Laser News

  1. 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.

  2. Fastest Attosecond Laser Spectroscopy Sees Electrons In Slow Motion
    10/31/2017

    Researchers at ETH Zurich have generated the world's shortest X-ray laser pulse with a duration of only 43 attoseconds – fast enough to observe electrons in slow motion during chemical reactions.

  3. Innovation-Driving Research, Applications To Take Center Stage At SPIE Photonics West 2018
    10/21/2017

    Talks by two Nobel Laureates will be among more than 5,200 leading-edge technical presentations held alongside the premier global photonics and laser exhibition, seminars, and training courses at SPIE Photonics West 2018 in San Francisco, California.

  4. Plasma Optic Combines Lasers Into Superbeam
    10/16/2017

    Since its introduction in the 1977 film "Star Wars," the Death Star has remained one of science fiction's most iconic figures.

  5. Chemical Treatment Improves Quantum Dot Lasers
    10/16/2017

    One of the secrets to making tiny laser devices such as opthalmic surgery scalpels work even more efficiently is the use of tiny semiconductor particles, called quantum dots.

  6. The Optical Force Is Strong With This One
    10/5/2017

    A team of European physicists recently presented a new approach to manipulating photons flowing inside metamaterial waveguides in order to strengthen the optical force between them. The new design could someday find its way into highly-advanced optical sensors and nanomotors.

  7. LIGO Researchers Claim Nobel Prize in Physics For Gravitational Wave Observations
    10/3/2017

    The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Nobel Prize in Physics 2017.

  8. Split-Disk Whispering Gallery Mode Resonators For Tuning Micro-Lasers
    9/21/2017

    Scientists at the Institute of Applied Physics, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany, have designed a split-disk whispering gallery mode (WGM) resonator that controls the tunability of lasers by stretching a flexible substrate.

  9. TU Wien Researchers Develop Cloaking Technology
    9/14/2017

    Researchers at TU Wien (Vienna) have developed a type of cloaking technology that renders opaque materials invisible by letting the flow of light pass through the medium unperturbed.

  10. Scientists Create Nanophotonic Device For Enhanced Single Cell-Based Sensing
    8/31/2017

    Scientists at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have successfully demonstrated a fully-integrated nanoscale photonic device that can analyze a single fluorescent bacterial cell. Such a unique system could result in the creation of on-chip sensors with the capability of analyzing cells and chemicals in real-time.