Including news from Coherent, Vistec Semiconductor Systems, MC2, Colibrys and more.
A team of physicists in Japan and the UK has demonstrated "quantum telecloning" for the first time. Telecloning involves sending quantum information to more than one receiver.
Micro-optical features in the headlamp cover create a veil of light in certain operating modes while leaving the main and low beam functions unaffected.
Researchers using an in-line vertical OLED manufacturing process aim to set milestones in terms of cost-effectiveness and efficiency.
With three deals to supply GaAs-based solar cells for terrestrial applications already in place, Emcore gets a further boost from DARPA.
IBM develops an optical lithography technique capable of producing structures less than 32 nm in size which its says gives the industry seven years of breathing space.
Including news from OmniVision Technologies, PI, JDSU, Konarka and more.
A frequency-doubling technique promises more efficient, cheaper and more reliable yellow light.
LED expert Lumileds brings a high-power device and a tiny, portable emitter on to the market in the space of two weeks.
A simple strain sensor with a high dynamic range combines the advantages of polymer and silica optical fiber.
Despite stronger-than-expected sales of mobile phones in 2005, the market for high-brightness LEDs grew just 8%.
The latest financial results from Rofin-Sinar, DALSA and FLIR Systems.
The latest financial results from Bookham, Newport and Coherent.
A new simple design of solid-state blue laser could be an attractive solution for many clinical and industrial applications. Lisa Tsufura and Eric Takeuchi explain.
Sales of fibre lasers are soaring, thanks to growing industry approval. Oliver Graydon spoke to IPG Photonics, one of the first firms to commercialize the technology.
Alight Technologies is tackling the need for powerful long-wavelength, singlemode VCSELs by marrying its photonic-bandgap technology with Infineon's dilute-nitride platform.
Microfluidics is a rapidly emerging field with researchers around the globe working on lab-on-a-chip systems for diverse and widespread applications.
Including news from Osram, ficonTEC, Carl Zeiss, CIP and more.
A patented micro scanning mirror is key to Fraunhofer IPMS's latest laser projector technology. Mobile, miniaturised full-color laser projection systems might be a step closer to market-reality thanks to work being carried out at the Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems (IPMS) in Germany...
ULO Optics, formerly Umicore Laser Optics, thinks that independence is the way to beat the competition and has just completed a management buy-out. James Tyrrell speaks with Paul Maclennan to find how the UK firm plans to tackle its low-cost rivals and why CO2 lasers can hold their own against competition from fiber.
Meadowlark Optics says its tunable liquid-crystal based filter can switch its transmission characteristics in around 100 milliseconds.
Displays and networks could benefit from a low-cost, thin-film tunable organic laser developed in the US.
Including news from DataLase, Corning, Scitec Instruments, Ocean Optics and more. Corning plans to invest an extra $75 million into Samsung Corning Precision Glass (SCP), its Korean LCD glass substrate business...
Falling prices for white LEDs are blamed for Nichia's first sequential decrease in annual sales and profit since it launched its flagship blue LEDs.
Scientists in the UK build a 2D array of particles using light scattered off a prism.
A regular round-up of staff changes within the industry featuring Rofin Sinar, TeraView, Aculight and more.
2006 marks the 40th anniversary of Kao and Hockham's breakthough paper on fiber optic communication. Optics.org talks with Philip Hargrave of Nortel about how fiber won over the skeptics.