Current Headlines

  1. Perfect Nanospheres Using Ultrashort Laser Pulses

    The Nanophotonics Group of the Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (LZH) has developed a method to print nanoparticles made of different materials with controlled, reproducible sizes and to precisely deposit these particles on a receiver substrate.

  2. Optical Combs Speed Up Communication, Data

    Miniaturized optical frequency combs may hold the key to faster computing centers and accelerated communications networks.

  3. Anasys Licenses ORNL Nanoscale Mass Spectrometry Imaging Technology

    Anasys Instruments Corp. has licensed a Department of Energy Oak Ridge National Laboratory technology that allows for simultaneous chemical and physical characterization and could lead to advances in materials and drug development.

  4. SPIE Photonics Europe Panel To Consider Impact Of EU Regulations On Optics For Medicine, Computers, Science – And Competitiveness

    Two European Union regulations, REACH and RoHS, are endangering the availability of raw materials for optical systems that are vital for medical diagnoses, scientific research, computer technology, security systems, and a host of industrial and consumer uses, according to leaders in the optics and photonics industry.

  5. Laser Modules Given Direct Green Light By The Optoelectronics Company

    The Optoelectronics Company has launched a range of direct-emission 520 nanometre (nm) green laser-diode modules that offer original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and systems integrators a realistic, cost and energy-efficient alternative to low-tech diode-pumped solid-state (DPSS) green laser modules.

  6. Research Finds 'Tunable' Semiconductors Will Allow Better Detectors, Solar Cells

    One of the great problems in physics is the detection of electromagnetic radiation – that is, light – which lies outside the small range of wavelengths that the human eye can see.

  7. Tyndall Researchers Lead International Project To Create Next-Generation Electronic Devices

    Scientists at Tyndall National Institute, Cork, are leading a European research project which will develop a test environment to help create the electronic and photonic devices of the future.

  8. High Power Laser Sources At Exotic Wavelengths

    High power laser sources at exotic wavelengths may be a step closer as researchers in China report a fibre optic parametric oscillator with record breaking efficiency.

  9. Shiny Quantum Dots Brighten Future Of Solar Cells

    A house window that doubles as a solar panel could be on the horizon, thanks to recent quantum-dot work by Los Alamos National Laboratory researchers in collaboration with scientists from University of Milano-Bicocca (UNIMIB), Italy.

  10. Better Solar Cells, Better LED Light And Vast Optical Possibilities

    Changes at the atom level in nanowires offer vast possibilities for improvement of solar cells and LED light. NTNU-researchers have discovered that by tuning a small strain on single nanowires they can become more effective in LEDs and solar cells.