Researchers at the University of Delaware have revealed an exciting opportunity for the market of energy efficient technologies. In a paper published in February’s issue of Optics Express, the team outlines their novel optofluidic smart glass prototype that outperforms many current commercially available technologies. The new model promises a much more energy-efficient and cost-effective option … Read more
Researchers at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, UK have developed a new design for optical tweezers using a single diode-coupled multicore fiber. The novel method promises a much more flexible and accessible setup to analyze single cells for a better understanding of many biological systems.
Introduction to the Diode Laser
Researchers have been developing different types of coherent light sources to fit a larger span of applications since 1960. Present-day lasers vary in size, power-range, and wavelength capabilities. Many different fields now benefit from the customizability of the modern laser industry. Today we will cover the most versatile and compact … Read more
Introduction to Fiber Optic Polarizers
Fiber optics cables are a common and extremely efficient method for data transmission and light guiding applications. Complete fiber optic networks can transmit data over long distances at a wide bandwidth. This makes fibers an ideal technology for a wide range of applications in medical, networking, and military industries. While … Read more
Photonics Technologies in Farming
Farmers everywhere face the same daunting task: the world population is growing at an exponential rate, and food supply has to keep up. There is practical limits to a farmer’s resources including land, water, and crops. It is essential to establish a process that produces the most harvest while saving the most time, energy, and money. “Future farming… Read more
What is Electro-Optics?
In the last 20 years or so, the field of electro-optics has become increasingly important. It is often challenging to predict the future of scientific discoveries and their relevant applications. However, with the development of new optical sources such as ultrafast and fiber lasers, electro-optics has grown significantly in science, … Read more