Laser News

  1. X-Ray Laser Opens New View On Alzheimer Proteins
    5/9/2018

    A new experimental method permits the X-ray analysis of amyloids, a class of large, filamentous biomolecules which are an important hallmark of diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. An international team of researchers headed by DESY scientists has used a powerful X-ray laser to gain insights into the structure of different amyloid samples.

  2. FLEXPOINT Laser Module For Industrial Facilities
    4/11/2018

    Thanks to its M18 thread, the FLEXPOINT MV18 line laser module can easily be integrated into standardized systems. LASER COMPONENTS is going to present this new product at the Vision Show 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. It is designed to deliver homogeneous power distribution along the entire projected line – an important requirement for its use in machine vision.

  3. Zygo Launches Next-Generation 3D Optical Profilers
    3/15/2018

    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.

  4. Self-Driving Cars Could Use Lasers To See Around Blind Corners
    3/8/2018

    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.

  5. OSI Laser Diode To Present 1490 nm High-Power Pulsed Laser Diode Modules At OFC 2018
    3/5/2018

    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.

  6. Powerful New Imaging Method Reveals In Detail How Particles Move In Solution
    3/5/2018

    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.

  7. Russia Developing Plane-Mounted Lasers To Blast Satellites, US Confirms Deployment Of Vehicle-Mounted Anti-Drone Lasers
    3/1/2018

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

  8. The Next Smartphones May Be Able To Charge With Lasers
    2/26/2018

    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.

  9. Where Is Autonomous Mobility Going In Such A Hurry?
    2/26/2018

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

  10. MKS Announces Ophir® Centauri, Portable Laser Power / Energy Meter With Sophisticated Graphical Display And Advanced Math Functions
    2/20/2018

    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.