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Laser Physicists Build Reversible Laser Tractor Beam

Laser Physicists Build Reversible Laser Tractor Beam

Provided by Australian National University Laser physicists have built a tractor beam that can repel and attract objects, using a hollow laser beam that is bright around the edges and dark in its center. It is the first long-distance...

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2014-10-21 08:44:06

SmartNIL(TM) large-area soft nanoimprint lithography process for high-volume manufacturing provides unmatched throughput and cost-of-ownership advantages over competing NIL approaches ST. FLORIAN, Austria, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- EV Group (EVG), a leading supplier of wafer bonding and lithography equipment for the MEMS, nanotechnology and semiconductor markets, today introduced its SmartNIL(TM) large-area nanoimprint lithography (NIL) process. Available on all EV Group NIL platforms,...

2014-10-21 08:32:49

DUBLIN, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Ophthalmic Lasers Market 2014-2018" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130307/600769 Ophthalmic lasers are diagnostic and therapeutic devices used in the field of ophthalmology. They are used to treat various eye diseases such as tumors, glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal disorders, and cataract and vision correction...

2014-10-21 08:31:13

TELTOW, Germany and BOSTON, Massachusetts, October 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SMI introduces slim Natural Gaze(TM) design for mobile eye tracking glasses at major international conferences SensoMotoric Instruments (SMI), eye tracking technology leader, introduces a new Natural Gaze(TM) design for the head gear of its leading wireless Eye Tracking Glasses (SMI ETG 2w) at Research & Results, Munich/Germany, October 22-23, HFES, Chicago/USA, Oct 27-31 and SfN,...

2014-10-19 23:00:26

Spectroscopic and optical technologies to monitor air pollution, direct laser writing for communications and research, and nanoplatforms for infectious disease treatments were among applications presented in the program at SPIE/COS Photonics Asia last week in Beijing. The meeting has become a “must-attend” event for researchers and other wanting to keep up-to-date on the latest developments in Asia in optics and photonics. BEIJING, China, and BELLINGHAM, Washington, USA (PRWEB) October...

2014-10-17 23:06:33

The P5S10A Miniature Autofocus Camera delivers better performance, smaller size and lower cost to rapidly expanding smartphone market SUNNYVALE, CA AND YUYAO, CHINA (PRWEB) October 17, 2014 LensVector and Sunny Opotech announced the availability of the world’s smallest 5 Megapixel autofocus camera, P5S10A, for next-generation low cost smartphones. The revolutionary P5S10A combines LensVector’s solid-state LV4519 autofocus device, Sunny’s 3531 base lens and a new small 5 Megapixel...

2014-10-16 23:03:07

Eye Care Associates has recently added the new Air Optix Color Contact Lens to its website. Color contact lens wearers can now rejoice as this new product can help alleviate the loss of Acuvue Colours which have been discontinued a year ago. Elmsford, NY (PRWEB) October 16, 2014 New York based Eye Care Associates enters its 15th year in business online as the operator of ShopCLE.com, an online e-tailer that sells contact lenses, contact lens removers, contact solutions and other items...

2014-10-16 20:29:42

LONDON, Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Eyeglasses in Thousand Units and US$ Million by the following Product Segments: Lenses, Frames (Metal & Plastic), and Sunglasses (Premium-Priced & Popular Priced). The market for Lenses is analyzed both by Material Type (Glass, Plastic and MHI & Polycarbonate) and By Design Type (Single-Vision, Bifocal, and Progressive Addition). The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the...

2014-10-16 16:36:05

LONDON, Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Laser Cutting Machines in US$ Million. The Global market is also analyzed by the following End-Use Applications: Optical Data Storage & Retrieval, Material Processing, Telecommunications, Healthcare, Lithography, and Others. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East/Africa, and Latin America. Annual estimates and forecasts are...

2014-10-16 16:22:35

LONDON, Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Fiber Optic Sensors in US$ Million by the following Product Segments: Extrinsic Fiber Optic Sensors, and Intrinsic Fiber Optic Sensors. The market is also analyzed by the following End-Use Segments: Aerospace, Defense, & Security, Oil & Gas, Industrial, Smart Structures, and Others. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin...

2014-10-15 23:01:59

Latest interrogator offers a first glimpse at the exciting possibilities of the new Micron Optics HYPERION Platform Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) October 15, 2014 Micron Optics, Inc., a global leading innovator and provider of fiber optic sensing systems, today announces the si255 Optical Sensing Interrogator as the newest addition to its portfolio of optical instruments. Built upon the new Micron Optics HYPERION instrumentation platform and innovative x55 optical sensing core, the all new,...


Latest Optics Reference Libraries

Nature Photonics
2012-09-24 08:13:04

Nature Photonics is a peer-reviewed scientific journal established in 2007 and published monthly by the Nature Publishing Group. As with other Nature journals, this periodical has no external Editorial Board with editorial decisions made by a fully-functioning in-house team. The journal covers research related to optoelectronics, laser science, imaging, communications, and other aspects of photonics. It publishes review articles, research papers, news and commentary, and research...

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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2010-09-24 17:50:57

A telescope, designed to aid the observation of remote objects, collects some form of electromagnetic radiation (such as visible light). The Netherlands developed the first known practical telescope in the 17th century. The term "telescope" was termed in order to describe Galileo's instruments in 1611. However, Galileo was not the inventor of the telescope. It was Hans Lippershey, Zacharias Janssen, and Jacob Metius who are credited with the creation of the telescope. In 1668, Isaac Newton...

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2010-09-23 19:15:37

Bifocals are eyeglasses, commonly prescribed for presbyopia, with two distinct optical powers. Although there are arguments against him, Benjamin Franklin is generally credited with the invention of bifocals. After a correspondence between George Whatley and John Fenno it was thought that Franklin possibly invented the bifocals fifty years earlier than previously thought. Many inventions are worked on independently by many people and bifocals may have been the same, however, Franklin was...

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2010-09-16 15:48:43

A magnifying glass is a convex lens, usually mounted in a frame with a handle, which is used to produce a magnified image of an object. The glass works by creating a magnified virtual image of an object behind the lens. However, the distance between the lens and the object must be shorter than the focal length for the glass to work. If the distance is not correct then the image will appear small and inverted. Many magnifying glasses are mounted on a stand to insure the proper distance...

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