Including news from Intel, Cree, Jobin Yvon, International SEMATECH and more.
Knowing how an electrical signal varies with time is crucial in many experiments. Jacqueline Hewett reveals the criteria to consider when investing in an oscilloscope.
Thanks to a spate of acquisitions, Bookham Technology is now one of the top three vendors of optical components. Oliver Graydon catches up with its CEO, Giorgio Anania.
After more than 30 years of research, laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy may have finally found the applications to propel it from laboratory curiosity to field deployment. Oliver Graydon reports from the second European seminar on the technology in Crete.
An optical technique that identifies the type and origin of an olive oil, could protect producers and consumers from fraud.
Researchers use radially-polarized light to create what they say is the smallest spot size ever seen.
The pick of this week’s patent applications including a semiconductor laser for telecom applications.
African nations are to benefit from a network of excellence that promotes collaboration between research centers.
Including news from ThreeFive Photonics, ASIP, Linos, DALSA and more.
The European Photonics Industry Consortium aims to develop a roadmap for optical manufacturing technology.
The pick of this week’s patent applications including a thin-disk laser design and an EUV-emitting plasma.
Scientists engineer a device that emits 1.3 mW at 290 nm, and another producing 0.4 mW at 275 nm.
Researchers report what they believe to be the first mode-locked ceramic laser.
Researchers in the US develop a near-infrared imaging system that could help detect breast cancer.
Including news from NEC, Jenoptik, DRS Technologies, Special Optics and more.
A US start-up claims to have launched the world’s first commercial quantum cryptography system.
The US laser maker sees its own business suffer while trying to sort out its problem child, Lambda Physik.
The pick of this week’s patent applications including plastic optical fiber that has low transmission and bending losses.
Nanosemiconductor of Germany plans to sell wafers made with its defect-reduction technology.
Including news from Corning, IBM, Rofin Sinar, LINOS, Thales Optics and more.
Optical sensors help defend against the threat from biological terrorism.
Scientists in Japan grow miniature mirrors by a technique known as micro-origami.
An OCT system records a 3D image of the retina in just 1.2 seconds.
The pick of this week’s patent applications including a system that tracks the position of a laser beam during eye surgery.
Bell Labs scientists combine a photonic crystal with a quantum cascade laser.