Customized surgery promises to bring LASIK vision correction to a whole new level of quality. It is currently undergoing clinical trials and looks set to make a big commercial impact. We asked Michael Mrochen, a leading researcher in the field, to describe how the technique works and reveal the latest results from the trials.
Diffractive optics promises a new design freedom for engineers thanks to smaller, cost-effective optical parts.
According to many in the laser industry, fibre lasers are now a serious alternative to solid-state and carbon dioxide lasers for industrial material-processing applications. Here, we look at some of the fibre-laser vendors that will be looking to make a splash at this year's event.
Including news from Novalux, VISX, Pulnix, Symagery Microsystems and more.
Brain surgery and gravity-wave detection are just two of the laser applications that Andreas Tünnermann wants to hear more about. Here, the CLEO Europe conference co-chair reveals what he believes will be the hot topics at LASER 2003. World of Photonics.
A pulsed Nd:YAG laser will clean railway lines in the UK this autumn.
Tiny image projectors that rely on LEDs and microdisplays were described at last week’s display show in Baltimore, US.
At the Society for Information Display (SID) show in Baltimore, two manufacturers claim to have built the largest organic LED display ever seen.
US-based displays developer E Ink unveils its latest prototype - an electronic book.
The pick of this week's patent applications including ideas for monitoring a baby's brain and performing 3D terahertz imaging.
Including news from Jenoptik, Cambridge Display Technology, Physik Instruments and more.
Researchers reveal that neodymium-doped barium-yttrium-fluoride can support sub-picosecond pulses.
At SID 2003, Samsung reveals a new color LCD that consumes half the power of traditional versions.
The global market for optical fiber halved in 2002. Oliver Graydon analyzes the reasons behind this drop and finds that three key areas must improve if growth is to resume in this sector.
The global market for optical fiber halved in 2002. Oliver Graydon looks in to the reasons behind this drop and finds that three key areas must improve if growth is to resume in this sector.
Scientists in Korea increase the extraction efficiency of an OLED by 50% by etching a 2D array of rods into its substrate.
A process that welds thermoplastics and leaves an invisible joint is finding its first commercial applications in Europe.
The pick of this week's patent applications including an invention that monitors the alertness of drivers behind the wheel.
Including news from Quantel, LINOS, Avalon Photonics and more.
Scientists working at the South Pole are using a terahertz laser to learn about the lifecycle of stars.
Toshiba and Lumileds unveil new LED products extending the range of wavelengths available to consumers.
The pick of this week's patent applications including a way to join microstructured and conventional optical fibers.
US subsystem builder Avanex snaps up Alcatel Optronics plus a large portion of Corning's photonics technologies business.
Including news from Rofin-Sinar, Carl Zeiss Meditec, GSI Lumonics, Northrop Grumman and more.
A new study by US researchers reveals that as many as one in five LASIK patients need a second treatment.
Scientists in the US fabricate the first gallium arsenide LED emitting at 1.5 microns.
A study published in Nature reveals that butterflies use polarized light to attract mates.
IBM researchers create an ultrasmall solid-state light source that emits infrared light at communication wavelengths.
This week's patent highlights includes a Q-switching method that produces a train of pulses all with the same peak power.
Including news from Lumenis, Breault Research Organization, Newport and more.
A sample of this week's financial results from companies including JDS Uniphase, GSI Lumonics, Jenoptik and more.
Scientists see electroluminescence at communications wavelengths from lead sulphide nanocrystals.