Laser News

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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).

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Lockheed Martin Readies 60 kW Fiber Laser Weapon For U.S. Army

    Lockheed Martin says it is set to deliver a 60 kW fiber optic laser weapon to the U.S. Army, which intends to mount it atop tactical ground vehicles to neutralize enemy drones, rockets, and mortars.

  7. X-Rays Create 3D Images Of A Microchip’s Interior

    It’s the first time a non-destructive method has clearly visualized the paths of a chip’s internal wiring (just 45 nanometres — 45 millionths of a millimetre — wide) and its 34-nanometre-high transistors without distortions or deformations.

  8. Ultrafast Recording Of Microstructural Alteration By Femtosecond Lasers

    Scientists at the University of Rochester have developed a scattered-light-based optical imaging technique to record, for the first time, the complete process by which a material's surface is transformed by laser beams to such extent that the materials exhibit new and useful properties. 

  9. Researchers Produce First On-Chip Microwave Laser For Quantum Computers

    Researchers at Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) and its quantum research institute, QuTech, have demonstrated a first-of-its-kind on-chip microwave laser produced from a Josephson junction embedded in a superconducting microwave cavity.

  10. Corrective Quartz Lens Achieves Unparalleled X-Ray Laser Focus

    Scientists report that custom-manufactured corrective quartz glasses fitted to a standard lens can focus X-ray beams to an unparalleled concentration, approaching the theoretical limit.