Photonics & Optics
TOPTICA Photonics and Menlo Systems have entered into a license agreement for the use of patented frequency comb technology.
Instrument Systems have introduced a new calibration standard series for the calibration of luminous flux and intensity of LEDs.
Horiba Scientific add the Syncerity VUV to their family of deep-cooled scientific CCD cameras
Hamamatsu new InAsSb photovoltaic detector, P13894-011MA
Nanostructure-based lenses provide focussing and dispersion, and allow smaller devices with increased functionality.
The RWS-760 single frequency laser diode from Eagleyard is suited to gas spectroscopy detection of oxygen.
TOptica have introduced FemtoFiber ultra NIR, the third generation of their femtosecond fibre laser
TOptica’s new time-domain terahertz platform, TeraFlash, and the CW-terahertz spectrometer, TeraScan, both have a peak dynamic range >90 dB.
Integrated Optics introduced an upgrade to its MatchBox series of ultra-compact CW laser sources for spectroscopy, sorting and illumination
Photonis Netherlands has released a new photocathode designed to provide a combination of extremely low dark counts, fast response time and a high quantum efficiency
In time-correlated single photon counting (TCSPC), single photons are not only counted but the time of detection is also determined based on a reference signal
A chip-based device can generate a laser signal with frequencies spaced in a comb-like fashion. In general, light and water waves alike stretch out and dissipate as they move further and further away from their source. However, there is a type of wave that maintains its shape as it propagates: solitons.
A new infrared light source with unprecedented sensitivity allows molecular fingerprints of cancer cells.
Energetiq Technology has introduced the EQ-400 high-power, ultra-bright laser-driven light source (LDLS). It has a compact lamp house, a 170–2100 nm wavelength range and a choice of source dual-beam output or a single-beam output with retro-reflector. Features include spectral radiance greater than 100 mW mm–2.sr.nm from 100 µm aperture; spectral power >10 mW nm–1 from...
PicoQuant has introduced two new picosecond pulsed laser platforms. The VisIR-765 “STED” has an optical output power of up to 1.5 W at 766 nm with a laser pulse width of 500 ps. Short pulse width below 70 ps is available optionally. The VisUV laser can generate light at 266 nm, 355 nm and 532 nm. Any wavelength can be chosen individually or in combination with one or two other lines. Average...
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed a miniature gas sensor that can be connected to mobile devices. Gas measurements made with smartphones will make activities such as the detection of internal air problems easier. In addition, sleep quality will be measurable with greater precision, using mobile healthcare applications which gauge carbon dioxide quantities.
Researchers have solved a key obstacle in creating the underlying technology for miniature optical sensors to detect chemicals and biological compounds, high-precision spectroscopy, ultra-stable microwave sources, and optical communications systems that transmit greater volumes of information with better quality.
Germanium immersion gratings could enable smaller, higher-efficiency infrared spectrometers for astronomy and other applications.
Graphene Flagship researchers have developed an optical fibre laser that emits pulses with durations equivalent to just a few wavelengths of the light used. This fastest ever device based on graphene will be ideal for use in ultrafast spectroscopy, and in surgical lasers that avoid heat damage to living tissue.