Materials Processing News

  1. Metal-Silicone Microstructures Could Enable New Types Of Flexible Optical And Electrical Devices

    For the first time, researchers have used a single-step, laser-based method to produce small, precise hybrid microstructures of silver and flexible silicone.

  2. Terahertz Spectroscopy Now Possible At The Nanoscale

    Researchers at Brown University have developed a modified method of laser terahertz emission microscopy (LTEM) to image, for the first time, individual nanostructures of materials being analyzed.

  3. Extraordinarily Strong Nonlinear Optical Graphene-Like Material Could Renovate Nonlinear Photonics

    Nonlinear optics is a key enabling technology of our modern society, such as in imaging and high-speed data communication.

  4. Flexible Hybrid Electronics Advancing, Spurred By Dual-Use Technology Development

    Flexible hybrid electronics (FHE) is a category of microelectronics using novel materials with stretchable, conformable, and flexible form factors. FHE enables wearables, medical Internet of Things (IoT) applications, defense applications, and more by shifting from electronics based on rigid and fragile circuit boards to flexible electronics components mounted on substrates, such as plastics and textiles.

  5. Ultrashort-Pulse Fiber Laser Reaches Unprecedented Performance At Cornell

    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. BYU Researchers Develop Flexible Glass For Microfluidic Nanodevices

    Researchers at Brigham Young University (BYU) have developed a new method to fabricate flexible nano-scale membranes using surface micromachining and silica thin films. 

  7. Photonic Doping Makes Metamaterials Fabrication Easier

    University of Pennsylvania engineers have developed a new technique called photonic doping to design and more easily fabricate electromagnetic metamaterials.

  8. Novel 2D Light Source Generates Photon Pairs

    Physicists from Julius Maximilian University of Würzburg (JMU) have designed a new light source based on transition metal dichalcogenide (TMDC) monolayers that emit photon pairs, which makes it suitable to carry encrypted information.

  9. Coherent’s New Generation Of High Power, Industrial, Picosecond Lasers

    Coherent offers a new generation of industrial picosecond lasers featuring high performance and exceptional reliability in a lower cost platform to make a wide range of precision materials processing economically viable.  The HyperRapid NX product range includes 1064 nm output models with pulse energies as high as 250 μJ (typically with 10 ps pulse duration), at repetition rates up to 2 MHz.

  10. New Green Nanosecond Lasers Increase Materials Processing Throughput

    Coherent, Inc. recently announced the expansion of their AVIA family of lasers with new, green output models that offer an unmatched combination of power, reliability, and compact size for a range of precision materials processing applications. The new AVIA NX products are q-switched, diode-pumped, solid-state lasers that deliver up to 65W of average power at 532 nm from a laser head that measures less than two feet (587 mm) in length.