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When costs drop, lidar will be for everyone

07/30/2014 According to an article in the Wall Street Journal, lidar will be the great enabler of new capabilities in cars, including, of course, driverless cars. Price is the largest barrier, with the 64-laser unit 360-degree scanning li...

NIST/Caltech demo first all-optical control on 'comb on a chip' atomic clock

07/30/2014 Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST; Boulder, CO) and California Institute of Technology (Caltech; Pasadena, CA) have reported the first all-optical control of a silicon-chip-based microres...

The Siegman International School on Lasers makes its debut

07/29/2014 The first annual Siegman International School on Lasers will be hosted by Stanford University, the Ginzton Laboratory, and Stanford Photonics Research Center from August 3-8. The school has been funded by the OSA Foundation and...

Optical transistor enables 20X single-photon amplification for all-optical data processing


With the help of an ultracold quantum gas, scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics achieved a twentyfold amplification of single-photon signals.

Laser and metal-powder process prints gradient-metal parts


Researchers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL; Pasadena, CA) are implementing a laser-based additive manufacturing process that transitions from one metal or alloy to another in a single object.

Serial time-encoded amplified microscopy based on multiwavelength laser uses single photodiode for ultrafast imaging


A group at the Institute of Semiconductors, Chinese Academy of Sciences (Beijing, China) has now improved on a pre-existing ultrafast imaging technique called serial time-encoded amplified microscopy (STEAM).

Biomedical Imaging: Squeezed light brings quantum-enhanced contrast and resolution to bioimaging


Quantum correlations between photons can be used to surpass shot-noise and diffraction limits in biological-microscopy applications.

Conference Preview: Strategies in Biophotonics to meld technology development and commercialization themes

07/29/2014 Strategies in Biophotonics is a two-and-a-half-day event that will include keynotes, conference sessions, and an exhibition. Point-of-care medical technology—a burgeoning field that offers potentially huge business opportunitie...

Microscopic laser beam promises no-needle blood draws


NoNeedles Venipuncture is working on addressing the common fear of needles (called trypanophobia) by using laser pulses to painlessly draw blood.

AMO tunable lasers shrink as performance grows

07/28/2014 With U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and Air Force funding, Vescent Photonics has simultaneously shrunk the size and power consumption of tunable diode lasers specifically targeted for atomic, molecula...

Better quantum dots build the case for QD-backlit displays


Quantum dots (QDs) are already found in most segments of the display market, with many tablets, laptops, monitors, and televisions using QDs within the liquid-crystal-display (LCD) backlight unit.

Fiber laser maker V-Gen will be acquired by Newport

07/24/2014 Newport says it has entered into an agreement to acquire V-Gen (Tel Aviv, Israel), a developer and manufacturer of fiber lasers. V-gen was founded in 1998 as a supplier of pulsed fiber lasers, and has about 50 employees.

IRSC to establish lasers and fiber optics training center for southeast US

07/24/2014 The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a prestigious, $2.9 million grant to Indian River State College (IRSC) to establish a highly sophisticated Lasers and Fiber Optics Regional Center to help meet the national need...

AMOLED mobile displays to cost less than LCDs within two years

07/23/2014 According to the OLED Technology Report from NPD DisplaySearch, manufacturing costs for AMOLED mobile phone displays are expected to fall below costs for LCD mobile phone displays within two years due to rapid improvement in AM...

Strategies in Biophotonics announces keynote speaker lineup


The impressive keynote speaker lineup for Strategies in Biophotonics includes Robert S. Langer, Greg Olsen, Gregory Altshuler, and Aydogan Ozcan.

PhotoScribe laser enables marking of 410,000 pills per hour


Laser systems manufacturer PhotoScribe Technologies has impressed the pharmaceutical industry by developing the fastest laser for micro-marking pills on the fly.

NIH funds SemiNex to develop small lasers for enhancing vaccination

07/22/2014 SemiNex Corporation (Peabody, MA) was awarded a Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grant by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop small laser devices to enhance immune responses to vaccines. The grant enable...

Tabletop femtosecond laser system takes movies of acetylene as it isomerizes

07/21/2014 François Légaré's team at the INRS Énergie Matériaux Télécommunications Research Centre Montreal, Quebec, Canada) has taken a high-resolution molecular movie of a chemical reaction with a spatial and temporal resolution greatly...

Lasing plasmon nanocavity sensor detects explosives at the sub-part-per-billion level

07/20/2014 A team of researchers led by Xiang Zhang, professor of mechanical engineering at the University of California, Berkeley, has created a lasing plasmon explosives-sniffing nanosensor that is free of metal losses and operates at a...

Lighting lab setup predicts level of driver discomfort caused by LED streetlights

07/18/2014 A team of researchers from China and the Netherlands has developed a way to evaluate the human impact of uncomfortable glare caused by LED road lighting.

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