Low-cost diode-pumped solid-state lasers could be on their way thanks to nLight’s high-power InP devices.
The pick of this week’s applications from Kodak, Intel and JDS Uniphase.
Stanford scientists use a photonic crystal to reduce the group velocity of light by a factor of more than 100.
Including news from e2v, Evident Technologies, NanoOpto, Transmode, and more.
Biologists benefit from 4D optical tweezers that move cells in real-time at the touch of a computer mouse.
The pick of this week’s applications including a device from Airbus that could enhance aircraft braking.
JDSU takes a bigger stake in the solid-state laser market by acquiring Lightwave Electronics for $65 million.
Including news from Advanced Photonix, Picometrix, UDC, Luxell, SpatiaLight and more.
Japanese researchers reveal an efficient emitter of near infrared light.
A digital holographic microscope developed in Switzerland generates 3D images of transparent living cells.
The Nobel Prize winning laboratories open a research center in Dublin.
A European collaboration watches light pulses crawl through a photonic crystal waveguide.
Including news from Aculight, Lucent Technologies, JDS Uniphase, and more.
Renault demonstrates a high-speed optical fiber network for piping video, music and data around cars.
The pick of this week's applications including a device from Nokia that operates using Morse code.
A look at some of the innovations in optics unveiled this month.
The first electrically-pumped Raman laser is reported in a paper in Nature.
Project Stingray, which aims to commercialize fibre-optic seismic sensors for mapping oil and gas reservoirs under the sea-bed, begins testing this month. James Tyrrell reports.
Are high-power chemical lasers ready for the battlefield? Northrop Grumman thinks so - its new business unit will tackle the transition from lab to deployment. Oliver Graydon reports.
Directed energy systems are now beginning to show their capabilities on the battle-field. Oliver Graydon profiles two examples: a land-mine neutralizer and a missile-killer.
The UK's Ministry of Defence can help SMEs and universities fund state-of-the-art research. Neil Whitehall, operations director at one of its technology centres, explains how.
If you want to measure the flux of a lamp or LED, the reflectance of a material, or the power of a laser beam, an integrating sphere is the perfect tool, reports Greg McKee.
Swiss start-up BeamExpress has developed a high-volume manufacturing process for long-wavelength singlemode VCSELs, company founder and chief scientist Eli Kapon outlines the wafer-fusion technique.
Including news from Northrop Grumman, Jenoptik, Samsung Electronics, Konarka Technologies and more.
Lumileds and Agilent have developed a range of mid-power devices that combines both parties' LED technology.
US scientists have taken rejected pulses from a femtosecond laser and turned them into a real-time optical probe.
An optical storage system that uses tiny polystyrene spheres could have a capacity ten times that of a DVD.
Roll-up displays get ready for use by designers of portable electronics.