Tag Archives: Optics

LIGO optical coatings pose new challenges in materials research

Not only has the detection of gravitational waves opened a new era of astronomy, it has also unveiled new horizons for optical and materials sciences. Continue reading

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Putting Lidar on the Map

The latest developments and applications of lidar technology reach from the depths of the ocean to outer space. Continue reading

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The Optics of LIGO

How high-precision optics enabled detection of gravitational waves and a new view of the universe. Continue reading

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High-precision optics enable LIGO’s new view of the universe

The first detection of a gravitational wave depended on large surfaces with excellent flatness, combined with low microroughness and the ability to mitigate environmental noise. Continue reading

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The Emperor’s New Photonics Clothes

How wearable technologies for applications such as media, sports, logistics, and medicine are improving in terms of design and functionality. Continue reading

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