Ion beam processing for ultra-smooth glass-ceramic optics
A novel technique involves a deterministic material addition and removal method to enable sputtering of dual-phase materials.
Robust fibers for delivering infrared light
A new generation of robust multimaterial chalcogenide optical fibers offers transparency across the mid-IR range.
Photo-aligned ferroelectric liquid crystals for modern photonics
A photo-aligned, electrically-suppressed-helix ferroelectric liquid crystal enables high optical quality, shock stability, and low driving voltage, showing promise for application in future displays.
New technical facilities for astronomy instrumentation
A large stress-polishing machine and a large cryo-vacuum chamber have recently been built at the Laboratory of Astrophysics of Marseille to support major projects.
Microscopy curriculum stimulates STEM excitement
Success stories from teachers show that STEM curriculum using the scanning electron microscope excites their students and improves academic performance.
Calibration of the METIS coronagraph UV channel onboard Solar Orbiter
In-flight radiometric calibration procedures will be used to track changes in instrument throughput during the mission and to verify pre-flight laboratory tests.
Enabling high-resolution extreme UV solar astronomy
Novel combinations of polishing techniques on fused silica substrates produce super-polished mirrors with effective surface roughness of 0.25nm.
ARL open house offers new "Open Campus" collaboration model
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New energy-efficient and temperature-stable gallium arsenide devices operate at 980nm and enable high-speed data transmission at high temperature.