Featuring news from Ophir-Spiricon, Ocean Optics, Cymer, Toptica, Microvision and CVI Melles Griot.
Ferenc Krausz and his partners in Austria built a laser company around ultrashort light flashes and chirped mirror technology.
The photonics industry in Europe is reporting gains in innovation and competitiveness through a strategy of future-scoping and collaboration among industry, research institutes and universities.
Could quantum dot lasers be the ideal optical source for future high-speed data communications?
The instantaneous velocity of a Brownian particle has been measured for the first time, a result Einstein believed would be impossible.
A highly sensitive EMCCD camera helps to redraw the boundaries of super-resolution 3D imaging.
Physicists will have a defining role to play in the next 50 years of the laser.
A new European event and an online journal are the latest initiatives by SPIE in the area of photonics for environmental applications.
Original laser fires one more time as SPIE joins in laser 50th anniversary celebrations.
A 2 W room-temperature quantum cascade laser emitting at 4 µm is targeting homeland security applications.
Growing gallium arsenide in thick multilayer stacks could make a big difference to the cost of compound semiconductor devices.
Featuring news from Carl Zeiss, Zarlink, Jenoptik, Corning, Fianium and more.
The FEMTOPRINT project hopes to create an everyday 3D laser printer that can print tiny structures into glass.
Kirchhoff's current law has been rewritten thanks to a three-port transistor laser developed at the University of Illinois, US.
The 2010 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics will be held in San Jose, California, next week.
As many companies report improved performances in quarter one of 2010, Jacqueline Hewett asks Tom Hausken of Strategies Unlimited to assess the current state of the optics industry.
As the financial reporting season continues in earnest, positive results are in from Coherent, IPG Photonics and Rofin-Sinar.
Market analyst Strategies Unlimited predicts that the global laser market will grow to $8.8 billion in 2014.
A higher order mode fibre delivers 125 fs pulses over a distance of 3.6 m without any pre-chirping of the input pulse.
Details of an organic light-emitting transistor that outperforms the equivalent OLED have been published.
There is more evidence of an improving picture in the optics industry as Newport reports encouraging results for Q1.
Featuring news from IPG Photonics, Renesas Electronics, Corning, Jenoptik and more.