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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 2004

Business briefs 30 Jul 04

Including news from Corning, Universal Display Corporation, Sharp and more.

Ophthalmoscope goes digital 30 Jul 04

A UK team is looking to speed up diagnosis of eye disease by capturing electronic images of the retina

Two photons shrink Opera House 30 Jul 04

Researchers in Australia use two-photon polymerization to create a miniature model of the Sydney Opera House.

Patent highlights 29 Jul 04

The pick of this week's patent applications including a technique which reveals the cleanliness of a surface.

Financial focus 28 Jul 04

The latest round of financial results from firms including Coherent, Cree, Bookham Technology and more.

Raman effect enhances sensor range 28 Jul 04

Scientists in Korea sense strain and temperature at the end of 50km of optical fiber.

Business briefs 23 Jul 04

Including news from Corning, Agilent, Lumileds Lighting, Bookham Technology and more.

Patent highlights 23 Jul 04

The pick of this week's patent applications including an LED-based lure that could help fishermen up their catches.

Sesquioxide source emits fs pulses 23 Jul 04

Scientists in Hamburg and Berlin make a modelocked Yb:Lu2O3 laser.

Sub-nanosecond UV-LEDs go on sale 21 Jul 04

LEDs emitting sub-nanosecond pulses at 280 nm and 340 nm make their commercial debut.

Laser sintering strikes gold 20 Jul 04

A Swiss-US team writes conductive microstructures on glass using a 'fountain pen' filled with gold nanoparticle 'ink'.

Business briefs 16 Jul 04

Including news from Lumileds Lighting, Jenoptik, Aixtron, Zygo and more.

Water-guided laser gives precise cuts 15 Jul 04

Combining a water jet with a pulsed fiber laser gives a maintenance-free tool for cutting thin sheet metal.

Thulium extends fiber laser emission 15 Jul 04

A Danish team unveils a single-frequency DFB fiber laser that uses thulium as the amplifying medium.

Patent highlights 13 Jul 04

The pick of this week's patent applications including a coating which simultaneously blocks ultraviolet and infrared light.

Short pulse pioneer scoops award 13 Jul 04

Experts in short pulses, fiber lasers and biomedicine win €35,000 in this year's Leibinger awards.

Business briefs 09 Jul 04

Including news from Thales, Alcatel, Planar Systems, Lumileds Lighting and more.

Additive aids laser marking 08 Jul 04

Marking plastics with low power carbon dioxide lasers is made easier thanks to a new range of additives.

New design transforms diode arrays 08 Jul 04

US start-up reveals a surface-emitting prototype that promises cheaper, more powerful laser-diode arrays.

Taiwan: powerhouse of photonics 08 Jul 04

Over the past decade Taiwan has transformed itself into one of the world's leading makers of optical disk drives, flat-panel displays and LEDs. Oliver Graydon visits the island to learn more about its investment in photonics.

Bluetooth display animates clothing 08 Jul 04

France telecom puts mobile phone technology into a flexible LED screen designed for clothes.

Tiger economy enters a period of transition 08 Jul 04

Peter Shih, founder of the Photonics Industry and Technology Development Association (PIDA) in Taiwan, spoke to Oliver Graydon about the country's activities in optoelectronics.

Optics enhance CO2 laser performance 08 Jul 04

When it comes to directing high-power CO2 laser light, special optics made from metals and semiconductors are needed. Paul Maclennan looks at the components available.

SHEDS drives laser diode efficiencies towards 80% 08 Jul 04

A military program to ramp up laser-diode performance is on track to deliver highly efficient devices in 2006. James Tyrrell reports on the progress of the SHEDS project.

Holographic drives set for long-awaited debut 08 Jul 04

Holographic data storage is about to come of age. Jacqueline Hewett speaks to InPhase Technologies, the US firm promising to have a 200 GB drive on the market next year.

Patent highlights 07 Jul 04

The pick of this week's patent applications including an electro-optic fiber than can be woven into clothing.

Business briefs 01 Jul 04

Including news from Bookham Technology, Lumileds, NEC, Pioneer and more.

Patent highlights 01 Jul 04

The pick of this week's patent applications including a light-emitting bandage that is said to accelerate wound healing.

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