Optics

Engineers Trap A Rainbow

Engineers working in optical communications bear more than a passing resemblance to dreamers chasing rainbows. They may not wish literally to capture all the colors of the spectrum, but they do seek to control the rate at which light from across the spectr ...

Article - News Staff - Jun 27 2008 - 2:11pm

Essilor- First-Half 2008 Revenue

CHARENTON-LE-PONT, France, July 17 /PRNewswire/--- First-Half 2008 Revenue Up- 5.4% Like-for-Like- 9.6% at Constant Exchange Rates Essilor International, the world leader in ophthalmic optics, today announced consolidated revenue of EUR1,520.3 million for ...

Article - Anna Ohlden - Jul 17 2008 - 12:32am

The Amazing Quantum World Of Ultra Cold Matter

We have long been fascinated by the concept of absolute zero, the temperature at which everything comes to a complete stop, but physics tells us absolute zero cannot be reached but only approached- and the closer you get, the more interesting phenomena you ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 31 2008 - 9:13am

MDL Receives GBP600k In New Funding Round For World-Beating Cancer Diagnosis And Treatment Device

LONDON, August 4 /PRNewswire/--- With Photos Successful results and growing sales of Michelson Diagnostics Ltd's (MDL) Optical Coherence Technology (OCT) systems have encouraged investors to place a further GBP600K into the business to help develop t ...

Article - Anna Ohlden - Aug 4 2008 - 8:33am

Edible Silk Optics Will Mean Safer Food

Scientists at Tufts University's School of Engineering have demonstrated for the first time that it is possible to design an edible optical sensor that can be placed in produce bags to detect harmful levels of bacteria and consumed right along with th ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 7 2008 - 10:06am

Corning Cable Systems 10G Ready FutureCom(TM) 10TENe Copper System Exceeds Most Stringent Industry Standards

BERLIN, August 11 /PRNewswire/--- Exceptional Performance Makes it the Solution of Choice for Data Centres Corning Cable Systems LLC, part of Corning Incorporated's (NYSE:GLW) Telecommunications segment, announces that its FutureCom(TM) 10TENe System ...

Article - Anna Ohlden - Aug 11 2008 - 6:33am

Hoya Announces First Quarter Financial Results For FY2008

TOKYO, Japan, August 11 /PRNewswire/-- HOYA Corporation today announced financial results for the first quarter ended June 30, 2008. Net sales were 130.1 billion yen for the quarter, representing an increase of 33.1% from 97.7 billion yen in the first qua ...

Article - Anna Ohlden - Aug 11 2008 - 7:30am

Essilor's First-Half 2008 Results

CHARENTON-LE-PONT, France, August 28 /PRNewswire/--- A Solid First-Half Performance- Net Profit Up 16.8% at Constant Exchange Rates- Essilor Launches a Share Buyback Program The Board of Directors of Essilor International, the world leader in ophthalmic o ...

Article - Anna Ohlden - Aug 28 2008 - 1:30am

Laser Frequency Combs Mean Precision Rulers To Measure The Accelerating Universe

Astronomical instruments needed to answer crucial questions, such as the search for Earth-like planets or the way the Universe expands, have come a step closer with the first demonstration at the telescope of a new calibration system for precise spectrogra ...

Article - News Staff - Sep 4 2008 - 6:14pm

Extra-Ocular Sight For The Blind? 'Skin Vision' In Humans, Says Professor

Prof. Leonid Yaroslavsky from Tel Aviv University believes that humans may have an ability to "see" colors and shapes- with their skin. He outlines his 'optic-less imaging model' in a chapter of a new book, "Advances in Information ...

Article - News Staff - Sep 11 2008 - 1:28pm