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Schematic of the detector: the metamaterial couples the incident light to the semiconductor, and then it can be converted into an electric signal
2014-03-30 06:26:20

Florian Aigner, Vienna University of Technology A new, extremely thin kind of light detector was created at Vienna University of Technology. Two very different technologies were combined for the first time: metamaterials and quantum cascade structures. Subtle interactions of electrons and light make them so valuable for technology: ultra-thin systems of semiconductor layers can turn electrical voltage into light. But they can also be used the other way around and serve as light...

2014-03-28 23:25:48

Chinavasion announced today the launch of its newest product, Eyeshot, a first full HD action action camera with stellar specifications plus a unique twist: the world's first watch monitor/remote control for a product in this category. Shenzhen, Guangdong (PRWEB) March 28, 2014 Chinavasion, the Shenzhen based electronics company known as a worldwide leader in wholesale electronics, announced today the launch of its newest product, Eyeshot, an action camera with stellar specifications,...

2014-03-28 23:22:25

RnRMarketResearch.com adds “Ophthalmology Devices Market (Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) Scanner, Fundus Camera, Tonometer, Pachymeter, Perimeter, Slit Lamp, Excimer, YAG Laser, Femtosecond Laser, IOL, Contact Lens) – Competitive Landscape & Global Forecasts to 2018” to its store. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) March 28, 2014 The global ophthalmology devices market witnessed a dip during the economic downturn in 2008 and 2009; however, it is poised to grow at a stable rate mainly due...

2014-03-28 11:36:07

System could provide first method for filtering light waves based on direction Light waves can be defined by three fundamental characteristics: their color (or wavelength), polarization, and direction. While it has long been possible to selectively filter light according to its color or polarization, selectivity based on the direction of propagation has remained elusive. But now, for the first time, MIT researchers have produced a system that allows light of any color to pass through...

2014-03-27 23:24:49

Joint imaging solution for high-speed, high-accuracy machine vision applications. Ottawa, ON (PRWEB) March 27, 2014 Lumenera Corporation, a leading manufacturer and developer of high-performance digital cameras and custom imaging solutions for industrial, scientific, surveillance and astronomy markets, together with MVTec, an established international manufacturer of standard software products for machine vision, announced the integration of HALCON software together with Lumenera’s...

2014-03-27 23:04:05

GloFX’s new GloFXGlasses.com breaks threshold in EDM Diffraction Glasses market. Tallahassee, Florida (PRWEB) March 27, 2014 Launched by GloFX & Glow Products, GloFXGlasses.com has been designed to become the largest online selection of diffraction glasses in the United States, including over 100 popular frames and styles and over 100,000 unique options of specialized eyewear. This introduction will mark the largest product line created by GloFX specific to the growing market of the...

2014-03-27 08:39:33

TELTOW, Germany and LEHI, Utah, March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SensoMotoric Instruments (SMI) and Converus announce that Converus has OEM'ed the SMI Eye Tracker for inclusion in EyeDetect - Converus' patent-pending solution for efficient and reliable detection of deception. Converus CEO cites SMI's RED-oem eye tracker's exceptional data quality as a key reason. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140327/677766 ) Utah-based deception detection technology...

2014-03-26 23:29:33

Fiber-coupled, 6-primary projection system architecture ideally suited for Immersive 3D experiences including Dolby 3D. Cypress, Calif. (PRWEB) March 26, 2014 Christie® today announced upcoming demonstrations of the world's most advanced laser projection architecture and Dolby® 3D, to be held in the Christie Innovation Theaters throughout CinemaCon 2014 (Caesars Palace, March 24-27) and the National Association of Broadcasters NAB Show® (Las Vegas Convention Center,...

2014-03-26 23:27:02

PhotoScribe Technologies, internationally established as the jewelry industry leader in laser marking and development, introduces the new LMF-30: the safest and most rapid laser used to inscribe findings, tools and jewelry with intricate logos and text. New York, NY (PRWEB) March 26, 2014 As the leader in technology and development for laser solutions in micro marking and manufacturing for the jewelry trade, PhotoScribe Technologies Inc. has finely tuned both to meet the industry need for...

2014-03-26 23:23:06

MOSI's IMAX DOME Theatre is the only venue playing Islands of Lemurs: Madagascar in the Tampa Bay area. Tampa, FL (PRWEB) March 26, 2014 Island of Lemurs: Madagascar, a breathtaking new giant screen adventure from Warner Bros. Pictures’, is coming to MOSI’s IMAX® Dome Theatre on Friday, April 4. MOSI’s IMAX DOME Theatre is the only place in the Tampa Bay area that Island of Lemurs: Madagascar is playing. This spectacular documentary takes viewers on a journey to the remote...


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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