News tagged with optical technology

Retinal scanner that fits in a purse

A person can be identified unambiguously based on his or her retina. Researchers are working to make it possible for anyone to use this technology. With the prototype of a compact, portable retinal scanner, ...

dateApr 30, 2014 in Engineering
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A 'quantum leap' in encryption technology

Toshiba Research Europe, BT, ADVA Optical Networking and the National Physical Laboratory (NPL), the UK's National Measurement Institute, today announced the first successful trial of Quantum Key Distribution ...

dateApr 24, 2014 in Quantum Physics
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Bake your own droplet lens

A droplet of clear liquid can bend light, acting as a lens. Now, by exploiting this well-known phenomenon, researchers have developed a new process to create inexpensive high quality lenses that will cost ...

dateApr 24, 2014 in Optics & Photonics
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