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2013-08-25 23:03:46

RnRMarketResearch.com adds latest report on “China Optical Glass Manufacturing Industry, 2013” to its store. China optical glass manufacturing industry, 2013 is valuable for anyone who wants to invest in the optical glass manufacturing industry. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) August 25, 2013 China Optical Glass Manufacturing Industry, 2013 is valuable for anyone who wants to invest in the optical glass manufacturing industry; to get Chinese investments; to import into China or export from China,...

2012-07-18 23:03:53

Fully productized s3 swept wavelength laser marks the emergence of Micron Optics´ core swept laser technology in markets outside of fiber optic sensing for applications in optical coherence technology (OCT), industrial imaging, spectroscopy, and chromatic confocal microscopy. (PRWEB) July 18, 2012 Micron Optics Inc., the leading provider of innovative equipment for fiber optic sensing, today announces commercial production of the s3 swept wavelength laser. The laser module, based upon...

New Paradigm For Low-power Telecommunications From Unique Properties Of Graphene
2012-07-16 09:41:41

Columbia Engineering pioneers ultralow-power optical information processing and frequency generation in graphene-silicon photonic circuits New research by Columbia Engineering demonstrates remarkable optical nonlinear behavior of graphene that may lead to broad applications in optical interconnects and low-power photonic integrated circuits. With the placement of a sheet of graphene just one-carbon-atom-thick, the researchers transformed the originally passive device into an active one...

2012-06-21 02:26:50

Scientists visualize the trapping and confinement of light on graphene, making a sheet of carbon atoms the most promising candidate for optical information processing on the nano-scale, optical detection, and ultrafast optoelectronics Spanish research groups achieve first ever visualizations of light guided with nanometric precision on graphene (a one-atom-thick sheet of carbon atoms). This visualization proves what theoretical physicists have long predicted; that it is possible to trap...

Atomic Clock Comparison Via Data Highways
2012-04-27 08:58:02

In future, optical fibers could connect all optical atomic clocks within Europe — a milestone for various users of optical frequencies in research and industry Optical atomic clocks measure time with unprecedented accuracy. However, it is the ability to compare clocks with one another that makes them applicable for high-precision tests in fundamental theory, from cosmology all the way to quantum physics. A clock comparison, i.e. a comparison of their optical frequencies, proved to...

Low-Cost Optical Components Through Nanoimprinting Lithography
2012-04-20 09:07:39

The NaPANIL project at Photonics Europe 2012 The development of new applications based on nanoimprinting techniques (NIL) is evolving at a rapid pace. But what are the challenges to be overcome in order to reach the market? How do we bridge the gap between basic research and its uptake from the industry? What are the tools needed for each product? The European project NAPANIL deals exactly with this topic, i.e. Nanopatterning, Production and Applications based on Nanoimprinting...

2011-09-23 00:14:14

Light intensified by plasmonics yields a nanoscale nonlinear optical device that can be controlled electronically Not long after the development of the first laser in 1960 scientists discovered that shining a beam through certain crystals produced light of a different color; more specifically, it produced light of exactly twice the frequency of the original. The phenomenon was dubbed second harmonic generation. The green laser pointers in use today to illustrate presentations are based...

2011-09-22 19:19:15

Research highlights advances in nano-optics Light-matter interaction at the nanometer scale has turned into a very fast-growing field of research known as nano-optics.  To highlight breakthroughs in the specific areas of nano-optics known as nanoplasmonics and metamaterials, the editors of the Optical Society's (OSA) open-access journal Optical Materials Express (OMEx) have published a special Focus Issue on Nanoplasmonics and Metamaterials. The issue is organized and edited by Guest...

2011-08-17 22:08:59

Using an ultrafast femtosecond laser, researchers at Tufts University in Medford, Mass., were able to label, draw patterns on, and remove individual melanocytes cells from a species of frog tadpole (Xenopus) without damaging surrounding cells and tissues. Melanocytes are the cells responsible for skin pigment; they also are descendants of a specific type of stem cell that has regenerative potential and other characteristics similar to some cancer cells. By precisely marking and ablating these...


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Optics Communications
2012-04-30 14:35:08

Optics Communications is a peer-reviewed rapid-publication scientific journal published by Elsevier. This journal has been in publication since April of 1969, according to the Library of Congress. It reports on all fields of optical science and technology. The following subjects are covered in Optics Communications: Physical optics, Optical information and image processing, Guided wave optics, Atomic and molecular physics, Optical properties of condensed and soft matter, Quantum optics,...

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