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04 Apr 12
LightPath aims to break infrared optics cost barrier

Orlando-headquartered company expects to reduce optics cost by 40%, driving expansion in both defense and commercial markets.

04 Apr 12
Alphanov receives four research contracts

Projects in materials processing and terahertz imaging are among new contracts for the French optics technology center.

20 Mar 12
Amplitude Systèmes sets up ultrafast lab in Paris

Leading developer of femtosecond fiber lasers agrees exclusive licensing deal with Laboratoire Charles Fabry.

19 Mar 12
NIR-OLEDs integrated into CMOS silicon chips

Achievement "opens up completely new applications for the already commercially successful OLED-technology."

19 Mar 12
UCL Engineering wins £18m for photonics, IT R&D

Three projects, two photonics, one IT, designed to meet ballooning demand for optical network automation and boost data capacity.

14 Mar 12
‘World beating’ 3D printer enables nano-precision

Researchers at Vienna University of Technology have significantly speeded up a two-photon solid prototyping technique.

01 Mar 12
Offset Raman extended to stand-off distances

Austrian researchers show that an advanced form of the spectroscopic technique can detect explosive materials inside containers from 100 meters.

22 Feb 12
Cree claims new LED benchmark

Two new products demonstrate the company's faith in silicon carbide-based LEDs for performance and efficacy.

22 Feb 12
Silicon photonics forges ahead

Key figures from the world of silicon photonics update optics.org on the latest progress in this perennially hot topic.

13 Feb 12
Fraunhofer leads project to grow artificial tissues

A European consortium will use laser-based additive manufacturing to produce substrates on which skin grafts can grow.

01 Feb 12
Novel CMOS photodetector provides better images

CMOS-based optoelectronic device supports low-light applications such as fluorescence imaging.

26 Jan 12
PW 2012: Schott surprises with brighter Pb-free fiber

Superior properties of environmentally-friendly Puravis glass fiber give improved transmission.

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