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Ultrashort laser pulses let glass take on metallic properties


Confirmed by calculations at the Vienna University of Technology, quartz glass can take on metallic properties for tiny fractions of a second when illuminated by an ultrafast laser pulse.

MSS Lasers to expand laser cutting operations with $5.3M funding


MSS Lasers, provider of refurbished laser cutting machines, says it is set to grow further within existing local and international markets and create more jobs following $5.3 million dollars in funding.

Industrial laser module from Snake Creek Lasers has 30 and 50 mW output powers


The WTR Series industrial-grade OEM laser module operates from -29°C to 43°C ambient temperatures, and can withstand severe shock and vibration conditions.

Quantum cascade laser may lead to prickless blood sugar monitoring


A team of researchers at Princeton University has developed a way to use a quantum cascade laser (QCL) to measure blood sugar noninvasively.

Thinnest-possible heterostructures created for next generation of LEDs, laser diodes

08/27/2014 Scientists from the University of Washington (UW; Seattle, WA), the University of Warwick (Coventry, England), and the University of Hong Kong have created what they say is the thinnest-possible semiconductor heterostructure, a...

Micro-optical/plasmonic resonator paves the way for power-on-a-chip applications

08/26/2014 By combining plasmonics and optical microresonators, researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Urbana, IL) and Iowa State University (Ames, IA) have created a new optical-amplifier design that operates in t...

Industrial lasers: tools from the future

08/25/2014 When the industrial laser community talks about advanced manufacturing, it’s talking about the tools it has been making and using for decades--the tools just keep getting better--such as those on display at the Lasers for Manuf...

LEDs from Osram Opto Semiconductors provide brightness of 41 lm at 100 mA


The low-profile rectangular shape of the Synios E4014 LED allows light to be injected into light guides for flexibility of design.

Laser optical tweezers show how malaria parasites invade red blood cells

08/21/2014 In hopes of more effective vaccine or drug development that will block malaria parasites' invasion of red blood cells, a team of researchers used laser optical tweezers to study interactions between the disease-causing parasite...

Fiber laser marketing report from Strategies Unlimited available for pre-order


This report from Strategies Unlimited covers the growing opportunities of fiber lasers and contains a 5-year forecast for each segment studied.

SCAM crystal substrate is better than sapphire for GaN-based LEDs

08/20/2014 Fukuda Crystal Laboratory (Sendai, Japan) has created 2-in.-diameter samples of a crystal it hopes will replace sapphire for use as gallium nitride (GaN)-based LEDs and laser diodes: scandium aluminum magnesium oxide (ScAlMgO4,...

Laser 'lightning-rod' setup improved by addition of nanosecond laser

08/19/2014 Earlier this year, researchers at the University of Arizona (UA; Tucson, AZ) and the University of Central Florida (UCF; Orlando, FL) created a dual-femtosecond-laser-beam setup that channels plasma filaments and could divert l...

Voxtel eye-safe micro-laser rangefinder module features a miniature DPSS laser


The ROX series eye-safe micro-laser rangefinder (LRF) module is designed for turnkey OEM integration.

NRL KrF Nike laser achieves Guinness World Record for enabling highest projectile velocity


The Nike krypton fluoride (KrF) laser at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) has earned the coveted Guinness World Records title for achieving "Highest Projectile Velocity" of greater than 1,000 km/s.

Laser-cooling an AFM probe boosts its sensitivity by 20 times

08/15/2014 Researchers in the Quantum Optics Group of the Research School of Physics and Engineering, Australian National University (Canberra, Australia) are laser-cooling the probes of atomic-force microscopes (AFMs) to boost their sens...

Raytheon awarded $11M for Humvee-mounted directed-energy laser weapons


Raytheon will develop a vehicle-based laser device capable of defeating low-flying threats such as enemy drones.

Optical fibers infused with hydrogen transmit UV light without solarization damage

08/14/2014 To create optical fibers that transmit stable, high-power UV laser light for hundreds of hours, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST; Boulder, CO) are treating the fibers with hydrogen to prev...

Make all your photonics from perovskite?

08/14/2014 Have we finally found the universal substance for photonics? Well, not really. But perovskite, the material (actually, a class of materials) that's recently been getting technical press for its high efficiency as a solar-cell m...

Ametek acquires Amptek and Luphos, expands metrology and analysis capabilities

08/13/2014 Continuing its recent growth, Ametek has completed two photonics-related acquisitions: Amptek, a  maker of x-ray detectors, and Luphos, which uses laser interferometyr to measure aspherical lenses and optical surfaces. In ...

Logos and LLE to build high-energy laser for shock-compression research

08/13/2014 Logos Technologies, in partnership with the University of Rochester's Laboratory for Laser Energetics, received an award to design, build, and install a sophisticated high-energy laser at Argonne National Laboratory for materia...

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