The year-long celebration of laser technology has received $300,000 from the federal agencies to support educational outreach initiatives.
Researchers claim "paradigm shift" in the design of commercial femtosecond lasers.
New Energy Technologies (Washington, DC) has developed ultrasmall transparent solar cells that can be coated onto glass, plastic or even paper.
Single atoms can be detected faster and more accurately than ever before, thanks to a new twist on a conventional detector.
Tiny liquid lens offers flexible focusing on a single biochip.
Optical data storage over one terabit per cubic centimetre possible, say researchers.
Philips Lumileds classifies its LEDs according to market needs.
UK fibre-laser specialist to push materials processing agenda at next month's LASER show.
Physicists switch on energy-efficient light bulb made from organic phosphor.
Organic photonic device shapes up for optical communications, computing applications.
Software vendor targets designers of fibre lasers and fibre amplifiers.
Toshiba unveils a high-speed photon detector that could pave the way to practical quantum encryption.
Blue laser diode lined up for applications in interferometry and holographic data storage.
Seoul Semiconductor, Samsung LED and LG Display position themselves to take advantage of solid-state illumination.
Swiss researchers integrate plasmonic trapping with microfluidics for lab-on-a-chip applications.
Photoacoustic microscopy could be used to monitor brain activity non-invasively.
The Innovation Award Laser Technology could net a cool €10,000 for individuals or project groups who can turn their research into a working industrial application.
Financial results from the two companies demonstrate the severity of the economic slowdown across all sectors, but both find reasons for optimism.
Physicists demonstrate feasibility of satellite-based quantum cryptography.
Danish researchers unveil a high-power green laser diode to rival solid-state technologies.
After six years of development, the company has demonstrated materials that should support 500 gigabytes of data.
Swiss-roll-like structure could boost resolution of optical microscopes.
A US company has positioned itself as the only domestic manufacturer of a flat-bed fibre-laser cutting system.
Energy-saving LEDs deliver enhanced illumination of public buildings.
A camera that can take photos 1000 times faster than competitors could bring dynamical physics into focus.