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MID-INFRARED OPTICS: CVD diamond IR optics enable EUV lithography

11/13/2013 Infrared (IR) transmission windows for the plasma-based light sources in EUV lithography must face a harsh optical and physical environment; with its combination of high IR transmission and great strength and inertness, CVD dia...

PHOTONICS APPLIED: INDUSTRIAL LASERS: The hole story: Femtosecond manufacturing improves automobile fuel efficiency


Better control of the spray pattern and droplet size from gas direct injectors using femtosecond laser machining has a dramatic impact on engine efficiency, improving performance by as much as 30%.

SPECTRAL IMAGING: Active hyperspectral sensing and imaging for remote spectroscopy applications


A novel, laser-based hyperspectral imaging technology can detect minute quantities of threat materials at range, with applications from defense and security to the oil and gas industries.

NEXT-GENERATION DETECTORS: NIR imagers benefit from black silicon advances

11/13/2013 Within the near-infrared spectral region, an emerging class of detectors solve critical needs in both military and commercial markets, with applications ranging from harvesting photons in the night sky for digital night vision ...

Learn about recent developments in image-capture rates for bioimaging

11/13/2013 On December 11, 2013, at 11 am EST, join BioOptics World for a free, live webcast that will discuss how the latest crop of microscope cameras let biologists capture images at rates that were previously impossible to achieve, su...

Steel giant adopts NextSense 3D laser-optical hot-surface inspection method


Graz, Austria--A major Turkish steel producer is optimizing the production of high-speed-compatible train rails with an inspection method from NextSense based on laser light section technology.

Midsummer develops high-efficiency process for cadmium-free CIGS on stainless steel by sputtering

Midsummer develops high-efficiency process for cadmium-free CIGS on stainless steel by sputtering

11/12/2013 Stockholm, Sweden--Midsummer, a supplier of production lines for manufacturing flexible thin-film copper indium gallium selenide (CIGS) solar cells, has developed a high-speed process for manufacturing of these cells using sput...

Toward a more secure world


In war zones, at airport security screening, around oil refineries, in manufacturing facilities-the list of hazardous environments or potential danger reflects the nature of the modern world.

Hamamatsu develops fingertip-sized spectrometer that couples to smartphones


Hamamatsu Photonics K.K. has developed the world’s smallest microspectrometer that can be used in point-of-care testing connected to smartphones and other types of portable measurement.

Minus K celebrates 20 years with vibration isolator giveaway


Inglewood, CA--Minus K Technology is giving away $20,000 of patented vibration isolators to colleges and universities within the US, in celebration of its 20th year anniversary.

Video preview: the 2014 Lasers & Photonics Marketplace Seminar


Nashua, NH--Make plans now to attend the 2014 Lasers & Photonics Marketplace Seminar; watch the video for a preview and register today!

Dow Corning to launch moldable optical silicone technology for LED optics at Strategies in Light Europe 2013

11/11/2013 Midland, MI--At PennWell Corporation's Strategies in Light Europe 2013 (19-21 November, 2013; Munich, Germany), Dow Corning will launch an new moldable optical silicone technology, deliver a presentation called "How Silico...

Global flow cytometry market to reach $5.7B by 2018, says BCC Research

11/11/2013 The global market for flow cytometry products was valued at $3.1 billion in 2012, is expected to reach nearly $3.5 billion in 2013, and is projected to grow to nearly $5.7 billion by 2018, according to a new technical market re...

University of Pittsburgh students develop hands-free OCT mount device


Four University of Pittsburgh students have developed a mechanical extension that enables surgeons to more efficiently view patients' eyes during surgical procedures that involve optical coherence tomography (OCT).

Photomechanical 'snap' effects in polymers are triggered by light from laser pointer

11/08/2013 Pittsburgh, PA--Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh are investigating polymers that "snap" when triggered by light, thereby converting light energy into mechanical work (potentially eliminating the need for tr...

2013 UV Excimer Laser Update -- Download your copy today!


These four articles explore just some of the applications currently benefiting from the exceptional capabilities of excimer lasers.

Heptagon expands Singapore production and California leadership team


Singapore--Heptagon has increased its operations, process, and production engineering capacity in Singapore and also announced two important changes to its leadership team.

Rofin Sinar reports 4Q sales up 6.1% over 3Q


Rofin-Sinar Technologies Inc. announces results for its fourth fiscal quarter and twelve months ended September 30, 2013.

$25 million grant will help support x-ray laser imaging of biomolecules


The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded the University at Buffalo (UB) a $25 million grant to transform the field of structural biology, including drug development, using x-ray lasers.

U.S. FAA releases Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration Roadmap


Washington, D.C.-–The first annual Roadmap outlining efforts needed to safely integrate unmanned aircraft systems (UAS)--which usually carry photonics payloads--into the nation’s airspace has been published by FAA.

BUSINESS FORUM: Following the market with direct-diode lasers


In this column, I interview Wolfgang Gries, founder and CEO of DirectPhotonics, a maker of ultra-high-brightness direct-diode laser solutions for materials processing, about his experience starting a company.

Michigan photonics group grows to 25 members

11/08/2013 Ann Arbor, MI--Mi-Light celebrated the addition of Aerotech as the 25th member of the photonics group, which is dedicated to supporting Michigan’s industry and research assets in photonics and attracting companies, talent, and ...

U.S. DOE report says subjective evaluations of LED floodlights are generally thumbs-up

11/07/2013 Washington, DC--The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has published the first of four new investigations that extend the findings of a report published last year. The new report, as well as the old one, focus on so-called LED PAR...

SEMICONDUCTOR SOURCES: Laser plus phosphor emits white light without droop


Researchers at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) have combined laser diodes with inorganic phosphors to create efficient, stable sources of white light.

Van Duyne group at Northwestern University uses IsoPlane spectrograph to obtain Raman spectra of single rhodamine molecules

11/07/2013 Evanston, IL--Determining the origin of relative intensity fluctuations in single-molecule Raman spectroscopic experiments is not easy, but the Van Duyne group at Northwestern University has accomplished this, using an IsoPlane...

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