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.
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
Researchers at Brigham Young University (BYU) have developed a new method to fabricate flexible nano-scale membranes using surface micromachining and silica thin films.
University of Pennsylvania engineers have developed a new technique called photonic doping to design and more easily fabricate electromagnetic metamaterials.
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.
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.
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.