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Historical Archive (January 2003 - June 2010)
The historic archive provides access to articles published prior to SPIE's acquisition of optics.org in July 2010.

July 2003

Patent highlights 30 Jul 03

The pick of this week’s patent applications including a lie detector that uses infrared laser pulses.

Digital cameras get color upgrade 29 Jul 03

Images taken by digital cameras could soon be a closer match to what the eye actually sees thanks to a new color filter developed by Sony.

Business briefs 25 Jul 03

Including news from DALSA, Honeywell, Toshiba, Corning and more.

Financial focus 25 Jul 03

Latest results from some of the industry’s big hitters, including Coherent, JDS Uniphase and GSI Lumonics.

Solar car wins race in record time 25 Jul 03

The solar-powered car developed by the University of Missouri - Rolla wins the American Solar Challenge in record time.

Sales slide at Lambda Physik 25 Jul 03

Revenues plummet 32% year-on-year and the ultraviolet laser specialist expects little improvement for the rest of this year.

Waveguide senses bacteria fast 24 Jul 03

A grating-coupled device can detect the presence of E coli bacteria in a fraction of the time taken by standard test equipment.

Patent highlights 22 Jul 03

The pick of this week’s patent applications including a way to make efficient white-light emitting OLEDs.

Business briefs 18 Jul 03

Including news from Corning, JDS Uniphase, Strategies Unlimited, Lumileds and more.

Nanoparticles generate white light 18 Jul 03

Could cadmium sulfide quantum dots replace phosphors in solid-state lighting?

Design software: which package do you need? 17 Jul 03

If you're designing an optical system - be it a single light-bulb or a petawatt laser - there is a software package that can help. But how do you choose the right one for your needs? Michael Hatcher looks at six of the most popular packages used by the optics industry.

Tiny image projectors take a step towards the shops 17 Jul 03

Compact personal image projectors could soon be changing the world of consumer electronics, and all at a price that's easy on the pocket. Jacqueline Hewett finds out more.

Pumping up the power 17 Jul 03

Thanks to a boost in their output power, fiber lasers could soon challenge diode-pumped Nd:YAGs as the source of choice for materials processing tasks. Oliver Graydon spoke to Southampton Photonics about its new range of products and its move away from telecoms.

Europe’s wines get satellite boost 15 Jul 03

The European Space Agency is mapping Europe's vineyards in unprecedented detail to help vine growers across the continent.

Competition hots up in solar car race 15 Jul 03

Two teams are battling it out for the top spot on day three of the American Solar Challenge.

Patent highlights 14 Jul 03

The pick of this week’s patent applications including methods for making ceramic optics and deodorizing bed linen.

Business briefs 11 Jul 03

Including news from THALES, Nichia, Lambda Physik, Lumenis and more.

Polarized moonlight orientates bugs 11 Jul 03

Dung beetles use the polarization of moonlight to move in a straight line.

Fast and slow light made easy 11 Jul 03

Scientists use an alexandrite crystal to slow light to 91 m/s and make laser pulses travel faster than the speed of light.

Nanoparticle glass feels the heat 09 Jul 03

Two researchers in Australia have come up with a simple way to make glass that lets in sunlight but blocks most of its heat.

Patent highlights 09 Jul 03

The pick of this week's patent applications including a polymer solar cell and a Raman amplifier that uses a microstructured fiber.

Business briefs 04 Jul 03

Including news from Cambridge Display Technology, Bookham Technology, ThreeFive Photonics and more.

Entanglement bridges the Danube 04 Jul 03

Scientists demonstrate that two photons can travel a total of 600 meters through free space and still remain entangled.

FDA approves LED acne treatment 04 Jul 03

Acne sufferers could soon be benefiting from an LED-based treatment system that has just received US FDA approval.

Patent highlights 01 Jul 03

The pick of this week’s patent applications including a method to detect lead contaminants in calcium fluoride crystals.

Doped lenses counteract cataracts 01 Jul 03

Polymer lenses doped with light-activated drugs may ease treatment of secondary cataracts.

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