Laser News

  1. 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.

  2. Unique Topological Phenomena In An Open System Of Photonic Crystals
    1/16/2018

    Scientists at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have observed two distinct topological effects in an open system of photonic crystals. Such phenomena open new possibilities in making novel light-based computing systems or light-emitting devices.

  3. UK Will Use LiDAR To Map Nation’s Entire Landscape By 2020
    12/30/2017

    The Environment Agency has announced plans to map England’s entire landscape by 2020, using the data to assess flood risk and inform conservation work.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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. 

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.