Products: Photonics/Optics
Laser Safety Shutter

Electro-optical Products Corp. (Fresh Meadows, NY) has developed a laser safety (interlock) shutter that returns to the “off” position in case of power failure. The shutter consists of a blade mounted on a rotary...

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Industrial 50W Picosecond Laser

RPMC Lasers (O’Fallon, MO) has introduced an industrial 50W picosecond laser suitable for manufacturers who need to drill or cut thin materials to produce components that should not be subjected to heat....

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Variable Focus Industrial Laser Module

Photonic Products (Hertfordshire, UK) has released a new range of variable focus industrial laser diode modules that offer high boresight accuracy of The modules also feature either a standard...

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Hi-Speed DM37 Deformable Mirror

ALPAO (Biviers, France) has developed the Hi-Speed DM37, with optimized temporal response, large stroke, and high linearity. Designed for applications requiring large corrections with a small optical beam,...

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Continuously Variable Apodizing Filters

Edmund Optics (Barrington, NJ) has introduced continuously variable apodizing filters designed to eliminate undesirable intensity variations and create an even illumination profile in optical systems....

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Fiber-Coupled, Multi-Bar Module

A fiber-coupled, multi-bar module from DILAS (Tucson, AZ) delivers 300W through a cladding mode free QBH high-power 200-μm core diameter fiber with a low numerical aperture of 35%. The modules are packaged in...

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Auto Focus Modules for CCD/CMOS Cameras

New Scale Technologies (Victor, NY) has introduced custom auto focus modules that install directly on board-mounted cameras and accept standard threaded lens assemblies. The compact lens motion module...

The SPMArray from sensL (Cork, Ireland) is the first four-side scalable low-light-detecting silicon photomultiplier array for use in markets such as medical imaging, homeland security, radiation...

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PIXCI SI1 Frame Grabber

EPIX (Buffalo Grove, IL) has introduced a PIXCI SI1 frame grabber that allows image and control data transfer with minimal buffering over any PCI Express slot for low latency image capture and analysis. Featuring 190...

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Fiber Laser Marker

TRUMPF (Farmington, CT) has unveiled the TruMark 5020, a new fiber laser marker that is suited for applications on metals and plastics with high speed and edge quality requirements. With high pulse frequencies and...

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Thin-Film Thermal Charger Application

Nextreme Thermal Solutions (Durham, NC) and Infinite Power Solutions (Denver, CO) have developed a thermal charger with the ability to continuously recharge the IPS THINERGY ™ Micro-Energy Cell (MEC)...

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High-Energy Fiber Laser

Fianium (Eugene, OR) has introduced the FP1060-HE high-energy fiber laser that delivers pulse energies in excess of 10 μJ and pulse durations below 20 ps. The laser platform is suitable for challenging materials...

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A Muddled Crystal Ball

As another decade comes to a rapid close, it seems like just yesterday that the main topic of discussion was how to prepare for the impending Y2K disaster that was supposed to throw computer networks into chaos and create massive disruptions in our lives. Though most level-headed citizens did not buy into the Y2K hype,...

Sandia National Laboratories scientists have developed tiny glitter-sized photovoltaic cells that are expected to be less expensive and have greater efficiencies than current photovoltaic collectors...

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Even Santa Loves High-Tech

One may not normally associate Santa Claus with cutting-edge science and technology, but a story in our recent Tech Briefs INSIDER newsletter shows that notion is outdated.

The story, based on
research by North Carolina State University professor Dr. Larry Silverberg, paints a picture of St. Nick as a...

News: Green Design & Manufacturing
Recovering Raw Materials for Green Technologies

Engineering researchers from the University of Leeds have discovered how to recover significant quantities of rare-earth oxides, present in titanium dioxide minerals. Rare-earth oxides are...

Jessica Lundquist - a University of Washington assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering - uses dime-sized temperature sensors, which were first developed for the...

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High Heat Pumping Thermoelectric Device

Nextreme Thermal Solutions (Durham, NC) introduces an updated version of the OptoCooler HV14 that enables assembly temperatures as high as 320°C. The RoHS-compliant OptoCooler HV14 module is a high...

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Greg Olsen

Greg Olsen has had an illustrious career as a research scientist and entrepreneur. He founded Sensors Unlimited, a near-infrared camera manufacturer, and EPITAXX, a fiber-optic detector manufacturer. But he is perhaps best-known as the third private citizen to orbit the Earth on the International Space Station in...

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Bacteria Turns Carbon Dioxide Into Liquid Fuel

Researchers from the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science have genetically modified a cyanobacterium to consume carbon dioxide and produce the liquid fuel isobutanol,...

Videos: Green Design & Manufacturing
Happy Holidays!

In science news not green but white, scientists at the UK's National Physical Laboratory (NPL), have created the world's smallest "snowman" at 10µm across - 1/5th the width of a human hair. The snowman was made from two tin...

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User-Friendly Forest-Monitoring Technology

Forest-monitoring technology developed by scientists at Carnegie Institute’s Department of Global Ecology combines free satellite imagery and powerful analytical methods into an easy-to-use,...

Videos: Electronics & Computers
Batteries Made From Ordinary Paper

Using nanotechnology, Stanford scientists are producing ultra-lightweight, bendable batteries and supercapacitors in the form of everyday paper. Coating a sheet of paper with ink made of carbon...

Tel Aviv University researchers have found a novel way to control the atoms and molecules of peptides so that they "grow" to resemble small forests of grass. These "peptide...

Scientists at Australia's Monash University, with colleagues from the universities of Wollongong and Ulm in Germany, have produced tandem dye-sensitized solar cells with a...

Scientists at DOE’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, in cooperation with the International SEMATECH Manufacturing Initiative (ISMI), are releasing for beta testing a...

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NASA Challenges Young Rocket Scientists

Have a son or daughter fascinated by space travel? NASA has invited more than 350 student rocketeers from middle schools, high schools, colleges, and universities to take part in its 2009-2010 Student Launch Projects. The contest is designed to inspire students to channel their interests in science,...

The Solar Impulse HB-SIA - the first airplane designed to fly day and night without fuel - left the ground yesterday for the first time. Recent results from ground tests had verified the...

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A Designer's Carbon Calculator

Rocky Mountain Institute has released Green Footstep - a free online tool for architects, engineers, and developers, which reveals design targets to achieve carbon neutrality in building construction and...

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