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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.
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April 2010

optics.org under new ownership 30 Apr 10

SPIE Europe, Cardiff, UK, has assumed ownership of the website optics.org, in a transition from ownership by IOP Publishing of Bristol, UK.

Graphene for all-plastic electronics 26 Apr 10

New light-emitting electrochemical cell contains no metal electrode

Fluidic chip integrates Raman spectroscopy 26 Apr 10

A Raman spectroscopy system embedded within a microfluidic platform boosts research into portable lab-on-a-chip devices.

Andor acquires Photonic Instruments 26 Apr 10

Another financial quarter and another acquisition for Andor Technology.

Timer set for silicon sensor switchover 21 Apr 10

Last month, InVisage Technologies unveiled the first quantum-dot based image sensor. Jacqueline Hewett asks Ted Sargent, the company's CTO, why he believes silicon's light sensing days are numbered.

NIST counts photons with extreme accuracy 19 Apr 10

A single photon detector developed by NIST has a reported efficiency of 99%.

OLED lighting patents surge ahead 19 Apr 10

The explosive growth in OLED lighting patents since 2000 coincides with increased government funding.

Green laser market to reach $500m by 2016 16 Apr 10

Green lasers for pico-projection applications will drive market growth.

MEMS mirror shrinks confocal microscope 15 Apr 10

A MEMS scanning mirror designed for projection applications is at the heart of a handheld confocal microscope.

GE announces lighting advances 13 Apr 10

Will consumers be replacing 40 watt incandescent bulbs with LED alternatives by the end of the year?

LETI announces integration milestone 12 Apr 10

A European project unveils a fully CMOS-compatible laser source coupled to a silicon waveguide.

Jenoptik predicts profit for fiscal 2010 09 Apr 10

After a tough year in 2009, Jenoptik anticipates a marked improvement in 2010.

Business briefs 09 Apr 10

Featuring news from Microvision, Avago, Boston Micromachines, the Blu-ray Disc Association, IMEC and Andor.

Optical link uses graphene photodetector 07 Apr 10

IBM researchers say they are the first to use a graphene photodetector in a 10 GBit/s optical communication link.

Integrated optics shrink IR detectors 06 Apr 10

Sofradir is displaying a focal plane array featuring integrated optics at this week's SPIE Defense, Security & Sensing conference.

Plasmonic nanostructures enhance light fields 06 Apr 10

Plasmonic nanostructures that 'cascade enhance' electromagnetic fields could find applications in nonlinear optics and chemical and biological sensing.

Oxidized SOI offers integration options 01 Apr 10

Could a bulk silicon approach developed at Cornell provide the long awaited answer of how to integrate optics and electronics?

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