Editor's picks

Photonic sensing and spectroscopy enable faster, more precise identification of tumours, finds Andy Extance

This webinar will dive into the technology behind laser-based functional surface texturing, with a focus on the EU-funded LAMpAS project

At ICALEO 2019, Dr Ruth Sahler, COO at Perfect Lens, highlighted how the current customer service offerings of laser suppliers leave a lot to be desired

Analysis & opinion

10 December 2019

At ICALEO 2019, Dr Ruth Sahler, COO at Perfect Lens, highlighted how the current customer service offerings of laser suppliers leave a lot to be desired

10 December 2019

Thomas Südmeyer, from University of Neuchâtel, discusses a new book aimed at providing role models for young researchers

08 November 2019

EPIC’s Carlos Lee talks to Ulli Hansen, co-founder and CEO of MSG Lithoglas

Features

20 January 2020

Jessica Rowbury looks at the role metalenses could play in chip-making

20 January 2020

Photonic sensing and spectroscopy enable faster, more precise identification of tumours, finds Andy Extance

10 December 2019

As car makers install production lines for electric vehicles, Greg Blackman looks at how vision is currently used in their factories

A technician loads a wedged focus lens, a key element in the NIF final optics assembly, into a cleaning/coating frame

05 December 2019

Keely Portway finds out how the latest advances in photonics have enhanced the research environment, and how they have translated to the commercial sector

Press Releases

Viewpoint

20 November 2019

Pro-Lite’s Dr Giorgia Marucci discusses the application of Raman spectroscopy in the cultural heritage field

29 August 2019

Pro-Lite’s Nick Barnett discusses spectral imaging and its potential applications

Tech focus

Figure 2: Micro-integrated ultra-narrow linewidth diode laser based on resonant optical feedback (footprint of the AlN optical bench (light grey): 80 x 30mm2)

05 December 2019

The European Space Agency’s Laser Interferometer Space Antenna requires very-low-noise seed lasers

A s part of a European Space Agency project, researchers from the Ferdinand-Braun-Institut have developed a micro-integrated ultra-narrow 1,064nm diode laser for the Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (Lisa), a satellite mission that aims to detect and characterise gravitational waves.

05 December 2019

Professor Emir Salih Magden updates on plans to commercialise an on-chip broadband optical filter announced last year

Optical filters are encountered in nearly every aspect of the optics, photonics and imaging industries, featuring in applications such as spectroscopy, microscopy, lidar, astronomy and optical communications, in addition to a multitude of others.

12 November 2019

The technique uses a nanostructure that ‘traps’ molecules from the air and amplifies the Raman signal

Products

23 October 2019

The new Chameleon Discovery NX laser from Coherent delivers deep multiphoton microscope images with high brightness and high contrast

23 October 2019

Cobolt has introduced the Cobolt Tor XS, a high-performance Q-switched laser at 1,064nm and 532nm, with 100uJ/pulse and 50uJ/pulse respectively

23 October 2019

Gamma Scientific has released the Wavemon wavelength and power meter

23 October 2019

Precision Laser Scanning is now introducing its Gecko-Four polygon scanner for lidar scanning

23 October 2019

Aerotech has released the XC2 PWM single-axis motor drive with a narrow compact housing for motion control applications

23 October 2019

AMS Technologies has added the high-voltage solutions of French manufacturer SDS High Voltage to its portfolio

23 October 2019

Boston Electronics has introduced the Vaheat, a microscope temperature control solution from its partner, Linnowave

Events

San Francisco, California
01 February 2020 to 06 February 2020
Houston, Texas
15 February 2020 to 20 February 2020
Wetzlar, Germany
26 February 2020 to 27 February 2020
Valletta, Malta
27 February 2020 to 29 February 2020
Frankfurt
08 March 2020 to 13 March 2020

White papers

16 January 2020

Spectroelectrochemistry is an extremely valuable tool to study any mechanism that involves an electron transfer. By combining the best of both the electrochemistry and spectroscopy worlds, it allows researchers to probe a range of reactions and extract valuable information that each technique could not achieve on its own.

15 January 2020

EOT’s Yb:CALGO is a very suitable material for high power, ultrashort pulse laser applications. Its outstanding properties comprise a high thermal conductivity and an inhomogeneously broadened Yb-emission band.

Image of Piezosystem Jena X-Ray Collimation Shutter

13 December 2019

Dr Mike Soulby of Pro-Lite explains the physics of the piezoelectric effect, how the inverse piezoelectric effect is employed in precision nanopositioning, and the differences between open and closed loop control of piezoelectric devices.

Webcasts

17 January 2020

This webinar will dive into the technology behind laser-based functional surface texturing, with a focus on the EU-funded LAMpAS project

03 September 2019

*Available on demand* The Webinar will review all aspects of distributed sensing

02 July 2019

*Now available on demand* The EPIC Webinar on Hyperspectral Imaging will focus on the hyperspectral imaging hardware and its use in varying applications