Entangling Photons with Mismatched Colors

Entangling Photons with Mismatched Colors.

Alessandro Fedrizzi, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland 4072, Australia
Published March 10, 2014 | Physics 7, 25 (2014) | DOI: 10.1103/Physics.7.25
Using a frequency eraser, researchers have, for the first time, entangled two independent photons with different frequencies.

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SPIE.org : Reduction in reflection using Nano-cone geometries can help w/ Solar Cell efficiency

SPIE.org : Low cost plastics shaped with special geometries at the nano-level and with Super-hydrophobic properties can enhance efficiencies in photovoltaics.
SPIE Newsroom : Reducing reflection losses in solar cells
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Surface Geometry Diagram, SPIE.org

360Fly captures interactive panoramic video

Gimbals?  We dont need gimbals…..take a look at this device that captures panaromic video…..

360Fly captures interactive panoramic video http://www.gizmag.com/360fly-interactive-panoramic-video/31085/?utm_source=Gizmag+Subscribers&utm_campaign=2c825a3b86-UA-2235360-4&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_65b67362bd-2c825a3b86-90987337

Compliant Mechanisms Article

An excellent article on compliant mechanisms related to optical systems in the November 2013 edition of Nasa Tech Briefs.

This article discusses the ability to use AMCs (amorphous metal composites) for compliant mechanisms in place of typically used Aluminum and Titanium alloys.  Since these composites can be customized for material properties needed in an optomechanical design or other application, the design can be optimized for specific applications.  This can be critical for space based optical systems or aerospace systems.

Bulk Metallic Glasses and Composites for Optical and Compliant Mechanisms

Friday, 01 November 2013
http://www.techbriefs.com/component/content/article/5-ntb/tech-briefs/materials/17680
This work was done by Douglas C. Hofmann and Gregory S. Agnes of Caltech for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. For more information, contact iaoffice@jpl.nasa.gov.   Reference 

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SPIE currently has this article n the James Webb Space Telescope set to open access.  The JWST is an amazing work of engineering and optomechanical design.  This telescope has not yet launched into space, but when it does it will provide unparalleled infrared images.

 

http://opticalengineering.spiedigitallibrary.org/article.aspx?articleid=1183204

 

“James Webb Space Telescope: large deployable cryogenic telescope in space”

 
Opt. Eng. 51(1), 011003 (Feb 03, 2012). doi:10.1117/1.OE.51.1.011003
History: Received June 30, 2011; Revised September 17, 2011; Accepted September 26,2011
 
The article goes into great detail behind the optomechanics of the telescope, and the image shown here is an amazing example of the kinematic design that goes into makiing an ultrastable lightweight mirror assembly.
 
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Quantum Information Processing

Quantum Information Processing takes a step closer to being an applied technology:

http://www.laserfocusworld.com/content/lfw/en/articles/2014/02/max-planck-s-single-photon-switch-brings-quantum-information-processing-closer.html

MAX PLANCK’S SINGLE-PHOTON SWITCH BRINGS QUANTUM INFORMATION PROCESSING CLOSER
02/20/2014
Posted by Gail Overton
Senior Editor

Quantum Switch, From Laser Focus World

Quantum Switch, From Laser Focus World

Additive manufacturing of smart metallic structures | SPIE Newsroom: SPIE

Ultrasonic welding process that joins dissimilar metals.  Article from SPIE.org

http://spie.org/x105826.xml?highlight=x2406&WT.mc_id=KNRSENSEMEAE