Including news from Mesophotonics, CVI, MagiQ Technologies, Cymer and more.
A selection of some of the sights from this year's show at the San Jose convention center, California, US.
Valentin Gapontsev of IPG Photonics gives his view on the high-power fiber laser market. Talking at Photonics West's busy LASE session, Valentin Gapontsev began with some startling market data about the fiber laser industry...
iSuppli's Kimberly Allen puts the spotlight on LED backlighting at Photonics West's display market seminar.
Candover brands its EURO 220 million purchase and reveals plans for expansion.
French start-up Oxxius is developing a compact solid-state UV source to challenge today's bulky water-cooled gas lasers. On a packed exhibition floor, one company catching the eye of Photonics West attendees was French start-up Oxxius...
A fiber coupled YAG laser system that can zap bladder stones brings urinary relief to dogs.
Alfalight, nLight Photonics and Coherent reveal their latest achievements at day one of this year's Photonics West event in San Jose, US.
Including news from Emcore, AU Optronics, Zygo, Ibsen Photonics and more.
Leaders from academia, industry and government celebrate the launch of the University of Manchester's Photon Science Institute in the UK.
A vertically integrated color sensor developed in Germany and the US could enable alias-free high resolution colour CMOS cameras.
Sixteen laser beams are combined into one high-power source thanks to four specially-designed components. The researchers say the combined beam has both a high output power and a good beam quality making it ideal for applications such as laser range finders, free-space optical communications and materials processing....
Sharp invests in LCDs as Matsushita and Toray team up to build world's largest PDP plant.
As the cost of solar cells based on crystalline or bulk silicon continues to rise, US-based start-up InnovaLight says its silicon nanocrystal technology not only offers cost savings when it comes to manufacturing but some unique optical advantages as well.
Including news from Edmund Optics, Goodrich, FLIR Systems, DALSA and more.
Laser heating of tiny gold particles helps researchers in France to observe how a rat's brain is wired up.
Astronomers hail the coupling of the Keck telescopes with optical fibers a success in this week's Science.
In mid-2005 the UK's DTI Global Watch Service sent a fact-finding mission to China to study its capabilities in electronics and photonics manufacturing. This is what they found.
High-end cooled digital cameras featuring electron multiplying CCD technology are revolutionizing our ability to image very weak photon fluxes successfully, says Colin Coates.
Looking ahead over the next 12 months, the optics.org team forecasts that slow light and polymer solar cells are two key technology areas that are likely to be regularly making the headlines. Here's an update on their status.
Materials that have a negative refractive index at optical wavelengths have now been fabricated by scientists in Europe and the US for the first time. Rob van den Berg explains why they could ultimately lead to new types of lens, antireflection coating and biosensor.
Think "Edmund Optics" and the words "catalogue firm" probably aren't too far behind. But, as president John Stack tells Jacqueline Hewett, there is a lot more to the company.
A regular round-up of staff changes within the industry featuring Varioptic, Kaleido, Laserlines and more.
Laser beam diagnostics specialist Spiricon is set to become part of the Ophir group. Ophir, the Israeli provider of optical test and measurement equipment, has acquired Spiricon, the US laser beam diagnostics specialist, for an undisclosed sum. The deal, which is still having its legal technicalities finalised, is expected to close before the end of the month, in time for the Photonics West 2006 show...
Including news from Kodak, Carl Zeiss, Samsung, ACOL Technologies and more.
Latest figures are released from PIDA, Taiwan's photonics industry and technology development association.
A new UK fiber sensor project aims to help geomorphologists unravel the mysteries of limestone decay.