Including news from Nichia, Huawei, Siemens Networks, Nokia, Light Blue Optics, PMC-Sierra, Ultratech, Ericsson, Redback, Cymer, Nikon, Zygo, Osram and others.
Self-styled "milestone" is an optical device that delays light transmission on silicon; improves potential for all-optical computing.
Osram to develop RGB laser technologies, based on Coherent's designs, for consumer devices such as "laser TV" and mini-projectors.
Astrium, the French optical satellite communications specialist, has demonstrated a record-breaking laser transmission between aircraft and a satellite.
Siemens researchers achieve transmission rates of 107 Gbit/s on a single fiber channel using purely electric processing in transmitter and receiver.
A Japanese-US collaboration headed up by University of California, Santa Barbara researchers says that it has set a new world best for the efficiency of LEDs based on non-polar and semi-polar GaN.
A power-efficient small-form factor transceiver from Picolight supports the IEEE 802.3aq optical interface standard.
The NextGenPCF consortium launches a pan-European R&D project worth Euro 12.2m to develop new types of photonic crystal fibers.
Including news from Ciena, Alphion, Optical Communication Products, Dynasil, JDSU, LG Philips LCD, DRS Technologies, Adlightec, Keopsys and others
Gyeong-il Kweon of Honam University in South Korea tells optics.org about his plans to market a new wide-angle lens for security applications.
Intense champions its revolutionary laser technology for next generation defense and digital printing roles.
A highly stable blue laser provides the key to controlling the most precise "ticks" ever recorded in a strontium-based atomic clock.
A thermal imaging camera originally developed to track missiles looks to be just as useful at making tricky decisions on the cricket field.
Aspheres allow designers to build smaller, lighter and simpler optical systems, and can be found in everyday products. Edwin Diaz provides a back-to-basics guide to the technology.
A Scottish physics professor and a dermatology consultant have developed a new way of treating skin cancers with light-emitting bandages.
A US consortium is aiming to smash the solar-cell efficiency record with a radical design that uses a lateral architecture and a dispersive concentrator.
A new imaging technique known as wavefront coding is helping designers to reduce the cost and weight of imaging systems. Andrew Harvey and Gonzalo Muyo look at how the technique is being applied to thermal imagers used by the military and emergency services.
The digital imaging of microscope slides is benefiting from machine-vision know-how in the form of high-performance linescan cameras and custom software.
A team of engineers at solar cell manufacturer Spectrolab has produced a photovoltaic system with a record-breaking conversion efficiency of 40.7%.
Including news from Tosoh, Huawei, RCR Tomlinson, Applied Laser (Australia), American Medical Systems, Iridex, Osram Opto Semiconductors, Intelligent Display Solutions, Goodrich, Redfern Integrated Optics, Agilent, Coractive, IMRA, Aculight, Lumics, Novonyx Europe, Roditi and others.
A breakthrough at Imperial College, London, exploits attosecond X-ray pulses to characterize femtosecond laser pulses with unprecendented accuracy. In an interview with optics.org, researcher John Tisch explains its implications for research into high-speed atomic and molecular processes.
Scientists at Singapore's Nanyang Technological University (NTU) talk to optics.org about the commercial opportunities for their prototype all-optical switch.
Exitech's equipment, capabilities and all staff to be integrated into Oerlikon's optics business unit.
A 240 lm single die light source, developed by Seoul Semiconductor, is claiming the crown of "brightest ever" LED.
With the restructuring of the EU's 7th Framework Programme (FP7), the photonics sector has been given improved recognition of its importance.
Company says high power red laser output is milestone toward high-definition laser TVs based on "Necsel" color.
Combined entity plans to deliver advanced quantum dot semiconductor laser technology.
LED emission gets a boost thanks to a pyramid shaped ZnO electrode.
Researchers at Oregon State University tell optics.org about a new method that, in theory, would allow the speed of optical signals in nanoscale wires to be controlled from ultraslow to beyond the speed of light.
Including news from Alcatel-Lucent, Biophotonics (Kalorama Information), Ciena, Kodak, Belgacom, Siemens, Cristal Laser, Impulse Optics, Oerlikon, Melles Griot and others.
Data from a near-infrared spectroscopy system could help to identify patients who are at greatest risk of a heart attack.