Laser News

  1. Laser Metronome Achieves Record Synchronization
    1/12/2017

    Scientists at DESY have set up the world's most precise ‘metronome’ for a kilometre-wide network. The timing system synchronizes a 4.7-kilometer-long laser-microwave network with 950 attoseconds precision.

  2. MIT's Low-Cost Microscope Images Micron-Sized Particles
    1/9/2017

    Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have built a portable yet powerful microscope capable of chemically identifying individual micron-sized particles.

  3. Finnish Researchers Use Plasmonic Nanolaser In Dark And Bright Modes
    1/5/2017

    Researchers at Aalto University in Finland have demonstrated for the first time a new lasing technique operating at visible light frequencies, in both bright and dark modes, by utilizing metallic nanoparticles arranged in a periodic array. Their findings make possible the creation of small and ultrafast on-chip light sources.

  4. U.S. Military's Laser Weapons Development Get Funding Boost
    1/3/2017

    United States President Barack Obama's signing of the year-end defense bill will increase by more than half the U.S. military's funding for laser weapon systems for fiscal year 2017.

  5. Scientists Improve Modulation Bandwidth, Laser Operation Of Transistor Laser Device
    12/8/2016

    Engineers Nick Holonyak Jr. and Milton Feng at the University of Illinois continue to enhance the remarkable properties of the transistor laser they invented in 2004. Two of their recent studies explain how they improved the fundamental modulation bandwidth of the transistor and the laser operation of the device to make possible energy-efficient, high-speed data transfer in optical and 5G wireless communications.

  6. Scientists Create First "Water-Wave" Laser
    12/1/2016

    For the first time, scientists have generated lasers from the interaction of light and water waves. This "water-wave" laser can find future application in optofluidic devices and "lab-on-a-chip” devices for studying cell biology and delivering drugs at the nanoscale.

  7. MIT Builds Miniature Terahertz-Driven, All-Optical Electron Gun
    11/28/2016

    Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), in collaboration with German scientists, have built a matchbox-sized electron gun that uses laser-generated terahertz radiation (instead of radio frequency fields) to accelerate electrons, while consuming far less power than state-of-the-art electron guns.

  8. Laser Components Extends Proprietary FLEXPOINT® MV Series With Proven Fiber-Coupled Technology
    11/17/2016

    The MVfiber laser module drives machine vision systems to new heights. The single-mode fiber reduces scattered laser light and prevents side modes, which results in precise laser projection in 3D measurements, biophotonics and medical applications.

  9. GOOCH & HOUSEGO Announces Quantum Technology Funding Award
    11/17/2016

    GOOCH & HOUSEGO has successfully won funding for involvement in two projects, REVEAL and CASPA, in the commercialization of quantum technologies competition supported by Innovate UK and the UK National Quantum Technologies Programme.

  10. X-Ray Laser Gets First Real-Time Snapshots Of A Chemical Flipping A Biological Switch
    11/14/2016

    Scientists have used the powerful X-ray laser at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory to make the first snapshots of a chemical interaction between two biomolecules – one that flips an RNA “switch” that regulates production of proteins, the workhorse molecules of life.