Monthly Archives: September 2020

Helping to Prove the Existence of Gravitational Waves

 Challenge Since 1916, the existence of gravitational waves has been predicted. However, even Albert Einstein never dreamed that such phenomenally small events could actually be observed and measured. Nearly a century later, in 2002, the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) started looking for these distortions in the fabric of space-time. But nearly a decade of … Continue reading

September 22, 2020 Access Laser, Blog, Lasers

A New Approach to Few-Cycle Pulse Compression

Attosecond science is enabled by nonlinear compression of intense laser pulses. Researchers from the University of Central Florida and Binghamton University suggest a new approach to few-cycle pulse compression. Using a PHAROS laser from Light Conversion, they demonstrated a record > 45× single-stage pulse compression and supercontinuum generation in XUV. The paper describing the research is entitled “Multioctave supercontinuum generation and … Continue reading

September 21, 2020 Blog, Lasers, Light Conversion

Why Pulse Rise & Fall Times Differ in Photodetector Measurement

Check out the new white paper by Electro-Optics Technology (EOT) called, “Why Pulse Rise & Fall Times are Different in Photodetector Measurement“. This paper reviews factors that contribute to output pulses of PIN photodetectors causing them to have a longer fall time than rise time. Factors include photocarrier transit effects, diffusion current, saturation, and circuit design. To … Continue reading

September 17, 2020 Blog, Detectors, Electro-Optics Technology (EOT)

Characteristics of Lasers for Super-Resolution Microscopy

With regard to super-resolution microscopy, Laser Quantum can provide a laser that suits the needs of your research approach: Structured Illumination Microscopy (SIM) Laser power: ~100 mW Allows high throughput Easy sample preparation Super resolution limited to about 100 nm Single Molecule Localization Microscopy (SMLM) Laser power 500 mW Includes STORM, PALM, DNA-PAINT Stochastical approach … Continue reading

September 16, 2020 Blog, Laser Quantum, Lasers

Holo/Or Shipping DLIP DOEs for Prometheus Project

Holo/Or’s innovative Direct Laser Interference Patterning (DLIP) diffractive optics, which combine prisms with line shaping elements, are ready to be shipped! Designed and produced as part of HO2020 Prometheus project, these DOEs are a part of a DLIP system that generates patterns capable of repelling water and optimizing friction. Holo/Or’s DOEs provide absolute angular accuracy. They … Continue reading

September 15, 2020 Blog, Holo/Or, Optics