Tiny infrared-absorbing particles prove their worth by treating tumors in mice.
Researchers develop a long-lasting solid-state dye laser based on a rotating disc and clever pumping scheme.
Researchers create a focused laser spot with the highest intensity to date.
Including news from Universal Display Corporation, IPG Photonics, Nichia and more.
Firms making flexible solar cells and THz lasers are amongst this week's lucky recipients of VC and government funding.
The pick of this week's patent applications including a fluorescent tire.
A violet laser diode and a miniature spectrometer are helping researchers in Ghana predict crop yields.
A team of UK scientists develop an optical sensor for monitoring wear.
Including news from e2v technologies, Bookham Technology, Corning, Lumenis and more.
A US team deploys what it says is the first kilowatt-scale terrestrial solar cell array based on III-V triple-junction technology.
Microdisplays are vital for a number of applications, from next-generation TV to light-beam modulators. Daniel Krueerke provides an overview of the devices available.
The pick of this week's patent applications including a photonic crystal light source.
Space agencies worldwide are equipping satellites with laser transmitters in the hope of improving their communication links back to Earth. Oliver Graydon reports on their progress.
Illuminating silicon wafers with a pattern of light has long been the process of choice for making microelectronics, but there are fears that it will not be able to meet future demands. Steven Brueck, a supporter of the technology, argues why it is here to stay.
Having weathered the telecoms storm, Thorlabs is currently pursuing an aggressive expansion plan that has seen it acquire three European businesses in the past 12 months. Oliver Graydon speaks to Alex Cable - the firm's founder - about its strategy.
An automated laser process developed in Finland could help firms meet European recycling targets.
Pocket-sized projectors being developed by a Finnish company will make their commercial debut next year.
In just two years, DARPA's Semiconductor Ultraviolet Optical Sources (SUVOS) program has made 280 nm LEDs a reality, demonstrated prototype UV biosensor and communication systems, and yielded lasers operating below 350 nm. Tim Whitaker reports.
Including news from Sharp, Osram Opto Semiconductors, Finisar and more.
The pick of this week’s patent applications including an optical system that could help sort colored glass.
An optical airspeed detector being developed by a UK team promises huge cost savings to the airline industry.
Starch could simplify the optical setup required to determine the exact temporal and spectral shape of ultrashort pulses.
Biomedical applications may benefit from an organic solid-state laser tunable between 401 and 434 nm.
Including news from Nichia, Toyoda Gosei, Synrad and more.
Large displays based on organic light-emitting diode technology make Society for Information Display debut.
The pick of this week’s patent applications including a diode-pumped thin slab laser that emits in excess of 150 W.
Halma of the UK adds Ocean Optics to its portfolio of companies specializing in health, safety and sensing products.
Newport agrees to buy Spectra-Physics for $300 million, creating one of the largest firms in the photonics industry.