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Historical Archive (January 2003 - June 2010)
The historic archive provides access to articles published prior to SPIE's acquisition of optics.org in July 2010.

December 2009

Optical inspection goes the distance 30 Dec 09

Manufacturers could benefit from a non-contact distance sensor that can operate on rough or transparent objects

Visibility remains elusive 30 Dec 09

Photonics vendors continue to hope for a favourable combination of external factors to lift the economic gloom

Get connected with Connector Optics 21 Dec 09

VI Systems is major partner in $38m Russian-German joint venture in optical data communications

Evanescent waves open nano windows 21 Dec 09

Electrons and light team up in new microscopy technique to image nanostructures

Slowed light breaks record 16 Dec 09

Light stored for over a second in an ultracold cloud of sodium atoms

Solar cell grabs hot electrons 15 Dec 09

Ultrathin photovoltaic device extracts more energy per photon

Video imaging brings liquid friction into focus 11 Dec 09

Researchers study interplay between oil droplets and gravity

OSRAM plots expansion course 11 Dec 09

New LED chip plant in Malaysia gears up for volume production

Laser fusion gets HiPERactive 07 Dec 09

Over the next decade, a new generation of planned "super lasers" will give Europe's scientists access to unprecedented optical powers and intensities. Chief among them is the HiPER project

Lighting the way on OLED production 03 Dec 09

Laser fabrication technique could cut costs of OLED volume manufacturing

Laser 'simulator' mimics magnetic fields 03 Dec 09

Lasers could help scientists to study quantum effects in solid materials subjected to magnetic fields

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