US researchers unveil nanowire waveguides in the current issue of Science.
Physicists have directly measured the electric field of a light pulse for the first time.
Including news from Newport, Zygo, Rofin-Sinar, Kodak and more.
The pick of this week's patent applications including an uncooled infrared camera.
A pair of US scientists reveals that cancerous tissue can lase.
An Australian team produce a laser by exposing holey PMMA fiber to a solution of Rhodamine 6G dye.
Laser scanning optimises the aerodynamic profile of track bikes racing around the Olympic velodrome in Athens.
An autocorrelator is often needed for measuring the duration of very short light pulses. Peter Staudt discusses the different types on the market and explains how they work.
A new type of surface-emitting diode array could signal the end of costly and complex diode stacks. Oliver Graydon spoke to the company responsible for the development.
Konarka's thin-film photovoltaics could lead to a whole range of innovative solar-powered products. James Tyrrell speaks to the US company to find out more about the technology.
MESSENGER, NASA's first mission to circle Mercury, was launched in early August. Jacqueline Hewett finds out about the laser altimeter that will produce an accurate topographic map of the planet's surface.
Plastic optical fibre (POF) finally seems to have found its killer application - wiring up cars. Paul Polishuk, president of the analyst firm Information Gatekeepers, spoke to Oliver Graydon about POF in cars today and outlined the roadmap for tomorrow.
Researchers at IBM say they have developed a method that enables the fast, efficient manufacture of photodetectors that are compatible with CMOS production. Michael Hatcher reports.
Including news from Mitsubishi Electric, Kodak, IPG Laser, Northrop Grumman and more.
The week's patent applications include a yellow-emitting phosphor which could improve the color purity of white LEDs.
The first bank transfer performed using quantum cryptography based on entangled photons takes place in Vienna's sewers.
A simple way to customise the rate at which quantum dots emit light is unveiled in Nature.
A center in Chennai plans to promote laser cutting and welding to the car and electronics industries.
Including news from Lumenis, Avanex, Cree, APA Optics and more.
European scientists demonstrate a fluorescent microscope that captures images up to 0.5 mm inside a living fish embryo.
The pick of this week's patent applications including two inventions that could aid the development of fiber lasers.
Lightweight carbon fiber composite mirrors that rival Zerodur and silicon carbide are being put through their paces by a UK team.
EUV lithography gets a boost as Intel lays its foundations for high volume manufacturing in 2009.
Cambridge Display Technology files for an initial public offering and plans to float on the NASDAQ stock exchange.
Including news from JDS Uniphase, Nichia, GSI Lumonics, Micronic and more.
The pick of this week's patent applications including a lens that efficiently couples light into an optical fiber.
A team from the UK's National Physical Laboratory reduces the linewidth of a Nd:YAG laser to unprecedented levels.
Sharp harnesses solar energy to power its latest LED-based street lamp and illumination panel.
Crystal Fibre acquires the assets of rival photonic-crystal fiber maker BlazePhotonics for $3.3 million.
A look at the financial results from industry big-hitters Newport, DALSA, JDS Uniphase and more.