PHOTONICS: The technology of generating and harnessing light and other forms of radiant energy whose quantum unit is the photon.
The range of applications of photonics extends from energy generation to detection to communications and information processing.
30 LIGHTING UP MICROSCOPES: ADVANCES AND EMERGING SOURCES
by Marie Freebody, Contributing Editor
Spanning more wavelengths with greater
intensity in ever smaller and cheaper
packages, illumination systems are a
make-or-break component in any modern
36 FOR VISION SYSTEMS, LIGHTING AND OTHER ADVANCES
UP CAPABILITIES AND CUT COSTS
by Hank Hogan, Contributing Editor
Better sensors, more powerful processors and
sophisticated algorithms are advantageous in
opening up new mass market applications.
41 SPECIALIZED OPTICAL MIRRORS SET TO UNLOCK THE UNIVERSE’S
by Tina Gallo, Schott North America Inc.
Optical mirrors made of floated borosilicate
glass installed at the Hobby-Eberly Telescope
Dark Energy Experiment will help paint a
more detailed picture of dark energy.
46 ULTRASHORT PULSE LASER MICROMACHINING SURPASSES
by Florian Harth, Thomas Herrmann,
Bernhard Henrich and Johannes A. L‘huillier,
Photonik-Zentrum Kaiserslautern eV and
Research Center Optimas
With more powerful ultrashort pulse laser
systems, achieving dynamically and synchronously adaptable pulse repetition rates in the
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