Tiny 'free electron laser' could find applications in displays, medical diagnostics.
Kyoto University researchers manipulate photons at the surface of a photonic crystal for the first time
Disruption in the micro materials processing market opens up opportunities for laser suppliers.
New spin on bioimaging exploits the light-scattering properties of rotating nanoparticles.
As recently as 2002, China imported all of its LED chips. The country now meets half of this demand with domestic production and is making the transition from incandescent bulbs to solid-state lighting. Richard Stevenson catches up with the progress.
The National Ignition Facility in the US is pursuing one of the grand challenges of science: controlled thermonuclear fusion in the laboratory. Our American correspondent Breck Hitz talks big science with Edward Moses, the director of NIF's multibillion-dollar research programme.
Picosecond lasers are a universal tool for ablating almost any material without the downsides of unwanted thermal side-effects. Bernhard Klimt and colleagues at LUMERA LASER explain how cold ablation has changed the face of micromachining.
Marking the laser's 50-year journey from the first flash of coherent light, Thomas Baer tells OLE why it's time to celebrate one of the great inventions of the modern age.
US researchers shed light on the optical properties of nanoparticles.
Despite the economic gloom, Light Blue Optics has raised an additional $15m in venture-capital funding to accelerate development of its holographic laser-projection system.
Spatially offset Raman spectroscopy could help diagnose bone disease.
Devices built on low-cost, flexible substrates show promising light-conversion efficiencies.
Analysts predict that active-matrix OLEDs will dominate future growth in the organic display market.
A Silicon Valley company has developed a highly efficient green-laser microchip for use in mobile projectors.
Smallest optical transistor brings all-optical circuits and optical computing a step closer.
A new breed of solar-power collectors has been optimized for use in large-scale commercial deployments.
Measuring haemoglobin concentration using optical spectroscopy could provide an early predictor of a tumour's response to chemotherapy.
Joint venture and laser applications centre will broaden Jenoptik's presence in Asian markets.
German scientists move well beyond the penetration limits of optical microscopy thanks to a technique that uses the sound of light.
Photonics opens up new era for astronomical instruments.
A new CMOS image sensor for the first time challenges the highest-performing imaging devices for scientific applications.
The optical sensing vendor has supplied a spectrometer for NASA's LCROSS lunar mission.
Data stored using microholograms could allow 100 DVDs to fit on one disc within three years.