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March 2015
Researchers demonstrate how to encode 2.05 bits per photon, doubling existing systems that use light polarization Researchers at the University of Rochester and their collaborators have developed a way to transfer 2.05 bits per photon by using “twisted light.” This remarkable achievement is possible because the researchers used the orbital angular momentum of the photons...
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A Future Beyond Film, Transformation in the Digital Age A lot of rehashing this old story, but with a few updates.  We have more jobs in Rochester now than when Kodak was at full employment. http://graphics8.nytimes.com/bcvideo/1.0/iframe/embed.html?videoId=100000003538108 Read More Read Even More…
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Light behaves both as a particle and as a wave. Since the days of Einstein, scientists have been trying to directly observe both of these aspects of light at the same time. Now, scientists at EPFL have succeeded in capturing the first-ever snapshot of this dual behavior. Quantum mechanics tells us that light can behave...
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A community-based organization called DAYLIGHT Project has introduced bulbs made from plastic water bottles to people living in informal settlements that lack electricity. The bulbs are a low-cost and environmentally-friendly innovation that are said to last seven years.
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Sydor Instruments announced today that it has been awarded a $150,000 SBIR/STTR Phase I grant from the Department of Energy. Sydor Instruments will use this grant in collaboration with Cornell University to advance the development of a novel fast framing hybridized x-ray imaging detector. The hybridized detector is capable of capturing a sequence of quantitative...
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A Hodoscope is an instrument used to determine the trajectory of charged particles. It’s built out of a three-dimensional matrix of particle detectors – either PIN diodes or Geiger tubes – arranged in such a way that particles can be traced along coincident detectors, revealing their trajectory. Artist Inadvertently Builds Hodoscope | Hackaday.
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Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope say they have been watching the same star blow itself to smithereens in a supernova explosion over and over again, thanks to a trick of Einsteinian optics. The star exploded more than nine billion years ago on the other side of the universe, too far for even the Hubble to see...
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In celebration of the International Year of Light (#IYOL15, #ROCtheIYOL), NYPhotonics member Navitar sponsored the donation of 2500 polarizing slides for the upcoming “Wonders of Orion” planetarium show at the Rochester Museum and Science Center’s Strasenburgh Planetarium.   Navitar, Inc. supplies custom projection optics for planetariums around the world. As part of the International Year of Light, the Strasenburgh...
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