Ensuring the quality of fruit sold in supermarkets could be one step easier thanks to a laser-based system being developed in the US.
Including news from JDS Uniphase, DALSA, Kodak, InPhase Technologies and more.
Highlights from the Society for Information Displays (SID) event that is taking place in Boston, US, this week.
A look at some of the innovations in optics unveiled at CLEO/QELS 2005.
US reasearchers make white LEDs more efficient by replacing external color-converting phosphors with nanocrystals.
The growing number of start-ups and big-name firms taking root in Singapore shows the country’s commitment to photonics.
Motorola Labs unveils a flat display based on carbon nanotube technology.
Including news from Sumitomo Chemical, Cree, Cedip Infrared Systems, Jenoptik and more.
A clever way to trap atoms improves the accuracy of optical clocks, say Japanese researchers in this week’s Nature.
Electronics and photonics must converge to ensure the survival of the optical communications industry.
A look at some of the innovations in optics unveiled this month.
Ukrainian expertise brings down the price of optical design.
A high-resolution velocity profile sensor developed in Germany could improve the design of airplane turbines.
Including news from Toshiba, FLIR Systems, NP Photonics, UDC and more.
Green laser pointers can cause irreversible damage to the pigment layer of the retina, say researchers in the US.
Taiwan’s FVD disc technology attracts the interest of a US firm and prepares to go global.
Moulded silicone optics that stretch lead to a new type of light scanner.
The latest financial results from firms including Cambridge Display Technology, LINOS, Rofin-Sinar Technologies and more.
A one-month old spin-out believes that it has found a cost-effective way to make field-emission displays.
Including news from Osram Opto Semiconductors, InPhase Technologies, the US Display Consortium and more.
Video conferencing gets a security boost thanks to Toshiba Research Europe.
The pick of this week's patents including an LED jacket that could make cycling safer.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The latest financial results from Coherent, GSI Lumonics, Newport and more.