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2013-10-17 23:32:02

The global market for industrial lasers was valued at $2.4 billion in 2012 and is expected to reach $2.6 billion in 2013. BCC Research projects the market to grow to $3.4 billion by 2018, and register a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.8% from 2013 to 2018. Wellesley, MA (PRWEB) October 17, 2013 According to a new technical market research report, Lasers for Industrial Applications: Global Markets from BCC Research (http://www.bccresearch.com), the global market for...

Nano-size Diamond Can Act As Efficient Optical Switch Controllable With Light
2013-10-15 13:41:01

ICFO-The Institute of Photonic Sciences A recent study led by researchers of the ICFO (Institute of Photonic Sciences) demonstrates that a single nano-diamond can be operated as an ultrafast single-emitter optical switch operating at room temperature. The scientific results of this study have been published in Nature Physics. Electronic transistors have become a key component to modern electronics, drastically improving the speed of information processing of current technologies. An...

2013-10-15 00:20:06

Kyoto, Japan, Oct 15, 2013 - (ACN Newswire) - On October 16, Shimadzu Corporation will launch the new customizable 'LA series' of planar diffraction gratings for laser systems. Diffraction grating elements for 633 nm to 1064 nm waveband with 1600 lines/mm, exhibit a diffraction efficiency of 98% - the highest in this category of technology. This feature is important for expansion and compression of laser pulses for light sources used in laser processing. The gratings can also be used in...

2013-10-14 23:04:25

DK Photonics is pleased to announce that it is now offering up to 150W power handling 980nm/1064nm high power isolators and up to 200W power handling 915nm/975nm Multimode Pump Laser Protectors at very competitive prices. Shenzhen, China (PRWEB) October 14, 2013 DK Photonics is pleased to announce that the company is now offering up to 150W power handling 980nm/1064nm high power isolators and up to 200W power handling 915nm/975nm Multimode Pump Laser Protectors at very competitive...

Wireless Data Transmission At 100 Gigabits Per Second
2013-10-14 10:19:53

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology Extension of cable-based telecommunication networks requires high investments in both conurbations and rural areas. Broadband data transmission via radio relay links might help to cross rivers, motorways or nature protection areas at strategic node points, and to make network extension economically feasible. In the current issue of the Nature Photonics magazine, researchers present a method for wireless data transmission at a world-record rate of 100...

2013-10-09 23:25:40

CIR sees chip-level optical interconnect market surpassing $1 billion in revenue in 2021. Charlottesville, VA (PRWEB) October 09, 2013 Charlottesville, Virginia: According to a newly released report from industry analyst firm CIR, the addressable market for chip-level optical interconnects could eventually run into billions of units and revenues in this market will total almost $520 million by 2019 going on to reach $1.02 billion by 2021. The new report is titled “Revenue Opportunities...


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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...

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cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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