The entrance of the fibre laser powerhouse into the diode business presents a challenge to other merchant suppliers.
Optical waveguides have the potential to trap, sense and then release particles within lab-on-a-chip devices, but how can you predict whether such a system will work in practice?
The general illumination market has reached a crucial tipping point, say LED manufacturers.
Using a femtosecond laser to write patterns on a lithium niobate crystal has yielded the first evidence for a new optical phenomenon.
High quality light has been produced by a white OLED using a novel three emission layer structure.
Featuring news from PerkinElmer, IPG, Dynasil, LINOS, Micronic, Philips and others.
Emcore has been winning multimillion dollar contracts for its terrestrial solar cells, modules and systems. Photovoltaics vice-president David Danzilio talks to Richard Stevenson about these successes and the company's progress in making products for space applications.
A sharp increase in InP laser sales has helped slim Bookham’s losses, but positive cash flow remains elusive.
A semiconductor laser that can be switched on and off by an external laser pulse could remove the need to convert light pulses into electrical signals in telecoms systems.
A hollow-core optical fiber that can be produced in a day instead of a week suffers no loss in quality according to UK researchers.
Photonics West will be held in San Francisco from 2010.
The optics.org editorial team gathered some interesting photos from the Photonics West 2008 exhibition halls. Don't forget to visit our blog to read about our experiences from the show.
Revenues will continue to increase in 2008, although the effects of wider economic factors are hard to assess.
The first images have been taken of Mercury by Messenger's wide angle camera with enough spatial and spectral resolution to allow astronomers to determine its surface composition.
The new carbon nanotube material absorbs over 99.9% of the light falling on it.
Philips is using an alternative green phosphor to achieve record levels of luminance in their plasma display panels.
Contact lenses with imprinted LEDs could benefit drivers, pilots, or patients with impaired vision.
Featuring news from BioOptics World, Bookham, DisplaySearch, Cilas, Tessera, Michelson Diagnostics and others.
Momentum is building in the quantum cryptography market. Jacqueline Hewett speaks to Leonard Widmer and Alexis Rochas of Swiss firm id Quantique about real-world applications and new product releases at Photonics West that will widen the technique's reach.
optics.org speaks to a research team that is "amazed" by the performance of its new single photon source.
A short wavelength surface-emitting laser could help Japanese researchers to develop next-generation information storage devices.
Durham University leads one of the UK's largest ever research projects into photovoltaic solar energy.
Turnkey image sensor solutions from cmosis will target demanding industrial and professional applications.
Soon after unveiling the first 40Gbit/s optical active cable for data centers, Luxtera claims another first with a cable for video networks.
The use of microring laser technology could yield more compact optical transmitters and multiplexers for optical communications.
A transparent OLED prototype is helping Osram Opto Semiconductors to create innovative lighting designs.
Global integration of five photonics companies acquired by Gooch & Housego is helping to improve efficiency and drive growth.
Featuring news from Jenoptik, Gooch & Housego, StockerYale, QPC, LightPath and others.
Detecting the spin Hall effect of light could enable position measurements to be made with picometer resolution.
Shrinking the pixel size by a factor of 1000 has allowed Kopin to increase the resolution of its smallest microdisplay to meet the SVGA standard.
The Australian manufacturer of integrated optical chips has bought its US partner to own the complete light-source solution for laser TV.
The solar market has been growing at an annual growth rate of between 40 and 50% since 1990 and is a $12bn business today. OLE speaks to Steve Eglash about investment trends and emerging technologies.
Non-polar GaN substrates and low-defect crystal growth will have an important part to play in powerful, practical green laser diodes.
Jade advanced display glass is designed specifically for low-temperature polysilicon and OLED applications.
Quantum computers are a step closer thanks to research into electron spin in semiconductor quantum dots.
SPIE's Photonics West will draw an international crowd to San Jose in California, 19–24 January, for a wide range of conferences, exhibitions and professional development sessions.
Featuring news from BCC Research, Quantel, Goodrich, Mobius Photonics, Light Blue Optics, Holochip and others.
What could be the world's smallest optical switch has been made by a team of researchers at the University of St Andrews in Scotland, and it's made out of silicon.
Astronomers have for the first time detected the faint starlight reflected from the surface of a planet orbiting another star.
What do the terms "optics" and "photonics" mean to you? Leading researchers have had their say - and now it’s your turn.
Collaborative research that aims to develop more energy efficient lighting, lasers and displays will benefit from a new £10m fund.
Teledyne acquires infrared detector manufacturer Judson Technologies in a bid to extend its portfolio of infrared and visible detectors.