optics.org catches up with the coordinator of OLLA, one of Europe's largest projects into white OLED technology that has drawn to a close this month.
Featuring news from Ophir-Spiricon, OSRAM, JPSA, FLIR, Domino Printing Sciences, SPIE and more.
Hybrid and quantum-dot based sources could find application in new areas thanks to two European projects that have recently been granted over £10 million.
Optical technology originally developed for space missions has been adapted for an airborne environmental monitoring programme.
Researchers in Korea believe that their tiny green laser ticks all the boxes for mobile projection applications.
A new generation of handheld devices is predicted to drive dramatic growth in the flexible display market over the next five years.
Could the paper industry be next in line to benefit from terahertz radiation? Researchers in Germany think so, and tell optics.org why.
As the worldwide economy struggles to cope with rising fuel prices and falling consumer confidence, industry experts predict continued growth for laser manufacturers.
Featuring news from Ocean Optics, Labsphere, Thorlabs and more....
It's all change in the thin-film coating market this week as Satisloh gets snapped up by Essilor and Evatec makes some impressive product announcements.
A superluminescent light emitting diode has for the first time been engineered to exhibit high output power as well as a broadband emission spectrum.
optics.org speaks to the coordinator of a new EU project about the endless applications of photonic skins.
A development of Fourier-domain optical coherence tomography allows high-resolution non-contact imaging of the eye that could help glaucoma diagnosis
An enterprising scientist has integrated two existing products into a sub-nanosecond electro-optical system, removing a hurdle from the path of researchers in the field.
Perfect annealing conditions hold the key to fabricating room-temperature singlemode GaInNAs lasers operating at 1.5 microns.
Featuring news from DisplaySearch, Thales UK, iSuppli, Varioptic, Luxtera and more.
A network of local societies will be a more flexible way of supporting an increasingly global optics industry.
A project that is aiming to develop an interactive 3D display for the automotive industry has kicked off this month.
The first system to combine Raman spectroscopy and optical coherence tomography could improve the diagnosis of skin cancers.
The efficiency of organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) could be boosted by 40% thanks to a nanoimprinting lithography technique.
An extensive analysis of blue laser diode degradation has found that control of crystal quality is the key to making the devices more reliable.
A thin-disk laser has for the first time been engineered to achieve pulse energies greater than 10 microjoules without the need for external amplification.
Researchers move closer to understanding devastating haemoglobin-related blood disorders thanks to a combination of optical tweezers and Raman spectroscopy.
Ultrafast lasers are more robust and affordable than ever before. That's the upbeat message from Strategies Unlimited as it publishes its first insight into the ultrafast market.
Featuring news from the UK Photonics Cluster, the Hong Kong Optical Engineering Society, QPC Lasers, GSI, eSolar and more.
Optics.org speaks to researchers in Sweden who have developed 1D and 2D position sensitive detectors as well as a compact and cost-effective spectrometer.
Etching a photonic crystal structure onto the surface of an LED boosts light emission intensity by a factor of three.
A new system to generate coherent extreme-ultraviolet light could be used as a tabletop source say researchers in Korea.
What do Darth Vader and Coventry City Football Club have in common with euroLED? All is revealed in our photo-blog from the event.
Industry experts discuss OLEDs, standards and knowing your customer's needs and motivations on the second day of euroLED.
Optical imaging technology could help astronauts to create 3D maps of planets and moons prior to landing.
Solid-state illumination is the future of the entire lighting industry, said Geoff Archenhold, the founder of the euroLED event, as he kicked off this year's conference and exhibition.
New technique to probe nanoscale structures could be used to analyse fossils and even samples from other planets, like Mars.
A novel thin film that prevents fingerprints from obscuring a display has been developed for the expanding touch-screen market.
Gaps in the coherence spectrum of diode lasers have been known to hinder research. Anselm Deninger and Thomas Renner look at how these gaps are being filled and the applications that are benefiting from access to previously unachievable linewidths and coherence lengths.
Featuring news from Jenoptik, CDT, Modulight, Boeing, Nichia and more.
Matching the needs of your application with the numerous ultraviolet detectors on the market can be daunting. Tim Stokes of Hamamatsu Photonics offers his advice.
Continuous-wave optical parametric oscillators emitting multiple watts of output power in the near- to mid-infrared are now a commercial reality. Angus Henderson of Aculight discusses the technical advances that have resulted in a tunable source with a narrow linewidth.
Optical frequency combs are breaking new ground in applications ranging from precision timing to breath analysis. Marie Freebody speaks to Jun Ye from JILA to find out more.
Silicon carbide boasts properties such as strength and stiffness. Marie Freebody speaks to Steve Hastings of optoSiC who believes that recent improvements in manufacturing techniques have enabled the material to be used as mirrors by the laser scanning industry.
The Global Advantage programme is helping many companies gain traction in international markets. John Grabo from the University of Arizona, US, tells OLE how Tucson is benefiting from its participation.
A continuous-wave or pulsed laser that can be switched on and off using light pulses could play an important role in future photonic systems.