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Better quantum dots build the case for QD-backlit displays


Quantum dots (QDs) are already found in most segments of the display market, with many tablets, laptops, monitors, and televisions using QDs within the liquid-crystal-display (LCD) backlight unit.

Printoptical Technology delivers economical 3D-printed arrays of optical elements

07/28/2014 LUXeXcel Printoptical Technology uses modified wide-format industrial inkjet printers to economically and digitally fabricate optical structures from CAD files via 3D printing methods without the need for expensive molding and ...
Hooked onto glasses, small optical pupillometer aims to to detect diabetic autonomic neuropathy sooner

Hooked onto glasses, small optical pupillometer aims to detect diabetic autonomic neuropathy sooner

07/28/2014 A group of Taiwanese researchers has developed a wearable optical pupillometer that can automatically detect an early complication of diabetes (autonomic neuropathy, or damage to the involuntary nervous system) sooner, when it ...

Point-by-point UV exposure makes optimum fiber-optic long-period gratings


Researchers at Cranfield University have developed a process to reproducibly fabricate long-period gratings (LPGs) with phase-matching at the turning point.

Optical microscopy enables single-molecule motion capture

07/25/2014 A team of researchers has achieved single-molecule imaging and manipulation with optical microscopy using a bead probe as a marker, unveiling fundamental properties such as direction of motion, step size, and the force the mole...

Fiber laser maker V-Gen will be acquired by Newport

07/24/2014 Newport says it has entered into an agreement to acquire V-Gen (Tel Aviv, Israel), a developer and manufacturer of fiber lasers. V-gen was founded in 1998 as a supplier of pulsed fiber lasers, and has about 50 employees.

(SLIDE SHOW) Optical design benefits from interconnected software


Optical-design programs encompass lens and illuminator design, analysis, and tolerancing, as well as photometrically tailored design and the interface with external computer-aided-design software.

IRSC to establish lasers and fiber optics training center for southeast US

07/24/2014 The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a prestigious, $2.9 million grant to Indian River State College (IRSC) to establish a highly sophisticated Lasers and Fiber Optics Regional Center to help meet the national need...

AMOLED mobile displays to cost less than LCDs within two years

07/23/2014 According to the OLED Technology Report from NPD DisplaySearch, manufacturing costs for AMOLED mobile phone displays are expected to fall below costs for LCD mobile phone displays within two years due to rapid improvement in AM...
Patterned silica glass layer makes solar cells self-cooling

Patterned silica glass layer makes solar cells self-cooling

07/23/2014 Scientists at Stanford University (Palo Alto, CA) have increased the ability of silicon (Si) photovoltaic cells to radiate IR light, and thus heat, away during operation, thus lowering the devices' temperature and increasing li...

Strategies in Biophotonics announces keynote speaker lineup


The impressive keynote speaker lineup for Strategies in Biophotonics includes Robert S. Langer, Greg Olsen, Gregory Altshuler, and Aydogan Ozcan.

Raman technique could lead to much higher-speed cell and tissue imaging

07/22/2014 A research team from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), working with the Cleveland Clinic, has demonstrated a dramatically improved technique for analyzing biological cells and tissues based on character...

PhotoScribe laser enables marking of 410,000 pills per hour


Laser systems manufacturer PhotoScribe Technologies has impressed the pharmaceutical industry by developing the fastest laser for micro-marking pills on the fly.

Fluorescence-based biosensor can diagnose Type 1 diabetes at low cost

07/22/2014 Researchers have developed a fluorescence- and microchip-based biosensor device for diagnosing Type 1 diabetes that could improve patient care worldwide and help researchers better understand the disease. What's more, the ...
NIH Funds SemiNex to develop small lasers for enhancing vaccination

NIH funds SemiNex to develop small lasers for enhancing vaccination

07/22/2014 SemiNex Corporation (Peabody, MA) was awarded a Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grant by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop small laser devices to enhance immune responses to vaccines. The grant enable...

Tabletop femtosecond laser system takes movies of acetylene as it isomerizes

07/21/2014 François Légaré's team at the INRS Énergie Matériaux Télécommunications Research Centre Montreal, Quebec, Canada) has taken a high-resolution molecular movie of a chemical reaction with a spatial and temporal resolution greatly...
Lasing plasmon nanocavity sensor detects explosives at the sub-part-per-billion level

Lasing plasmon nanocavity sensor detects explosives at the sub-part-per-billion level

07/20/2014 A team of researchers led by Xiang Zhang, professor of mechanical engineering at the University of California, Berkeley, has created a lasing plasmon explosives-sniffing nanosensor that is free of metal losses and operates at a...
Lighting lab setup predicts level of driver discomfort caused by LED streetlights

Lighting lab setup predicts level of driver discomfort caused by LED streetlights

07/18/2014 A team of researchers from China and the Netherlands has developed a way to evaluate the human impact of uncomfortable glare caused by LED road lighting.
Gigahertz-rate laser oscillator could replace quartz oscillators for wristwatches, other devices

Gigahertz-rate laser oscillator could replace quartz oscillators for wristwatches, other devices

07/18/2014 Researchers in the Caltech laboratory of Kerry Vahala, a Caltech professor, have developed a method to stabilize microwave signals in the gigahertz range using a pair of laser beams as the reference, in lieu of a crystal.

Carnegie Mellon technique reconstructs 3D motion from hundreds of video feeds


Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have developed techniques for combining the views of 480 video cameras mounted in a two-story geodesic dome to perform large-scale 3D motion reconstruction.

Low-cost phosphorescent OLEDs aim for near-100% efficiency

Low-cost phosphorescent OLEDs aim for near-100% efficiency


Jinsang Kim, a professor of materials science and engineering at University of Michigan (Ann Arbor), and his team have developed bright, metal-free phosphorescent OLEDs.

Digital Surf acquires Image Metrology to strengthen image processing business


Digital Surf, which makes surface imaging and metrology software for microscopes and profilers, has acquired Image Metrology, a provider of nano- and microscale image processing software.

Nanopixels promise high-resolution, thin, flexible displays


A team led by Oxford University scientists has made a new discovery that could make it possible to create pixels just a few hundred nanometers across, resulting in very thin, flexible, and high-resolution displays.

Improvements in photoresist could help extend Moore's Law

07/16/2014 In the past few years, the familiar Moore's law has been said to be coming to an end due to limits on optical lithography -- the standard method for patterning silicon chips.  However, improvements to lithographic photores...

CARS method amplifies optical signature of single molecules about 100 billion times


Nanophotonics researchers at Rice University have created a unique sensor that amplifies the optical signature of molecules by about 100 billion times—and has potential utility in biosensing.


The Worldwide Market for Lasers: Market Review and Forecast 2015

Strategies Unlimited presents its new report: The Worldwide Market for Lasers - Market...

Fiber Lasers: Market Review and Forecast 2014

Fiber lasers have been the fastest growing laser type for the last several years, and ...


AFL Recipient of Three Technology Patents

10/03/2013 Five AFL associates were recognized for receiving patent awards for their work developing new pro...

AFL Introduces Fujikura Fixed V-groove Single Fiber

10/03/2013 AFL introduces the Fujikura 19S fusion splicer, a new fixed v-groove single fiber splicer, the la...

AFL Introduces New Family of NYFORS™ Recoating Products

10/03/2013 AFL now offers Nyfors Teknologi AB’s new family of recoating products including the ReCoater 2™, ...

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