The first high-power eye-safe surface-emitting diode pump could be used for military, industrial and medical uses.
Featuring news from StockerYale, Tessera, Dell, NanoMarkets, Innolume and more.
Quantum computers could be a step closer thanks to a more classical approach to testing optical components.
A new retinal imaging system enables cellular-level imaging even in eyes with significant optical aberrations.
Iris recognition systems could become faster and more accurate thanks to a carefully designed phase mask, which increases the imaging depth of field.
Combining a VCSEL and a photodetector array creates a compact and highly accurate position sensor.
The two companies will exploit their combined engineering and applications capabilities to attack new applications
Featuring news from Nanomarkets, Koheras, Kodak, Newport, Oerlikon and more.
Hospitals could benefit from a new technique that uses ultra-short laser pulses to simplify radiotherapy equipment.
Holographic glass with superior transparency and reflectivity will improve the performance of laser projection displays.
Designing a booth that hits the mark at a trade show can be the difference between making the right impression and getting lost in the crowd. OLE speaks to Steve Lindsey of Prime Events Solutions to bring you advice on how to make the most of your booth and help you to stand out from the rest of the exhibitors.
Spectrometer technology has advanced rapidly in the last 20 years. Jorge Macho of Ocean Optics tracks the developments and describes the massive impact that the latest generation of wireless spectrometers could have on an ever-growing list of applications.
A new design of external cavity laser allows sensors to penetrate applications where reliability and lower cost are essential. Tim Hayes speaks to Radu Barsan to learn more.
Substrate maker Rubicon Technology says that Samsung exemplifies the trend to larger diameters that will make up for the weakness it is feeling in the 2-inch market.
Photonic circuits could benefit from the first hybrid nanowire photonic crystal structure that demonstrates efficient light coupling.
Featuring news from Sony NEC Optiarc, Avantes, Omnisens, Gerber Scientific, Rofin-Sinar and more.
Researchers have made the first, chemically inert, biocompatible silicon carbide quantum dots for fluorescence imaging of living cells.
Rapid growth is being spurred by a combination of financial incentives and consumer demand.
Are you trying to find a customer for your energy-efficient lighting technology? A new UK scheme could be of interest.
Laser frequency combs calibrate an astronomical spectrograph to new levels of precision.
New research into energy-efficient lighting, lasers and displays will keep companies competitive and contribute to Britain's climate change goals.
Developers of argon-ion lasers and their rivals take note, researchers in France have unveiled a new challenger.
In a follow-up to recent breakthroughs in cloaking devices, a team of Chinese scientists has devised a way to cancel the effects of invisibility cloaks for the first time.
The British fibre laser specialist will complement TRUMPF's product portfolio in the lower power range.
A new technique that detects the light absorption by a single quantum emitter could enable sensing applications without the need for fluorescence labelling.
Featuring news from the European Commission, Northrop Grumman, Newport, e2v and more.
Photonics21 is a voluntary association of photonics professionals that has grown rapidly from a handful of participants to over 1000 members. Marie Freebody finds out more from the president of Photonics21 and CEO of OSRAM Opto Semiconductors, Martin Goetzeler.
How do you convert Nobel Prize winning research into a robust product suitable for everyday use in a range of applications? Nadya Anscombe asks the optical frequency comb experts at Menlo Systems in Germany to share the secrets of their success.
Taiwan’s LED manufacturers report strong growth, boosted by the Beijing games.
As the march of the fibre laser continues unabated, Bill O'Neill looks at a new generation of MOPA-based sources that are set to challenge DPSS Q-switched technologies.
This month's topic is the promising field of plasmonics. Marie Freebody speaks to Niek van Hulst about the potential wealth of applications that are on the horizon.
With Spain's photovoltaic market growing so strongly, changes to the feed-in tariff are causing concern among the industry.
A glove incorporating plastic optical fibre is ideal for autonomously monitoring vital health statistics such as blood oxygenation.
Leaked details suggest the Windows firm has switched a red diode laser source for a blue LED in the latest attempt to improve the usefulness of our dependable computer controllers.
A compact and reliable frequency doubled VECSEL could be an ideal replacement for the gas lasers used in confocal microscopy systems.
A solid-state laser that offers practical output powers and a tuning range of 425 to 489 nm is unveiled by researchers in Spain.
Making n- and p-type organic thin-film transistors from the same organic semiconductor material could benefit lighting and display technology.
A microlens that uses negative refraction to achieve a record focal length of 12 µm could benefit high-density imaging and optoelectronics systems.
Featuring news from Rofin-Sinar, LG Display, StockerYale, JPSA, GT Solar and more.