Transferring technology from academia into industry is not an easy task, even for a commercially orientated research unit like Strathclyde University's Institute of Photonics, UK. OLE speaks to the institute's business development manager Simon Andrews to see how it approaches the challenge.
Transparent and non-transparent OLED signage devices have been developed for automotive applications.
A team of researchers from Germany, Japan and Denmark have developed a system that can efficiently create highly entangled bipartite continuous variable polarization states.
A direct modulation bandwidth of 66 GHz has been achieved from two daisy-chained VCSELs, and the principle could be scaled up to reach over 100 GHz.
German research on novel optoelectronic devices and nanostructures is reinforced by a new Center of Excellence funded by the country's National Science Foundation.
The photonic crystal fiber produces ultrafast pulses at low powers and across a broad spectral range, as well as breaking new conceptual ground in photonics.
A new display technology from a Canadian start-up produces high-resolution indoor LED displays that are brighter, cheaper and more reliable.
Featuring news from the US Department of Energy, eMagin, Research and Markets, Precision Optics, Blonder Tongue, Lumics and others.
Next-generation fabrication technology is being installed to establish a European center for producing small-molecule organic devices.
Finding the right set of lenses for your machine vision system can be a daunting task. Wiebke Marzahn of Sill Optics addresses some common concerns by breaking the puzzle down into a number of key questions to ask yourself before starting your search.
Astronomers could soon be glimpsing farther back in time thanks to pioneering optics that are being built for the James Webb Space Telescope. Marie Freebody speaks to NASA's John Decker and Lee Feinberg to find out about the mirror and wavefront sensing technology.
Australian researchers have developed a spectrally-overlapped chirped-fiber Bragg grating sensor system for simultaneous two-parameter sensing.
Inspired by the way a carnivorous plant captures insects, US scientists have designed a new material that could facilitate high-speed adaptive optics.
A new microscopy technique could enable biologists to detect cancerous cells without the use of any label to enhance optical contrast.
A laser-based system can diagnose decompression sickness in seconds, before the onset of physical symptoms.
The two optoelectronic companies have cancelled Arasor's planned takeover, but Alfalight remains hopeful it can contribute to its suitor's new display projection venture.
A customized laser scanning system produces an accurate 3D analysis of wrinkles in laminated plastics.
The use of lasers for manufacturing in the medical sector was the hot topic of discussion at a recent workshop organized by AILU.
Silicon photonics could benefit from a research partnership between UK academia and industrial allies Intel and QinetiQ.
US researchers believe that tiny optical versions of capacitors, resistors and inductors can be made by adjusting the size, shape and composition of sub-wavelength nanoparticles.
Featuring news from nLight, Canon, Tyndall National Institute, JPSA, Universal Display, Biolase, Ionatron and others.
Lens array beam shaping is extending the scope of the laser materials processing market. Vitalij Lissotschenko and Paul Harten of LIMO explain why direct diode applications such as welding and cutting are in line to benefit.
Luminescent nanocrystals and highly fluorescent polymers give controlled white-light generation with a CRI of more than 80.
All-optical computers and ultrafast optical communications are the ultimate goal of a computer analysis that combines slow light with metamaterials.
The Swiss company's new business structure will meet the demands of the rapidly growing solar market.
Researchers in Singapore describe a tunable and switchable coherence-free microwave photonic filter.
In vivo OCT developed by a UK company allows non-invasive detection and mapping of tumors.
Dynamically confining light in volumes smaller than the wavelength is an important step towards the complete control of light.
LEDs are lighting the streets of Banff in Canada as part of a pilot project with Osram.
The deal will allow Toptica to expand its product offering in femtosecond fiber laser technology.
Microfluidic devices and molecule manipulation could benefit from research into optical trapping on silicon wafers.
Featuring news from Rofin-Sinar, Lumera, BAE Systems, Orbotech, Samsung, Kopin, Novaled, Ocean Optics and others.
Devices being developed for extreme UV detection in space could replace silicon-based detectors in the latest lithography tools.
In a quarter that delivered record financial results, the fiber laser specialist took delivery of another new MBE reactor to increase diode production.
A Chinese research team has demonstrated an integral gated-mode single-photon detector that monitors the charge number of an avalanche pulse rather than the peak current.
Israel's government attributes the country's success in photonics to a combination of strong academia carrying out world-class research, a well-developed optoelectronics industry and an active venture-capital community. Tim Hayes went to see for himself.
Colorimetric sensors could benefit from research into photonic gels that can be tuned across the entire visible spectrum.
A German start-up supplies DPSS lasers and consultancy support to emerging markets.
A team at the University of Manchester has produced yarns based on thin-film electroluminescent technology that emit light when powered by a battery.
Featuring news from Newport, Flir, Pirelli, JDSU, Bookham, Powerlase, QPC and others.
A photonic alternative to wireless networking could offer data rates of up to 100 Mbit/s in an unlicensed part of the spectrum.
Many firms are facing increasing competition from Asia, a problem that will not go away, and one that certainly cannot be ignored. OLE speaks to Andreas Nitze, CEO of Berliner Glas, about his company's experiences.
Sheet metal cutting and micro applications lead the growth in the fiber laser market, according to the latest report from Strategies Unlimited.
Industry and academia must cooperate more closely on tightly focused research to ensure that patients benefit from emerging imaging technologies.
US researchers have demonstrated self-assembled tungsten nanogratings with highly uniform grating periods and tooth lengths that can be easily tuned during the fabrication process.
An optical modulator based on negative-index metamaterials could be faster and more compact than existing telecoms devices.