Current Headlines

  1. Coherent Celebrates Golden Anniversary

    This year marks the 50th anniversary of the founding of Coherent, Inc., which has grown from a Palo Alto laundry room startup to become a world leader in laser technology.  Attendees at the upcoming Photonics West Exhibition are invited to celebrate this milestone with us at a champagne reception to be held on Tuesday, February 16, from 4pm to 5pm, at the Coherent Booth (#1101). 

  2. DSI® Offers Seamless, Uniform Optical Coatings On Ball Lenses, Complex Shapes & Substrates

    DSI now offers seamless and ultra-durable low-pressure chemical vapor deposition (LPCVD) coatings on ball lenses, micro optics, and other complex shapes. They also provide extremely conformal and seamless coatings on a wide variety of substrates including glass, ceramics, and metals with their company’s proprietary LPCVD high-temperature process. DSI will display a wide array of seamless, highly-durable optical thin film coatings at SPIE’s BiOS, Feb. 13 - 15 & Photonics West, Feb. 16 - 18, 2016, in San Francisco.

  3. Nikon Invests $10M In Hand-Held X-Ray Analyzer Maker Tribogenics

    Tribogenics, the inventor of triboluminescence based X-ray technology for industrial, security and scientific applications, announced today that Nikon Americas Inc. has made a strategic investment in Tribogenics. Nikon Group’s investment will help speed the commercialization of Tribogenics’ Watson, hand-held XRF analyzer products.

  4. Marktech Optoelectronics Now Offers Custom Detector Chip Packaging

    Marktech Optoelectronics, a leading supplier of LEDs and manufacturer of silicon (Si) and InGaAs chips and wafers, and InP epi wafers based in Latham, New York, offers a wide variety of photo detectors ranging from silicon detectors–including photodiodes, photo transistors, and Avalanche photodiodes–to Si and InGaAs PIN photodiodes.

  5. Physik Instrumente Promotes James Deichmann To Head PI’s US Western Region Sales Teams

    PI (Physik Instrumente) L.P. has promoted James Deichmann to Director of Sales for the US Western Region.

  6. Excelitas® Technologies Corp.’s New OmniCure® AC9 UV LED Curing Systems Enable Faster Line Speeds

    Excelitas Technologies Corp. proudly presents its new OmniCure AC9 UV LED Curing Systems that enable faster line speeds for industrial manufacturing and printing. This new product will be featured at MD&M West and at Photonics West, along with many others. (MD&M West, Booth #1833, Photonics West, Booth #1323).

  7. New Look for DILAS' Website

    DILAS, the diode laser company, is pleased to announce the release of its redesigned website. 

  8. Single Axis Flexure Mounts Offer High Performance And Low Cost

    Siskiyou Corporation offers a new series of OEM, single axis, optical mounts with exceptional stability at a low price point. This performance is achieved in the new IXFs series mounts through the use of Siskiyou's monolithic flexure construction, in which the entire mount is fabricated from a single piece of metal.

  9. NIF Experiments Shed Light On Turbulent Mix

    Scientists from Los Alamos National Laboratory(link is external) (LANL) are leading an experimental campaign on the National Ignition Facility (NIF) designed to further understand turbulent mix models used in both high energy density (HED) and inertial confinement fusion (ICF) experiments.

  10. Coupling 2 ‘Tabletop’ Laser-Plasma Accelerators, A Decisive First Step Toward Tomorrow’s Ultrapowerful Compact Machines

    Laser-plasma accelerators (LPAs) got the nickname “tabletop” because, as shown by the unique BELLA accelerator at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), they can boost electron beams to multibillion electron-volt energies (GeVs) in a few centimeters—a distance thousands of times shorter than conventional accelerators.