News of the latest appointments at Luceo Technologies, SiOnyx, MEMSCAP and Transmode.
The new TruDiode direct diode laser series will replace the company's lamp-pumped cw lasers.
The first modulated femtosecond plasmon pulses open new possibilities for ultrafast data processing.
Tough challenges still have to be solved, nitride guru tells a packed audience at Photonics West.
But Lumileds' parent company is still cutting jobs across the wider company.
An expansion into 879 to 888 nm opens up uses in marking and materials processing.
China has announced a new five year plan to attract more scientists to the country.
An infrared sensor can now be used to detect oil spills around offshore platforms 24 hours a day say US researchers.
Raydiance is developing a fibre to transport ultrashort pulses without damage.
Optics.org speaks to the team pioneering a surface plasmon resonance sensor that works at mid-infrared wavelengths.
Featuring news from Displaybank, e2v, FLIR, Novaled and more.
Photonic chips could benefit from the first optical isolator that can be fabricated using standard semiconductor technology.
Civil structures will be monitored by new optical sensors using lasers from RIO.
Overall girth and efficiency are now key product statistics for displays.
Channelling light through a sub-wavelength waveguide is allowing researchers to manipulate the smallest particles to date.
An iris-recognition system that uses adaptive optics to compensate for subject motion could move this biometric technique into mainstream security applications. Marie Freebody speaks to Phil Tusa of AOptix to discuss the development in more detail.
There are three types of patent protection available in China. Jacqueline Hewett asks patent attorney Mark Yeadon to explain the options, exactly what each one covers and why they are worth considering.
Precisely measuring the parameters of a laser beam is crucial to using it successfully. Allen Cary of Photon Inc describes the range of beam profiling techniques available.
There is no doubt that 2009 will be a challenging year for the optics industry. The economic downturn, industry-wide skills shortage, environmental concerns and the new US president will shape the market. OLE asks five industry leaders for their opinions on these big issues.
A European telecoms network has become the first to use quantum cryptography to securely transmit information. Nadya Anscombe finds out about the enabling technology and the next generation of equipment under development.
Innovation is the name of the game as laser diode makers strive to open up new markets for their products. Bookham explains that the trend towards higher powers must be matched by higher brightness and lower cost.
Over the last two decades, the use of multiphoton microscopy has spread to all major areas of biological research. Marie Freebody speaks to John Girkin about the remarkable potential of this powerful technique and the innovations that have aided its growth.
After 100 years of conflicting experimental results, a team from China believe that it has finally unravelled the puzzle surrounding the momentum of light.
Princeton researchers have discovered an entirely new mechanism of light emission from quantum cascade lasers.
Featuring news from StockerYale, FLIR, Hamamatsu and more.
Thin-film PV materials are well positioned for the future, despite the global economy.
A laser that tunes across the deep ultraviolet from 175 to 210 nm could suit applications such as spectroscopy and lithography.
Hamamatsu extends the emission of UV diodes to 336 nm.
Featuring news from NanoMarkets, DisplaySearch, Cree, Volcano Corporation and more.