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    Lasers & Sources

    Nonmetallic quantum dots are nontoxic alternative to metallic cousins

    April 10, 2024
    Nonmetallic quantum dots, synthesized from Earth-abundant carbon and sulfur sources, are cost-effective, versatile, biocompatible, and environmentally friendly.
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    Test & Measurement

    QinetiQ’s Rattler Supersonic Target Mkl simulates high-energy laser threats

    April 9, 2024
    In this Q&A, Owen Price, project manager of target systems for QinetiQ, chats with Laser Focus World about its Rattler Supersonic Target Mkl variants to measure high-energy laser...
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    Lasers & Sources

    Laboratory for Laser Energetics targets inertial confinement fusion

    April 8, 2024
    The University of Rochester’s Laboratory for Laser Energetics is targeting laser-driven inertial confinement fusion, as part of National Nuclear Security Administration’s Stockpile...
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    A practical step to increase the awareness of photonics

    April 8, 2024
    It’s time to push for government economic statistical agencies to track photonics industries.
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    Lasers & Sources

    Supercritical coupling technique steers light

    April 1, 2024
    Researchers from Italy, Singapore, and the U.S. discover a new way to trap light at the nanoscale—and it has an extremely broad range of potential applications.

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    Executive Forum

    Photonics innovations in climate observation: A view from Europe

    European photonics companies and organizations are contributing to the evolving technologies that provide invaluable insights into environmental science. Here's an overview.
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    Executive Forum

    Focuslight: Pumping up photonics’ potential

    March 28, 2024
    On the heels of Focuslight Technologies’ acquisition of SUSS MicroOptics SA, Victor Xingsheng Liu, CEO and president of Focuslight, and Reinhard Voelkel, CEO of Focuslight Switzerland...
    Fiber Optics

    Hollow-core fibers revolutionize green laser technology

    March 27, 2024
    Researchers made a significant breakthrough in laser and fiber technology, which showcases the potential for the long-distance fiber delivery of high-power green laser pulses ...
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    Detectors & Imaging

    Space-time imaging method captures ultrafast electronics in action

    March 22, 2024
    Researchers in Germany create a femtosecond electron beam probe method to capture high-speed electronics operating at the femtosecond/terahertz domain.
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    Lasers & Sources

    What happens if you etch tellurite glass with a femtosecond laser?

    Feb. 22, 2024
    Serendipity in the form of an active photoconductive material—a semiconductor phase embedded within glass—that generates a current reliably for months when exposed ultraviolet...