Fraunhofer ILT and its industrial partners have developed an innovative and cost-efficient repair technique for engine components.
A laser ranging system targets future formation-flying satellite missions.
Industrial laser companies must be ready to meet a potentially rapid increase in demand from the manufacturing industry when the world economy starts to recover.
A new line of diode bars is part of Oclaro's strategy to become the largest merchant supplier of high-power laser diodes.
MIT researchers develop unique structure to make RGB-emitting devices.
Leading executives are already making plans for what happens after the downturn.
Pan-European R&D project pushes cost:performance of industrial crystalline-silicon photovoltaic technology.
Prototype solar power source is put through its paces for possible mass-transit applications.
Moroccan vendor has high hopes for its wafer-level imaging technologies.
Biomedical optics and medical laser applications are among the headline themes at this week's LASER World of Photonics conference.
Integrating the sister companies produces 'probably the largest pure-play fibre-optics company in Europe'.
Real-time mapping of a patient's radiation dose during cancer treatment is a step closer thanks to researchers in the Netherlands.
The US laser manufacturer is launching the industry's smallest carbon dioxide laser capable of delivering an average output power of 1 kW.
Thomas Kessler, vice-president of European operations at Edmund Optics, talks about crisis management during the downturn and the priorities for the optics industry when growth returns.
Laser-fired filaments yield brighter, more efficient light bulbs.
Demand for laser equipment remains flat, but rising RFQ activity promises a modest recovery later this year.
Diodes with stable lasing at 638 nm meet the requirements of picoprojection systems.
Laser Beam Products successfully reworked a set of infrared mirrors used in an Antarctic research vessel - once it removed the seaweed.
Medics could benefit from a laser-treated metal that channels liquid at record speeds.
UK laser maker Powerlase will be using the LASER exhibition to showcase what it claims are "the highest-power green lasers available commercially".
Distributed fibre-optic sensing could help railway companies monitor track beds and tunnels for possible collapse.
The high-power laser-diode manufacturer has been rescued by an unknown group of investors.
The first product in the new series of direct-diode laser sources from TRUMPF, Germany, will be on show at LASER 2009.
Networking between universities, start-ups and established industry vendors is a key driver of growth within the optics industry.
High-power direct-diode lasers have emerged as a competitive option for applications like cladding, welding and heat treating. Stuart Woods of Coherent explains why the basic construction and operation of direct-diode systems translate into low cost-of-ownership.
Commercial viability of green diodes beckons with devices that boast lifetimes of hundreds of hours.
Newport purchases the Oclaro New Focus product line in exchange for the Newport Spectra Physics high-power laser diode business and $3m cash.
Taking inspiration from the helical-shaped designs found in nature, Chiral Photonics is adding a new twist to optical technologies. Dan Neugroschl, the company's president, tells Marie Freebody about the unique ways in which light interacts with chiral structures.
The advent of cheap and efficient green lasers is eliminating one of the last remaining hurdles to the commercial success of laser displays and laser television. As Breck Hitz explains, laser vendors are rolling out a raft of innovative products to drive market growth.
A radical rethink of solid-state-laser design is opening up growth applications in analytical instrumentation. Nicolas Féat of Oxxius explains how monolithic resonators are enabling a new class of sources with higher powers and improved stability.
OLEDs are making waves in the displays and lighting markets. Stefan Grabowski tells Marie Freebody about the milestones that need to be reached before the technology finds widespread commercialization.
Researchers and industry will need to work closely together if Europe is to maximize the returns on its investment in a planned new generation of high-power laser facilities being built over the next decade. Caryl Richards reports on the challenges and opportunities of big science.
GreenVolts of California is building a 2 MW power plant to demonstrate the commercial viability of concentrator photovoltaics technology. Richard Stevenson reports on the optical design and engineering challenges that will need to be addressed along the way.
Cell biologists set to benefit from "super-resolution" video imaging.