Bright Ideas presents the most captivating news and innovations in optics and photonics. This week, SPIE announced 24 finalists across eight categories that are up for Prism Awards, Intel Corporation announced 10 startups that will be taking part in a 12-week tech expert program, and Rockley Photonics revealed groundbreaking technology that supports IR and hyperspectral image detection and sensing devices.
The latest advancements in motion control for laser machining and 3D printing, linear motor stages, and hexapods for 6-axis metrology will be showcased in the PI booth at IMTS in Chicago, IL, starting September 12, 2022.
Bright Ideas presents the most captivating news and innovations in photonics. This week, the Space Development Agency (SDA) is again looking for a vendor to demo laser crosslinks between orbiting satellites and moving aircraft, France is trying out a new anti-drone laser weapon ahead of the 2024 Olympic Games, and Trumpf is taking the shipping crises into its own hands.
it wasn’t until the turn of the 21st century that the laser became a standard tool for material scientists and engineers – from cell phone screen cutting and semiconductor wafer dicing, to improving the surface properties of metals. Still, most of these laser applications revolve around separating, melting or removing materials. What if you could use a laser to literally construct objects?
Intel Labs announces industry-leading advancements in multiwavelength integrated optics, including the demonstration of an eight-wavelength distributed feedback (DFB) laser array that is fully integrated on a silicon wafer and delivers excellent output power uniformity of +/- 0.25 decibel (dB) and wavelength spacing uniformity of ±6.5% that exceed industry specifications.
Gentec-EO launches the HP60A-15KW-GD-QBH power detector series for measurement of fiber lasers with power up to 15kW. This new laser power detector is ideal for those in need to measure average laser power for burn-in tests, during long periods of time or even quickly in the field with the simplicity of connecting a fiber laser output directly to the detector.