Laser News

  1. MKS Announces Ophir® LBS-300s, New Beam Splitter Finds Focus Spots With Shorter Working Distances
    12/13/2017

    MKS Instruments, Inc., a global provider of technologies that enable advanced processes and improve productivity, has announced the Ophir® LBS-300s, a compact, portable laser beam splitter for handling small beam diameters and a wide range of powers. The LBS-300s measures laser beams with diameters up to 15mm and powers from 10mW to 400W. It is designed with a shorter distance from the input surface to the camera array to accommodate finding focus spots with shorter working distances. This makes the LBS-300s ideal for enclosed workstations, such as micromachining, microwelding, and medical device manufacturing.

  2. Apple Awards Finisar $390M From Its Advanced Manufacturing Fund
    12/13/2017

    Apple recently announced the latest award from its $1B Advanced Manufacturing Fund. Finisar, a leading manufacturer of optical communications components, will receive $390M as part of Apple’s commitment to support innovation and job creation by American manufacturers.

  3. Report: Eurpoe, Asia Overtake U.S. In Highly Intense, Ultrafast Laser Technology
    12/6/2017

    The U.S. is losing ground in a second laser revolution of highly intense, ultrafast lasers that have broad applications in manufacturing, medicine, and national security, says a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 

  4. LeddarTech To Showcase First 3D Solid-State LiDAR IC For Autonomous Driving At CES 2018
    12/5/2017

    At CES 2018—from January 9 to 12 in Las Vegas, Nevada—LeddarTech will be presenting the LeddarCore LCA2, the industry's first 3D solid-state LiDAR (SSL) integrated circuit (IC) enabling mass production of automotive LiDARs, in the Leddar Ecosystem pavilion.

  5. IEEE Announces Formation Of IEEE 802.11 Light Communications Study Group
    11/30/2017

    IEEE, the world's largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for humanity, and the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA), recently announced the formation of the IEEE 802.11 Light Communications Study Group.

  6. U.S. Air Force Aims To Deploy Laser-Armed Fighter Jets By 2021
    11/30/2017

    The United States Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), through its Self-protect High Energy Laser Demonstrator (SHiELD) program, has awarded Lockheed Martin a $26.3 million contract to design, develop and produce a high-power fiber laser mounted on a tactical fighter jet by 2021.

  7. Princeton, Penn State Researchers Create Diode Laser From Hybrid Perovskite Material
    11/22/2017

    Scientists at Pennsylvania State University and Princeton University have created a diode laser from hybrid organic-inorganic perovskites – materials that have garnered attention due to their light emitting properties, useful in optoelectronic devices and solar cells.

  8. Improving The Femtosecond Ultrashort Pulse Laser
    11/20/2017

    MXenes, conductive materials widely used in many industries, now have one more promising application: helping lasers fire extremely short femtosecond pulses, which last just millionths of a billionth of a second.

  9. Velodyne LiDAR Launches World’s Highest Resolution LiDAR For Autonomous Vehicles
    11/8/2017

    Velodyne Labs recently announced that it has produced a LiDAR with the world’s best resolution, longest range, and widest field of view, the result of which will boost the autonomous vehicle and advanced safety market.

  10. Ford's Argo AI Buys LiDAR Startup Princeton Lightwave
    11/2/2017

    Ford-controlled Argo AI has acquired New Jersey-based Princeton Lightwave, a developer of LiDAR (light detection and ranging) cameras and sensors for autonomous driving vehicles, for an undisclosed amount.