Laser News

  1. Zygo Launches Next-Generation 3D Optical Profilers

    Zygo Corporation’s latest generation Nexview™ NX2 and NewView™ 9000 3D optical profiling instruments precisely measure surface area topography quickly and with ease for enhanced productivity and versatility, addressing a broad range of applications.

  2. Self-Driving Cars Could Use Lasers To See Around Blind Corners

    Stanford University researchers have developed a laser-based system that can reproduce images of objects hidden from view. The technology can be used to enhance the safety of self-driving vehicles, as well as applied to serve other functions.

  3. OSI Laser Diode To Present 1490 nm High-Power Pulsed Laser Diode Modules At OFC 2018

    OSI Laser Diode, Inc. (LDI), an OSI Systems Company, will showcase the SCW 1430 series of high-power pulsed laser modules for optical test equipment applications at OFC, March 13 - 15, 2018, San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, California, in booth #4730. The devices are specially designed for use in an optical spectrum analyzer (OSA) and for optical-time-division reflectometry (OTDR) tasks, or in other precision instruments and applications where high-peak-pulsed optical power is needed.

  4. Powerful New Imaging Method Reveals In Detail How Particles Move In Solution

    New research published in Nature Methods will dramatically improve how scientists “see inside” molecular structures in solution, allowing for much more precise ways to image data in various fields, from astronomy to drug discovery.

  5. Russia Developing Plane-Mounted Lasers To Blast Satellites, US Confirms Deployment Of Vehicle-Mounted Anti-Drone Lasers

    Russian military engineers reportedly have completed an aircraft-based laser system capable of destroying enemy satellites out of space.

  6. The Next Smartphones May Be Able To Charge With Lasers

    Laser beams could wirelessly charge newer smartphones just as quickly as a cumbersome USB cables or charging pads, according to researchers at the University of Washington (UW). The team claims to be the first to design and demonstrate a novel, laser-based wireless power delivery system with built-in safety features for personal or commercial use.

  7. Where Is Autonomous Mobility Going In Such A Hurry?

    Autonomous mobility’s progress has been achieved in fits and starts, though the past few years have seen accelerated development in its enabling technologies.

  8. MKS Announces Ophir® Centauri, Portable Laser Power / Energy Meter With Sophisticated Graphical Display And Advanced Math Functions

    MKS Instruments, Inc., a global provider of technologies that enable advanced processes and improve productivity, has announced the Ophir® Centauri at Photonics West 2018, a compact, portable laser power / energy meter for precise measurements of laser performance over time. The Centauri features a large, full-color, seven-inch touch-screen for visual review of data using a wide range of graphical display formats, such as Digital with Bargraph, Pulse Chart, and Real Time Statistics Displays. Advanced math functions include Density, Scale Factor, and Normalize Against Baseline.

  9. Pentagon Developing Laser-Shooting Drones To Intercept Enemy Missiles

    The U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) is proposing to spend $66 million on a program to develop and deploy unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) that fire lasers at intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) shortly after takeoff, or during their boost phase of flight, when they are most vulnerable.

  10. 'Optically Pumped' Laser Closer To Improving Processing Speed Of Sensors

    Imagine creating a material for the digital information highway that allows a fast lane of laser light that zips data past the traditional silicon chips.