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220 gallium nitride MOCVD reactors to be installed in 2015 for LED production


LEDs as a business are growing rapidly in China, spurring purchase of the capital equipment needed for LED fabrication.

Picosecond laser pulses weld glass to silicon for MEMS fabrication


A picosecond-laser-based microwelding process can join glass to silicon (Si) quickly and with high mechanical strength.

Canadian government provides more than $20M funding for photonics-based projects


Canadian government funding of $26.8 million Canadian dollars has been set aside to develop clean technologies in Ontario, Canada.

Business Forum: Best practices from Switzerland— Photonics and otherwise


This month I interview the husband–wife team of Professor Ursula Keller and Dr. Kurt Weingarten.

Spatial light modulator business of CRi acquired by Meadowlark Optics


Meadowlark Optics has acquired the spatial light modulator (SLM) line of products from Cambridge Research & Instrumentation, part of PerkinElmer Life Sciences. 


Higher-order fiber modes increase optical force for particle trapping


OIST Graduate University researchers have demonstrated a more robust method for controlling single, micron-sized particles with light.

Hollow waveguide from Molex delivers power from CO2 and Er:YAG


The Polymicro Technologies MediSpec hollow silica waveguide includes a visible aiming beam for alignment.

DUV light source from Cymer outputs 193 nm at 60 to 90 W


The XLR 700ix new argon fluoride deep-UV immersion light source has pulse energy of 10–15 mJ with a repetition rate of 6 kHz.

Laser heaters from Princeton Optronics are designed for additive manufacturing apps


Laser heating systems consisting of multiple VCSEL arrays provide power output of >4 kW at wavelengths of 808, 976, and 1064 nm.

Light sources from Labsphere are for use in calibration of cameras and sensors


CCS-1000 systems replace the halogen source inside a high-reflectance integrating sphere with 16 LEDs distributed over the visible and NIR range.

LASER World of Photonics China continues strong growth


Celebrating its 10th anniversary with exhibitors from 20 countries, LASER World of Photonics China attracted over 40,000 attendees to the Shanghai New International Expo Cente, March 17-19.


Onefive femtosecond laser enables record-low-noise frequency comb


Using the Onefivefemtosecond laser Origami - 10, CSEM achieved a record-low relative intensity noise frequency comb.

Blue light-activated gene therapy could treat erectile dysfunction


A potential clinical treatment for erectile dysfunction involves a gene construct that, when activated by blue light, triggers reliable erections.

Elbit awarded $73M US Marines laser range finder contract


Elbit Systems of America was awarded a $73.4 million dollar contract by the US Marines for the Common Laser Range Finder.

LASER World of Photonics—don’t miss it


Every two years, Munich hosts an inspiring international trade fair and a technical conference that together draw over 1100 exhibitors and 25,000 researchers and professionals in lasers and optics.


Scientists demonstrate optogenetic stimulation of non-genetically modified neurons


A team of scientists has shown that optogenetics can be used to activate normal, non-genetically modified neurons.

Optical radiation method seeks to treat cancer at the cellular level


With the goal of achieving early cancer detection, a team of scientists used an optical radiation method to address this at the cellular level.

Quantum Materials breaks Stokes-shift barrier in quantum dots, leading to brighter displays


"Strong-shift" QDs have consistent characteristics in high volumes.

Additive manufacturing yields world's first printed jet engine


A team of researchers has printed two jet engines using additive manufacturing.

Global biophotonics market to climb to $59.7B by 2020, says report


The global biophotonics market was valued at $31.4 billion in 2014 and is expected to reach $59.7 billion by 2020, according to a new report.

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