Monthly Archives: July 2022

The Power of Entanglement

Entanglement is as wondrous as it is useful. It describes systems where—counter to our everyday intuition of probability—the full state cannot be described as a product of its constituents, and the measurement of one portion of an entangled ensemble will affect the other parts instantaneously, regardless of the separation in space and time. Together with … Continue reading

July 31, 2022 Blog, Detectors, ID Quantique

Multifocal DOEs Enable Laser Separation of Sapphire Wafers

Researchers at Nanyang Technological University of Singapore successfully demonstrated a multi-foci laser cutting technology for sapphire wafer separation, using Holo/Or multi-focal DOEs. Sapphire wafers are used for manufacturing LEDs. Unlike typical cases where the entire cross-section needs to be scanned with single or multiple passes, this team developed a new separation technique, using only partial thickness scanning, … Continue reading

July 25, 2022 Blog, Holo/Or, Optics