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  • Vescent Introduces Q&A Forum
  • International Conference on Atomic Physics (ICAP)


    International Conference on Atomic Physics (ICAP)
    3-8 August, 2014
    Mayflower Renaissance Hotel
    Washington, DC

    Join us for an exciting conference and exhibition!

  • CLEO


    Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO)
    8-13 June, 2014
    San Jose Convention Center
    San Jose, CA

    CLEO, the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, provides the full range of critical developments in the field, showcasing the most significant milestones from laboratory to marketplace.

    Vescent Photonics will exhibit the new ICE product line at booth 2215.

  • European Time and Frequency Forum (EFTF)

    European Time and Frequency Forum
    23-26 June, 2014
    The University of Neuchâtel
    Neuchâtel, Switzerland

  • Precise Time and Time Interval Meeting

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    Precise Time and Time Interval
    1-4 December, 2014
    The Seaport Hotel
    Boston, Massachusetts
    The Institute of Navigation (ION) is the world’s premier non-profit professional society dedicated to the advancement of the art and science of positioning, navigation and timing (PNT).

  • Division of Atomic and Molecular Physics


    Division of Atomic and Molecular Physics (DAMOP)
    2-6 June, 2014
    Monona Terrace Convention Center
    Madison, WI

    Vescent Photonics will exhibit new products and technologies.

  • Laser World of Photonics (Shanghai)



    18-20 March, 2014
    Shanghai New International Expo Center


    China’s platform for the photonics community, features a superior show concept for exhibitors and visitors.


    Vescent Photonics products will be displayed on the Sources Technologies booth: HALL E1 BOOTH 1652.

  • Defense, Security, & Sensing


    Defense, Security, & Sensing (DSS)
    5-9 May, 2014
    Baltimore Convention Center
    Baltimore, MD

    SPIE DSS 2014 hosts the industry’s most important scientific conferences and exhibition on optics, IR imaging, lasers, and sensing for defense, security, industry, healthcare, and the environment.

  • Laser Fusion Achieved at NIF

    Scientists at the National Ignition Facility (NIF) in Livermore, CA report that for the first time a laser-initiated plasma has produced more energy than was put into it.  Although the total amount of energy in the laser pulse was greater than that released, this is considered to be a significant step as greater than unity gain was achieved for the light that actually struck the target.  The group published their findings in Nature, the International Weekly Journal of Science.  News outlets, including NPR, have reported the story.

  • JILA Atomic Clock Hits New Level of Accuracy… and Mainstream Media

    A JILA team at Boulder, CO headed by Jun Ye has published their results on a new Strontium-based atomic clock demonstrating accuracy on the order of 1 second for the lifetime of the earth.  The clock, as reported in Nature1, has an accuracy of 6.4×10-18 and is based on a lattice of Strontium atoms.  The clock surpasses the accuracy of the previous record holders, clocks based on single ions2,3,4.

    Though the results were only released as an advanced online publication on 22 January (three days ago at the publication of this post), the clock has already been reported on in the mainstream media, including NPR, Nature World News, and the Daily Mail, demonstrating a widespread interest in atomic physics.

    Congratulations to the group for their efforts and results.





    1Bloom, B.J., Nicholson, T.L., Williams, J.R., Campbell, S.L., Bishof, M., Zhang, X., Zhang, W., Bromely, S.L., Ye, J. An optical lattice clock with accuracy and stability at the 10-18 level.  Nature  online.

    2Chou, C. W., Hume, D. B., Koelemeij, J. C. J., Wineland, D. J. & Rosenband, T. Frequency comparison of two high-accuracy Al+ optical clocks. Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 070802 (2010)

    3Huntemann, N. et al. High-accuracy optical clock based on the octupole transition in 171Yb+.Phys. Rev. Lett. 108, 090801 (2012)

    4Madej, A. A., Dubé, P., Zhou, Z., Bernard, J. E. & Gertsvolf, M. 88Sr+ 445-THz single-ion reference at the 10−17 level via control and cancellation of systematic uncertainties and its measurement against the SI second. Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 203002 (2012)