Slit Solutions

[bscolumns class=”one_half”][/bscolumns][bscolumns class=”one_half_last_clear”]Slits are widely used in a wide range of applications in both science and industry. Applications include (but are not limited to) measurement of the properties of light; calibration and separation of light flux; study of light interaction with materials and itself-proving concepts in quantum theory and many other applications. The Lenox Laser…

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Young’s Double Slit

The experiment named for Thomas Young’s classic proof of the wave theory of light in 1803. While Young’s original experiment used sunlight and calculated the average wavelength to be 550nm, today using monochromatic and coherent light one can calculate wavelength with the following formula: nλ = xd/L   λ is the wavelength of the light…

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Massively Parrallel X-Ray Holography using Pinhole Technology

BERKELEY, CA – The pinhole camera, a technique known since ancient times, has inspired a futuristic technology for lensless, three-dimensional imaging. Working at both the Advanced Light Source (ALS) at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and at FLASH, the free-electron laser in Hamburg, Germany, an international group of scientists has produced…

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Lenox Laser Helps Uncover Archimedes Palimpsest.

A spatial filter is an optical device which uses the principles of Fourier Optics to alter the structure of a beam of coherent light. Spatial filtering is commonly used to remove aberrations in the beam due to imperfect, dirty or damaged optics, or due to variations in the laser gain medium itself. This can be…

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Lenox Laser Helps Uncover Archimedes Palimpsest.

Intensive efforts are underway to uncover centuries-old hidden writings of Greek mathematician Archimedes. Researches at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) are utilizing advanced X-ray technology to uncover writings of Archimedes once completely unknown. Discovered in 1906 by then-Professor J.L. Heiberg of the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, the hidden text appeared within historical monastic prayer…

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Introduction to Young’s Double-slit Experiment

[bscolumns class=”one_third”][/bscolumns][bscolumns class=”two_thirds_last_clear”]The double slit experiment, thought to have been first performed by English scientist Thomas Young circa 1800, generally refers to an experiment in which light is allowed to diffract through slits which produces fringes, or wave-like interference patterns on an opposing screen. A similar experiment was performed by Claus Jonsson of the University…

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Archimedes Ancient Writings Revealed

Lenox Laser helped developed precision drilled apertures for SLAC (Stanford Linear Accelerator Center) to read Archimedes ancient writings. Utilizing x-ray technology they were able to detect trace amounts of iron used in the original ink. Lenox Laser’s apertures allowed them to do this without the x-rays damaging the pages. Intensive efforts are underway to uncover…

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Service Contract Received from Ophthalmology Lab

Lenox Laser has recently been awarded an optical service contract from the Ophthalmology Department at University of Maryland. Tim Rhodes (pictured left), a veteran Lenox Laser Lab Technician heads up a team of technicians that visits UMD once a week to service, clean, calibrate, repair, and help design their critical equipment. Tim’s precision skills, experience,…

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NASA Messenger

NASA’s MESSENGER – set to become the first spacecraft to orbit the planet Mercury – launched today at 2:15:56 a.m. EDT aboard a Boeing Delta II rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. NASA: Lenox Laser fabricated High Power Ceramic Apertures for spatial filtering aboard NASA’s Messenger Mission. We personally hand delivered these critical…

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