Weekly Tech Roundup | Jan 10, 2020

Weekly tech roundup featuring five photonics technologies

The photonics market is projected to exhibit huge growth due to the increasing use of photonics technology. This week’s roundup highlights five photonics inventions that could help your business grab a share of that market.

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Without further ado, here is our photonics roundup:

Alkaline-Earth vapor cell for enhanced optical atomic clocks

Air Force scientists are advancing the capabilities of space-based communication and navigation by improving the size and accuracy of ultra-high precision atomic clocks.

Commercial applications include finance, communications, power grid stabilization and synchronization, network synchronization, cybersecurity, encryption, and signal multiplexing.

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Precision laser coupling device for single-mode fiber optics

An Air Force scientist has invented a positioning device for the stable and repeated coupling of a laser beam and a fiber optic cable.

The controller's software allows the device to effectively mitigate or eliminate hysteresis.

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Epoxyless connector for infrared optical fibers

Navy scientists have recently invented an epoxyless method of mounting an infrared optical fiber to a ferrule, which has significant advantages over typical methods that use epoxy.

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Luminescent quantum dots for bright and flexible flat screen displays

Navy scientists have developed hybrid polymeric materials with quantum dot nanoparticles incorporated to produce transparent, luminescent materials with tailorable mechanical, optical, and thermal properties.

These materials may be used as screens in device displays, and as materials used in additive manufacturing.

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Relative alignment system for monitoring the motion of objects in real time

A Navy scientist has invented a new method for monitoring the motion of a moving object with respect to a stationary object in real-time. The system provides good resolution in a low-cost, easily installable package.

The technology has applications for industrial facilities and machines.

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