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Photonics Industries ships largest order of picosecond lasers in its history


Intracavity harmonic laser maker Photonics Industries has shipped the largest single order of its picosecond lasers to date.

LASOS Lasertechnik laser diodes available with choice of various jack and connector options


The LDM-XT series of laser diode modules are available in a free beam version or with a permanently aligned coupling into a single-mode, polarization-maintaining fiber.

TRUMPF sees 5% increase in sales for FY 2014/2015


TRUMPF has registered a 5% increase in sales and orders in the past fiscal year over the previous year.

More details disclosed on integrated photonics institute


New York will provide an additional $250 million to the IP-IMI and it will be headquartered near Rochester. 

Tweaked enzyme that produces light could improve medical diagnostics


Chemically tweaking the enzyme responsible for the light of fireflies could lead to a low-cost detection system for medical diagnostics.

Eulitha photolithography system prints high-resolution nanostructures


The PhableR 100 photolithography system is designed for printing high-resolution nanostructures for R&D applications and pilot and low-volume production use.

Princeton Optronics 940 nm VCSEL array has use in illumination applications


A line of 8 W, 940 nm VCSEL arrays for illumination applications have efficiency >45% and ~1 nm spectral width.

Selective laser melting method can 3D-print medical implants


A highly automated selective laser melting process can produce or coat implants made of platinum, nickel-titanium, or stainless steel.

X-ray laser maps key signaling protein, with potential for better drug development


An x-ray laser experiment has revealed details of the human body's cellular switchboard that regulates sensory and hormonal response.

New York-led consortium wins integrated photonics institute award


A consortium led by SUNY has been awarded a $110 million matching grant by the DOD to establish an Integrated Photonics Institute for Manufacturing Innovation.


VCSEL-based laser system for large-area wood surface treatment debuts


A VCSEL-based high-power laser system from Philips Photonics has use in industrial surface treatment of large areas.

Optogenetics studies the fly olfactory system to understand neural circuits


Optogenetics can explore how complex behaviors, such as chemotaxis, are controlled by the activity of neural circuits.

Osram infrared LEDs enable smartphone unlocking by iris scanning


IREDs from Osram are being used as the light source to unlock mobile devices by scanning the iris of the user.

Blue LEDs effective for non-chemical food preservation


NUS scientists have demonstrated that blue LEDs have strong antibacterial effects on major foodborne pathogens.

Laser sensor device is promising for noninvasive blood glucose monitoring


A newly developed laser sensor can monitor blood glucose levels without penetrating the skin.

Close-up Pluto images arrive; another success for e2v image sensors


Images of Pluto were taken during an hour-long fly-by Pluto on NASA's New Horizons mission using e2v image sensors.

Ultrafast laser market to climb past $1.4B by 2019, says Strategies Unlimited


Strategies Unlimited has released its latest market research report on the ultrafast laser market.

Fiber laser for bioinstrumentation from Quantel Laser delivers up to 3 W of visible output


The ELBA fiber laser has utility in biomedical applications, including ophthalmology, gene sequencing, and high-resolution microscopy.

How to get a photonics education: 10 resources on where to go and why


Here's a list of ten resources for students considering graduate or undergraduate programs in photonics, and our interviews with the deans and other leaders of schools.


Quantel wins $7-million order for military aircraft lasers


Quantel Laser has been awarded a contract to supply lasers to be built into a wing-mounted fighter aircraft pod for telemetry and target designation.


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