Editor’s Picks

  1. Volume Bragg Gratings A New Platform Technology For WDM Applications

    The development of WDM [wave division multiplexing] technology has had a profound effect on increasing the bandwidth of fiber optic networks over the last decade. By Boris L. Volodin, Sergei V. Dolgy, Elena D. Melnik and Vladimir S. Ban

  2. Laser Research CO2 Laser Nozzles Feature +/-10 Micron Orifice Accuracy

    Laser Research Optics has introduced a line of replacement copper CO2 laser nozzles that are designed to optimize cutting accuracy in Mitsubishi® and Trumpf® lasers.

  3. Newport Introduces High Performance Achromatic Lenses
    A new series of high performance achromatic lenses from Newport Corporation feature high transmission efficiency and low wavefront distortion.
  4. A New Tool To Attack The Mysteries Of High-Temperature Superconductivity

    Superconductivity, in which electric current flows without resistance, promises huge energy savings – from low-voltage electric grids with no transmission losses, superefficient motors and generators, and myriad other schemes. But such everyday applications still lie in the future, because conventional superconductivity in metals can’t do the job.

  5. U Of T Engineering Breakthrough Promises Significantly More Efficient Solar Cells

    A new technique developed by University of Toronto Engineering Professor Ted Sargent and his research group could lead to significantly more efficient solar cells, according to a recent paper published in the journal Nano Letters.

  6. SHF Selects Southern Photonics’ OMA To Validate Their Optical Signal Transmitter’s Performance

    SHF Communications Technologies AG, a leading global manufacturer of high-end bit error rate test and optical transmitter systems has selected Southern Photonics’ IQScope Optical Modulation Analyzer (OMA) to aid in the development and validation of their high performance optical signal transmitter systems.

  7. Spectra-Physics Releases New Broadband Optics for CW Ti:Sapphire Laser
    Broadband optics enable the 3900S CW Ti:sapphire laser to be continuously tuned from 700 to 1000 nm
  8. Terminator-Style Info-Vision Takes Step Towards Reality
    The streaming of real-time information across your field of vision is a step closer to reality with the development of a prototype contact lens that could potentially provide the wearer with hands-free information updates.
  9. PIC, Photop Partner For Laser Development And Manufacturing
    Photop Technologies, Inc. and Pavilion Integration Corporation have announced a co-development and joint manufacturing agreement targeting robust and cost competitive red, green, and blue lasers for the demanding biotech, graphics, and metrology markets
  10. Physics: Not Everything Is Where It Seems To Be

    Scientists at TU Wien, the University of Innsbruck and the ÖAW have for the first time demonstrated a wave effect that can lead to measurement errors in the optical position estimation of objects.