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A Quantum Microscope That Records the Flow of Light

Prof. Ido Kaminer and team have made a dramatic breakthrough in the field of quantum science: a quantum microscope that records the flow of light, enabling the direct observation of light trapped inside a photonic crystal. Their research, “Coherent Interaction between Free Electrons and a Photonic Cavity,” was published in Nature. All the experiments were performed … Continue reading

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Nanosecond Timestamping for Single-Photon-Counting Images

The Mantis3 is a single-photon-counting camera with nanosecond timestamping. The Mantis³ consists of a Timepix3-based visible light camera coupled to a Photonis CricketTM, which contains a high-end image intensifier. The TPX3Cam (produced by Amsterdam Scientific Instruments) is a high-rate, event-driven, timestamping camera. The attached CricketTM image intensifier enables single-photon sensitivity and offers a choice of … Continue reading

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Light Conversion Releases 2020 Catalog

Here is an excerpt from the first page of the new Light Conversion 2020 catalog: “We [Light Conversion] are the world-leading manufacturer of wavelength-tunable femtosecond optical parametric amplifiers (OPA) based on our TOPAS and ORPHEUS series as well as diode pumped solid state femtosecond lasers PHAROS and CARBIDE. Both PHAROS, the most versatile femtosecond laser … Continue reading

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Fast Energy Control for CARBIDE CB3

All new CARBIDE CB3 lasers from Light Conversion now include the Fast Energy Control (FEC) option by default. FEC enables full scale individual pulse or pulse train amplitude control. Effectively this function works as a fast attenuator. The power can be attenuated either by the software internally (default method) via the output control slider in … Continue reading

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Tunable BiBurst for CARBIDE CB3 Laser Now Available

Now the CARBIDE CB3 laser available from Light Conversion has an option for tunable GHz and MHz burst with burst-in-burst capability — called BiBurst. The distance between burst packet groups is called the nanosecond burst (N).  The picosecond burst (P) is the distance between sub-pulses in the group. The image below illustrates the difference between the single pulse mode and … Continue reading

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