Including news from Thales Laser Diodes, Konarka, Fabrinet, IPG Laser and more.
Laser heated liquid mirrors are a low-cost alternative to mechanically actuated adaptive optics say researchers.
The latest financial results from Corning, JDS Uniphase, Lucent and more.
Innoled will start pilot production of OLED displays in The Netherlands next month.
Physicists have used an ultrathin silver lens to image nanoscale objects.
Including news from Jenoptik, Lambda Research, JDSU, Edmund Optics, FLIR and more.
A US team produces a highly visible, low-cost display from an array of oil-filled cells.
A look at some of the innovations in optics unveiled this month.
Shape-memory polymers that are activated by UV light make their debut.
Israeli scientists report a method for producing multimode lasers with much better beam quality.
Including news from Osram, Cree, Corning, Hella and more.
A prototype laser fridge cools to a record low temperature of 208 K.
The pick of this week's patents including laser apparatus for spotting submarines.
Scientists investigate the environmental impact of Africa’s vegetation burning with the first-ever four-band infrared camera.
Visitors to the 2005 World Expo get the chance to see the world’s largest kaleidoscope.
University of Tokyo scientists create a 3D display with an image depth of several metres.
Including news from Infineon, CDT, Synova, Newport and more.
The operating temperature of semiconductor lasers emitting at 4.5 µm reaches new heights.
US scientists design an optoelectronic retina with 2500 pixels per millimeter.
Single LEDs are now bright enough to meet standards in the car industry.
Including news from Three-Five Systems, LINOS, OmniVision, Novaled and more.
A new type of ultrafast red LED could soon be making an appearance in optical networks in the car and home, if a young Irish firm's technology proves popular. Oliver Graydon spoke to Firecomms chief executive officer Declan O'Mahoney about the start-up's plans.
The National Ignition Facility is capturing the hearts and minds of the scientific community as researchers grapple with a whole 'bundle' of data. James Tyrrell finds out the latest from physicist and NIF project manager Ed Moses.
Ireland is fast becoming a major force in the world of optics, thanks to an influx of investment, scientific excellence and entrepreneurial spirit. Oliver Graydon reports.
Successful UV optics buying requires an understanding of fabrication limitations and careful reading of manufacturers’ specifications, say David Collier and Rod Schuster.