A round-up of the new products on display in the exhibition halls.
Visitors enjoy a reinactment of the first ever PDT experiments to celebrate the centenary of the technique’s discovery.
Attendees see a new UV source with an output that can be tuned to anything between CW and pulses of a few nanoseconds.
Trumpf introduces a 4 kilowatt thin-disk laser and a scanner for high-power remote-welding at the Munich show.
Delegates hear news of a fiber laser with a record output power of 600 W.
Visitor numbers are up by a third on the opening day of the biennial event.
Including news from Cree, GSI Lumonics, RSoft, XenICs, Jenoptik and more.
A wall-mounted mirror that also functions as TV is unveiled by Philips.
Scientists in the US fabricate a liquid-nitrogen-cooled semiconductor laser that produces 3.4 THz radiation.
The pick of this week's patent applications including ideas to perforate toilet paper and deter pests from your garden.
Eyewear that gives peace of mind to scientists using modelocked lasers goes on sale.
Including news from Sony, Cree Lighting, Cymer, LINOS and more.
UK researchers unveil a simple technique that can fabricate a microstructured polymer laser in a couple of minutes.
The pick of this week’s patent applications including a way to eliminate dark spots in OLEDs.
The world market for laser systems will reach USD 6.4 bn by 2009, says a Frost & Sullivan study.
Detailed images of the surface of Mars appear in this week’s issue of Science.
Including news from Lambda-Physik, EXFO, BeamExpress and Thorlabs.
It might be five years behind schedule, but the National Ignition Facility (NIF) says that it has set new world records for laser beam energy.
A highly efficient chemical laser is unveiled by researchers at Ben-Gurion University in Israel.
At CLEO in Baltimore, researchers describe a record-breaking ‘unhackable’ link.
Researchers describe an all-optical technique for studying the structure of brain tissue at this week’s CLEO.
The pick of this week's patent applications including an invention that helps drivers see clearly in bad weather.
Infrared imaging chips containing thousands of tiny silicon carbide cantilevers are about to rewrite the specifications of uncooled sensors - as well as reducing their price-tag. Rob van den Berg talks to the camera's makers.
Bright, efficient displays made from organic light-emitting diodes are starting to appear in mobile phones and digital cameras. Olaf Gelsen from German OLED maker Covion Organic Semiconductors charts the rise of this exciting new technology.
John O'Hagan of the NRPB describes how optical safety standards are being amended to stop high-brightness LEDs from slipping through loopholes in the legislation.
Michael Hatcher reports on a technique developed by a Swiss collaboration that paves the way towards faster, automated assembly of miniature optical subsystems.
Confused about the range of positioning equipment on offer? Jacqueline Hewett investigates the competing technologies of flexures, piezoelectrics and bearings.
From perfumes to photonics: Kathleen Perkins, the new chief executive of Breault, tells Oliver Graydon about her move into the optics industry and her plans for the firm.