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Sunlight shining through an average size window provides as much light as one hundred light bulbs, but most of that light never makes it to where it is needed most.
Optical grade polycarbonate provides design freedom, optical efficiency to LED headlamps, wins SPE Automotive Innovation Award PITTSBURGH, Dec.
Leading telecom and fiber optic cable operator to host educational breakfast event for its South Atlantic Cable System (SACS) and Monet networks on January 20 at Hilton Hawaiian Village.
an international team of researchers has found that under certain conditions, the retina can sense infrared light
Economics and Logistics Challenges Drive Adoption of Durable, Laser-Based Treatments for Ophthalmologic Diseases MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Dec.
On Monday, CLEcontactlenses.com will be offering 10% off plus complimentary ground shipping on all orders placed while supplies last. Elmsford,NY (PRWEB) December
Dedicated nanoimprint lithography (NIL) solutions to enable rapid development of NILPhotonics(TM) applications, feasibility studies and pilot-line production services for faster time to market
Neither quantum computers nor quantum cryptography will become prevalent technologies without memory systems able to manipulate quantum information easily and effectively.
While sound typically travels far slower than light, engineers from the University of Minnesota have created sound that is loud enough so that slower sound waves can bend faster-moving light waves on a computer chip.
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 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,...
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...
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...
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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