Including news from BAE Systems, Microvision, Planar Systems, JP Sercel Associates, e2v, Aixtron, Arima, Multiwave Photonics and others.
Japan's AIST builds 10kHz Ti:S femtosecond laser for semiconductor treatments; exceeds previous best performance by 250%.
An excimer laser's high-power ultraviolet emission enables applications in research, micromanufacturing and biomedicine. Rainer Paetzel and Ruediger Hack provide an introduction to the technology and review key factors that potential buyers should consider.
A new series of LED Quarterly Insights reports, produced by the publishers of optics.org, kicks off with an in-depth analysis of the latest advances in high-power LEDs.
Researchers in Germany have developed a "sugar cube sized" projector, based on a single 2D mirror.
Display maker comes up with a triple directional LCD that offers unique content based on the viewer's orientation to the screen.
Researchers in the US have devised an optical on/off switch that could be safer and more reliable than electrical controls in airplane cockpits.
Europe's market for medical displays will more than double from $110 million in 2005 to $290 million by 2012. Growth in the US will be almost as strong, rising to $1.8 billion.
Acclaimed German fashion designer Anke Loh has chosen to use the light-emitting fabric from Philips called Lumalive textiles in her latest fashion collection.
Tom Hausken of Strategies Unlimited believes that the photonics industry is fundamentally fragmented. Here, he outlines the problems facing a market full of niche players and offers his opinions on the future.
Including news from Essex Corp., Adaptive Optics Associates, CarlZeiss, Alis Corp., JDSU, Quebec Photonics Network, Custom Sensors, Kotura, Enablence, Colorlink and others.
In a deal that includes a lease back option, the fiber-optic component maker expects to net $9.5 million from the sale of its Paignton, UK, assembly and test facility.
Following Intel's announcement of its restructuring, which will see 10,500 jobs cut, the semiconductor giant is selling its optical components business to fellow Californian company Cortina Systems.
The development of the first hybrid InP-silicon laser by Intel and UC Santa Barbara could provide the breakthrough that silicon photonics is looking for.
Green, blue and UV laser module developer plans to extend its product range with new investment.
Optical coherence tomography is fast becoming one of the most exciting areas in biomedical photonics as developers get to grips with high-speed, high-resolution Fourier domain detection schemes.
US scientists are exploiting specialist imaging technologies to preserve a 700-year-old manuscript that contains the essence of Hindu philosophy.
A project to extract the materials from redundant liquid crystal displays is expected not only to make these materials safe, but also to recycle millions of dollars worth of valuable chemicals.
Three major companies with data storage interests have announced an alliance to develop a new optical storage format called UDO-DMD.
The 21st - and largest ever - European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition took place in Dresden, Germany, between 4-8 September, heard more than 900 speeches. The general conclusion from visitors and presenters was that there is enormous and growing demand for this technology.
Novalux believes that its Necsel laser platform meets all of the requirements for use in high-volume applications, such as laser-based rear-projection televisions.
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Not only has the market for laser materials processing systems returned to the levels of 2000, double-digit growth is now expected through to 2010.
Researchers have obtained the first direct near-field optical images using a so-called superlens made of negative refractive index metamaterials. The development could enhance near-field microscopy.
Featuring news from Flir Systems, ADE, Cambridge Research & Instrumentation, Invitrogen, Cedip and others.
An artificial silicon-based retina could offer a unique insight into how the mammalian eye works.
Researchers in the UK have found the optimum conditions for using a laser to create a hole that allows molecules such as DNA to be introduced into biological cells.
In a new series, optics.org gives you details of the Top 10 most read stories on our site from the previous month.
A new understanding of the mechanism behind blue LED luminescence could lead to the development of revolutionary new families of light emitters.
Growing demands from the EU are driving BP to consider the quantum cascade laser approach to gas assessment.
Oxley Developments' rugged, tri-color LEDS have found a new customer in London Underground's trackside lighting systems.
They may look unconventional but the photosensitive fibre structures being developed at MIT promise a new way to measure the amplitude and phase of an optical signal. Rob van den Berg talks to the team to find out more.
Company intends to use proceeds for "general working capital" purposes.
A new Philips Lumileds wafer fabrication facility will enable the company to double its output of high-power LEDs.
Including news from Bombardier, Sony, Cambridge Display Technology, Photonic Products, Perkin Elmer and others.
Partners hope precision simulators will further extend market from military to civilian aircraft.
The novel display eliminates the need to have a separate printed circuit board for timing control and power components. Previously, multi-chip approaches have limited the design of very slim portable electronics.
A material that becomes super-water-repellent when illuminated with ultraviolet light could act as a self-cleaning surface in countless applications.
The fiber laser specialist is looking to float on the US stock market to raise cash that will be used partly to fund its diode manufacturing expansion.
A novel laser-based technique for NMR could lead to real-time two-dimensional imaging of samples, with a resolution limited only by light diffraction.
Quintessence Photonics has written gratings into its infrared laser diodes that narrow the emission spectra and reduce temperature sensitivity.
Having recently established both polymer and micro-optics divisions and invested heavily in new facilities, Jenoptik is repositioning itself to capitalize on demand for both custom and mass-produced optical products.
A solar-grade silicon derived from metallurgical silicon purification will increase the availability of feedstock to the ever-hungry photovoltaic industry, claims developer Dow Corning.
Media pioneer TDK achieves "massive" capabilities for high definition blue laser technology.
GE invests heavily to develop LED solutions to reach the world's estimated $12 billion lighting market.
A robot being developed in Japan uses infrared spectroscopy to "taste" wine and food.
Physicists in Germany have made a new type of photonic crystal by fine-tuning the magnetic, rather than the electric, properties of a material.
Including news from nLight, Optikos, Intralase, Wavelight, Pioneer, Omron and others.
Novalux says its new 750 mW red "Necsel" laser and 3 W green and blue models are paving the way for laser projection TV.