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Application of Electro-Optic Phase Modulator in Pound-Drever Hall Technique for Laser Frequency Stabilization

Application of Electro-Optic Phase Modulator in Pound-Drever Hall Technique for Laser Frequency Stabilization

The Pound-Drever Hall (PDH) method is a proven method for frequency stabilization of lasers such as diode lasers, to a reference optical cavity like Fabry-Perot cavity, in a ‘laser lock.’ [More]
Frequency Modulation of Probe Laser Using Electro-Optic Modulator for FM Spectroscopy

Frequency Modulation of Probe Laser Using Electro-Optic Modulator for FM Spectroscopy

FM spectroscopy is a sophisticated heterodyne technique used to improve the sensitivity in laser spectroscopy. FM spectroscopy records the phase shift imposed on a probe laser by a molecular or atomic line instead of its very weak absorption signal. [More]
What Will Google's Quantum Computer do?

What Will Google's Quantum Computer do?

A quantum computer is a computing system that performs data operations by using quantum-mechanical processes such as entanglement and superposition. [More]
Evaluating the Electromechanical Performance of Microactuator Designs

Evaluating the Electromechanical Performance of Microactuator Designs

Conjugated or conducting polymers are becoming highly popular as smart materials for actuators or sensors to be used in innovative microfabricated devices. Though the most commonly reported actuators in literature are bilayer actuators, a new trilayer actuator has evolved recently. [More]
Determining the Mechanical Properties of Protein Fibers

Determining the Mechanical Properties of Protein Fibers

The physiological functions of biological samples are mostly linked to their mechanical properties. [More]
Biomembrane Characterization Using Micromechanical Analysis

Biomembrane Characterization Using Micromechanical Analysis

A trend from qualitative analyses of organisms as whole and quantitative observations of their smallest subunit, for instance, the single cell, can be witnessed in several biological research fields. [More]
Using FT-RS1000 Microrobotic System for Mechanical Testing of MEMS-based Micromirror

Using FT-RS1000 Microrobotic System for Mechanical Testing of MEMS-based Micromirror

Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) are microscopic mechanical structures that considerably impact the performance of the device. Differences in stress and material properties may impact the specifications of the device. [More]
Quantum Dots for Photovoltaic Cells with Tunable Absorption Spectrum

Quantum Dots for Photovoltaic Cells with Tunable Absorption Spectrum

Leveraging its knowledge in nanoparticle synthesis and ligand modification, CAN GmbH develops optimized particles for optoelectronic devices, such as CANdots Series C (Figure 1) for use in solar cells. [More]
CANdots – CdSe Core Quantum Dots with CdS, ZnSe and ZnS Shells

CANdots – CdSe Core Quantum Dots with CdS, ZnSe and ZnS Shells

The CdSe core has a highly uniform structure with a narrow particle size distribution of ±10%. The CdS or ZnSe shell is below 1nm and provides stability to the core. [More]
CANdots Series A Plus CdSe/CdS Quantum Rods

CANdots Series A Plus CdSe/CdS Quantum Rods

Strem Chemicals offers CANdots Series A Plus fluorescent semiconductor nanocrystals in three different emission colors: red, orange and green. Leveraging the Center for Applied Nanotechnology’s (CAN) expertise in nanoparticle synthesis, the morphological features of these nanocrystals have been improved to obtain advanced optoelectronic properties. [More]