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NIST Detector Counts Photons With 99 Percent Efficiency
Release Date: 04/13/2010

Scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed* the world's most efficient single photon detector, which … more

EEEL’s New Optical Performance Monitoring of Polarization Impairment in Optical Fiber Communication, Oct 2009
Release Date: 10/22/2009

High-performance optical fiber networks are susceptible to degradation effects that can change with time. An example of this is polarization-mode … more

New NIST Method Reveals All You Need to Know About ‘Waveforms’
Release Date: 10/06/2009

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has unveiled a method for calibrating entire waveforms -- graphical shapes showing how … more

EEEL develops all-fiber photon pair source with record low noise and high brightness
Release Date: 10/01/2009

Researchers in the Optoelectronics Division of EEEL have demonstrated an all-fiber photon-pair source with the highest coincidence-to-accidental … more

Applying Neural Networks
Release Date: 09/01/2009

High-performance optical networks are susceptible to degrading effects that can change over time. Knowledge of the degradation can be used to … more

Uncertainty Analysis for Pulse Parameters
Release Date: 07/01/2009

Oscilloscopes are routinely used to measure the properties of a wide variety of pulsed waveforms, including digital data streams in computers and … more

NIST YouTube Channel Features Ultraprecise Measurement with Lasers
Release Date: 06/30/2009

The latest addition to the growing selection of videos on the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) YouTube Channel ( … more

NIST’s LIDAR May Offer Peerless Precision in Remote Measurements
Release Date: 06/02/2009

By combining the best of two different distance measurement approaches with a super-accurate technology called an optical frequency comb, … more

High-Order Coherences of Chaotic and Coherent Light
Release Date: 06/01/2009

Researchers in the Optoelectronics Division of EEEL, in collaboration with colleagues at MIT and MIT Lincoln Laboratory, have demonstrated a new … more

New Nanotube Coating Enables Novel Laser Power Meter
Release Date: 05/05/2009

The U.S. military can now calibrate high-power laser systems, such as those intended to defuse unexploded mines, more quickly and easily thanks to … more

Vibrationally Robust Frequency Comb
Release Date: 04/01/2009

Optical frequency combs have been vigorously developed over the past seven years at NIST and elsewhere. They provide a uniquely broadband and … more

Photoluminescence from GaN Nanowires
Release Date: 12/01/2008

Gallium nitride (GaN)-based semiconductors have successfully been incorporated into commercial light emitting diodes and commercial laser diodes … more

NIST Staff Honored for Technology Transfer
Release Date: 05/28/2008

John Lehman, Chris Cromer and Xiaoyu Li of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have received a 2008 Award for Excellence in … more

NIST Laser-Based Method Cleans Up Grubby Nanotubes
Release Date: 12/21/2006

Before and after electron microscope images of a pyroelectric detector coated with single-walled nanotubes (SWNTs) visually demonstrate the effect … more

NIST Photon Detectors Have Record Efficiency
Release Date: 06/02/2005

Sensors that detect and count single photons, the smallest quantities of light, with 88 percent efficiency have been demonstrated by physicists at … more

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