Optical communications sector upturn and JDSU's new test and measurement division drive significant Q4 and full year growth in turnover and reduce losses.
Global Optics develops and prepares to market auto-focus CMOS camera to cellphone, digital camera and laptop markets.
Will become a cornerstone for advanced lithography R&D projects including sub-32 nm node critical layer patterning; optical path stabilisation; and reticle handling.
Will permit economically-feasible fiber-to-chip connectivity. Technology is "the future" of optical interfaces, developer claims.
LED lighting offers exciting benefits for aircraft both in terms of how the lighting can be designed and the installed functionality it can deliver, according to James Stratford of Universal Science.
A novel display-embedded textile from Philips Research can turn clothes into walking dynamic advertisements.
Including news from Candela Laser, IPG Photonics, Dynasil, AMS Technologies, Fiberguide, Datalase, Rofin Sinar, Aixtron and Trimedyne.
Value of ruggedised fibre/optics components will hit $2.9 billion by 2012, military-aerospace dominance of market will cool.
Physicists in the UK have discovered that thin films of silver - a normally opaque material - can be made highly transparent by sandwiching them bewteen zinc-selenide-coated glass blocks.
Kyma adopts a novel approach to developing new green LEDs for a US Department of Energy funded R&D program.
A regular round-up of staff changes within the industry featuring Aerotech, Forth Dimension Displays, Optical Surfaces and more.
A microstructured silicon photodetector that exhibits a photoresponse at 1.31 and 1.55 microns could inspire a host of specialized imaging applications.
US National Ignition Facility Project team wins recognition for development of color-changing laser.
Optical metrology system developer reports "record" orders, sales and earnings, says that sales demands reflect its change in focus from laboratory to industry.
Promos Technologies, which specializes in making dynamic random access memory chips, has decided that now is the time to get involved in the LED business.
A laser-based technique that can monitor blood-flow velocity in real-time could have a big impact on the efficacy of plastic and reconstructive surgery.
With the restructured company set on seeking out new markets, Jenoptik subsidiaries are partnering to develop a "space compatible" pump laser intended for use in a satellite-mounted atmospheric analysis lidar system.
With the aim of improving local support for its Laser MicroJet laser-assisted water cutting systems, the Swiss technology company has raised $8.1 million from fellow Swiss backers.
Includes news from Osram Opto Semiconductors, Quintessence Photonics, Optikos, and others.
Organic photovoltaic cells promise cheaper solar power, but researchers still need to work out how to improve their efficiency.
Two commercial deals reveal how triple-junction solar cells based on compound semiconductors are now challenging silicon-based photovoltaics for large-scale terrestrial applications.
University spin-off exploits dislocation loops to force light out of silicon.
Thin, reflective piezoelectric polymer films could replace traditional polished mirrors in space telescopes. But first they need to survive the rigours of space.
Researchers at MIT put coherent superposition to the test and focus 15 laser beams into a 180 nm diameter spot without using a lens.
Profits tumble as Cree invests in new technologies that the company believes will bring financial reward over the next few years.
US researchers have developed a fluorescence optical microscopy technique that can image cellular proteins with nanometer-scale resolution.
A Japanese market study has found that domestic sales of industrial laser machining equipment have bounced back after a period of decline.
Including news from Jenoptik, Ocean Optics, New Wave Research, Aspectrics, and others.
Higher operating costs have wiped out sales growth for the OLED manufacturer.
A portable optical scanner for the early detection of breast cancer could be commercially available within the next three years.
By simply roughening the front and back surfaces, a Taiwanese team have tapped nearly three times more light from GaN-based LEDs.
The human eye has inspired researchers who are developing a self-focusing artificial lens.
Including news from Varioptic, Unaxis, New Scale, LINOS, and others.
Fourth-quarter results fall short of analysts' expectations, but new products and high-power lasers show strong growth.
Can light-channelling technology cut the cost of solar panels and bring solar energy to the masses?
A holy grail of the silicon semiconductor industry is to develop a silicon-based laser, which is exactly what this MIT-based project intends to achieve.
Deep UV laser developer Cymer reports improved Q2 business; semiconductor industy-targeted lasers show sales growth; company announces share buyback plan.
Brazil is the place to visit if you want to enjoy the best blue sky.
The optics.org podcast makes its debut with a bang: a fascinating interview with a leading optics academic. Plus: of the hundreds of newly signed-up optics.org community members, we have randomly selected 10 to win iPod media players.
Seed funding from a 3i-led consortium will speed development of the laser-based mini-projection system and drive company expansion.