One of the world's leading laser manufacturers has added Nufern’s specialty fiber and fiber laser business to its product portfolio.
What factors should be taken into account when considering plastic versus glass optics? Andreas Maahs of JENOPTIK Polymer Systems discusses the merits of using plastic optics and explains the criteria that optical systems designers should bear in mind.
French firm CILAS has unveiled a deformable mirror with 1377 piezoelectric actuators.
Femtosecond pulse stabilization captures attosecond electron transport in real time.
In a bid to develop cleaner diesel engines, researchers are using lasers to pinpoint the exact location where soot is formed.
A photonic crystal that can confine and guide light in all three dimensions offers new possibilities for novel laser designs.
A Scottish distributor of spectroscopy solutions also assembles equipment under its own brand.
A new study reports that the European optics sector grew by 12% last year, and predicts that the world photonics market will grow by 7.6% annually for the next eight years.
An ultrafast electro-optic switch achieves high repetition rates to provide short pulses of laser light for detecting atoms in an interferometer.
Emcore picks up the chip giant's tunable laser business for $85 million to plug a gap in its own telecom portfolio.
Featuring news from Alpine Research Optics, Microvision, BAE Systems, PhotoMedex, LEDtronics, Schott, SPI Lasers and others.
A new "translucent concrete" is said to offer users greater design flexibility.
Developing lasers that process plasma display panels at rates of up to six metres per second is commonplace at UK firm Powerlase. Mike Mason and Matt Henry tell Jacqueline Hewett about the company's technology and the new opportunities that are on the horizon.
A new technique for storing light pulses as sound waves could improve the performance of optical communications networks.
Applications requiring low-power lasers are expected to drive growth in the laser projection market, according to the latest report from Insight Media.
US scientists have unveiled a centimetre-sized silicon chip that can regenerate optical signals transmitted through an optical fiber.
US researchers have made a nanolaser that could enable data to be stored with a density of 10 Tbit per square inch.
IBM's silicon optical modulator is one hundred times smaller than previous devices, which could enable high-density optical integration in silicon.
Featuring news from Imagine Optic, 3M, Tessera, Bystronic, Toptica, and others.
Generating interactions between single quantum dots and photons could open the door to quantum information processing and ultra-secure, long-distance communication.
Thermoelectric coolers the size of chips are helping to control the temperature of lasers used in data networks and spectroscopy applications. Tim Hayes spoke to Burkhard Habbe of Micropelt to find out more about the technology, its applications and its benefits.
Stimulated emission depletion (STED) microscopy has shown that diffraction-unlimited spatial resolution is viable with conventional lenses and visible light. Stefan W Hell, Lars Kastrup and Katrin I Willig explain the latest technical advances, and show how the technique is being put to use in the life sciences.
A new semiconductor material with a tunable bandgap could allow precise control over the wavelength of light emitted by a laser.
Gigaphoton has released a 90W argon-fluoride excimer laser for use in next-generation semiconductor manufacturing.
An initial three-year production order is worth $11 million, while a ten-year exclusive supply contract could reach $230 million.
The chemistry of paint is the unlikely starting point of a EU project to develop new materials for building all-optical integrated circuits for telecommunications processing and routing.
Clever use of quantum feedback and single photons has produced the most sensitive interferometer yet devised, with a precision approaching the Heisenberg limit.
Featuring news from BCC Research, Tarquin, Precision Optics, Matrox, LG Philips, Gooch & Housego and others.