Current Headlines

  1. LEAPS – Light For Research

    A new strategic alliance between European accelerator-based 'super-microscopes' has been forged in Brussels on Monday.

  2. A Simple Soak For A Solar Tune-Up

    The performance of solar cells that consist of semiconductor nanoparticles surrounded by ligand molecules is now easier to control. Researchers from KAUST have developed a method that enhances the ability of these colloidal quantum dot (CQD) solar cells to convert the sun’s energy into electricity by altering the surface chemistry of their functional layers in a noninvasive way.

  3. VTT Develops Disposable Optical Test Substrate For Detecting Harmful Microbes

    Harmful microbes and toxic micromolecules in food and drinking water can cause serious health problems around the world. For her PhD thesis, VTT researcher Sanna Uusitalo has developed a disposable optical test substrate for use in microbial detection.

  4. Hyper Scale Transceiver Maker, ColorChip, Demonstrates World's First 200G FR4 QSFP56 Transceiver Using Uncooled DML's

    ColorChip today announced the demonstration of the world's first 200G 4x50G FR4 2km transceiver featuring uncooled CWDM4 DML's driving 50G PAM4 modulation and packaged in a compact QSFP56 form factor.

  5. Industry Leaders Meet For 30th Annual Lasers & Photonics Marketplace Seminar

    The Lasers & Photonics Marketplace Seminar has announced the full agenda for 2018. The event will take place Monday, January 29, 2018 at the Marriott Marquis, in San Francisco, CA.Celebrating its 30th anniversary, the event is strategically scheduled the Monday between SPIE BiOS and SPIE Photonics West.

  6. The Path Length Of Light In Opaque Media

    What happens when light passes through a glass of milk? It enters the liquid, is scattered unpredictably at countless tiny particles and exits the glass again. This effect makes milk appear white.

  7. MIT Researchers Use Chalcogenides To Stretch And Integrate Photonic Devices

    Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) are using chalcogenide glasses to produce flexible hybrid electronics (FHE) that can stretch or conform to the shape of an object or structure without damage, and to better integrate two-dimensional (2D) materials with conventional semiconductor circuits.

  8. UC Davis Establishes Alliance Of Excellence In Biophotonics With German Leibniz Institute For Photonic Technologies

    The University of California, Davis, and the Leibniz Institute for Photonic Technologies (Leibniz-IPHT), in Jena, Germany, have entered an agreement of cooperation to establish the Jena-Davis (JEDIS) Alliance of Excellence in Biophotonics — designed to promote North American-German cooperation on research and development in the field of biophotonics.

  9. AdValue Photonics Revamps Applications Lab For Laser Material Processing

    AdValue Photonics, Inc. (Tucson, AZ) has executed a significant expansion of its applications lab for laser material processing. Two experienced PhD Material Scientists are dedicated to focus on processing samples and developing processes for industrial material processing applications.

  10. Photonic BioSystems, Inc. Announces Out-Licensing Program For Microbiological Sensing And Liquid Handling Technologies

    Photonic BioSystems ( announces that they are actively seeking commercialization partners (licensees) to bring their Rapid Microbial Detection and Sampling technologies to market.