Scientists at Fudan University in Shanghai, China, have demonstrated the world's first optically pumped all-silicon distributed-feedback (DFB) laser, a key achievement toward realizing possibilities in integrated silicon photonics.
Earlier this week, scientists and engineers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Fermilab in Illinois loaded one of the most advanced superconducting radio-frequency cryomodules ever created onto a truck and sent it heading west.
Bristol Instruments, Inc., a leader in optical interferometer-based instrumentation, announces an agreement with Qbic Laser System, Inc. Headquartered in Bucheon, South Korea, Qbic will represent Bristol’s laser spectral characterization products, including high-accuracy wavelength meters and high-resolution spectrum analyzers for the characterization of lasers that operate from the visible to the mid-IR.
Scientists at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have observed two distinct topological effects in an open system of photonic crystals. Such phenomena open new possibilities in making novel light-based computing systems or light-emitting devices.
The Environment Agency has announced plans to map England’s entire landscape by 2020, using the data to assess flood risk and inform conservation work.
MKS Instruments, Inc., a global provider of technologies that enable advanced processes and improve productivity, has announced the Ophir® LBS-300s, a compact, portable laser beam splitter for handling small beam diameters and a wide range of powers. The LBS-300s measures laser beams with diameters up to 15mm and powers from 10mW to 400W. It is designed with a shorter distance from the input surface to the camera array to accommodate finding focus spots with shorter working distances. This makes the LBS-300s ideal for enclosed workstations, such as micromachining, microwelding, and medical device manufacturing.
Apple recently announced the latest award from its $1B Advanced Manufacturing Fund. Finisar, a leading manufacturer of optical communications components, will receive $390M as part of Apple’s commitment to support innovation and job creation by American manufacturers.
This year at Photonics West, Dan Ford with the Ophir Photonics Group talked to us about the importance of achieving laser consistency.
Jeff Briton and Dragan Grubsic spoke to us about some of the challenges involved in operating pulsed laser diodes and avalanche photodiodes in LIDAR for the automotive and sensor markets.
In this video, Jimmy Green, an OEM Specialist, shares how Ophir Photonics assisted a lasik surgery company replace a plastic mode burn pre-test with an accurate laser measurement device.
This video describes how laser beam profiling with Ophir Photonics’ BeamGage showed why two different lasers running at the same power output produced different results.
In this video, Jimmy Green, an Ophir Photonics OEM Specialist, discusses an OEM solution provided to a customer that allowed for medical laser power development before and after procedures that ensured the proper outcomes.
In this video, Dick Reiley from Ophir Photonics shares how he provided a manufacturer a solution that allowed throughput to increase 4X by reducing the time required for quality inspection. This solution was specifically created for an application measuring laser diodes.
Eric Craven with Ophir Photonics provided us with a tutorial at DCS 2016 on how to co-align visible, near-infrared, and infrared laser beams through the use of a pyroelectric camera array coupled with beam profiling software.
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