The pick of this week's patent applications including a mid-infrared-emitting microchip laser.
Including news from DenseLight Semiconductor, Cambridge Display Technology and more.
US researchers use a ruby to slow light to 57 meters per second at room temperature.
Corning reveals that the global market for optical fiber halved in 2002 at this week's OFC conference.
A USD 10 million grant will help establish a photonics center of excellence at the University of Central Florida.
The pick of this week's patent applications including a method that reveals how diamonds have been colored.
Including news from Coreco, Raytheon, Three-Five Systems and Agility Communications and more.
A simple method for performing 3D imaging with terahertz waves is revealed.
NASA scientists probe changes in astronauts' vision with a laser Doppler flowmeter.
Oil is the lifeblood of the global economy, but drilling through thousands of feet of rock to reach it is a tough and expensive business. Michael Hatcher reports on a high-power laser project that could ultimately replace the traditional drill bit with a photon saw.
Too much heat can cripple or kill a laser system. Oliver Graydon profiles the cooling technologies that can help give optical sources a long life and a stable performance.
At the start of 2003, Thermo Electron brought six of its optical businesses under the umbrella of its subsidiary Spectra-Physics. Jacqueline Hewett spoke to president of Spectra-Physics Guy Broadbent to find out more about the story behind the massive rebranding exercise.
An infrared spectroscopy setup that can detect biological spores 3 km away is described in the current Optics Express.
The pick of this week's patent applications including an implantable light source for treating internal tissues and organs.
Including news from DALSA, Philips, Cymer, Printable Field Emitters and more.
Researchers unveil an optical image with a spatial resolution of 17 nm, which they say is the highest reported to date.
The inventors of a remote sensing system say it can determine the makeup of solid targets up to 50 meters away.
Optical computing could be one step closer thanks to nano-scale electroluminescent devices being developed in the US.
The pick of this week's patent applications including a method to improve the performance of Q-switched lasers.
Including news from NTT, Sanyo Electric, GSI Lumonics, Zygo and more.
Color displays made from organic light emitters look set to transform the look of consumer electronics in 2003.
Sony plans to release the first DVD recorder based on a violet diode laser next month.
The pick of this week's patent applications including a 3D video conferencing system.
An impressive array of laser and lighting effects is attracting visitors to China's dinosaur park near Shanghai.
Scientists studying DNA combine optical trapping and single-molecule fluorescence for the first time.