The pick of this week's applications including a VCSEL that emits multiple wavelengths simultaneously.
A new 5 megapixel image sensor looks set to bring down the cost of high quality digital photography.
European scientists develop an optical method for encoding up to one Terabyte (1000Gb) of data on to a single DVD.
LEDs emitting at 250 nm and 255 nm could prove useful in biological and chemical sensors.
Including news from Arisawa, Northrop Grumman, Kyocera, CVI Laser, StockerYale, Mitsubishi and more.
A look at some of the innovations in optics that have been reported in journals this month.
The pick of this week's patent applications including a compact pulsed gas laser.
Liquid nitrogen cooling takes a Yb:YAG laser to a new level of performance.
A low-cost, anti-reflective, anti-fog coating could boost the performance of solar cells, spectacles and car windows.
Want to bond a lens or a fibre-optic component? Detlef Heindl describes the differences between various optical adhesives so that you don't end up in a sticky mess.
The continuing rise in the speed of computer chips means that copper tracks on printed circuit boards could soon be unable to keep up. Oliver Graydon spoke to Intel about its plans for making the transition to high-speed optical interconnects.
The Centre for Integrated Photonics describes itself as an open-style development facility for industry and academia alike. Jacqueline Hewett spoke to the UK firm's management team about its plans to become a self-sustaining business.
Picarro plans to launch a portable CRDS gas sensor in 2005. James Tyrrell talks to the US-Canadian firm about the field testing of its robust, suitcase-sized technology.
Including news from Canon, Toshiba, Kodak, Carl Zeiss and more.
The pick of this week's patent applications including an optical sensor which measures the velocity of an aircraft.
A Japanese team hopes its 10 Gbps quantum dot laser will be used in commercial applications by 2007.
The consumer giant begins mass producing its 3.8 inch color OLED display for handheld applications.
High speed infrared cameras may boost the stopping power of express trains traveling at speeds of up to 300 km/h.
Including news from Matsushita Electric Industrial, Palomar Medical Technologies, Quantum Dot Corporation and more.
The pick of this week's patent applications including a fiber laser for cutting metal stents.
UK firm develops a new material for organic displays which it says is far less toxic then Alq3.
Coupling efficiencies as high as 70% are possible thanks to polymer tips fabricated on the end of optical fibers.
Japanese research could lead to miniature optical circuits that can perform spectroscopy on a glass chip.
The US developer of thin film polymer solar cells buys Siemens' organic photovoltaic research activities.
Including news from Hitachi, Toshiba, Rofin-Sinar, Denselight Semiconductors, Logitech and more.
The pick of this week's patent applications including a method for stabilizing high-power diode lasers.
An atomic clock that is the size of a grain of rice could bring unprecedented timekeeping to portable electronics.
A look at some of the innovations in optics that have been reported this month.