Ion beam processing for ultra-smooth glass-ceramic optics
Optical Design & Engineering, December 19, 2014
A novel technique involves a deterministic material addition and removal method to enable sputtering of dual-phase materials.
UV-visible-NIR polarization spectroscopy
Optical Design & Engineering, December 17, 2014
Robust fibers for delivering infrared light
Optical Design & Engineering, December 15, 2014
A new generation of robust multimaterial chalcogenide optical fibers offers transparency across the mid-IR range.
Photo-aligned ferroelectric liquid crystals for modern photonics
Optical Design & Engineering, December 12, 2014
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
Optical Design & Engineering, December 05, 2014
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
Optical Design & Engineering, December 03, 2014
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
Optical Design & Engineering, December 02, 2014
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
Optical Design & Engineering, December 02, 2014
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
Optical Design & Engineering, November 25, 2014
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Vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers for optical interconnects
Optical Design & Engineering, November 25, 2014
New energy-efficient and temperature-stable gallium arsenide devices operate at 980nm and enable high-speed data transmission at high temperature.
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