The Franco-Italian semiconductor manufacturer is developing alternative materials to make cheaper solar cells.
The pick of this week’s patent applications including a free-space optical communication system.
Including news from Spectra-Physics, Nichia, Toshiba, DALSA and more.
Tami Freeman takes a look at how long-wavelength VCSELs are being used to enhance transceivers.
Electronic paper that could display color images in real time is unveiled in this week’s Nature.
Light-emitting silicon devices will hit the shelves within the next six months.
The pick of this week’s patent applications including a way to improve the beam quality of a high-power laser diode.
The UK company plans to buy New Focus while beefing up its datacoms business with Ignis Optics.
Including news from Corning, Sharp, Northrop Grumman, Varioptic and more.
Using golf clubs with a laser-modified surface could improve your game from tee to green, claims a revolutionary US start-up.
Researchers report a photonic-band gap fiber that can transmit megawatt pulses in this week’s Science.
Forty-four high-risk projects will share over $100 million in funding awarded by the US standards body NIST.
The pick of this week’s patent applications including a laser system that can drill 500 holes per second in dielectric substrates.
A dentist’s toolkit for detecting tooth decay could soon include an infrared-imaging system.
Including news from Dow Corning, Cymer, Bookham Technology and more.
Scientists say they have produced a 33 fs pulse with a record-breaking peak power of 0.85 PW.
A polymer film that bends when it is illuminated with polarized light is revealed in this week’s Nature.
The first commercial system for terahertz spectroscopy makes its market debut.
The pick of this week’s patent applications including an optical system that can recognise constellations in the night sky.
Including news from Ocean Optics, Melles Griot, Diomed and more.
Scientists reveal a high power ytterbium laser operating continuous wave at 985 nm.
A European consortium develops an optical fiber sensor that detects the formation of ice.
Electrochromic motorcycle visors developed in Sweden may help prevent road accidents.
A patent battle regarding laser-sintering technology could result in a $120million payout for a German company.
The pick of this week’s patent applications including an efficient way to make photonic crystal circuits.
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