Scientists have used near-infrared fluorescence microscopy to image carbon nanotubes inside a living organism for the first time.
When CVI announced its plans to acquire Melles Griot back in May, it was just one link in a long chain of events regarding the deal. Stuart Schoenmann, the CEO of CVI, gives OLE a behind-the-scenes look at the acquisitions process and shares his thoughts on the need for further consolidation in the industry.
Laser scanners that enable 3D inspection of car components could shave ten weeks off the time taken to roll out new automotive production lines.
Bacterial viruses can be made inactivate by a low-power visible femtosecond pulse, opening up new strategies for controlling micro-organisms.
Researchers from Germany and the UK have used commercial avalanche photo-diodes in quantum information processing for moderate to high bit-rate applications.
A reflective flat-panel display that exhibits color tuning across the entire visible spectrum could be a valuable power saver.
Optics.org speaks to researchers in the US who are hoping to develop a quantum cascade laser with an output power of 1 W and an efficiency of 50 %.
Featuring news from JMAR Technologies, MicroEmissive Displays, CDT, Advanced Photonix, Thorlabs, Boston Micromachines, FLIR and others.
Optical components could benefit from a blue LED which offers enhanced coupling efficiency, stronger light emission, and a more uniform optical power output.
ECOC 2007 sees Infinera promote the latest advances in its photonic integrated circuit (PIC) technology, as it adds semiconductor optical amplifiers to its multi-channel receivers.
The city of sin sees leading chipmakers go on the offensive with claims of class-leading devices, while Seoul Semiconductor announces the first single-emitter LED to deliver 420 lm.
Vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers have long been associated with the datacom market but as Karlheinz Gulden of Bookham explains, the laser's unique emission properties are now proving useful in applications such as optical mice and atomic clocks.
CIP's nonlinear SOA allows easy integration for all-optical functions such as wavelength conversion and signal regeneration.
Byung Doo Chin of the Korea Institute of Science and Technology has developed a novel and simplified preparation method for fabricating top-emitting organic light emitting devices (OLEDs).
Richard Stevenson travelled to Las Vegas, Nevada, to hear MBE pioneer Klaus Ploog set his agenda for future GaN LED development.
Cree announces best-ever figures for high-power LED efficacy in both warm white and cool-white packages.
A tunable, mirror-free infrared source that is easy to align has been experimentally demonstrated for the first time.
Featuring news from LightWorks Optics, VueMetrix, Konarka, Luxtera, Polatis, JDSU and others.
The deal will give Flir a European base and introduce mid-wave infrared cameras to its range.
Users of Schott’s latest all-purpose interference filters can choose and vary the transmission characteristics.
The company's integrated adaptive optics kit brings image precision to bioscience.
Researchers from Harvard University have demonstrated electroluminescence from a unipolar LED.
How is Europe placed in the global image sensor market? Tom Hausken of market analyst Strategies Unlimited looks at regional revenue shares and the consequences of a fabless versus integrated manufacturing approach.
A new method for fabricating polymer opals could lead to new applications that could benefit from their color changing properties.
Swedish researchers have shown that an invisibility cloak must be made from ‘ideal’ materials to hide an object.
SolFocus, the Californian manufacturer of concentrator photovoltaic (CPV) systems, has closed a second venture funding round worth $52 million.
US scientists have developed a simple and inexpensive optical imaging system that provides real-time mapping of animals' internal organs.
Featuring news from Hexagon, Syntune, Dow Corning, Osram, Seoul Semiconductor, Logitech and others.
Physicists in the US and Denmark have unveiled plans for an all-optical transistor-like device that can be turned on by a single photon.
Latest result brings optically switched gallium nanoparticle system a step closer to market.
optics.org discovers why researchers in the UK are embedding microfiber coil resonators in a thin layer of Teflon - and it’s nothing to do with cooking.
Direct applications of diode lasers for materials processing are receiving a great deal of attention. Tim Hayes spoke to John Haake of Coherent about the company's entry into this market sector and its HighLight high-power diode laser for surface treatments.
Sony develops a 12.47 effective megapixel CMOS image sensor for use in digital SLR cameras.
Taiwanese researchers have developed a new system that allows images on an LCD screen to look the same when viewed from any angle.
Journal of Optics A: Pure and Applied Optics presents a special issue dedicated to research papers presented at the NANOMETA-2007 conference, a new European Topical Meeting which took place January 2007, in Seefeld, Austria.
The European Commission has backed a $1 bn project that aims to achieve nuclear fusion using what will be the world's most powerful laser.
A quantum cascade laser that operates continuous wave at room temperature is a first for Hamamatsu Photonics.
A Japanese company is replacing conventional UV bulbs with GaN LEDs to study banknotes.
A low power consumption white organic light emitting device could be a promising alternative to conventional lighting devices.
Featuring news from Osram Opto Semiconductors, Northrop Grumman, m.u.t and more.