Including news from Quantel, Kodak, FLIR Systems, NP Photonics and more.
The latest financial results from Corning, Lucent, LINOS, FLIR Systems and more.
US firm Nutfield Technology says it has developed the smallest 10W CO2 laser on the market.
LED luminaires from Philips Lighting have been used to provide warm-white street lighting.
Indian scientists exploit the light scattering properties of protruding fibers to determine the hairiness of yarn.
Including news from Picarro, Carl Zeiss SMT, Micronic, QPC, Wahl optoparts and more.
The variety, region of origin and chemistry of rice is revealed by its blue-green photoluminescence.
A UK start-up has developed a new type of security scanner that exploits terahertz waves.
Sharp has come up with an LCD that lets viewers surf the web and watch movies at the same time.
Flexible color electronic paper developed by Fujitsu could be used to display adverts as early as next year.
Including news from Corning, LG Philips, XTREME, IMRA and more.
The pick of this week's patents including a lens array from mobile phone giant Nokia.
Researchers discover a deep sea creature covered with red photophores that imitate shrimp.
A look at some of the breakthroughs that have been made this month, including a high repetition rate EUV source.
Are you looking for a source of femtosecond pulses? Jan Posthumus explains why fibre lasers are a convenient, easy-to-use answer, with the added benefit of being tunable.
Push-button-operated supercontinuum sources that combine ultrafast laser pulses with microstructured fibre were a big hit at LASER 2005. World of Photonics in June in Germany. James Tyrrell talks booth-side with developers Fianium and Koheras.
A Swedish start-up has found an ingenious way to protect the surface of semiconductors and glass. Its Nitrel treatment could boost the performance of laser diodes, photodetectors and optical crystals, reports Oliver Graydon.
CVI Laser's extensive optics and coatings catalogue contains 200,000 unique part numbers. Jacqueline Hewett asks the company's chief executive officer Stuart Schoenmann about its current acquisition strategy and aggressive expansion plans.
Sharp invents a super-resolution optical disc that can hold 100GB of data.
Including news from Neophotonics, GSI Group, AU Optronics, Leica and more.
A newly created Swiss start-up launches a real-time OCT system that has micrometer precision.
The photonics community of Tampere has formed a local cluster to link laser research and production in the region.
Japanese researchers are using femtosecond laser pulses to write data into human fingernails.
Progress continues on the Giant Magellan Telescope with the rotary casting of an 8.4 m mirror.
Including news from Micronic, Redshift, Cree, Sharp and more.
The pick of this week’s patents including an optical system from Boeing for identifying seats.