In this episode of Photonics Hot List...
Researchers in Switzerland, working with a new additive manufacturing startup, have developed a new scanning technique for 3D printing that involves lasers and high-frame-rate cameras. Called vision-controlled jetting, it’s poised to revolutionize robotics.
Ultrafast lasers that can fit on the tip of your finger? It’s now possible, thanks to a game-changing approach using thin-film lithium niobate and semiconductors. This combination has helped researchers in New York to build chip-scale mode-locked lasers.
In work that could reveal details about photo-induced superconductivity, scientists in Germany have discovered that by tuning a narrowband terahertz laser to a lower frequency than has ever been possible allows them to control a material’s functionality.
NASA’s new Deep Space Optical Communications laser technology that was recently deployed nearly 200 million miles into space has received back its first laser communications from 10 million miles away.