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Changes in reflected light identify contaminants without needing to pre-treat the sample.
The laws of the marketplace can sometimes lead companies to model themselves on their competitors. Gary Colquhoun of SPIE Europe explains why adopting this way of working does their customers no favours.
The ability to focus laser light in two dimensions could herald a new era of high-speed optical storage and retrieval.
Researchers at Intel's Photonics Technology Lab have developed a laser modulator that encodes optical data at 40 Gbit/s.
Linking two organic solar cells with different absorption characteristics allows a wider range of the spectrum to be used.
Photonic crystals that can change color thanks to a simple magnet could benefit display screen technology.
Remote control and high resolution allow close monitoring of steel emerging from the furnace.
Osram, Showa Denko and Nichia are investing in new production facilities in a bid to meet growing demand for high-performance LEDs.
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A nanoscale optical device that can detect individual molecules in a solution could aid the search for cancer therapies.
A laser-based hard drive that transfers data up to 100 times faster than conventional data writers could pave the way to a new generation of magnetic recording devices.
Photonic chips are set to benefit from the first highly efficient room-temperature nanolaser to demonstrate continuous wave operation.
A joint project between Raydiance and the US Food and Drug Administration will examine the safety and effectiveness of Raydiance's platform for laser-based medical treatments.
Researchers from Australia and China describe a simple scheme for simultaneous local and global strain measurements by multiplexing fiber-optic white light interferometric (FOWLI) and fiber Bragg grating (FBG) sensors in the spectral domain.
A new survey predicts that sales of laser cutting equipment will rise from $345 million in 2006 to $578 million in 2013.
A fiber-based quantum key distribution system could be a step closer to achieving secure, high-speed data transmission over distances up to 10 km.
New opportunities in applications exploiting e-paper's unique properties will boost the global market, according to a new report.
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An LED chip coated with quantum dots has produced light emission that mimics natural daylight.
With a backlog of orders building up in Europe and Asia, and interest growing in the US, Emcore is looking to further expand its solar cell manufacturing capacity.
A mirror that maintains its shape to provide a constant optical image at extreme temperatures will be flying high in the world's largest airborne observatory.
A new market study predicts that sales of GaN lasers will more than triple over the next five years.
Laser diode specialist QPC Lasers launches a smaller, more powerful seed laser.
Researchers from Germany describe electron tunneling through a molecular junction in the presence of a time-dependent external field.
Specialized designs lead the growth in the optical coatings market according to the latest report from BCC.
French researchers have demonstrated a two-way laser-based communications link between an aircraft, a geostationary satellite and the ground.
A recent workshop highlighted innovative optical techniques for micro- and nanomachining.
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Researchers from Illinois are developing flat, flexible plasma lamps that they hope will surpass the efficiency of fluorescent lighting.
Large batches of fluorescent nanotubes have been produced which shine brightly enough for nanoscale medical applications.
US scientists have incorporated a nanowire laser into a prototype microscope that could enable biological samples to be imaged with sub-wavelength resolution.
A group of researchers present an overview of recent progress in the rapidly emerging field of integrated silicon-on-insulator (SOI) waveguide photonics.
Magnetic nanoparticles could boost the efficiency of an organic light-emitting device by more than 30%, say US researchers.
Quantasol, a spin-off from Imperial College, London, aims to commercialize solar cells based on quantum well structures made from gallium aresenide.
A portable near-IR spectrometer could directly measure emissions from a moving vehicle.
The TruFiber 300 is a 300 W system suited for precision cutting and welding.
High speed, high operating temperature applications could benefit from research into quantum-dot infrared photodetectors.
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