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Diode lasers from M2 Photonics provide high brightness and power for 450 nm apps

02/27/2015

The SW 450 Series of diode laser modules measures 41 × 22 × 12 mm and has output power of 4 W at an operating current of 1.5 A.

Optogenetics finds what regulates synaptic activity in the neocortex

02/27/2015

Using optogenetics, a team of scientists has found that a specific type of neuron might be thwarting their efforts at mapping the connectome.

JDSU names its two new spinoff companies Lumentum and Viavi

02/27/2015 Continuing plans announced in September 2014, JDSU will name its optical components and subsystems spinoff Lumentum and its network and services spinoff Viavi Solutions.

Laser Marketplace Seminar: Afternoon Highlights

02/26/2015

Northrop Grumman installs new joule-class laser at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

02/26/2015

The new joule-class laser will be a key component of LLNL's high-repetition-rate advanced petawatt laser system (HAPLS).

Laser Marketplace Seminar: 3D Printing and Panel Insights

02/25/2015

Gigaphoton achieves continuous 140W EUV light source output at 50-percent duty cycle

02/25/2015 Lithography light source maker Gigaphoton has achieved continuous operation of a 140W extreme ultraviolet (EUV) light source at 50-percent duty cycle on its prototype laser-produced plasma (LPP) light sources for EUV lithograph...

Laser Marketplace Seminar: Morning Highlights

02/24/2015

Innovation Awards deadline extended to March 2nd; CLEO exhibitors enter now!

02/24/2015 The submission deadline has been extended to Monday, March 2nd for the CLEO/Laser Focus World Innovation Awards.

Fujitsu and partners halve power requirements for silicon photonic transceivers

02/23/2015

Fujitsu, PETRA, and NEDO have jointly developed the world's most energy efficient silicon photonics optical transceiver circuit.

MAP-2 second-generation NIST program accurately characterizes lighting LEDs

02/20/2015

For LED characterization, NIST has begun offering customers the second generation of its SSL Measurement Assurance Program.

CLEO/LFW Innovation Award deadline is Monday; enter now!

02/19/2015

Deadline for the prestigious CLEO/LFW Innovation Awards program is Monday, February 23, 2015. Enter now!

Laser technique uses diamond defects to reveal protein structures in great detail

02/19/2015

A new technique shows promise for producing highly detailed images of individual proteins without the need for crystallization.

Laser frequency comb in single-mode fiber can aid search for exoplanets (with video)

02/18/2015

A solar telescope can be combined with a laser frequency comb to allow spectral analysis of distant stars.

Raman spectroscopy following laser ablation shows promise for cancer surgery

02/18/2015

Researchers used Raman spectroscopy to distinguish normal from cancerous skin tissue following high-powered laser ablation.

Laser-Powered Devices: High-concentration PV cell enables high-wattage laser power transmission

02/17/2015

A high-performance, high-voltage VMJ photovoltaic cell enables high-wattage transmission of power via laser light for applications including remote powering of small UAVs and remote sensing.

Photonic Frontiers: Solid State Lasers: Looking back/Looking forward: A long way from the ruby laser

02/17/2015 Invention of the ruby laser gave solid-state lasers a head start in the laser market, but by the 1970s neodymium became the workhorse solid-state laser. Ti-sapphire emerged in the 1980s, followed by diode pumping, fiber amplifi...

Media for the long haul

02/17/2015

I'm describing this tumult to help convey one important fact -- that through it all, the magazine and Internet entity known as Laser Focus World prospered.

Passive two-phase cooler by Celsia for LEDs and concentrating photovoltaics achieves 1000 W/cm² operation

02/13/2015

Celsia-developed two-phase cooling technology was tested at high heat loads.

2015 Prism Awards honor photonics innovators at SPIE Photonics West

02/12/2015

Companies large and small from around the world walked away with top honors in the annual Prism Awards for Photonics Innovation Wednesday evening during SPIE Photonics West 2015.

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