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Historical Archive (January 2003 - June 2010)
The historic archive provides access to articles published prior to SPIE's acquisition of optics.org in July 2010.

April 2004

Business briefs 30 Apr 04

Including news from Nortel Networks, Finisar, Osram, Corning and more.

Financial focus 29 Apr 04

A selection of the latest financial results from firms in the photonics sector including JDS Uniphase, Corning and FLIR.

Patent highlights 28 Apr 04

The pick of this week’s patent applications including a wearable imaging device and a new design of lidar.

Microdisk laser creates tiny sensor 27 Apr 04

Gas detection is just one application of a microdisk laser made on a silicon wafer.

Mask secures personal displays 26 Apr 04

A mask that decodes encrypted pixels ensures that sensitive information can be viewed securely.

Business briefs 23 Apr 04

Including news from ST-LCD, Corning, BTG, Linos, Jenoptik LOS and more.

Patent highlights 23 Apr 04

The pick of this week’s patent applications including a white light emitting diode.

Nichia and Sony cross-license laser IP 22 Apr 04

Japanese companies Nichia and Sony are to share intellectual property relating to GaN-based blue-violet laser diodes.

Terawatt pulses detect bioagents 20 Apr 04

Researchers use a mobile terawatt laser to profile and monitor the movement of biological aerosols in the air.

Paper disc safeguards data 20 Apr 04

A Blu-ray disc which can be cut up by a pair of scissors is unveiled.

Business briefs 16 Apr 04

Including news from Cree, CEDIP Infrared Systems, GSI Lumonics, APA Optics and more.

Taiwan unveils new storage standard 15 Apr 04

A new optical disc format promises up to 135 minutes of compressed high-definition video.

Patent highlights 15 Apr 04

The pick of this week’s patent applications including a way to cut cement with a laser.

Canada invests in femtosecond facility 15 Apr 04

Canada is spending C$20.95 million on a femtosecond laser system capable of emitting up to 200TW of peak power.

Gravitational-wave detector digs deep 13 Apr 04

Scientists in Japan describe the world’s first underground gravitational-wave detector.

Business briefs 08 Apr 04

Including news from DALSA, FLIR Systems, NP Photonics, Ocean Optics and more.

3D display aids medical research 07 Apr 04

Actuality Systems’ latest full-color display will help doctors view crucial medical images in three dimensions.

Giants clash over plasma patents 07 Apr 04

Fujitsu launches legal action against Samsung over alleged infringement of Fujitsu’s plasma display panel patents.

Patent highlights 06 Apr 04

The pick of this week’s patent applications including an LED-based system that assists hair growth.

ISS to welcome InGaAs pioneer 05 Apr 04

Greg Olsen, the CEO of Sensors Unlimited, is set to spend a week on the International Space Station in April 2005.

Business briefs 02 Apr 04

Including news from Thorlabs, Melles Griot, BAE Systems and Alcatel.

Start-up targets tunable VCSELs 02 Apr 04

Two-Chip Photonics says that it can make 1.5micron VCSELs that tune across 30nm.

Hybrid imaging beats resolution limit 01 Apr 04

A new high-resolution imaging technique probes the structure of molecules.

Patent highlights 01 Apr 04

The pick of this week’s patent applications including a laser technique for analysing bubbles in beer.

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