December 2021/January 2022

LLNL optical engineers Justin Wolfe (left) and Simon Cohen are seen through the 'r' filter (credit: Garry McLeod)

Look to the skies

A telescope, described as one of the world’s newest, has been completed following a project undertaken by researchers to develop some very specialist optical filters

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Diamonds are forever

Tiny nanodiamonds are being used to dramatically optimise the calibration of optical microscopes, Matthew Dale finds

 

After the test disk is placed inside the chamber, some fine tuning is required to ensure they are horizontal and perfectly centred (credit: Caltech)

Making waves in cosmic ripple detection

LIGO scientists have developed a new mirror coating that could dramatically increase the observatory's detection rate of gravitational waves

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Watch this space

Advances in optical prisms are being used to help researchers gain a greater understanding of space and astronomy

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