) photodiode photodetectors.
A new technique, partially influenced by the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) design, uses mirror segments to sort and gather light on a microscopic scale and to take three-dimensional images of molecules in position and orientation.
Leading laser manufacturer Luxinar is kicking off its 25th anniversary year by showcasing products from its ranges of ultrashort pulse and CO2 laser sources at booth #5101 at Photonics West, taking place in San Francisco, USA 28 January to 2 February 2023.
How quickly do electrons within a molecule travel? It is extremely quick, about a few attoseconds (1 as = 10–18 seconds or one billionth of a billionth of a second) to move from one atom to the next.
Radiative heat transfer is a universal physical phenomenon in the universe. Any object having a temperature over absolute zero tends to exchange thermal energy with the surroundings.
Culminating years of research and development, Octave Photonics announces the release of the Comb-Offset Stabilization Module (COSMO), which provides a compact, convenient, and rugged solution for f-2f self-referencing a laser frequency comb.
Numerous photochemical processes depend on UV light from ineffective or unsafe light sources that the LED technology would find hard to substitute due to certain technical aspects.
Up until now, measuring with high sensitivity and high spatial resolution with X-Ray light in the delicate energy range of 1.5–5.0 keV has been incredibly laborious. However, this X-Ray light is excellent for examining biological systems and energy-producing components like batteries or catalysts.
Perhaps one of the most significant technological advancements underpinning the current information society is the possibility to accomplish quantum-limited amplification of optical signals enclosed in optical fibers.
The world’s first room-temperature continuous-wave lasing of a deep-ultraviolet laser diode (wavelengths down to UV-C region) was completed by a research team at Nagoya University’s Institute of Materials and Systems for Sustainability (IMaSS) in central Japan, under the direction of 2014 Nobel laureate Hiroshi Amano.
A new study has shown how the glass-like shells of diatoms tend to help such microscopic organisms execute photosynthesis in dim conditions.
An optical chip has been developed by a multi-institution research group that has the potential to train machine learning hardware.
Optical fibre switches will play an ever-increasing role in future network deployments for routing, protection, bypass, remote monitoring, sensing, and testing, used in data traffic routing, and cross connects with the future potential of wavelength routing.