Including news from Northrop Grumman, FLIR Systems, Teem Photonics, Bausch & Lomb and more.
The CEA has unveiled the first infrared images taken inside a nuclear fusion reactor.
The pick of this week's patent applications including a method for making contamination-free laser mirrors.
A surgical lamp that uses the world's brightest LEDs will be released in the third quarter of this year.
A new class of electroluminescent polymers could lead to low-cost color organic light-emitting diode displays.
Leading razor manufacturer Gilette looks to lasers for its next generation of shaving products.
Carefully-shaped femtosecond pulses of light can now enhance the yield of chemical reactions and synthesize novel molecules. Gustav Gerber, one of the pioneers of laser chemistry, talks to Rob van den Berg about his work.
Including news from Lumenis, Corning, Newport, DRS Technologies and more.
The gravitational wave detector LIGO is being put through its paces during an eight-week test phase.
Making a laser facility safe often involves much more than going out and buying a pair of laser goggles. Jacqueline Hewett reports on the other essential items you will need.
How did the boom and bust of the telecoms sector affect intellectual property in optics? Oliver Graydon speaks to a patent attorney at Photonics West to gather some answers.
A team of scientists in China reports that it has obtained enhanced blue light emission from porous silicon.
Scientists study the heartbeat of a mollusc using reflected laser light for the first time.
The pick of this week's patent applications including a wavelength-tunable ring laser.
Including news from Coherent, Positive Light, Quantel, GSI Lumonics, Kopin and more.
The world microscopy market will reach almost USD 1 billion by 2005, says a new report.
By the end of the month, a UK start-up will deliver a laser profiler to measure the internal shape of offshore oil pipes.
Researchers develop a device that could be a low-cost alternative to silicon-based solar cells.
The pick of this week's patent applications, including a VCSEL with improved light output.
A copper-vapour laser specialist says its scribing system improves the yield of blue laser diodes from semiconductor wafers.
Including news from DALSA, NEC, FLIR Systems, Alcatel Optronics and more.
New Focus predicts a rocky road ahead this year despite reporting annual losses almost five times lower than 2001.
The 1.68 micron laser can measure gas concentrations every 200 ns.
UK researchers develop a singlemode fiber laser with a record output power of 270 W.
Researchers say their 509 nm LED will maximise transmission distances in plastic optical fiber.
The pick of this week's patent applications, including a high-power solid-state laser amplifying system.