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Menlo Systems optical frequency combs use a femtosecond fiber laser

07/03/2015

A line of optical frequency combs offers stability and accuracy >10-18 for use on optical clocks.

MELA Sciences acquires PhotoMedex's dermatology laser and light businesses

07/03/2015

MELA Sciences has acquired the dermatology laser and light businesses from PhotoMedex for $42.5 million in cash.

2D high-harmonic spectroscopy sees multiple molecular orbitals

07/03/2015

The Institute for Basic Science in Korea can resolve multiple molecular orbitals using laser spectroscopy.

Photonic crystals, graphene, and metamaterials bring Institute of Physics awards

07/01/2015

The IOP announced this year’s award winners, including three related to photonics. Eli Yablonovitch, Rahul Raveendran-Nair, and Nikolay Zheludev.

 

Confocal laser-scanning microscopy shows how wound healing influences cancer

07/01/2015

A microscopy technique enabled study of the larvae of zebrafish to reveal how wound healing leads to skin cancer.

DPSS laser maker Photonics Industries expands with new facility

07/01/2015

Photonics Industries, a DPSS laser manufacturer, has expanded in response to growing demand by moving to a larger facility.

Nutec cylindrical micromachining system is available in four travel ranges

07/01/2015

The LaserLathe system integrates a fiber laser for tube cutting operations.

From Laser Munich 2015: TRUMPF develops pulsed green laser for welding copper

06/30/2015

The 400 W average power, 515 nm wavelength source results in high weld reproducibility and little spatter.

Quantum Composers mid-IR lasers feature 10 or 20 Hz repetition rate

06/30/2015

The MIR series DPSS lasers deliver >1 mJ, <10 ns pulses with factory-selectable infrared (IR) wavelengths from 1.5 to 4 μm.

Optical module increases productivity of ultrafast laser systems

06/30/2015

Fraunhofer ILT has developed an optical module that shortens the pulse duration of powerful ultrafast lasers by a factor of four.

Tunable lasers from Santec offer a 1060 nm wavelength range

06/29/2015

The HSL-1 tunable laser is based on electrically pumped vertical cavity surface-emitting laser (VCSEL) technology.

From Laser Munich 2015: BeamWatch 2.0 characterizes high-power laser beams in two axes

06/29/2015

Noncontact measurement method relies on viewing Rayleigh scattering in air.

Hospital light fixture that kills bacteria to become commercially available

06/29/2015

The Indigo-Clean light fixture continuously kills harmful bacteria linked to hospital-acquired infections (HAIs).

DirectPhotonics secures nearly $3.7M to accelerate direct diode laser market growth

06/27/2015

DirectPhotonics secured an investment infusion of nearly $3.7 million dollars from existing shareholders and a new partner.

Toptica Photonics diode laser systems available in wavelengths from 320 to 780 nm

06/26/2015

The DLC TA-SHG pro diode laser systems are available in wavelengths from 320 to 780 nm.

Osram Opto Semiconductors laser bar consists of five emitters

06/26/2015

The SPL BF98-40-5 laser bar has output >60 W at 976 nm, with brilliance of 3 W/mm.

56 Gbaud EMLs and drivers from NeoPhotonics provide interfaces for 400 Gbit/s transceivers

06/25/2015

56 Gbaud externally modulated lasers (EMLs) and drivers provide interfaces for 400 Gbit/s transceivers.

Fiber modules from Lumics are available for wavelengths from 760 to 1080 nm

06/25/2015

Single-mode, fiber-pigtailed butterfly 14-pin modules include a 760 nm product to address the oxygen absorption band in that range.

Voxtel laser rangefinder contains an InGaAs avalanche photodiode receiver

06/25/2015

The ROX μLRF series eye-safe microlaser rangefinder is designed for high-performance consumer, industrial, and military system integrators.

Diode laser pump from DILAS offers up to 30 W output

06/25/2015

A fiber-coupled diode laser pump module is designed for pumping ytterbium fiber lasers with kilohertz modulation.

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