Superconducting nanowires can be used to realize high-performance broadband single photon detectors at infrared-visible wavelengths.
Sales of lasers for industrial uses are falling, but fibre lasers should bounce back first.
Scientists needing to make sensitive displacement measurements will benefit from a simple way to increase the resolution of an interferometer.
US researchers are seeking to patent a simple photodetector design that incorporates a plasmonic lens that doubles the efficiency of the device.
Revenues from lighting are set to overtake displays as OLED technology advances.
Despite economic conditions, the company remains confident about growth prospects in several markets.
A well-established thin-film deposition technique used in the optics industry could lead to large-scale production of optical metamaterials.
Forty two individual sensors form the largest CCD array ever launched by NASA.
Fingertip control of a set of optical tweezers offers users an intuitive method of particle trapping and manipulation.
Japanese and French researchers are using evanescent waves to enhance the light output of LEDs.
Growth continues in materials processing, but the full potential of fibre lasers is not yet known.
Japanese researchers plan to commercialize a low-cost LED lighting system that they say doubles the depth resolution of conventional OCT systems.
Green laser delays hinder Microvision, defence stays healthy for Kopin and StockerYale.
Optical nanolithography receives a boost as researchers claim that their new approach is a major step forward in generating arbitrary nanopatterns.
Laser-based detection of tuberculosis bacilli could revolutionise screening for TB.
Optics.org speaks to the coordinator of a European project that aims to enhance the lives of the elderly with ambient lighting.
News of appointments at LINOS, TRUMPF, CrystalQ and Sarnoff.
The deal creates a strong German-based manufacturer of diode-pumped solid-state lasers.
A broadband saturable absorber based on carbon nanotubes can be used with fibre lasers emitting anywhere between 1 and 2 microns.
Eye examinations could become faster and much less intrusive thanks to the first fluidic lenses that correct vision.
Combining the light-absorption ability of quantum dots with the current-generating capacity of a bulk semiconductor could enhance solar cell efficiency.
During his 27 years in the speciality fibre game, Chris Emslie has learned that consulting with your customer is vital. Jacqueline Hewett asks why this approach has proved to be so successful.
InGaAs detectors have paved the way for near-infrared detection in industrial applications. Bob Grietens of XenICs describes the latest advances in InGaAs NIR camera technology.
Combining the properties of plasmonics with thin-film solar cell technology could disrupt the future of grid electricity. Caryl Richards talks to Kylie Catchpole at the Australian National University to find out more about advancements in plasmonic solar cells.
The Texas Instruments DLP Pico Projector Development Kit and chipset has already attracted massive interest at trade shows in the US and Europe this year. Jacqueline Hewett asks Arun Chhabra of TI to explain why the technology has got the pulse of the photonics community racing.
Holographic technology is on the brink of revolutionizing optical data storage and distribution. Kevin Curtis of InPhase tells Marie Freebody about the final push to market and why this technology could replace conventional magnetic and optical data storage.
Turning a laboratory laser into a real industrial application needs flexibility. Koheras tells Tim Hayes how it adapted its fibre laser technology to suit two different markets.
Parallel processing scales up laser power for high-throughput machine tools.