Scientists design an optical microscope that overcomes the trade-off between field-of-view and resolving power.
A look at some of innovations in optics this month including a terahertz study of imflammable liquids in plastic bottles.
Including news from JDS Uniphase, LG Philips LCD, Carl Zeiss IMT, Specialised Imaging and more.
Jenoptik pushes the output power of diodes to a new level.
PGS Precision plans to start commercial production of liquid lenses next year for use in digital cameras and phones.
Researchers use their expertise in gravitational wave detection to develop an underwater acoustic sensor.
Whether it's adjusting a telescope or focusing a laser beam to a small spot, wavefront sensing can help. Xavier Levecq explains the technique and the options available.
Near-field optical data storage requires a lens with a numerical aperture of greater than one and an air gap of 30 nm between the lens and disc. Jacqueline Hewett visited Philips in the Netherlands to find out how the electronics giant has dealt with these challenges.
Danish firm Kaleido thinks its machining expertise can deliver affordable next-generation optics that slash the cost of optical assembly by a factor of 10. James Tyrrell investigates.
After 50 years as one of the world's leading centres of big science, the UK's Rutherford Appleton Laboratory is now spinning off its technology. Oliver Graydon finds out more.
Display glass is a big money-spinner for Corning, accounting for around a third of its revenue. James Tyrrell spoke with Pete Bocko, division vice-president and technical director of Corning Display Technologies, about the rise of its glass substrate business.
The preliminary sketches made before an artist starts painting are being revealed thanks to optical coherence tomography.
A nonlinear effect in silica fiber could bring big benefits to the world of optical networking and computing.
Including news from Alfalight, Picolight, e2v technologies, Redlake and more.
Laser written images could help prevent forgery of bank cards and security passes.
Bookham has freed up $12 million in cash through tax breaks from a deal involving the sub-lease of aircraft.
An optical integrated circuit promises high sensitivity detection of multiple gases at the same time.
Including news from Jenoptik Group, Universal display Corporation, Cree and more.
Philips is to acquire Agilent's share of the Lumileds high-power LED joint venture.
Including news from Universal Display Corporation, Cree, OmniVision, DALSA and more.
The pick of this week's patents including a mirrorball-based laser device that deters birds from landing.
Researchers in the US are combining LIDAR and a honey bee's finely tuned sense of smell to locate buried land mines.
An optical vibration sensor could help detect structural damage even in high electromagnetic fields.
Including news from TRUMPF, Rofin-Sinar, Cambridge Display Technology and more.
Including news from DALSA, Alfalight, UDC, Nichia, Samsung Electronics and more.
The latest financial results from Newport, Coherent, DALSA, Bookham and more.
Strong demand for consumer products drives the optoelectronics market to $236 bn.
Laser-based technique could replace existing security measures such as holograms.
An optoelectronic tweezer reported in Nature traps and manipulates 15000 particles simultaneously.