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    Part of an ultrafast laser system used for high-harmonic generation (HHG).
    Lasers & Sources

    High-harmonic generation: A tutorial with Stefan Witte

    Feb. 22, 2023
    Stefan Witte leads the Extreme Ultraviolet Generation group at the Advanced Research Center for Nanolithography in the Netherlands, and unpacks high-harmonic generation in this...
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    FIGURE 1. A schematic demonstrating distributed acoustic sensing for detecting and monitoring marine life.
    Fiber Optics

    ‘Listening’ to Earth using fiber-optic cables

    Feb. 14, 2023
    Using a combination of sensing and existing fiber-optic networks, researchers are exploring the detection and monitoring of marine life activities, as well as other aspects of...
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    Never lose that spark

    Feb. 13, 2023
    There is no denying the healthy buzz at SPIE Photonics West 2023 was invigorating as the global photonics community continues to enjoy growth opportunities across a truly horizontal...
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    FIGURE 1. The miniaturized LDMS instrument leverages the Orbitrap mass analyzer to achieve ultra-high mass resolution and accuracy.
    Test & Measurement

    Mini laser system seeks signs of extraterrestrial life

    Feb. 13, 2023
    Laser desorption mass spectrometry device may help detect signs of life in outer space by more accurately identifying materials.
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    FIGURE 1. Optimec is830 software for visualizing contact lenses with OCT.
    Detectors & Imaging

    New targets for OCT in inspection and metrology

    Feb. 10, 2023
    Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is moving beyond the biomedical realm and offers advantages on the production line.

    More content from Volume 59, Issue 03

    (Figure reproduced with permission from Laser Photonics Rev. 2022, 2200658)
    FIGURE 1. This schematic diagram shows the configuration of the coupled InP microring/nanowire laser system. Lasing photons from the micro-ring cavity are coupled into the nanowire at the ring center, which functions as a directional antenna. The light coupling strength and the beam shape can be controlled by tuning the coupling gap (dcoupling) and the nanowire width (wa).

    Meta-optics breakthrough makes hologram devices possible

    Feb. 8, 2023
    A light-manipulating system could make conventional 2D medical imaging methods such MRI scans a thing of the past.
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    Executive Forum

    Making art out of custom fiber solutions

    Feb. 7, 2023
    art photonics CEO and founder Viacheslav Artyushenko discusses how the world-leading producer of custom fiber solutions continues its evolutionary journey.
    (Photo credit: Marcin Szczepanski/Lead Multimedia Storyteller, University of Michigan College of Engineering)
    FIGURE 1. Brian Iezzi scans and measures the photonic fibers in the fabric he developed.
    Fiber Optics

    A photonic fiber solution to make recycling clothing easier?

    Feb. 7, 2023
    University of Michigan researchers collaborated with the Defense Fabric Discovery Center at MIT Lincoln Laboratory to engineer photonic fibers—inspired by butterfly wings—that...
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    FIGURE 1. Thanks to a small form factor and compatibility with standard C-mount optics, imec’s snapscan can easily be mounted on a standard surgical microscope.
    Bio&Life Sciences

    Making the case for hyperspectral imaging in surgical practices

    Feb. 3, 2023
    Hyperspectral cameras provide much more information about an object’s physical properties than can be discerned with the naked eye—making it ideal for use during surgeries.
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    FIGURE 1. Kamyar Parto (left) works in the Moody Quantum Photonics Lab with Arjun Choudhri, a high school student he mentored last summer.

    Quantum photonics: On-chip generation of single photons

    Jan. 30, 2023
    The Moody Quantum Photonics Lab at University of California – Santa Barbara (UCSB) efficiently collects and funnels photons from quantum emitters by embedding them into a photonic...
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    Inspecting a piece of thin glass cut with a laser.
    Laser Processing

    Keeping laser surface processing business scalable

    Jan. 26, 2023
    Antonio Castelo, EPIC’s Technology Manager for Bio-Medical and Lasers talks to Joerg Jetter, CEO of 4JET, a German developer of laser systems for cleaning, patterning, marking...
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    Executive Forum

    A package for innovation

    Jan. 25, 2023
    MKS President and CEO John Lee discusses the company’s passion for innovation and its investment in furthering advanced packaging.
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    Birgit Stiller, head of the Quantum Optoacoustics Research Group at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light.

    Faces in Photonics: Birgit Stiller, Max Planck Institute

    Jan. 24, 2023
    Meet Birgit Stiller, who leads the Quantum Optoacoustics Research Group at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light.
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    Executive Forum

    PI investing in innovation for photonics market

    Jan. 23, 2023
    PI executives discuss their market outlook and the company’s commitment to innovation.
    The Technion–Israel Institute of Technology computer science team, which developed the deep learning system: (left to right) Alon Zin, Roy Velich, Tal Neoran, Shachar Cohen, Chen Davidov, Dr. Ron Slossberg, Dr. Gil Shamai, Alon Zvirin, Professor Ron Kimmel, and Yaron Honen.
    Bio&Life Sciences

    AI primed to revolutionize breast cancer research

    Jan. 23, 2023
    New deep learning techniques are giving researchers and pathologists a more comprehensive look at breast cancer cells and related proteins for more accurate diagnoses and ultimately...
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    Markus Spanner, CEO of Physik Instrumente (PI)
    Executive Forum

    Precision and motion tools: Meet Markus Spanner, CEO of Physik Instrumente

    Jan. 20, 2023
    In this interview, Jose Pozo, Optica’s CTO, talks to CEO Markus Spanner about his experience taking over his father’s company and leading it through a global pandemic.
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    Executive Forum

    Switzerland offers innovation-rich environment

    Jan. 17, 2023
    The Swiss Business Hub USA is the first point of contact for the photonics ecosystem in Switzerland.
    A concept image that shows how consumers can interact at arm's length and with objects placed accurately in the real world.

    Making the ‘quasi impossible’ possible

    Jan. 17, 2023
    An augmented-reality (AR) breakthrough sets the stage for headset manufacturers to display digital objects in the real world, meaning users can interact at arm's length and naturally...
    Myung-Ki Kim and the Light Engineering Laboratory team involved in this work.
    Fiber Optics

    Optical interconnects with nanolaser arrays?

    Jan. 16, 2023
    Densely integrated nanolaser arrays—only 18 µm apart—can be fully driven and programmed with light from a single optical fiber. Outfitting optical interconnects with these laser...