A green dopant is set to help move OLEDs into emerging large-market applications.
optics.org speaks to the team that has produced 3.7 femtosecond pulses in the deep ultraviolet, the shortest duration ever reported in this waveband.
Researchers unveil a way to create broadband cloaks using the geometry of curved space.
An updated report from ElectroniCast suggests that the high-brightness LED segment is largely immune to the wider economic downturn.
Funding for the European Extremely Large Telescope is given top priority in a new 20-year investment roadmap.
Ursula Keller's group reveals details of a vertical external cavity surface emitting laser that offers a big leap in output power.
Featuring news from Planar Systems, Raytheon, Oree, Novaled and more.
Ultrafast laser developer Raydiance bucks the downward economic trend by raising $20 million in new funding.
After the CPV system maker optimizes its optics, upcoming improvements in III-V solar cells look set to push performance even further.
Diamond crystals of sufficient size and quality have been grown and used in compact Raman lasers for the first time.
Tuneable optical filters that have been fabricated using a simple nanoimprinting method offer unique advantages for display and lighting applications.
A high-power laser diode that emits light with a very narrow vertical divergence offers unique advantages for beam shaping and coupling.
The Californian optoelectronic component manufacturer is asserting its monolithic InP integration patents against other chipmakers and even its own customers.
Featuring news from Jenoptik, Rofin-Sinar, Sofradir, StockerYale and more.
The Hubble, Gemini and Keck telescopes have spotted four new planets outside our Solar System.
Biophotonic applications look set to be the first beneficiary of a microstructured-fibre-based OPO that produces sub-100 femtosecond pulses.
Solar is the bright spot for the company as it aims to shed 5% of its workforce.
The potential for super-slim designs will be the key market driver behind LED backlighting of large LCD TVs, predicts the Korean analyst firm Displaybank.
The way that UK university research is turned into profitable spin-outs is changing, with several specialist investment companies now operating as funding sources. Rob Rule explains the benefits for both parties.
Sitting at the heart of Europe, the Netherlands is a photonics hub. Marie Freebody speaks to people who live and work in the country to uncover the reasons behind this success.
A MEMS route to cost-effective hyperspectral imaging could open up new uses in spectroscopy and holography.
Developments in complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) technology allow the sensors to penetrate into high-performance applications that were previously not practical. Lars Hansen of Basler Vision Technologies, Germany, describes the current state of the art.
Breaking the 100 as barrier and making the first movie of electron motion are just two recent milestones achieved by European researchers. Nadya Anscombe talks to key players in the attosecond community to see what the future holds.
The saying "look before you leap" applies to any optics business thinking of establishing a presence in China. Jacqueline Hewett speaks to Richard Farmer of ATG Airports and Richard Freeman of Zeeko about their first-hand experiences of China's optics industry.
Mars is a cold desert planet with no liquid water on its surface. Jacqueline Hewett speaks to Peter Smith, the principal investigator on NASA's Phoenix mission, to learn how optical instruments and a robotic arm are charting the water ice that lies under the planet's surface.
Techniques for measuring ultrashort pulses have come a long way in the last 10 years. Marie Freebody speaks to Rick Trebino about the intricacies of working at femtosecond timescales and how the devices that characterize such pulses can be commercialized.
An all-optical oscilloscope beats the resolution of conventional devices by more than a factor of five.
Chirped silicon reflectors have been integrated into thin-film silicon solar cells for the first time.
Featuring news from Coherent, IPG Photonics, Arbor Photonics, Powerlase, Qioptiq and more.
Optical coherence tomography images acquired at a wavelength of one micron are said to offer improved contrast between healthy and cancerous tissue.
Researchers have shown for the first time that a single near-infrared laser can be used to both trap and dissect living cells.
Bulky terahertz spectroscopy systems based on ultrafast lasers could be superseded by a miniature design based on a semiconductor source.
Growth in photovoltaics and a focus on costs gives the company confidence, despite the slowdown in semiconductor markets.
An $18.5m US project that aims to develop LEDs that emit information as well as light could see its first commercial applications in the next few years.
Volumetric three-dimensional images made without mechanical or moving parts have been demonstrated.
Silicon-core optical fibres that can be mass-manufactured using a conventional fibre-draw process unite optoelectronics and fibre-optics.
The optical technology giant's CEO resigns, but not before he slashes seven test and measurement research centres and merges two laser diode-based divisions.
Featuring news from Newport, JDSU, NanoMarkets, Corning, Zygo and more.