Including news from Polytec PI, Zygo, FLIR Systems, GSI Lumonics and more.
Photonics researchers across Europe have the chance to apply for a portion of a €45million fund.
UK scientists have made a 1kW single fiber laser with a high beam quality.
Using a pair of entangled photons significantly improves the resolution of optical coherence tomography.
The pick of this week's patent applications including a semiconductor laser with a tilted cavity design.
Including news from GSI Lumonics, JDS Uniphase, Laser Technology, Special Optics and more.
Moore’s Law is still holding true, with the insatiable demand for ever-faster semiconductor chips driving the development of lithography tools that operate at increasingly short wavelengths.
Bell Labs researchers discover that optical fiber manufacturers could learn a thing or two from a deep-sea sponge.
The pick of this week’s patent applications including an improved drive circuit for semiconductor lasers.
Knowing the precise wavelength or spectral content of your source can be crucial in many applications. Jacqueline Hewett investigates the technology behind wavelength meters and handheld spectrometers, two instruments that are designed for this task.
China's largest maker of industrial lasers is searching for international partners to grow its business. Oliver Graydon met Chutian Laser chairman Sun Wen at LASER 2003.
After successfully entering the ophthalmology market, the next challenge for thin-disk lasers is materials processing. Trumpf and Rofin-Sinar are backing the technology with multikilowatt-scale systems, as Michael Hatcher reports.
An ultra-light Fresnel lens harnesses sunlight with record efficiency, reducing the weight and cost of solar panels launched into space.
A study proves that diode laser treatment of varicose veins is highly effective in the vast majority of cases.
A French-Australian research team creates an ultra-precise laser pointer using squeezed light.
Including news from Spectra-Physics, Jenoptik, Dai Nippon Printing, Universal Display Corporation and more.
An optical alarm system with built-in intelligence stops intruders in their tracks.
A 360 J laser pulse transmutes an isotope with a half-live of 15.7 million years into a lighter isotope with a half-life of just 25 minutes.
Scientists in Japan and Russia unveil a ceramic-disk laser based on ytterbium-doped scandium oxide.
The pick of this week’s patent applications including a lens implant that reduces the risk of secondary cataracts.
Including news from Coherent, Avanex, GSI Lumonics, Rofin-Sinar and more.
US fiber laser specialist IPG Photonics develops a source that emits at the very far edge of human vision.
ASML, the world’s largest supplier of lithography systems, is cutting 550 jobs, 11% of its workforce.
The pick of this week’s patent applications including a fingerprint sensor and a security tag made from micro-optics.
Cellophane, the ubiquitous packing material, can also turn a laptop screen into a 3D display.
Including news from Boeing, International SEMATECH, Exitech and Jenoptik.
The latest financial results from Bookham Technology, New Focus, VISX, Cree and more.
Research suggests that bent optical fibers can be permanently damaged at power levels of just a few hundred milliwatts.
An Israeli team has operated on two rats using concentrated solar rays.