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Transparent conductive films for photonics proliferate

Transparent conductive films for photonics proliferate

01/23/2014 Cambridge, England--Transparent conductive sheets (on glass or other substrates) are used in photonics for organic LED (OLED) lighting, organic phototovoltaics, dye-sensitized solar cells, and displays, among other uses.

Kasalis moving to new headquarters, tripling staff for camera alignment systems

01/22/2014

Burlington, MA--Kasalis is expanding rapidly and will be tripling its size and moving to a larger worldwide headquarters in Burlington, MA to support its camera module alignment system technology.

SemiNex Awarded STEP grant to bolster the company's international growth

01/22/2014 Peabody, MA--Laser-diode maker SemiNex has been awarded a grant for international marketing and business development through the State Trade and Export Promotion program (STEP), which is funded by the U.S. Small Business Admini...

Turbocam offers direct metal laser sintering

01/22/2014

Turbocam can now use this additive manufacturing technology to create parts in aluminum, steel, titanium, and Inconel.

3D white-light diffraction tomography images without dyes

01/22/2014

Champaign, IL--White-light diffraction tomography (WDT) needs no dyes or other chemicals, yet renders high-resolution, 3D quantitative imagery of cells and other objects.

Soliton compression in silicon waveguides aimed at on-chip optical communication

01/21/2014

Sydney, Australia--An international research team has for the first time produced soliton compression in a silicon photonic crystal on-chip.

Onefive ships 1000th ultrafast laser; enter its Photonics West raffle

01/21/2014

Zurich, Switzerland--Onefive announces the completion of its 1000th ultrafast laser system since the first one was shipped back in 2006.

Nipro Corporation set to commercialize Infraredx multimodal imaging system in Japan

01/21/2014

Nipro Corporation, which is the exclusive distributor of Infraredx's TVC Imaging System, has established a manufacturing subsidiary to produce the system commercially.

3D time-of-flight MEMS-scanning camera from Fraunhofer improves robot vision

01/20/2014

Dresden, Germany--Fraunhofer IPMS has designed and built a microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) scan technology for a time-of-flight camera that is part of the European TACO project.

CMOS image sensor market to reach $13B by 2018, says Yole Développement

01/20/2014

Lyon, France--Market research firm Yole Développement forecasts that the CMOS image sensor market will reach a total of $13 billion by 2018, mainly driven by consumer and automotive applications.

Bio-inspired, light-activated glue could fix heart defects

01/20/2014

A team of researchers has developed a bio-inspired, ultraviolet (UV) light-activated adhesive that could rapidly attach biodegradable patches inside a beating heart.

TERAHERTZ IMAGING: Terahertz parametric oscillator enables sensitive imaging

01/17/2014 A narrowband terahertz parametric oscillator creates high-peak-power picosecond terahertz pulses that are suitable for active detection and thus the capturing of high-contrast, real-time images without the use of background-sub...

SOFTWARE: OPTICAL DESIGN: Multiphysics model speeds nanophotonic devices simulation

01/17/2014

By implementing multiphysics algorithms on a graphical processing unit (a hardware accelerator), simulation speeds for active photonics are increased 300X compared to incumbent algorithms.

FIBER-OPTIC SENSING: Low-noise fiber lasers enable far-reaching optical sensing

01/17/2014

The use of single-frequency, low-noise distributed-feedback lasers in interferometric optical sensing and other fiber-optic systems has helped extend their reach around the world and beyond.

ULTRAFAST PULSE CHARACTERIZATION: From femtosecond to nanosecond, laser-pulse measurement is all about the single shot

01/17/2014 Recurring misinterpretations due to the infamous coherent artifact imply that pulse-measurement methods operate best using single shot. Fortunately, such methods have recently been extended to pulses about 1 ns long -- filling ...
RIKEN researchers figure out laser-induced damage to nonlinear optical crystals

RIKEN researchers figure out laser-induced damage to nonlinear optical crystals

01/17/2014 Wako, Japan--Upconverting infrared (IR) laser radiation to visible light is important in many applications, including laser surgery and spectroscopy. However, the nonlinear optical crystals used to upconvert light tend to suffe...

MICROSCOPY: Off-the-shelf components enable a new generation of confocal microscopy

01/17/2014 A confocal microscope platform makes use of a CMOS rolling shutter and a digital micromirror to enable simple and modular optical designs for brightfield, darkfield, ophthalmic, fluorescence, polarization-sensitive, and interfe...

Mingle with executives at the February 3rd Laser Marketplace Seminar

01/17/2014

San Francisco, CA--Don't miss your chance to mingle with laser and photonics executives at the 2014 Lasers & Photonics Marketplace Seminar to be held February 3, 2014 in conjunction with SPIE Photonics West.

Photonic Frontiers: Disk Lasers: Higher powers and shorter pulses from thin-disk lasers

01/17/2014 Thin disks are more than another way to generate high CW powers from solid-state lasers -- their low nonlinearity allows high peak powers in picosecond pulses for high-precision drilling and cold ablation cutting many materials.

ADVANCES IN DETECTORS: HOT IR sensors improve IR camera size, weight, and power

01/17/2014

High-operating-temperature (HOT) IR cameras based on two new focal-plane-array technologies -- nBn and strained-layer superlattice (SLS) -- are well-suited for applications where low size, weight, and power are crucial.

FIBER LASERS: Selecting large-mode-area fibers for high-power lasers

01/17/2014 High powers can be achieved at lower costs by selecting optical fiber that maximizes absorption. However, excellent beam quality with high power and the best cost performance requires understanding choices among large-mode-area...

Richardson Gratings produces large mosaic echelle grating for planet-finder spectrograph

01/17/2014

Rochester, NY--A large mosaic echelle grating was manufactured and shipped by Richardson Gratings for use in the Habitable Zone Planet Finder.

U.S. DOE awards two SBIR grants for OLED technology

01/16/2014 Washington, DC--The U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science has awarded two Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grants targeting advances in solid-state lighting (SSL) technology -- in this case, both for advances i...

Photonics Products: Spectrometers: Imaging spectrometers examine the world around us

01/16/2014

Imaging spectrometers capture enormous quantities of data in a 2D form that is relevant to areas from science and security to industry and art.

ULTRAFAST LASERS: Picosecond lasers: Achieving maximum processing speed

01/16/2014

In picosecond lasers, the ablated volume per pulse is limited, and the principal workaround is the innovative implementation of higher pulse-repetition rates at the workpiece.

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