Onefive appoints Asian distributor

04 May 2007

Onefive, a supplier of femtosecond, picosecond and tunable narrow linewidth laser modules, has appointed Forter Technology Corporation as its distributor in China and Taiwan for all products.

Laser 2000 to distribute high-performance laser diodes

04 May 2007

Laser 2000 is to distribute Intense's high-performance laser diode components and modules as well as its power arrays, bars and stacks. The agreement covers most of western Europe.

Diode laser provides sweet relief for snorers

04 May 2007

Snorers may finally be able to breathe a sigh of relief as a new diode laser eases soft tissue surgery to remove part of the palate and uvula.

BRO to distribute CAD optical software

04 May 2007

Breault Research Organisation is to distribute SolidWorks' 3D Modelling Engine with CAD-interoperable optical software products.

News in brief

03 May 2007

A new partner for Laser 2007 organiser Messe Stuttgart, additional Queen's awards for Fibercore and a new manufacturing service from Limo.

CVI acquires Melles Griot

03 May 2007

Melles Griot has been acquired by CVI. The terms of the agreement have not yet been disclosed.

UK representative for Messe Stuttgart

26 April 2007

Prime Events Solutions is to be the UK representative for Messe Stuttgart Exhibitions, in order to build the UK presence of Messe Stuttgart events.

Aerosol imaging helps predict climate change

23 April 2007

Nasa is to use a device from Hind Instruments to measure the polarisation of light, providing key information on the effect of aerosols in the atmosphere, ultimately helping to predict global climate change

US exhibition to examine the fabrication of optics

23 April 2007

US exhibition and conference Optifab is to take place on May 14-17 at the Rochester Riverside Convention, and will focus on the manufacturing of optical components.

Recent patents

23 April 2007

The latest patents include highly refractive materials suitable for the manufacturing of optics for high-brightness LEDS; and a new pigment that will provide cheaper and greener laser marking.

Photonics conference to include manufacturing workshops

23 April 2007

Laser 2007. World of Photonics trade show is set to include nine workshops focussing on the practical application of laser technology, organisers have announced.

Spectrometers contribute to green revolution

20 April 2007

Aspectrics' encoded photometric near infrared (EP-NIR) spectrometers have found a use in measuring the composition of biodiesel blends - the new 'green' fuel that is rapidly gaining popularity.