Ralph James and Trevor Sears, scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory, have been named Fellows of the Optical Society of America (OSA). Limited to ten percent of the total OSA membership, Fellows of the organization have served with distinction in the advancement of optics. The two scientists will each receive a Fellow plaque and a pin at an OSA meeting in San Jose, California, in May 2008.
Verizon continues changing the definition of "fast" for Delaware broadband users by introducing a new, symmetrical Verizon FiOS Internet service for consumers, featuring upstream and downstream connection speeds of up to 15 megabits per second (Mbps).
Moog Inc. announced today that it has acquired PRIZM Advanced Communications Electronics Inc. for $12 million in cash.
Cree, Inc., announced commercial availability of green XLamp® XR-E LEDs that are 70-percent brighter than the company’s previous green power LEDs. The new green XR-E produces maximum luminous flux of 87.5 lumens at 350 mA. The new green XR-E LEDs complement the previously released blue XR-E LEDs for industry-leading performance in RGB LED applications.
Smaller, faster, more efficient: BASF research scientists are helping to revolutionize the future world of telecommunications – with the aid of three-dimensional photonic crystals. In a three-year project, BASF is researching into the development of these crystals together with partners such as Hanover Laser Center, Thales Aerospace Division, Photon Design Ltd., the Technical University of Denmark and the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications de Bretagne.
Efficient organic lasers with small footprint structures demonstrate the key components of future integrated photonic devices for both, communication and sensing applications. Furthermore, they offer an attractive packaging possibility for light-emitting arrays coupled to high-density optical interconnects.
Silicon photonics could benefit from a research partnership between UK academia and industrial allies Intel and QinetiQ.
US researchers believe that tiny optical versions of capacitors, resistors and inductors can be made by adjusting the size, shape and composition of sub-wavelength nanoparticles.
Nikon Inc. today introduced the new versatile AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR lens that offers Nikon's proprietary Vibration Reduction (VR) technology to help consumers snap sharper photos than ever before, even while shooting handheld.
Continuing to showcase its innovative solutions for video broadcast, Gennum Corporation demonstrates the industry's highest speed, highest performance video transport leveraging its optical technology.
Cyberlux Corporation, a leading provider of LED lighting solutions, reported today that the Fiscal Year 2008 Department of Defense Appropriations legislation contains $8 million to equip the States Air Force with the Company's BrightEye Visible and Covert Portable Illumination Systems.
Radlink, Inc., a supplier of affordable medical imaging systems to healthcare providers, today announced the new family of hardware and software products they will be introducing to the marketplace at RSNA 2007, the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).
Verizon has successfully concluded the industry's first field test of 100 gigabits per second (Gbps) optical transmission, on a live, in-service 312-mile (504 kilometer) network route between Tampa, Fla., and Miami.
Protecting borders, pipelines, underground cables and critical infrastructure against accidental damage or malicious attack is particularly demanding due to the distances involved and the scale of the challenge. Protection of essential services is also high on the political agenda.
In the past years the field of quantum optics has begun to expand from its original domain covering basic photon(ic) and atom(ic) systems into the realm of molecular and solid state physics. Theory and experiment have progressed to the point where the traditional boundaries between the different areas have become less pronounced.