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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 2005

Business briefs 29 Apr 05

Including news from Thales Laser Diodes, Konarka, Fabrinet, IPG Laser and more.

Deformable liquid mirror takes shape 28 Apr 05

Laser heated liquid mirrors are a low-cost alternative to mechanically actuated adaptive optics say researchers.

Financial focus 28 Apr 05

The latest financial results from Corning, JDS Uniphase, Lucent and more.

Innoled to trial OLED production 27 Apr 05

Innoled will start pilot production of OLED displays in The Netherlands next month.

Superlens overcomes diffraction limit 27 Apr 05

Physicists have used an ultrathin silver lens to image nanoscale objects.

Business briefs 22 Apr 05

Including news from Jenoptik, Lambda Research, JDSU, Edmund Optics, FLIR and more.

Electrowetting light valves shape up 21 Apr 05

A US team produces a highly visible, low-cost display from an array of oil-filled cells.

Research round-up 21 Apr 05

A look at some of the innovations in optics unveiled this month.

Irradiated plastics keep their shape 19 Apr 05

Shape-memory polymers that are activated by UV light make their debut.

Multimode lasers get brightness boost 18 Apr 05

Israeli scientists report a method for producing multimode lasers with much better beam quality.

Business briefs 15 Apr 05

Including news from Osram, Cree, Corning, Hella and more.

Optical refrigeration breaks record 15 Apr 05

A prototype laser fridge cools to a record low temperature of 208 K.

Patent highlights 14 Apr 05

The pick of this week's patents including laser apparatus for spotting submarines.

NASA builds first four-color IR camera 14 Apr 05

Scientists investigate the environmental impact of Africa’s vegetation burning with the first-ever four-band infrared camera.

Giant kaleidoscope attracts crowds 13 Apr 05

Visitors to the 2005 World Expo get the chance to see the world’s largest kaleidoscope.

Japanese 3D display goes the distance 12 Apr 05

University of Tokyo scientists create a 3D display with an image depth of several metres.

Business briefs 08 Apr 05

Including news from Infineon, CDT, Synova, Newport and more.

Short wavelength QCLs reach 400K 08 Apr 05

The operating temperature of semiconductor lasers emitting at 4.5 µm reaches new heights.

Artificial vision gets resolution boost 07 Apr 05

US scientists design an optoelectronic retina with 2500 pixels per millimeter.

Brighter LEDs challenge car lamps 05 Apr 05

Single LEDs are now bright enough to meet standards in the car industry.

Business briefs 01 Apr 05

Including news from Three-Five Systems, LINOS, OmniVision, Novaled and more.

Firecomms burns bright 01 Apr 05

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.

World's largest laser switches on to research 01 Apr 05

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.

Irish optics shines 01 Apr 05

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.

How to buy UV optics 01 Apr 05

Successful UV optics buying requires an understanding of fabrication limitations and careful reading of manufacturers’ specifications, say David Collier and Rod Schuster.

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