Laser News

  1. 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.

  2. Pentagon Developing Laser-Shooting Drones To Intercept Enemy Missiles
    2/15/2018

    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.

  3. 'Optically Pumped' Laser Closer To Improving Processing Speed Of Sensors
    2/9/2018

    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.

  4. Seeing Optical Parametric Oscillators In A New Light
    2/8/2018

    Stanford researchers have bucked standard guidelines to retool a formerly finicky device to shoot ultrafast light pulses useful in remote sensing and diagnostic applications.

  5. Injector Gun, Cryomodule Delivered For SLAC's X-Ray Laser Upgrade
    1/25/2018

    The injector gun and first cryomodule for Linac Coherent Light Source II (LCLS-II) — one of the most advanced superconducting laser projects in the world and the only one in the U.S. — have arrived at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory in Menlo Park, California. 

  6. Advances In Lasers Get To The Long And Short Of It
    1/24/2018

    A new way of modifying the dipole moment of cholesteric liquid crystals allows for researchers to select between the different band-edge modes experimentally for the first time.

  7. Scientists Achieve High Power With New Smaller Laser
    1/22/2018

    An international team of scientists has produced the first high-powered, randomly polarised laser beam with a "Q switch" laser, which typically emits pulses of light so brief that they're measured in nanoseconds.

  8. Chinese Scientists Develop World's First All-Silicon Laser
    1/22/2018

    Scientists at Fudan University in Shanghai, China, have demonstrated the world's first optically pumped all-silicon distributed-feedback (DFB) laser, a key achievement toward realizing possibilities in integrated silicon photonics.

  9. First Superconducting RF Cryomodule Delivered For Ultrapowerful X-Ray Laser At SLAC
    1/19/2018

    Earlier this week, scientists and engineers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Fermilab in Illinois loaded one of the most advanced superconducting radio-frequency cryomodules ever created onto a truck and sent it heading west.

  10. Bristol Instruments Signs New Distributor In Korea
    1/16/2018

    Bristol Instruments, Inc., a leader in optical interferometer-based instrumentation, announces an agreement with Qbic Laser System, Inc. Headquartered in Bucheon, South Korea, Qbic will represent Bristol’s laser spectral characterization products, including high-accuracy wavelength meters and high-resolution spectrum analyzers for the characterization of lasers that operate from the visible to the mid-IR.