Monthly Archives: June 2021

Successful Laser Interception of a Drone

A series of interception tests was successfully completed employing an airborne High-Power Laser Weapon System. The system successfully intercepted several UAVs in mid-air, at various ranges and altitudes. These successful tests, a collaboration between the Israel Ministry of Defense, Israeli Air Force and Elbit Systems, make Israel among the first countries to demonstrate such a … Continue reading

June 29, 2021 Blog, IL Photonics, Lasers

Stabilizing Experiments with a Micropipette

Bioengineering is constantly evolving and improving to create more precise mechanical characteristics for materials. Herzan‘s vibration control platforms and acoustic enclosures help researchers around the world improve their data. This Herzan Case Study demonstrates the improved stability of research equipment “on the second story of a shaky building” according to the customer.   Application: Nanoscale … Continue reading

June 27, 2021 Blog, Herzan, Optomechanics

Producing Ultrastiff Graphene with Direct Laser Writing

Graphene has exceptionally high in-plane strength but exceptionally low out-of-plane stiffness, making it flimsy and hard to handle. Here, researchers show that using a laser writing technique called optical forging increases graphene bending stiffness up to five orders of magnitude, opening venues for a plethora of new applications, such as GHz resonators and 3D scaffolds. Direct laser writing … Continue reading

June 24, 2021 Blog, Lasers, Light Conversion

Variable Multibeam Tool Enables High Accuracy and Throughput

In an article entitled, “Variable multibeam tool enables high accuracy and throughput”, the authors write: Miniaturization drives the industry. While feature densities increase due to the smaller structure sizes required in electronics and display manufacturing, laser scanning speed must also increase to hit throughput targets in terms of moves per second for drilling and other … Continue reading

June 23, 2021 Blog, Holo/Or, Optics