Another step on the road to "digital paper", Xerox’s new paper/display development results in temporary documents on reusable paper.
In a strategic move that will ensure a lucrative, exclusive customer supply deal for its solar cell division, Emcore has invested millions in a company specializing in solar-powered water pump technology.
On the back of strong sales in Europe, wave division multiplexing technologies are booming, says analyst Dell'Oro.
Laser surface treatment promises more efficient detectors, as Chunlei Guo explains to optics.org.
Higher speed Ethernet is now required to support increasing demands of IP network.
Laser welding of microcracks is an established technique but a new fiber laser-based process from Germany gives such repairs an unprecedented degree of accuracy.
Scientists from Peking University, China, talk to optics.org about how the intricate wings of cicadas can be used to replicate nanostructures that function as anti-reflective coatings.
Cambridge Display Technology’s Total Matrix Addressing could increase the size of passive-matrix OLED displays to 10 inches.
Seoul Semiconductor can now mass produce its Acriche semiconductor lighting sources, which run on mains/wall power at 220/110 Vac.
Including news from Spire, Lightwave Advisors, Display Search, Research & Markets, Prysmian, Nortel, Stratos Lightwave, Shaefer, Avago, Osram OS, LightPointe, Quintessence Photonics and others.
Oxford Lasers has been wholly acquired by its own management team.
An innovative imaging system could enable radiation therapists to target tumours more effectively.
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This year, 2006, will come to be seen as a "banner" year for enterprise deployment of optical networks, says analyst IDC.
The Manufacturing Engineering Centre, at the University of Cardiff, Wales, UK, has installed a laser-based, ultrafast micro machining system.
Including news from Ficontec, Newport, Zygo, NeoPhotonics, Lumics, Photline, Optima Research, Huawei, Dalsa, Olympus ITA, and others.
A new German applications company has developed a better technique for cutting glass using disc lasers.
Expanded report addresses many new market segments.
BinOptics has raised $6 million to increase the production capacity of its telecom and datacom lasers that feature etched-facet technology.
The world's first X-ray free electron laser is under construction at Stanford University, US, and scheduled to be ready by 2008. Meanwhile Yale has launched its Nanoscience and Quantum Engineering Center
US researchers have exploited polarized laser light to make the first non-destructive measurements of the spin state of a single electron in a quantum dot.
Nichia has developed LEDs with indium tin oxide contacts that can deliver an efficacy of 138 lm/W and an output of 402 lumens at 2A.
The first image using an extremely intense, ultrashort wavelength X-ray "flash" from a free-electron laser (FEL) provides proof-of-principle for a new lensless, atomic-scale imaging technique.
Computer modelling reveals that a simple photonic crystal structure could be an effective way of coupling light into optical fibers, ridge waveguides and lenses.
With news from Bookham, Coherent, Corning, Barr Associates, Modulight, Nextrom, AP Technologies, JP Sercel Associates, Tessera, Cymer, Heidelberg Engineering, Eagleyard and others.
Every physicist knows that refraction causes light to bend as it passes from air into water. But in a chiral liquid, refraction is a little different: the light splits into two separate beams of opposite circular polarization.
Knowing the exact requirements of an application and understanding performance characteristics will help you to avoid common pitfalls when purchasing high-brightness LEDs. Mike Godwin and Gunnar Klick look at the technology and its inherent trade-offs.
Researchers are developing lenses that can alter their focal length in response to changes in their environment. Hongrui Jiang and Liang Dong provide an insight into the field.
Founded on a strong tradition of solid-state physics and crystal growth, Warsaw has long been a key player in the optoelectronics sector. James Tyrrell and the DTI's central Europe expert, George Tomka, report from Poland's capital.
Cedip Infrared Systems of France is forecasting growth of 20% in 2007 as the company expands into Asia and the US. Philippe Darses, co-founder and managing director at Cedip, talks to Jacqueline Hewett about how to make money from infrared imaging.
Optical tweezers help to measure the refractive index of micrometre-sized particles.
An optical memory based on a semiconductor ring laser is under development in a new project by a pan-European consortium of universities and companies.
Researchers at the University of Leicester, UK, have used a powerful laser mounted on an aircraft to uncover earthquake fault lines hidden by forest cover, which have never before been seen by earth scientists.
Spectroscopy, laser-based electron sources and high-order harmonic generation are all set to benefit from a cavity-dumped Ti:sapphire oscillator operating in the positive dispersion regime.
Researchers demonstrate a miniaturized fiber laser in their quest to develop a compact light source for sensing and communications applications.
Growth set to continue as copper networks' capacity is exceeded; US market value to triple to $1.6 billion by 2010; fastest regional growth in Japan/Pacific rim.
Researchers in the US unveil details of a tiny diffractive imaging spectrometer.
Decision to invest €9 million follows five years' consecutive growth, increased customer demand and industrialization of a new technological process.
Comms industry system developers unveil "X40" collaboration to cut 40 Gbit/s costs with hot-pluggable multi-rate 40Gbit/s optical transceiver.
Revenues steady; GAAP net loss reduced; non-GAAP income rises; Commercial Laser and Optical Communication sectors show improvements.
The causal relationship between sunlight and skin cancer is well known. But the cause can become the treatment. A Scottish physics professor and dermatology consultant have developed a new way of treating skin cancers with "light bandages".
An optical technique that allows researchers to observe the membranes of living cells in real time could offer a better understanding of diseases such as sickle-cell anemia, malaria and cancer.
Including news from Kodak, Diomed Holdings, Dalsa, Axetris, Ciena, Sofradir, Omron, Perkin Elmer and others.
Laser chip and avalanche photodiode manufacturer Opnext looks to raise funds on the US stock market.
When swallowed by a patient, a tiny video camera "pill" will deliver direct diagnoses of various digestive tract conditions.
Product portfolio broadened; cash flow, revenues and profitability all set to increase.