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Historical Archive (January 2003 - June 2010)
The historic archive provides access to articles published prior to SPIE's acquisition of optics.org in July 2010.

September 2004

Patent highlights 30 Sep 04

The pick of this week's applications including a VCSEL that emits multiple wavelengths simultaneously.

CMOS chips target digital cameras 29 Sep 04

A new 5 megapixel image sensor looks set to bring down the cost of high quality digital photography.

Angular pits boost DVD storage 29 Sep 04

European scientists develop an optical method for encoding up to one Terabyte (1000Gb) of data on to a single DVD.

UV LEDs reach shorter wavelengths 29 Sep 04

LEDs emitting at 250 nm and 255 nm could prove useful in biological and chemical sensors.

Business briefs 24 Sep 04

Including news from Arisawa, Northrop Grumman, Kyocera, CVI Laser, StockerYale, Mitsubishi and more.

Research round-up 24 Sep 04

A look at some of the innovations in optics that have been reported in journals this month.

Patent highlights 23 Sep 04

The pick of this week's patent applications including a compact pulsed gas laser.

Cryogenics boosts Yb:YAG output 23 Sep 04

Liquid nitrogen cooling takes a Yb:YAG laser to a new level of performance.

XeroCoat eyes up solar cell market 22 Sep 04

A low-cost, anti-reflective, anti-fog coating could boost the performance of solar cells, spectacles and car windows.

Optical adhesives offer a clear answer 21 Sep 04

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.

Photonics unlocks chip bandwidth bottleneck 21 Sep 04

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.

CIP gives research centre a new lease of life 21 Sep 04

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.

CRDS makes the leap out of the laboratory 21 Sep 04

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.

Business briefs 17 Sep 04

Including news from Canon, Toshiba, Kodak, Carl Zeiss and more.

Patent highlights 16 Sep 04

The pick of this week's patent applications including an optical sensor which measures the velocity of an aircraft.

Quantum dots target optical networks 15 Sep 04

A Japanese team hopes its 10 Gbps quantum dot laser will be used in commercial applications by 2007.

Sony makes TV quality color OLEDs 15 Sep 04

The consumer giant begins mass producing its 3.8 inch color OLED display for handheld applications.

IR cameras improve train braking 14 Sep 04

High speed infrared cameras may boost the stopping power of express trains traveling at speeds of up to 300 km/h.

Business briefs 10 Sep 04

Including news from Matsushita Electric Industrial, Palomar Medical Technologies, Quantum Dot Corporation and more.

Patent highlights 10 Sep 04

The pick of this week's patent applications including a fiber laser for cutting metal stents.

Elam solves OLED pollution worries 09 Sep 04

UK firm develops a new material for organic displays which it says is far less toxic then Alq3.

Polymer tips fuel coupling efficiencies 08 Sep 04

Coupling efficiencies as high as 70% are possible thanks to polymer tips fabricated on the end of optical fibers.

Tiny dye laser suits lab-on-a-chip 08 Sep 04

Japanese research could lead to miniature optical circuits that can perform spectroscopy on a glass chip.

Konarka acquires Siemens expertise 08 Sep 04

The US developer of thin film polymer solar cells buys Siemens' organic photovoltaic research activities.

Business briefs 03 Sep 04

Including news from Hitachi, Toshiba, Rofin-Sinar, Denselight Semiconductors, Logitech and more.

Patent highlights 03 Sep 04

The pick of this week's patent applications including a method for stabilizing high-power diode lasers.

NIST unveils smallest atomic clock 03 Sep 04

An atomic clock that is the size of a grain of rice could bring unprecedented timekeeping to portable electronics.

Research round-up 02 Sep 04

A look at some of the innovations in optics that have been reported this month.

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