Including news from Corning, Samsung Electronics, Sony, Rockwell Collins, MEMSCAP and more.
Technology commonly used for computer-aided engineering is revolutionizing archaeology.
Unwanted vibrations can misalign optics and cause images to blur. Jacqueline Hewett discovers how optical tables and vibration
isolation systems can solve the problem.
Following a recent cash injection of €2 m, French start-up Varioptic is building a pilot line capable of producing tens of
thousands of liquid lenses with a tunable focal length. Michael Hatcher follows the path to commercialization.
As dentists begin to adopt laser techniques as an alternative to conventional drills, a small Californian firm is reaping the benefits. Jacqueline Hewett spoke to Jeffery Jones, the man at the helm of dental laser pioneer Biolase, about the company's plans.
A selection of the latest financial results from GSI Lumonics, Bookham Technology, Newport, Coreco and more.
Photonic crystal fibers filled with liquid crystals create a high-performance optical switch.
Drug smuggling may become much harder in the future thanks to a terahertz imaging system being developed in Japan.
The pick of this week’s patent applications including an interferometer that uses a VCSEL as a reference source.
Including news from FLIR Systems, Lumileds, WaveLight Laser Technologie and more.
A selection of the latest financial results from Lucent Technologies, JDS Uniphase, Corning and more.
Nuna II has won the World Solar Challenge in record time, living up to all expectations.
Particle imaging velocimetry reveals how birds produce enough lift to support their body weight in flight.
The pick of this week’s patent applications including an extreme ultraviolet light source.
Lumenis, the Israeli maker of medical lasers, is axing 300 jobs and closing four sites.
We recently reported Intel's decision to skip 157 nm lithography and focus on enhanced 193 nm and extreme ultraviolet (EUV) technology instead. In this article, the leading maker of 157 nm optical materials, Schott Lithotec, responds to accusations that calcium fluoride lenses will not be ready for chip production using the 45 nm node in 2007.
Including news from Cree, Osram Opto Semiconductors, DALSA and more.
Twenty three solar-powered cars will begin the World Solar Challenge across Australia on Sunday.
A fluorescence detection technique promises precise in-line measurement of coatings.
NASA says it has demonstrated the first laser-powered aircraft.
This week, an Israeli firm is unveiling what it says is the world’s first commercially available optical digital signal processor.
The pick of this week’s patent applications including a method for measuring the eye’s internal pressure.
Including news from Nichia, Alfalight, Strategies Unlimited, Quantel and more.
A visible fiber laser emitting 10 mW at 491 nm will be on sale by the end of the year.
Sanyo makes the world’s first commercial biodegradable optical disc – with material derived from the cornfield.
The pick of this week’s patent applications includes an analytical system based on breakdown spectroscopy.
UK-based start-up Mesophotonics says that its chips beat microstructured fiber when it comes to producing white light.
Including news from Cree, Osram Opto Semiconductors, Philips Electronics, Pirelli and Schott Lithotec.
Wavefront coding can generate crisp images of scenes that would otherwise appear blurred. Rob van den Berg reports on how the technology is benefiting everything from microscopes and endoscopes to machine-vision systems and cameras in mobile phones.
It may be hidden deep inside your computer, but a good frame grabber is crucial if you want to perform high-quality scientific imaging. Oliver Graydon offers the low-down on this vital piece of electronics that enables high-speed image transfer from cameras.
Extreme-ultraviolet sources look to have secured the key role in next-generation lithography, and are scheduled for use in full-scale microchip production by the end of the decade. Michael Hatcher reports on recent progress.
Coherent is a company on the move. Jacqueline Hewett spoke to John Ambroseo, the firm's chief executive officer, about recent acquisitions and current market trends.
Toshiba says that its 200 mW blue diode laser is good enough for the next generation of optical data storage systems.
Researchers unveil an organic distributed feedback laser fabricated using a simple printing process.