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Fastlite to develop mid-IR laser system for ELI-ALPS


The Extreme Light Infrastructure (ELI) Attosecond Light Pulse Source (ELI-ALPS) announced that Fastlite has been award the contract to develop the project's mid-infrared laser system. 

Broadband supercontinuum laser from PicoQuant emits between 480 and 700 nm


The Solea White supercontinuum laser has a polarization-maintaining single-mode fiber with a FC/PC connector.

Picosecond excitation laser from Onefive delivers 532 and 635 nm wavelengths


The Katana-05/06 HP picosecond pulsed excitation laser combined with the Katana-08 HP 775 nm depletion laser have use as STED lasers for microscopy.

VLOC will integrate with II-VI Optical Systems

01/30/2015 II-VI Optical Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of II-VI Incorporated and vertically integrated producer of high-precision imaging and laser assemblies, announced that its sister company VLOC will become part of II-VI Optical ...

SPIE BiOS and SPIE Photonics West 2015 Product Preview: Close to 1500 exhibitors will show their optics and photonics products

01/29/2015 One week after Super Bowl XLIX, SPIE Photonics West—North America's major optics and photonics conference and exhibition—will kick off (pun intended, of course), and it is expected to draw at least 20,000 attendees this year.

ProPhotonix to showcase OEM LED solutions at SPIE Photonics West 2015


The company's OEM light-emitting diode (LED) solutions include a miniaturization display that incorporates a tiny ring light for use in dental applications.

Spectra-Physics to display Q-switched DPSS lasers at SPIE Photonics West 2015


The Explorer One 532-2 and 532-2Y actively Q-switched, diode-pumped solid-state (DPSS) lasers output more than 2 W of average power at green wavelengths.

Group IV germanium-tin laser compatible with silicon chips


Forschungszentrum Jülich and Paul Scherrer Institute scientists in cooperation with international partners have presented the first semiconductor consisting solely of group IV elements.

Onefive to showcase high-energy femtosecond laser at SPIE BiOS and SPIE Photonics West 2015


The Origami – XP high-energy femtosecond laser has a single-box, air-cooled design, and provides flexible repetition rate from single-shot to 1 MHz.

Jenoptik to show high-power 760 nm semiconductor laser at SPIE BiOS and SPIE Photonics West 2015


A high-power semiconductor laser that emits at 760 nm has use in dermatology and medical hair removal.

Inventor of the laser, Charles Townes, dies at 99


Charles Hard Townes, one of the giants of modern physics and inventor of the laser, died early Tuesday, January 27.


Laser-export to display Q-switched DPSS lasers at SPIE Photonics West 2015

01/28/2015 The Technology Q-switched diode-pumped solid-state (DPSS) lasers, available in 263, 351, 527, and 1053 nm wavelengths, have use in industrial applications like photoacoustics and optical parametric oscillation (OPO).

Nanoscale diamond photonic-crystal cavities store, connect quantum memories

01/28/2015 One-dimensional photonic-crystal (PC) cavities made of diamond that contain one or more nitrogen vacancies (NVs) in the cavity can store quantum digital information at room temperature in the form of electron spin, which can th...

PicoQuant to debut picosecond laser at SPIE BiOS and SPIE Photonics West 2015


The VisIR-765 picosecond laser is optimized to be used as a depletion laser in stimulated emission depletion (STED) microscopy.

Early treatment with ablative CO2 fractional laser lessens nonmelanoma scar appearance

01/27/2015 Conducted on 20 subjects that underwent Mohs surgery for nonmelanoma skin cancer of the face, an international team of researchers evaluated the safety and efficacy of a single treatment of a scar with an ablative CO2 fractiona...

DILAS to display 1.2 kW diode laser system at SPIE Photonics West 2015


The COMPACT-EVOLUTION diode laser system delivers 1.2 kW of output power from a 300 µm (0.22 NA) fiber at 976 nm.

Scottish scientists reduce speed of light in free space


Although the speed of light can be slowed slightly as it travels through materials such as water or glass, it was until now thought impossible for photons to be slowed as they travel through free space.

Calmar Laser to showcase femtosecond fiber laser at SPIE BiOS and SPIE Photonics West 2015


The Carmel femtosecond fiber laser series have high pulse energy (5–50 nJ) and a compact laser head, and deliver ultrashort pulses (<90 fs).

European Commission asserts environmental benefit of cadmium-based quantum dots


The European Commission has granted an exemption to the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS 2) Directive for Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE), according to QD Vision (Lexington, MA).

Polygon line scanner from Lincoln Laser for use with picosecond and femtosecond lasers


The hyperSCAN polygon line scanner is used in material processing at scanning speeds of up to 200 m/s.

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