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    Changing the paradigm for ultra-thin, high-performance polymer interference filter manufacturing

    Dec. 18, 2023
    A new method of making this vital optical system component reduces the production time to hours, not days, and increases design flexibility.
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    How to select beam steering technology

    Dec. 13, 2023
    This detailed technical evaluation compares six beam steering systems and presents factors to consider when designing your photonics instrument.
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    Understanding the role of AI/ML in photonics and electronic design

    Dec. 12, 2023
    A recent survey explores engineers' views on these trending technologies.
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    Laser Processing

    Laser scanning technique enhances 3D printing

    Dec. 12, 2023
    An innovative laser scanning technique can 3D-print more complex robots and delicate structures out of a wider variety of materials, all in a single process.
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    Laser Processing

    High-index glass cutting for AR enabled by ultrashort-pulsed lasers

    Dec. 11, 2023
    A laser-based separation process for cutting augmented reality (AR) eyepieces made of high-index glass achieves high and predictable bending strength, and has been integrated ...

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    Executive Forum

    China’s industrial laser market shows steady growth in turbulent times

    Dec. 8, 2023
    This in-depth market update focuses on trends in laser processing and industrial lasers while touching on what to expect in the ultrafast laser, fiber laser, LiDAR, and handheld...
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    Executive Forum

    Looking beyond the incremental: Reimagining optical devices

    Dec. 7, 2023
    Rob Devlin, co-founder and CEO of Metalenz, shares the significant people that forged his path to developing one of the most promising optics companies in the world today.
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    Monolithic integration of functional structures into micro-optical elements

    Dec. 6, 2023
    A polymer-only ultraviolet imprint process potentially saves costs, simplifies the process, and increases the reliability of the optical element.
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    Stimulated Brillouin scattering enhances CMOS chip for microwave signal processing

    Dec. 5, 2023
    University of Sydney Nano Institute researchers are pioneering photonic silicon chips and helping spur growth in Australia’s semiconductor industry.
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    Bio&Life Sciences

    Next-level virus detection via WIDE-MIP microscopy

    Dec. 4, 2023
    Rapid and accurate detection of a virus can quite literally make the difference between life and death. With this in mind, researchers created a mid-infrared photothermal microscope...
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    Executive Forum

    Laser Focus World's 2023 career and salary survey results

    Nov. 27, 2023
    The 2023 survey of Laser Focus World’s community reveals high job satisfaction and optimism for the future.
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    Lasers & Sources

    Soliton microcombs get a big efficiency bump

    Nov. 27, 2023
    Researchers improve soliton microcomb efficiency by 10x—and open the door to high-performance lasers for a range of other technologies.
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    Lasers & Sources

    Dirac-vortex topological lasers meet silicon

    Nov. 23, 2023
    The Dirac-vortex state, a mathematical analog of Majorana fermions (a.k.a. angel particles) within superconducting electronic systems, offers a larger free spectral range than...
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    Lasers & Sources

    High-harmonic generation light probe reveals spin dynamics within a Heusler compound

    Nov. 22, 2023
    Researchers tune an extreme ultraviolet high-harmonic generation (EUV HHG) light probe across the magnetic resonances of each element within a Heusler compound and track its electron...
    (Courtesy of Tian Xia and Irina V. Larina, Baylor College of Medicine)
    Bio&Life Sciences

    OCT-based approach examines human physiology

    Nov. 21, 2023
    A unique imaging technique could provide a deeper understanding of human physiological processes such as the female reproductive system.
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    Lasers & Sources

    Narrowband tunable terahertz lasers may transform materials research and technology

    Nov. 20, 2023
    Coverage within the 1- to 20-THz spectral region will enable exploration of a new class of physical phenomena: controlling materials’ functionality via light.