Laser News

  1. Clamping Down on Causality By Probing Laser Cavities
    8/29/2017

    Since the realization of the first laser cavity countless questions have been asked for which laser light has provided the answer. Numerous questions have also been posed in an effort to improve on our abilities to produce lasers with various performance specifications and wavelengths.

  2. 'Optical Wells' For Photonic Bose-Einstein Condensate Enable Quantum Computing
    8/17/2017

    Researchers at the Institute of Applied Physics at the University of Bonn have devised a highly low-loss structure where photonic Bose-Einstein condensate flow through and in between so-called optical hollows or wells. This first-of-its kind structure could become an integral component in future quantum circuits.

  3. Researchers Create Beamsplitter For Polarizing Light At Terahertz Frequencies
    7/20/2017

    Researchers at Brown University and Osaka University have developed a technique to polarize light for terahertz waves using a new type of beamsplitter made from stacks of spaced metal plates. 

  4. Gated Digital Holography Enhances LIDAR's Ability To See Through Obscuration
    6/29/2017

    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.

  5. Ultrashort-Pulse Fiber Laser Reaches Unprecedented Performance At Cornell
    6/27/2017

    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

  6. Novel Fabrication Technique To Create Hybrid Silicon Lasers For Mass-Produced Photonic Devices
    6/19/2017

    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.

  7. World's Thinnest Hologram Integrates With Smartphones And Wearables
    5/22/2017

    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.

  8. NASA Readies World's First Spaceborne Sodium LIDAR System
    5/18/2017

    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.

  9. EPFL Researchers Turn Mechanical Oscillator Into Quantum Reservoir
    5/16/2017

    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.

  10. Laser Services’ New Marking Laser Helps Microcircuit Designers Improve Processing Yields
    5/2/2017

    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.