Laser News

  1. Gated Digital Holography Enhances LIDAR's Ability To See Through Obscuration

    The Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) has utilized a new technique to enhance the precision of LiDAR (light detection and ranging) instruments to see through objects and ground features obscured by foliage.

  2. Ultrashort-Pulse Fiber Laser Reaches Unprecedented Performance At Cornell

    Cornell University researchers have engineered a new kind of environmentally-stable fiber laser that generates high-power ultrashort light pulses, opening new possibilities and applications for the fiber source. By Daryl Lovell

  3. Novel Fabrication Technique To Create Hybrid Silicon Lasers For Mass-Produced Photonic Devices

    Researchers at the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) in Singapore have developed a new technique to fabricate hybrid silicon lasers that is considered more economical than current standard manufacturing methods.

  4. World's Thinnest Hologram Integrates With Smartphones And Wearables

    Researchers at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), working in collaboration with counterparts at Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT), have developed the world's thinnest nanometric hologram, making it possible for the first time to integrate 3D holography with smartphones and wearable devices.

  5. NASA Readies World's First Spaceborne Sodium LIDAR System

    Scientists at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center are developing the world's first space-based sodium LIDAR (Light Detection And Ranging) instrument to study the nature and dynamics of the mesosphere, the poorly understood middle layer of the Earth's atmosphere, which lies 40-100 miles above Earth’s surface and separates the planet from the vacuum of space.

  6. EPFL Researchers Turn Mechanical Oscillator Into Quantum Reservoir

    Scientists at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) have successfully demonstrated that cooling a mechanical oscillator close to its quantum ground state will turn it into a quantum reservoir that can shape the states of microwave photons in a superconducting circuit. It's the latest attempt to harness microwaves for quantum information processing.

  7. Laser Services’ New Marking Laser Helps Microcircuit Designers Improve Processing Yields

    Laser Services is announcing the acquisition of a new laser marking system that enables Laser Services to provide higher quality marking on a wider range of materials/surfaces, all facilitating a faster turn-around on marking requirements.

  8. Fluctuations In Optical “Noise” Used To Track Hidden Objects

    A new remote sensing method devised by researchers at the University of Central Florida (UCF) using fluctuations in optical "noise" could one day complement existing technologies to track hidden objects, such as Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR).

  9. Anti-Reflective Optical Coating Boosts World's Most Powerful Laser

    Scientists at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) in California have developed a new anti-reflective coating to protect laser optics, and a new chemical process that makes the optics more resistant to damage.

  10. Cobolt TwistTM 457 nm: Now Up To 200 mW CW Single Frequency

    Cobolt AB, Swedish manufacturer of high performance lasers, announces the release of a higher power model of the Cobolt TwistTM 457 nm on the 05-01 Series platform. With up to 200 mW single-frequency CW output power, the Cobolt TwistTM is perfectly suited to demanding applications in holography, Raman spectroscopy and photoluminescence. The wavelength and optical properties makes it ideal as a replacement of bulkier Ar+ lasers.