A program designed to test LED lighting for indoor illumination aims to promote the optimal use of LEDs in buildings.
Bright spots included a new anti-UAV weapon and entry into the metal cutting sector.
Rohm has unveiled a continuous-wave 499.8 nm laser, claimed to be the longest recorded wavelength yet produced by a GaN diode.
Wider use of active matrix OLEDs balanced the decline of their passive matrix cousins in 2008.
Optics.org speaks to the team pioneering supercontinuum cavity ring-down spectroscopy.
The first reflection microscope to use an EUV laser illumination source could provide chip manufacturers with a rapid, on-site method for inspecting lithography masks.
Nanotube-based devices developed by Sandia in the US mimic human vision.
Economic conditions are going to remain difficult, but photonics companies should not stop looking for inward investment. Bill Magill explains why strong projects can still attract the attention of venture capital.
The 42 m Extremely Large Telescope is one of the key priorities identified in Europe's newly unveiled 20 year astronomy roadmap. Jacqueline Hewett finds out how this decision was reached and the monumental challenges facing the scientists developing the massive mirror.
A new technique for generating extreme high-brightness deep ultraviolet light sources could radically change research in the life sciences. Caryl Richards finds out more.
The handset integrates Texas Instruments' emerging DLP technology.
A brain-computer interface based on near-infrared spectroscopy can decode a person's preference from their thoughts alone.
Rofin-Sinar, Flir, Qioptiq and JDSU are looking for bright spots amid the financial gloom.
Short wavelength QCL research gets a boost as a UK team reports a room temperature device emitting at 3.1 microns.
The Ophir-Spiricon software suits multi-camera, multi-user environments.
The south of France is home to a thriving optics and photonics community. Belle Dumé talks to key players to find out the benefits of living and working in the land of light.
A laser-based technique could lead to the development of precise and compact accelerometers.
An optical method is unravelling the secrets of photosynthesis - one of nature's most efficient solar energy processes.
News of appointments at Raydiance, Navitar, Photonic Products and more.
The Chicon source maintains beam quality and stability at high power.
A tunable 589 nm source made from commercial parts offers a simple route to sodium guide stars.
Acquiring its long-standing wafer supplier extends Jenoptik's diode laser activities.
Precise fabrication is the key to achieving a nanowire-based laser with a tuning range of 200 nm.
Restructuring will help, but the next quarters are still set to be difficult.
Flexible active-matrix OLED displays could change the face of communication devices.
The company's new 1064 nm pump laser module is intended for industrial fibre-laser applications.
An optimised device structure paves the way towards handheld THz spectroscopy systems based on 1.5 micron telecom technology.
How Corning, Planar Systems, Zygo and Micronic are faring in the economic climate.
Some markets stay robust, but semiconductor equipment sales were the lowest since 2004.
Engineers must closely control the properties of optical materials to combine low cost with high performance. Allan Jaunzens of Evatec explains how optical coatings can help.
Quantum cascade lasers have opened up a whole host of important applications in the mid-infrared. Marie Freebody speaks to Federico Capasso to find out about the latest progress in the laser's development and the factors that are shaping its commercialization.
A Raman laser that emits picosecond pulses at 559 nm is said to be ideal for two-photon fluorescence microscopy.
Broadband absorption spectra can provide quantifiable signatures of different liquids.
A collection of some of the more unusual sights at this year's exhibition.
The rumour that refused to go away finally becomes reality, as the two components vendors agree to merge.