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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.

February 2004

Business briefs 27 Feb 04

Including news from GSI Lumonics, DisplaySearch, Osram Opto Semiconductors and more.

Two photons aid precise lithography 27 Feb 04

A blend of two-photon absorption and organic dyes mixed in a resin generates 3D structures with sub-micrometer precision.

Fiber industry still in turmoil 26 Feb 04

Supply and demand of optical fiber are badly mismatched, according to a market report.

Optical lock foils thieves 26 Feb 04

Thieves may soon have their work cut out for them as a UK inventor designs a failsafe optical lock.

Patent highlights 25 Feb 04

The pick of this week’s patent applications including a way to make scatter-free optics that operate at less than 200 nm.

Business briefs 20 Feb 04

Including news from Nichia, Palomar Medical Technologies, Jenoptik and more.

Patent highlights 20 Feb 04

The pick of this week’s patent applications including a handheld device for detecting plaque on the surface of a tooth.

Holographic storage enters blue era 19 Feb 04

A new data storage material that is sensitive to blue light could accelerate the development of holographic disk drives.

Infrared light probes varicose veins 17 Feb 04

An infrared digital imaging system will be used to compare three varicose vein treatments.

Optical system ages bruises 17 Feb 04

Scientists in Norway develop a low-cost optical technique that determines the age of a bruise.

Adaptive optics aims for mass market 16 Feb 04

Experts claim that adaptive optics has reached a critical point in its commercial evolution.

Business briefs 13 Feb 04

Including news from Alcatel, Cambridge Display Technology, Strategies Unlimited and more.

Financial focus 12 Feb 04

A selection of financial results from some of the industry’s big hitters including Coherent, FLIR Systems and more.

Silicon achieves optical success 12 Feb 04

A high-speed optical modulator made from silicon threatens the role of optoelectronics made from compound semiconductors.

Inquiry stalls microscopy merger 12 Feb 04

The UK’s Competition Commission is scrutinizing Carl Zeiss’ planned acquisition of Bio-Rad’s microscopy arm.

Patent highlights 11 Feb 04

The pick of this week’s patent applications including an efficient white light source that uses a discharge lamp and an LED.

OLE Digital is here 09 Feb 04

Don’t miss your chance to receive Opto & Laser Europe magazine as a free monthly download.

Business briefs 06 Feb 04

Including news from Osram, Covion Organic Semiconductors, NEC and more.

Patent highlights 05 Feb 04

The pick of this week’s patent applications including a projection objective lens that can be used with 193nm light.

Financial focus 05 Feb 04

A selection of the latest financial results from Cymer, Newport, VISX and more.

Rank honors pioneering research 05 Feb 04

The inventor of the thin disk laser will be honored at next week’s 2004 Rank prize award ceremony.

Photonic crystal firm pulls in cash 04 Feb 04

University of Southampton spin-off raises $10 million in a second funding round.

Philips reveals roll-up display 03 Feb 04

Dutch consumer electronics firm makes a 5-inch flexible organic display.

Court awards Nakamura $189m 03 Feb 04

A judge has ordered Nichia to pay Shuji Nakamura ¥20b in compensation for the blue LED patents he filed while working for the company.

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