- COVID-19 and Vescent
To our broader community of Customers, Development Partners, and fellow Scientists and Engineers:
I want you all to know that Vescent continues to operate. The safety and health of all of you and our employees is the most important issue in these times. Our R&D staff are designing and inventing from home offices, our production staff has setup assembly and test stations in their houses. Facility visits are kept to a minimum on split-shifts with sterilizations in between. Sales, marketing, and administration continue to operate remotely and will update all customers with any delays in deliverables. I could not be more proud of this team! Please do not hesitate to reach out to any Vescent personnel with questions; we are here to help. We all have science in our DNA, and science-guided planning will get us through these difficult times. As we design new quantum tools and products from our home offices and labs, we take comfort in the power of scientific thought. We will get through this!
-Scott Davis, CEO & Founder
Other photonics industry-related COVID-19 statements express similar concern for the safety of the community and resolve to come out of the back side of this strong.
- ColdQuanta receives $7.4M DARPA grant
ColdQuanta, the quantum atomics company, has been selected by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop a scalable, cold-atom-based quantum computing hardware and software platform that can demonstrate quantum advantage on real-world problems. The award is valued at up to $7.4M.
Congratulations to our friends at ColdQuanta! Read the full press release here.
- SLICE-QTC Firmware Update
Our SLICE line of precision control electronics continues to expand. It includes temperature & current control, high-voltage amplification, and soon, offset phase locking.
Vescent has released a new version of firmware for the SLICE-QTC Four-Channel Temperature Controller. In addition to a couple of bug fixes, it adds some great functionality. The update:
- Decreases the temperature set-point resolution from 1.5 mK to 0.1 mK. With the typical temperature tuning of a DBR of 30 GHz/K, this means the step resolution is now about 3 MHz or half the linewidth of the Rb Doppler-free hyperfine transitions!
- Allows exiting of a rotary knob edit by touching the screen outside of the active rotary edit box
- Adds Setpoint Relative external input mode which allows adjustment of the base temperature setpoint from the main or channel summary screen
- Activates INPUTA, INPUTB, OUTPUT1, and OUTPUT2 commands in the API for remotely assigning the functionality of the front-panel I/O.
We have also released a new easy-to-use firmware updater. Get both at our Github site.
We strongly advise you to update the firmware on all of your SLICE-QTC Temperature Controllers for an enhanced, more stable experience. For the best results, please use a Windows® 10 machine for the update.
- APS March Meeting and the Quantum Happy Hour have been canceled!
Wednesday, 4 March 2020
The Edge Restaurant & Bar
1111 14th St.
Denver, CO 80202
- Vescent is now on YouTube!
Vescent Photonics is officially on YouTube! This channel has helpful demonstrations, interviews, and introductions to our products lines. Follow the link to check out our channel: https://www.youtube.com/…/UCqJz_p99RHnsv05s…/www.vescent.com
- Vescent is Hiring!
Vescent Photonics is seeking an energetic and skilled Opto-electronics Technician.
- Welcome to iLaser, Vescent’s new Representative in Singapore
Vescent Photonics welcomes iLaser Pte., Ltd. as our new Representative in Singapore. We look forward to continuously improving service for our customer in Singapore through the local presence that iLaser can provide. We are excited about this new partnership!
- Vescent partners with Wooyang Photonics Co. in South Korea
Vescent Photonics is proud to announce that Wooyang Photonics Co. will now be the exclusive agent for Vescent products in South Korea. We look forward to better serving the Korean market through the local presence that Wooyang can provide. Wooyang Photonics has been serving the Korean photonics community since 1983 and has enjoyed an excellent reputation. We are excited about this new partnership!
- Vescent Is Hiring!
Vescent Photonics is hiring! We are looking for exciting, dynamic, enthusiastic contributors to our market-leading Development Team. Come and join a team that is developing and bringing to market cutting edge laser and laser-control technology.
Applicants will not be considered without a cover letter.
- New Firmware for SLICE-QTC
1.24 and 1.38 have new features and substantial stability improvements over the previous revisions. We strongly urge all SLICE users to update today!