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OLED and LED Optics: PixClear improves light extraction in OLEDs and LEDs

07/08/2014 Recognizing the opportunity for significant improvements in OLED output, Pixelligent has developed PixClear, a nanocrystalline synthesis and surface-modification technology that can be incorporated into many polymer and monomer...

Digilab, Insion enter U.S. distribution agreement for single-chip microspectrometers

07/08/2014 Sample prep and analysis tools developer Digilab and miniaturized spectral sensors maker Insionhave entered into an agreement in which Digilab now has exclusive U.S. distribution rights for Insion's ultraviolet/visible (UV/VIS)...
Optical absorption straightens the path of light in diffusing materials

Optical absorption straightens the path of light in diffusing materials

07/07/2014 In a study partly funded by the Foundation for Fundamental Research on Matter (FOM Foundation; Utrecht, The Netherlands), physicists from the University of Twente (Enschede, The Netherlands) and Yale University (New Haven, CT) ...

IR Imaging: Thin silicon Fresnel lens enables inexpensive thermal-IR imaging

07/07/2014

A group of French researchers has designed and fabricated a type of small, thin silicon (Si) Fresnel lens that can simplify compact thermal infrared (IR) cameras and make them lower in cost.

QD Laser wins IEEE Photonics Society award for commercializing quantum dot lasers

07/07/2014 IEEE Photonics Society has awarded the 2014 Aron Kressel Award to QD Laser for pioneering contributions to the development of temperature-insensitive quantum dot (QD) lasers, and their commercialization and mass-production for ...

Lidar: Single-photon lidar yields rapid topographic and bathymetric coverage

07/07/2014 The primary technical goal of Sigma’s recently introduced, self-funded, moderate-altitude high-resolution quantum lidar system (HRQLS; pronounced Hercules) is to allow large areas to be mapped quickly while still permitting the...

Gold nanocone becomes nonlinear optical point light source

07/07/2014

Physicists from the Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen in Germany have fabricated subwavelength gold nanocones that serve as nonlinear optical devices.

NIST developing skin-reflectance standards for hyperspectral imaging

07/06/2014

After a successful non-human trial, NIST researchers have started gathering data on how human skin looks under various wavelengths of light in order to develop these badly needed standards.

Single-pixel optical system with compressive sensing enables deeper tissue imaging

07/04/2014

A team of researchers has developed a single-pixel optical system based on compressive sensing that can overcome the fundamental limitations imposed by light scattering and, hence, enable deeper penetration through tissue.

Omnidirectional AR coating for solar cell designed via ant-colony algorithm

07/03/2014

Researchers at the Beijing University of Technology are optimizing three-layer broadband optical antireflection (AR) coatings for silicon using what is called an ant colony algorithm (ACA).

Blue-laser projection module with 20 chips emits 50 W

07/03/2014 In the interests of boosting the power of blue-emitting laser sources for projection while at the same time reducing their complexity, Osram Opto Semiconductors has unveiled a small laser module containing 20 blue-laser chips t...

University of Leeds terahertz researchers win 2014 Faraday Award

07/03/2014

Professor Giles Davies and Edmund Linfield of the University of Leeds have won the 2014 Faraday Medal for outstanding contributions to experimental physics.

Nonlinear thin-film optical mirror frequency-doubles low-power light reflected from it

Nonlinear thin-film optical mirror frequency-doubles low-power light reflected from it

07/03/2014 Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin) and the Technische Universität München (Germany) have created a thin-film semiconductor structure combined with a plasmonic metasurface that produces a nonlinear opti...
Single-mode hollow-core UV optical fibers well-suited for many types of spectroscopy

Single-mode hollow-core UV optical fibers well-suited for many types of spectroscopy

07/02/2014 Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light (MPL; Erlangen, Germany) and the QUEST Institute, based at the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB; Braunschweig, Germany), have created and tested UV mi...

Heuristically optimized SOI grating couplers have low loss

07/02/2014 Rather than trying to create a grating coupler based on a certain principle, researchers at Technische Universität Berlin and IHP GmbH  are using two “metaheuristic” search methods (particle swarm and genetic algorithms) t...

WORIC etalon-based laser has 40 nm mode-hop-free tuning range

07/02/2014 A new tunable design from the Wireless Optoelectronic Research & Innovation Centre (WORIC) at the University of South Wales uses an etalon-based design that enables the tuning of etalon-transmission-peak wavelength and lase...

New optical fibers distribute light like miniature neon tubes

07/02/2014

Fibrance is the term coined by Corning Incorporated for its new optical fibers that distribute a variety of wavelengths of light evenly along their length, much like very tiny and flexible neon tubes.

Laser Components Group acquires majority of pyroelectric detector maker Microwatt Applications

07/01/2014 As of July 2014, Laser Components Group has expanded its infrared detector activities by acquiring the majority ownership of U.S.-based manufacturer, Microwatt Applications (Stuart, FL).

Amplitude set to acquire Continuum Lasers

07/01/2014 Ultrafast laser maker Amplitude (which encompasses Amplitude Technologies and Amplitude Systèmes) has entered into a definitive agreement with Continuum Lasers—a deal in which it will acquire the company from its current owner,...

IEEE Photonics Society 2014 Summer Topical Meeting series to focus on 'Functional Material Integration & Optical Systems'

06/30/2014 The IEEE Photonics Society's Summer Topicals Meeting series covers emerging topics in photonics science, technology and applications. The conference is unique in that the topics are chosen by members of the IEEE Photonics Socie...
European SMARTFIBER project produces miniaturized fiber-optical monitoring system that can be embedded in composite material

European SMARTFIBER project produces miniaturized fiber-optical monitoring system that can be embedded in composite material

06/30/2014 Nanoelectronics research center imec (Leuven, Belgium), Ghent University (Ghent, Belgium), and their partners in the European FP7 project SMARTFIBER have demonstrated the first miniaturized fiber-optical sensor system than can ...
Patterned, precise arrays of atoms form new type of quantum dot; may be path to novel metamaterials?

Patterned, precise arrays of atoms form new type of quantum dot; may be path to novel metamaterials?

06/30/2014 Physicists from the Paul-Drude-Institut für Festkörperelektronik (PDI; Berlin, Germany), NTT Basic Research Laboratories (Atsugi, Japan), and the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL; Washington, DC) have used a scanning tunneli...

Optogenetics enables muscle contraction control

06/30/2014 Neuroscientists have shown that they can control muscle movement by applying optogenetics—a technique that enables control of neurons' electrical impulses with light—to the spinal cords of animals that are awake and alert. 
Low-loss waveguide for surface-plasmon polaritons may help drastically shrink integrated photonics

Low-loss waveguide for surface-plasmon polaritons may help drastically shrink integrated photonics

06/27/2014 Researchers at Toyohashi University of Technology (Toyohashi Tech; Toyohashi, Japan) have developed a simple, low-loss waveguide for surface-plasmon polaritons (SPPs) that is applicable to nanoscale photonic integrated circuits...

Microsoft Kinect-based technology for vascular surgery now being extended to neurosurgery

06/27/2014 A team of researchers in England has developed a "touchless" Microsoft Kinect sensor-based technology for vascular surgery, which has been tested in the operating theatre and is now being explored for neurosurgery.

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