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Daylight Solutions wins 2014 CLEO/Laser Focus World Innovation Award

04/23/2014

CLEO: 2014 co-sponsors APS, IEEE Photonics Society, and OSA, along with Laser Focus World, have named Daylight Solutions as the winner of this year’s CLEO/Laser Focus World Innovation Award.

Cold-cathode field-emission VUV lamp is cool and compact

04/23/2014 A team of Japanese and Malaysian researchers has developed a small vacuum-ultraviolet (VUV)-emitting lamp that combines a carbon-nanofiber (CNF) cold cathode with a thin-film potassium magnesium fluoride (KmgF3) phosphor that e...

Interferometry: Time in a fiber

04/23/2014 By placing an interferometer at one end of a long optical fiber with a mirror at its other end, using a laser source precisely synced with a frequency reference, and configuring things so that the fiber is one of the interferom...

Oil and gas industries turn to laser drilling to cut through rock

04/21/2014 Ramona Graves of the Colorado School of Mines has demonstrated the potential of laser drilling by destroying a rock with advanced chemical laser, and characterized the ability of a high-power diode laser to drill through rock.

Strategies Unlimited celebrates 35 years of photonics market research

04/17/2014

Photonics industry market analysis firm Strategies Unlimited proudly celebrates 35 years of service producing multi-client market research reports on photonics-related subjects.

Next-generation industrial laser systems compete for European laser prize

04/17/2014 The Innovation Award Laser Technology 2014 prize of 10,000 euros will be awarded during AKL'14 to one of three finalists announced by the Arbeitskreis Lasertechnik e.V. and the European Laser Institute ELI.

Invest in Photonics invites firms seeking funding to submit applications

04/16/2014 Invest in Photonics, a two-day international business-partnering convention focused exclusively on photonics venture-capital investment, has opened registration for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) seeking funding.

TeraDiode now shipping multikilowatt, ultra-high-brightness direct-diode lasers

04/16/2014

High-brightness direct-diode laser technology developer TeraDiode has begun shipping its multikilowatt, high-brightness TeraBlade lasers to major machine tool and automotive welding manufacturers in Europe and Japan.

Sinusoidal PMMA panels redirect sunlight to urban alleyways

04/14/2014

A corrugated, translucent panel developed by Egyptian researchers redirects sunlight onto narrow streets and alleyways, improving quality of light and health.

Miniature SiN frequency-comb microresonator leads to 1.44 Tbit/s data transmission over 300 km

04/14/2014 Researchers at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT; Karlsruhe, Germany) and the Swiss École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) have transmitted 1.44 Tbit/s over 300 km of fiber using an optical frequency comb light so...

Blue light-activated neurons from stem cells could restore function to paralyzed muscles

04/14/2014 Scientists at University College London (UCL) and King’s College London, both in England, have found a new way to artificially control muscles using light, with potential to restore function to muscles paralyzed by conditions s...

HIGHYAG opens expanded company facility

04/11/2014 Laser material processing supplier HIGHYAG Lasertechnologie GmbH (HIGHYAG) opened its new facility on March 25, 2014, which is located on the Europarc Dreilinden business campus in Kleinmachnow, Germany—just outside of Berlin.

UV disinfection: LEDs versus lamps

04/11/2014

Finally, the amazing benefits of light are being harnessed in everyday applications that improve health and the environment while reducing energy consumption and limiting the use of harmful chemicals.

Strategies in Biophotonics announces schedule of speakers

04/11/2014 The first Strategies in Biophotonics conference and exhibition, scheduled to take place September 9-11, 2014, in Boston, MA, has announced its lineup of speakers—all of whom have been deeply involved in development and commerci...

Philips steps up as first corporate sponsor for 2015 International Year of Light

04/10/2014

Royal Philips was applauded by the OSA for signing on as the first patron sponsor of the International Year of Light and Light-Based Technologies (IYL 2015).

Magnetization couples with a laser-induced sound wave, could be future hard-disk replacement

04/10/2014 A team from Radboud University (Nijmegen, The Netherlands) and Taurida National University (Simferopol, Crimea) has developed a way to use sound to couple magnetism with light.

Scotland Week includes focus on lasers and SU2P program

04/09/2014

During Scotland Week, Scottish external affairs Minister Humza Yousaf said that Scotland has the talent, skills, and expertise to become a global powerhouse for the laser-enabled technology industry.

Civilian drones get a research center as FAA faces political pressure

04/09/2014 The fast growing importance (and prevelance) of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) is reflected in the recent announcement by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration that a new research center will be established within the...

Emcore 1550 nm DFB laser module targets CATV applications

04/09/2014 The 1752A 1550 nm dense wavelength-division multiplexing (DWDM), distributed-feedback (DFB) laser module for cable television (CATV) applications complies with the Data Over Cable Service Interface Specification (DOCSIS) 3.1 st...

Optogenetics could lead to better understanding of anxiety, depression

04/09/2014 Neuroscientists from Ruhr University Bochum in Germany and colleagues have discovered that optogenetics—a method that uses genes to make neurons respond to light—can modify serotonin receptors to help better understand anxiety ...

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