Optics Industry News

Get the latest Optics Industry News and optics industry updates below. Cleanroom Connect brings you the latest news from around the world, featuring current topics and optics industry news.

Neutrino Distant Cosmic Source Identified

Neutrinos, Italian for “little neutral ones,” are often described as “ghost particles,” for their extremely weak interactions with ordinary matter. Indeed, billions of neutrinos stream through our fingernails every second, without ruffling so much as a molecule of matter. And yet, on Sept. 22, 2017, the IceCube Neutrino Observatory, based at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station, detected a neutrino in signals picked up by its detectors buried deep in the Antarctic ice. Researchers there quickly sent out alerts to ground- and space-based telescopes in hopes of finding the neutrino’s cosmic source.

X-Ray Experiment Confirms Theoretical Model for Making New Materials

X-Ray Experiment – Over the last decade, scientists have used supercomputers and advanced simulation software to predict hundreds of new materials with exciting properties for next-generation energy technologies. Now they need to figure out how to make them. To predict the best recipe for making a material, they first need a better understanding of how it forms, including all the intermediate phases it goes through along the way – some of which may be useful in their own right.

Neural Circuits Controlled By Sound Waves

In the maze of our brains, there are various pathways by which neural signals travel. These pathways can go awry in patients with neurological and psychiatric diseases and disorders, including epilepsy, Parkinson’s, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Researchers have developed new therapeutic strategies to more precisely target neural pathways involved in these conditions, but they often require surgery. 

Manipulating single atoms with an electron beam

An electron beam with sub-atomic precision, allowing scientists to directly see each atom in two-dimensional materials like graphene, and also to target single atoms with the beam. Each electron has a tiny chance of scattering back from a nucleus, giving it a kick in the opposite direction.

NASA Parker Solar Probe Receives New Cutting-Edge Heat Shield

Cutting-Edge Heat Shield Installed on NASA’s Parker Solar Probe The launch of Parker Solar Probe, the mission that will get closer to the Sun than any human-made object has ever gone, is quickly approaching, and on June 27, 2018, Parker Solar Probe’s heat shield —...

Nanoscale Kirigami Technique Could Enable Microchip-Based 3-D Optical Devices

Nanoscale Kirigami has taken off as a field of research in the last few years; the approach is based on the ancient arts of origami (making 3-D shapes by folding paper) and kirigami (which allows cutting as well as folding) but applied to flat materials at the nanoscale, measured in billionths of a meter.

Indium Oxide Nanocrystals Comprise New UV Narrow-Band Photodetector

Semiconductor quantum dots (nanocrystals just a few nanometers in size) have attracted researchers’ attention due to the size dependent effects that determine their novel electrical and optical properties. By changing the size of such objects, it is possible to adjust the wavelength of the emission they absorb, thus implementing selective photodetectors, including those for UV radiation.

Aerospace News

Optics Industry News and Advancements

Optics Industry News

Optics Industry News

The Optics Cleanroom Industry supports the environmental cleanroom and controlled environmental systems for the optics industry. The Optics Industry is the branch of physics that includes the behavior of light and the properties of light. This includes the way that light interacts with matter and the construction of optics instruments, optics products and optics technology that use light or detect light. Light is an electromagnetic wave which is very similar to other forms of electromagnetic radiation, like: x-rays, microwaves and radio waves.

Cleanroom Connect provides the latest Optics Industry News from various Optics Organizations, Optics Industries, and Optics Product Manufacturers. Subscribe today to receive optics news and updates directly to your mailbox.

Modern manufacturing is being revolutionized by the use of optics, which can both improve current manufacturing capabilities and enable new ones. Below are some of the uses of Optics in the industrial and product manufacturing landscapes:

  • Light is often used to process or probe materials remotely, sometimes through windows isolating harsh or vacuum environments.
  • Light can be used to induce photochemistry, for example, in photolithography to produce submicron features in thin films of photoresist or in rapid prototyping where liquid polymers are solidified by lasers to form a three-dimensional piece from a computer-aided design database.
  • Light can cast images, making it possible to inspect a part or use the image to guide the working tool to the correct area of a production piece.

Optics has reached into every aspect of manufacturing and promises to increase in use with improvements in speed, control, precision, and accuracy. Numerous optical techniques are used throughout industry and are critical to the manufacture of such diverse and basic products as semiconductor chips, roads and tunnels, and chemicals. Optical techniques, grouped by function, fall into two broad classes:

  1. Performing manufacturing: Light interacts directly with the finished or intermediate product to change its physical properties, as in the case of photolithography or materials processing.

  2. Controlling manufacturing: Optics is used to provide information about a manufacturing process, as in the chemical industry’s use of optical sensors for in-line process control, or to inspect a manufactured

Keywords: Optics Industry, Optics News, Optics Industry News, Optics Organizations, Optics Industries, and Optics Product Manufacturers, Optics Research, Optics R&D, Optics Laboratory, Optics Cleanroom, x-rays, microwaves, radio waves

 

Share This