Telecom packaging for solid-state laser

25 June 2007

TeraXion has been selected by JDSU to supply telecom-grade FBG filters for its new commercial 488nm solid-state laser.

Lasers provide non-invasive cancer screening

13 June 2007

Chemists at Duke University in the USA have made the first step towards screening malignant skin cancers without cutting the skin, by using a laser-based system to provide a detailed picture of the processes going on beneath the surface.

Liquid lenses to be supplied with CMOS products

13 June 2007

Varioptic has signed a licensing agreement with STMicroelectronics, a producer of CMOS imaging technology, for the use of its liquid lenses in ST’s products.

Billion pound potential for new laser technology

12 June 2007

Scientists at Swansea University are developing new laser display technologies that will enhance the quality of cinema projections and may lead to revenues in excess of £1bn a year.

Consortium receives large grant to develop low-cost LEDs

07 June 2007

A consortium of Filtronic, Forge, Europa, Qinetiq, Thomas Swan and Cambridge University has won a three-year contract, worth just under £3m, within the DTI technology programme, to develop low-cost LEDs for solid-state lighting.

Tiny spectrometer with big future

05 June 2007

A portable IR spectrometer, developed by the Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration, will allow officers to identify suspicious substances on the scene of the crime.

Increased sales team to meet with growing market

04 June 2007

Pacer International has increased the strength of its display products work team with more technical sales consultants. It is hoped the greater joint experience of team will meet the demands of this fast-moving industry.

US distributor for Jenoptik

04 June 2007

RPMC Lasers has been chosen to distribute Jenoptik's diode lasers in the US. Jenoptik's laser diode group currently provides a wide portfolio including diode laser bars, CS-packages and high-power fibre-coupled modules.

Singapore facility for Heptagon

30 May 2007

Heptagon has established a 20,000 square foot headquarters for its wholly-owned Singaporean subsidiary. It is hoped the new headquarters will open up the market around the Pacific Rim for Heptagon's advanced micro optics.

JDSU acquires Picolight

30 May 2007

JDSU has completed its acquisition of Picolight. The acquisition strengthens JDSU's product line of high-growth pluggable optics.

New deal for Armstrong Optical

30 May 2007

Armstrong Optical has been appointed as the distributor of Optikos Corporation's products in the UK and Ireland. Armstrong will also investigate the European market for Optikos.

News in brief

23 May 2007

Cutting edge MEMS research, a £5m takeover, distributor news, and the renaming of a popular photodetector supplier