Monthly Archives: December 2022

Data Centers Rely on Improved Data Storage Infrastructure

Storage infrastructures form the backbone of data centers, as they hold the data owned by enterprises, government institutions, or private individuals. Various types of data centers exist to serve the purposes of different application areas, such as cloud storage, (industrial) internet of things or business models (such as software as a service or streaming portals), … Continue reading

28-Dec-2022 Blog, Iridian Spectral Technologies, Optics

OPCPA: From Concept to Ultrafast Future

The first proof-of-concept experiment on stretching, amplification, and compression of chirped pulses in an optical parametric amplifier (OPA) was demonstrated in 1992. This experiment was performed by a Vilnius University research group led by Light Conversion co-founder Prof. Algis Petras Piskarskas. In the 1970s Prof. Gérard Mourou and Prof. Donna Strickland invented a “method of … Continue reading

22-Dec-2022 Blog, Lasers, Light Conversion

Can I Trust You? Let’s Flip a Coin

How can two mistrustful parties fairly toss a coin? As it turns out, this problem of weak coin flipping (WCF) is a fundamental cryptographic primitive, where quantum WCF can achieve theoretically perfect information security over modern communication networks. In a recent paper, researchers from Sorbonne Université, the University of Vienna, California Institute of Technology and … Continue reading

18-Dec-2022 Blog, Detectors, ID Quantique

Photo of Triangulum Galaxy

We have another image from Tony Hallas to share of the Triangulum Galaxy (M33), located about 2.73 million light years away from Earth. This image was photographed over 11 hours, using Chroma Technology’s astronomy filters. To see more of Tony’s work on his website ASTROPHOTO, click here. Chroma Astronomy Filters Chroma Technology manufactures the highest quality astronomy filters with … Continue reading

14-Dec-2022 Blog, Chroma Technology, Optics
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