Laser Focus World White Papers

Ultra-narrowband optical bandpass filters with large format and improved temperature stability

Hard coated ultra-narrowband optical filters made using modern plasma processes offer much improved transmission, temperature stability and out of band block...

Moxtek ICE Cube™ polarizing beamsplitter

The Moxtek ICE CubeTM polarizing beamsplitter (PBS) product performance is compared to a MacNeille PBS cube.  Cube beamsplitters are found in a variety ...

Actuator Precision Characterization

Zaber’s computer-controlled positioning devices use stepper motors, which allow accurate position control without requiring an encoder. In order to get the b...

High-power visible spectrum diode lasers for display and medical applications – beam sources with tailored beam quality and spectral characteristics

In this paper we report on the further progress of fiber coupled high power diode lasers in the visible spectral range with regard to beam quality and spectr...

Laser Focus World Webcasts

Fiber Lasers: A technology primer

Fiber lasers have made impressive progress in recent years. Their design offers a combination of high power, low maintenance, and reliability attractive for applications such as industrial materials-working, science, communicat...

Lasers for Defense and Security

Used widely now, lasers will become ever more common tools for both military and security personnel. Laser weapons for missile defense, laser designation, infrared countermeasures (IRCMs), laser ranging, laser “dazzlers,” and o...

Simulating Laser Material Processing using COMSOL Multiphysics

The transformation of materials using focused laser beams fundamentally involves multiple physical phenomena such as optical absorption, heat transfer, structural mechanics, and material phase transitions. In this webinar we wi...

What everyone should know about engineering and tolerancing aspheres

This webcast will discuss practical aspects of engineering aspheres, notably including tolerance assignment and analysis. Topics such as asphere surface types and description methods, part size, geometry, material impact, and m...

Mid-infrared lasers in remote chemical sensing – from stand-off detection to atmospheric sounding

In this webcast, Gerard Wysocki of MIRTHE will discuss the unique remote-sensing capabilities enabled by modern mid-infrared (mid-IR) lasers and novel spectroscopic techniques. Examples will include passive long-range remote se...

IR optical systems: managing unique design challenges

In addition to the typical problems faced by optical designers working in the visible spectral region, designers of optics for IR thermal-imaging systems must contend with the fact that, in the thermal-IR range, housings, baffl...

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   Buyers Guide

The Laser Focus World Buyers Guide provides a comprehensive listing of products and services from the major photonic companies in the industry, including detailed laser specification tables and dot charts that compare the attributes of photonic products from different suppliers. In addition to the product listings, The Laser Focus World Buyers Guide is available in print and online and includes advertising opportunities to highlight your company's product offerings.


Laser Focus World China

Launched in 2004, Laser Focus World China is tailored specifically for our readers in China, including the best international coverage of applications and technology from translated Laser Focus World editorial, as well as commercial and R&D developments for lasers in the local Chinese community. Circulation for Laser Focus World China reaches more than 8,000 readers in each issue. The magazine is typically published six times per year.


Laser Focus World Japan


Laser Focus World Japan represents an extension of the Laser Focus World brand and enables LFW to better serve an important element of the global marketplace. Laser Focus World Japan builds a bridge between global optoelectronics and photonics activities and those of the Japanese market.

Written in simplified Japanese and delivered every month to 12,0001 engineers and engineering managers throughout the country, LFW Japan is the first and only Japanese controlled-circulation magazine in the industry.


BioOptics World

BioOptics World is a bi-monthly magazine that provides news, analysis and explanation of applications involving lasers, optics and imaging systems in the life sciences. The magazine is dedicated to giving readers a firsthand look at cutting-edge research related to the design, development and utilization of optical technologies in the study, diagnosis and treatment of disease and disease processes.

BioOptics World is available by FREE subscription as an electronic (PDF) download. Subscribers must log in to download electronic issues.


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