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New on the Market: October 2021
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Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Growing large-area graphene on optical substrates enables use in photonics devices.
Question of the Week: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Will Laser Cooking Catch On?

Our lead story today looked at a cutting-edge way to prepare food: Laser cooking.

INSIDER: Photonics/Optics

Twelve years ago, physicists turned on the first x-ray laser, and since then it and several others around the world have proved themselves revolutionary probes of...

INSIDER: Photonics/Optics

Scientists from Los Alamos National Laboratory recently assessed the status of research into colloidal quantum dot lasers with a focus on prospective electrically...

Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
High-yield synthesis of carbon nanotubes is enabled via free electron laser ablation.
Briefs: Communications
An atom-based sensor can determine the direction of an incoming radio signal.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
These antennas dramatically increase the amount of information that can be simultaneously transmitted by a coherent light source.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
An alternative, environmentally friendly production method creates permanent magnets.
Briefs: Propulsion
This method is a faster way to manufacture combustion chambers and nozzles for aerospace propulsion as well as heat exchangers in oil and gas applications.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A novel nanostructure produces uniquely shaped light.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
A new imaging method allows researchers to see inside complex semiconductors, without destroying them.
Application Briefs: Data Acquisition
Learn about a membrane-free, broadband microphone for the highest ultrasound frequencies.
Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Automotive camera monitors, curved CMOS sensors, fiber lasers, and more.
Special Reports: Photonics/Optics
Medical Robotics - September 2021

Self-propelled nanobots that deliver drugs inside the human body...novel sensors that improve the safety and precision of industrial robots...a dynamic hydrogel material that makes building soft robotic...

On-Demand Webinars: Photonics/Optics
Advanced Components to Enhance Laser System Performance

Laser systems perform to the level of their weakest component. This 30-minute Webinar showcases the role that critical supporting components such as pump diodes, optical fiber, crystals, and other design choices will have on laser system performance. This Webinar offers practical...

Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
A connection between electricity and mechanical motion in soft, rubber-like materials could improve robot range.
INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

After the optical frequency comb made its debut as a ruler for light, spinoffs followed, including the “astrocomb” to measure starlight and a radar-like comb system to...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Applications include remote sensing, laser spectroscopy, and gas analysis.
Briefs: Automotive
Movements of individual particles of light are reconstructed to see through clouds, fog, and other obstructions.
INSIDER: Data Acquisition

Photonics has the potential to transform all manners of electronic devices by storing and transmitting information in the form of light, rather than electricity. Using...

INSIDER: Photonics/Optics

New research shows how to measure the super-short bursts of high-frequency light emitted from free electron lasers (FELs). By using the light-induced ionization itself to create...

INSIDER: Semiconductors & ICs

Uncooled Thermal Lens

British threat detection specialist Silent Sentinel (Hertfordshire, UK) has expanded its Aeron Ranger suite of cameras to include a brand-new 25-150mm Long...

Products: Imaging
Fiber coatings measurement, single-frequency laser, optical filters, and more.
Application Briefs: Test & Measurement
What you need to know before you incorporate large diameter aspheres into your optical systems.
Technology Leaders: Photonics/Optics
Thanks to new innovations in measurement technologies, manufacturers and users now have a wide range of options for proactively measuring the laser beam.
Technology Leaders: Data Acquisition
Test technologies are available as technologies evolve to 800Gbps and 1.6Tbps for next-generation data center architectures.
Briefs: Energy
This additively manufactured alloy is tailored for high-temperature applications.
Briefs: Aerospace
The tiny device accurately measures acceleration in smaller navigation systems and other devices.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
The system provides high tuning capability and extreme simplicity.

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