Including news from JPSA, OmniVision Technologies, Vertilas, Chi Mei Optoelectronics and more.
The UK Department of Trade & Industry is to provide funding of £9 million for collaborative R&D projects in the fields of organic electronics and solid-state lighting.
Perfect lenses with a negative index of refraction at microwave frequencies find a practical application - trapping and manipulating particles.
A US team explains how to pattern large area photopolymer surfaces using just a single exposure to a high intensity laser beam, aiming to eventually fabricate 3D photonic crystals by the square meter
Stingray Geophysical plans to commercialize QinetiQ's fiber optic seismic monitoring technology, which can be deployed permanently on the seabed.
Researchers combine high-power terahertz quantum cascade lasers with a three dimensional image reconstruction technique.
Including news from Rofin-Sinar, JDSU, FLIR Systems, Quantel and a possible merger between telecommunications giants Lucent Technologies and Alcatel.
Research showing how light at telecommunication wavelengths can be squeezed to below the diffraction limit is unveiled in this week's Nature.
Water bottling facilities could soon be using a laser-based system that monitors for harmful organisms such as E Coli and Legionella.
Bookham snaps up Avalon Photonics, a Swiss maker of vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers, in a deal worth at least $5.5 million.
Researchers in the US have come up with a microfluidic waveguide that relies on the thermal gradient across its core and cladding liquids to channel light.
A regular round-up of staff changes within the industry featuring OIDA, Lucent Technologies, DataLase and more.
A new study shows how micro diffractive gratings have potential in tagging samples and products
Including news from Seiko Epson, Novalux, Ocean Optics, Cree and more.
Coherent looks to double its share of the materials processing market in a deal that could be worth $30 per share to Excel investors.
Practical all-optical buffers and optical routers are now a step closer thanks to work being carried out in Switzerland and Japan.
Applications ranging from remote atmospheric gas sensing to medicine might benefit from the development of this new laser.
In this week's Nature, researchers in the Netherlands unveil a nanomotor that can rotate objects 10,000 times its size.
Including news from Toshiba, Canon, Lucent Technologies, Nichia, Lumileds and more.
Japanese firm NEC unveils a VCSEL operating at 25 Gbps per channel at this week's OFC conference.
Singapore is chasing R&D high flyers Sweden, Finland and Japan as it kicks off the latest round of its five yearly science and technology spending plan.
A simple suction technique is an ideal way to create optical fiber preforms whose core is made from multiple constituents, say researchers.
A regular round-up of staff changes within the industry featuring DALSA, Nanoident Organic Fab and JDSU.
HB-LED makers should concentrate on building relationships with their customers in order to break down the incumbent culture based around the light bulb, say analysts.
Understanding polarization, polarization control and waveplates can be a daunting task. Emily Kubacki from CVI Laser describes the how, why and what of waveplates.
The days of the quartz halogen lamp in machine vision applications could be over. Jacqueline Hewett finds out how Edmund Optics went back to basics to improve the coupling efficiency of an LED, turning it into a practical alternative.
nLight is confident that no fundamental barriers stand in the way of squeezing 1 kW out of a single 1 cm diode laser bar. James Tyrrell speaks with Paul Crump to find out why.
When the telecommunications industry dried up, the military market came to the rescue of speciality fibre firm Nufern. Company president Martin Seifert tells Jacqueline Hewett how Nufern turned things around and found new applications for its fibre.
Including news from Bookham, CIP, Vodafone, FLIR, IEE and more.
A new concave pyramidal mirror could provide an alternative method of trapping atoms. Researchers in the UK have devised new micromachined concave pyramidal mirrors to hold atoms in magneto-optical traps (MOTs) and control their motion on atom chips...
Corning predicts that the market for Gen 5.5 substrates and above could grow by 150% in 2006. The US display glass maker gives James Tyrrell the latest market breakdown.
A regular round-up of staff changes within the industry featuring ROFIN/Baasel Lasertech, nLight and the WM Keck Observatory.
Researchers in France have developed an EAM-based converter that operates at 40 Gbit/s.
A UK-Swiss team describes how it generated laser light without the need for a population inversion in the current issue of Nature Materials.