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Historical Archive (January 2003 - June 2010)
The historic archive provides access to articles published prior to SPIE's acquisition of optics.org in July 2010.

January 2005

Business briefs 28 Jan 05

Including news from OFS, New Wave Research, Finisar, Inplane Photonics, Transmode Systems and more.

Photonics West in pictures 27 Jan 05

A selection of some of the more unusual sights at this year's show.

Photonics West: Wednesday 27 Jan 05

An optical microphone could soon be helping patients undergoing medical scans.

Photonics West: Tuesday 26 Jan 05

A selection of some of the new products on display at this year’s exhibition.

Photonics West: Monday (2) 26 Jan 05

The technical conferences get off to a flying start with the LASE hot-topics session.

Photonics West: Monday 25 Jan 05

French researchers build an inkjet printer that can cut paper as it prints, thanks to an infrared laser diode.

Business briefs 21 Jan 05

Including news from Corning, Powerlase, Universal Display Corporation, Gooch & Housego and more.

Aerogels get semiconducting boost 21 Jan 05

A US team that has devised a way to make semiconducting aerogels with optical properties.

Diode bar hits record power level 21 Jan 05

Bookham launches world’s most powerful cw laser diode bar.

Patent highlights 21 Jan 05

The pick of this week’s applications including a reflective LCD based on a paper substrate.

Research round-up 21 Jan 05

A look back at some of the optical innovations unveiled in the last month.

Business briefs 14 Jan 05

Including news from InPhase Technologies, Infineon Technologies, Sharp, Sony and more.

Patent highlights 14 Jan 05

The pick of this week's applications including a micro-structured film that could improve the visibility of touch panels.

Liquid lens performs under pressure 14 Jan 05

US researchers use photolithography to create a liquid-based integrated zoom lens.

External cavity VCSEL goes visible 13 Jan 05

A UK-Finland team unveils a high-power VECSEL which directly emits red wavelengths at room temperature.

Nichia - Nakamura settle for only $8m 11 Jan 05

Shuji Nakamura and former employer Nichia finally come to a settlement over the invention of GaN-based blue LEDs.

Business briefs 07 Jan 05

Including news from Corning, Highwave, StockerYale, UDC, Konarka and more.

SPIE hits the golden fifty 06 Jan 05

SPIE sees its 50th anniversary this year. Oliver Graydon spoke to Eugene Arthurs, the society's executive director, about the year ahead and international trends in optics.

The science of making money 06 Jan 05

Thinking of starting up your own business? David Parker, CEO of fibre-laser specialist Southampton Photonics, offers some valuable advice.

Car industry drives down the cost of night vision 06 Jan 05

Driving in the dark could become a lot safer if affordable night-vision systems being developed by several European projects prove popular. James Tyrrell gets the industry view at SPIE's Photonics in the Automobile event in Geneva.

Hot technologies coming of age 06 Jan 05

To celebrate the start of 2005, here's our pick of three innovative technologies set to light up the year ahead. In each case, we describe their recent achievements and potential future impact.

Q-switches deliver powerful pulses 06 Jan 05

Need powerful pulses from your free-running laser? Then purchasing a Q-switch could be the answer. Rob Swain and Robert Eckardt describe the options available.

All-silicon laser makes its debut 06 Jan 05

Intel researchers report photonic first.

Focus on 2005: OLED displays 04 Jan 05

Our pick of three hot technologies that are set to light up the year ahead - part 3.

Focus on 2005: fiber lasers 04 Jan 05

Our pick of three hot technologies that are set to light up the year ahead - part 2.

Focus on 2005: silicon photonics 04 Jan 05

Our pick of three hot technologies that are set to light up the year ahead - part 1.

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