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The historic archive provides access to articles published prior to SPIE's acquisition of optics.org in July 2010.

May 2005

Lasers test the sweetness of fruit 31 May 05

Ensuring the quality of fruit sold in supermarkets could be one step easier thanks to a laser-based system being developed in the US.

Business briefs 27 May 05

Including news from JDS Uniphase, DALSA, Kodak, InPhase Technologies and more.

SID NEWS 27 May 05

Highlights from the Society for Information Displays (SID) event that is taking place in Boston, US, this week.

Research round-up: CLEO/QELS 26 May 05

A look at some of the innovations in optics unveiled at CLEO/QELS 2005.

Nanocrystals enhance LED chips 25 May 05

US reasearchers make white LEDs more efficient by replacing external color-converting phosphors with nanocrystals.

Singapore looks to photonics 24 May 05

The growing number of start-ups and big-name firms taking root in Singapore shows the country’s commitment to photonics.

Nanotubes enter flat-panel market 23 May 05

Motorola Labs unveils a flat display based on carbon nanotube technology.

Business briefs 20 May 05

Including news from Sumitomo Chemical, Cree, Cedip Infrared Systems, Jenoptik and more.

Lattice trap improves optical clocks 20 May 05

A clever way to trap atoms improves the accuracy of optical clocks, say Japanese researchers in this week’s Nature.

Electronics-photonics must converge 20 May 05

Electronics and photonics must converge to ensure the survival of the optical communications industry.

Research round-up 19 May 05

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

US-Ukraine venture targets design 19 May 05

Ukrainian expertise brings down the price of optical design.

Laser-based sensor probes velocity 16 May 05

A high-resolution velocity profile sensor developed in Germany could improve the design of airplane turbines.

Business briefs 13 May 05

Including news from Toshiba, FLIR Systems, NP Photonics, UDC and more.

Doctor sees risks with green pointers 12 May 05

Green laser pointers can cause irreversible damage to the pigment layer of the retina, say researchers in the US.

Next-gen red-laser discs prove a hit 12 May 05

Taiwan’s FVD disc technology attracts the interest of a US firm and prepares to go global.

Elastomers create deformable optics 11 May 05

Moulded silicone optics that stretch lead to a new type of light scanner.

Financial focus 10 May 05

The latest financial results from firms including Cambridge Display Technology, LINOS, Rofin-Sinar Technologies and more.

Spin-out targets flat panel displays 10 May 05

A one-month old spin-out believes that it has found a cost-effective way to make field-emission displays.

Business briefs 06 May 05

Including news from Osram Opto Semiconductors, InPhase Technologies, the US Display Consortium and more.

Quantum cryptography tackles video 06 May 05

Video conferencing gets a security boost thanks to Toshiba Research Europe.

Patent highlights 05 May 05

The pick of this week's patents including an LED jacket that could make cycling safer.

High-power diode lasers offer efficient answer 05 May 05

High-power diode bars that are highly efficient and boast output powers of hundreds of watts are now commercially available. Merrill Apter gives a tutorial on the technology.

Optical sensor helps to speed up car production 05 May 05

French firm ActiCM's high-speed, vision-based co-ordinate measuring machine is grabbing the attention of big names in the car industry. James Tyrrell finds out why.

Optical manipulation plays tricks with particles 05 May 05

Danish scientists have harnessed the power of light beams to manipulate 3D arrangements of particles at the click of a mouse button. Rob van den Berg reports.

Photonics report advises new direction for Europe 04 May 05

Can European photonics remain competitive with firms in Asia and the US? Yes, but only if a new, unified approach to research is adopted, says EPIC. Oliver Graydon investigates.

Financial focus 04 May 05

The latest financial results from Coherent, GSI Lumonics, Newport and more.

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