- Vescent is 2015 Prism Award Finalist
Vescent Photonics is proud to announce that we have been selected as a finalist for the 2015 Prism Awards for Photonics Innovation. The Prism Awards, sponsored by SPIE, honor the best new photonics products on the market. We have been nominated to the Optics and Components category for our SEEOR laser scanner.
The SEEOR (Steerable Electro-Evanescent Optical Refractor) is a completely non-mechanical beam steering device which features low SWaP and will allow the laser to interrogate a 35×8° field of regard. Unlike resonant MEMS scanners, the SEEOR will allow you to not only rapidly scan a field, but will also allow zooming to specific portions of the field, point and hold capability, and tracking. With no moving parts, it is not subject to inertial effects and the liquid crystal-based technology does not require the high power consumption of ao modulators.
See you in San Francisco!
- Vescent Staff Scientist Profiled by Denver Philharmonic
That’s Vescent’s very own Senior Scientist Ben Luey being profiled on the Denver Philharmonic’s web page, the Buzz. Ben has been with Vescent Photonics for 9 years and he has been playing the viola for the Denver Philharmonic all this time. We are proud that Ben has found time to lead our Electrical and Optical Engineering teams through many successful product launches and SBIR grants as well as to enhance the Denver cultural environment. Thanks, Ben.
- Vescent Photonics Has Moved
Vescent Photonics is proud to announce that we have moved our operations into a newer, larger facility. After bursting at the seams for a number of years, we have increased our square footage by roughly a factor of 3 to over 10,000 ft2. Our new building has freshly updated workspaces, including an abundance of power, light, and connectivity. It also boasts of expanded labs and production floor space, a stock room, and a 2,000 ft2 class 10,000 clean room.
Our new home office is located at:
14998 W. 6th Ave.
Golden, CO 80401
We’d be pleased to host a visit if you’d like to see the new building.
We did not change any of our phone lines or internet connectivity.
- Vescent Introduces Q&A Forum
- 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)
- 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics Awarded to François Englert and Peter W. Higgs
The 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded jointly to François Englert and Peter W. Higgs “for the theoretical discovery of a mechanism that contributes to our understanding of the origin of mass of subatomic particles, and which recently was confirmed through the discovery of the predicted fundamental particle, by the ATLAS and CMS experiments at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider.”
Congratulations Drs. Englert and Higgs!
- Ana Maria Rey Wins MacArthur Fellowship for Cold Atom Theory Work
JILA Fellow Dr. Ana Maria Rey has been awarded a 2013 MacArthur Fellowship, also known as a “Genius Grant.” Dr. Rey has been developing the theory of cold atom physics including the theoretical underpinnings of ultra-cold optical lattices and the large-scale entanglement between atoms.
We are proud that the MacArthur Foundation has recognized a member of the Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics Community for this prestigious award.
Congratulations Dr. Rey!
Each year, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation identifies 20 to 30 exceptionally creative individuals with the potential for important work and provides them with financial support, freeing them to pursue their most innovative ideas. The MacArthur Fellows Program awards unrestricted fellowships to talented individuals who have shown extraordinary originality and dedication in their creative pursuits and a marked capacity for self-direction.
- Vescent Adds Israeli Distributor
Vescent is pleased to welcome Kedem Technologies as our exclusive representative in Israel. Kedem Technologies was founded in 2012 as a representative and distribution agency focused on their Israeli customer base and products needing special care and technical understanding. Founder Ari Mizrachi has over 10 years experience in the photonics industry.
For further information contact:Ari Mizrachi Kedem TechnologiesTel: +972 54 6888237US Line: +1 323 739 1608UK Line: +44 20 7048 3011Skype: ari_mizrachie-mail: email@example.com
- Vescent Adds Distribution Channel in Singapore and Malaysia
Vescent Photonics is pleased to announce that Inno-V Global will begin exclusive representation of Vescent products in Singapore and Malaysia. Inno-V was established in 2009 with a focus on photonics related products and the vision to be one of the best solution providers in this industry. Managing Director Chua Gee Hock has over 15 years of experience focused on the photonics market of Singapore and Malaysia.
Inno-V Global Pte Ltd
firstname.lastname@example.org Address 994 Bendemeer Road #03-03 Singapore 339943 Telephone +(65) 6296 1217
Inno-V Global Sdn Bhd
email@example.com Address No. 44-2, Jln Putri 1/4, Bandar Puteri Puchong, 47100 Selangor Malaysia Telephone +603-80639368
The US Patent and Trademark Office has awarded Vescent Photonics 2 powerful patents protecting our liquid crystal waveguide technology. Patents 8,989,523 and 8,995,038 were awarded for “Liquid Crystal Waveguide for Dynamically Controlling Polarized Light” and “Optical Time Delay Control Device” respectively. The first product based on this technology is being released at SPIE Defense, Security, […]Read more
CLEO serves as the premier international forum for scientific and technical optics, uniting the fields of lasers and opto-electronics by bringing together all aspects of laser technology, from basic research to industry applications. Vescent Photonics will be displaying its ICE and D2 product lines of high-speed, low-noise laser drive and control electronics. We will also […]Read more
SPIE Defense, Security, & Sensing 2015 hosts the most important technical conferences and exhibition on optics, imaging, and sensing for defense, security, industry, health, and the environment. Join us at the Baltimore Inner Harbor 20-24 April, 2015. Vescent Photonics will introduce our SEEOR Scannable Electro Evanescent Optical Refractor non-mechanical beam steering product. See us at […]Read more
The International Conference on Laser Spectroscopy, ICOLS features the latest developments in the area of laser spectroscopy and related topics in atomic, molecular, optical physics and other disciplines. Join us at the Shangri La – Rasa Sentosa Resort on Sentosa Island in Singapore 28 June through 3 July, 2015.Read more
Vescent Photonics is proud to announce that we have been selected as a finalist for the 2015 Prism Awards for Photonics Innovation. The Prism Awards, sponsored by SPIE, honor the best new photonics products on the market. We have been nominated to the Optics and Components category for our SEEOR laser scanner. The SEEOR (Steerable Electro-Evanescent […]Read more
That’s Vescent’s very own Senior Scientist Ben Luey being profiled on the Denver Philharmonic’s web page, the Buzz. Ben has been with Vescent Photonics for 9 years and he has been playing the viola for the Denver Philharmonic all this time. We are proud that Ben has found time to lead our Electrical and Optical Engineering […]Read more