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


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


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.

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


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

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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...

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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


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


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!


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


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)


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


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


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


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


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

2015 Prism Awards honor photonics innovators at SPIE Photonics West


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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