Craic Technologies says that its latest product is the first to combine UV microscopy and microspectroscopy in a single tool.
optics.org speaks to researchers in Japan who have created a femtosecond laser pacemaker.
US firm Reflex Photonics says that its new product line is perfect for ultrashort reach optical interconnects to and between IC packages on a single PCB.
Collecting light through the backside of a CMOS sensor allows OmniVision to extend its pixel roadmap down to 0.9 microns.
Touting its RGB backlight breakthrough at the Society for Information Display symposium, the German LED maker is thrilled at the prospects for wall-to-wall television.
What is the optimal laser for material processing? Jens Bleher, managing director of TRUMPF Laser Technology Division, answers in his own words and explains why TRUMPF needs to offer its customers a complete range of laser technologies.
The next optical complex systems conference organized by the French POPsud cluster will be held in 2011.
A quantum cascade laser that emits terahertz radiation at room temperature opens up applications in biological imaging and security screening.
The inside of a single cell has been imaged in 3D with nanoscale resolution for the first time.
Featuring news from TeraView, Enfis, Northrop Grumman, FLIR Systems, Nichia and more.
The "world's first source of truly broadband power" generates high-brightness output from the deep ultraviolet to the visible range and beyond.
The Mitsubishi LaserVue could mark a turning point in the aspiring chipmaker’s fortunes, after optoelectronics supply deals in India put a big burden on its finances.
An ablation technique that fires nanosecond pulses onto a sample with a layer of water on its surface could aid laser processing of metals.
Researchers in Italy have for the first time engineered an optical material to support Lévy flights, which fundamentally alter the way that light waves travel through the material.
A fibre-based source of near-ideal Bessel beams will be crucial for applications that require remote beam delivery as well as diffraction-free propagation.
A solid-state laser emitting 200 mW continuous-wave at 244 nm is set to replace power-hungry argon-ion sources.
The European SENSHY project will produce tunable 3.3 micron sources to be used in hydrocarbon detection systems.
Particles that are 'half-matter and half-light' could be used in optoelectronics devices.
The merger of Finisar and Optium could create the largest optical components supplier, ousting JDSU from the number one position. UPDATED 19/05/08
Featuring news from BCC Research, Multiwave Photonics, 3M, Sony, BrightSource Energy and more.
A Ti:Sa laser that emits sub-50 fs pulses at repetition rates of 10 GHz offers unique advantages for applications in spectroscopy.
Optics.org speaks to Rick Trebino about a new approach to characterize focused ultrashort light pulses.
Medical images that can be uploaded onto a mobile phone and transmitted to health professionals for analysis could help make diagnosis and treatment more accessible.
Research into the way that shrimp view the world is giving scientists a better understanding of imaging with polarized light.
A new method for analysing the illumination pattern of car headlights combines a CCD photometer with custom software.
Should the UK government deregulate the use of class 4 lasers and intense pulsed light sources that are used for cosmetic treatments? Over 700 people have already signed a petition opposing the idea.
A round-up of the latest financial reports from JDSU, Newport, Corning, Cree and more.
Featuring news from Trumpf, Modulight, Faro Technologies, iSuppli, NanoMarkets and more.
Photonic enabling technologies are undergoing a second renaissance, argues Tom Baer, executive director of the Stanford Photonics Research Center in California, US. Joe McEntee asked him how industry and academia can take maximum advantage of the growth opportunities.
Tucson in Arizona, US, is recognized as an emerging leader in the knowledge-based global economy, and optics is a key driver. Jacqueline Hewett speaks to community leaders in academia and industry to discover the factors that are fuelling the city's growth.
As lasers become more powerful and diverse, so power meters have had to adapt. Ephraim Greenfield of Ophir Optronics gives us an overview of the different power meters available and outlines how they have advanced to meet the new demands of today's laser systems.
Optical coherence tomography is an emerging medical imaging technology with an ever growing list of applications. Marie Freebody speaks to James Fujimoto to find out more.
Polarization measurements of the Northern Lights overturn 50 years of conventional wisdom and could provide a new way of studying the atmosphere of Earth.
The fibre laser specialist says that it has solved the manufacturing problems that hit laser yields in 2007.
A lack of suitable green lasers has slowed the integration of scanning projectors into mobile devices. Now Michael Schmitt and Ulrich Steegmüller from OSRAM Opto Semiconductors claim that they have a device that meets all the requirements for this challenging application.
A combination of lens design and specialized algorithms in the OptiML Zoom allows up to 3x continuous optical zoom.
Metamaterials are poised to impact every area of optics with their unusual and often surprising properties. Natasha Litchinitser and Vladimir Shalaev review recent progress and look at some of the potential applications of these fascinating materials
Mobile devices that include an optical sensor from Osram can detect how they are being used and adapt accordingly to save battery power.
Production of laser products and research & development will be the main focus of a new facility on the company's Farmington site.
Optics.org speaks to researchers in the UK who are scaling up the power of supercontinuum sources in a bid to reach new applications.
A polymer laser that is pumped by an LED could provide a low-cost and compact source of visible light.
Featuring news from CVI Technical Optics, Northrop Grumman, PerkinElmer, Kopin, SPI Lasers, Sofradir and more.
British companies setting up in the US need specialist advice, as do American businesses looking to invest in Europe. Matthew Whiteley of UKTI tells OLE how he can help them be successful.
Researchers in Switzerland and the US have developed a new theoretical framework that for the first time explains the behaviour of unconventional laser systems such as diffusive random lasers.
Ultralong gallium oxide nanowires that emit blue light could benefit biological science
A special laser cooling technique originally developed for single particles has now been applied to a silica structure.
An open-access laboratory will allow researchers to exploit the benefits of 157 nm laser light on a pay-as-you-go basis.