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Improving Optical Fiber Accuracy

Improving Optical Fiber Accuracy

A team of scientists from the Material Research Institute (MRI) at Pennsylvania State University have developed a device that efficiently makes laser-to-fiber and fiber-to-fiber connections within optical fiber packages. Their invention, which offers a new economically viable method for aligning ...

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Generating Power in Space

Generating Power in Space

Scientists from the Institute of Laser Engineering at Osaka University in Japan and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) have developed a technology for converting sunlight into laser beams. The technology is intended to stand in the center of JAXA’s ...

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Laser Hard Drives on the Horizon

Researchers from the Netherlands and Japan have succeeded in flipping the value of a magnetic memory bit without any external magnetic field interference. Instead, they flashed a very short pulse of circularly-polarized laser light at it. This method is about ...

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Smallest Projector in the World

Smallest Projector in the World

Projector technology has improved considerably in the last few years, but although brightness, contrast, and color are better than ever, size still remains an issue for those looking for a truly portable device. Enter the world’s smallest and lightest projector ...

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Laser Turntable

Laser Turntable

Wait, don’t throw them out! ELP’s Laser Turntable (LT) is a laser-based device for playing LPs. Boasting “no needle, no wear”, the LT features an absolutely contact-free optical pickup system allowing a record to be played thousands of times with ...

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