DLP projector that can fit on your fingertips

02 April 2007

Texas Instruments demonstrated a prototype of a DLP (digital light processing) projector small enough to fit on your fingertips at the 2007 CTIA Wireless convention this March.

Quantum cascade lasers help fight against terrorism

02 April 2007

The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has developed a method of detecting nerve gas using quantum cascade lasers that could detect one small droplet in the volume of two Olympic swimming pools.

Jenoptik opens new Israel sales office

02 April 2007

Jenoptik opened a sales office in Nes Ziona, Israel this March. Jenoptik currently supplies semiconductor manufacturers and the print machine industry with optical components and systems.

Latest photonics appointments

02 April 2007

A summary of the latest appointments in the photonics world.

Huge research grant aids laser-irradiated matter research

23 March 2007

A new £5m research grant from the EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council) will allow researchers British institutions to investigate the properties of laser irradiated matter.

Onefive appoints American distributor

23 March 2007

Onefive, a supplier of femtosecond, picosecond, and tuneable laser modules, has appointed Market Tech as its North American distributor.

Latest photonics appointments

20 March 2007

NP Photonics has appointed Philippe Brak as president and CEO, Intense has appointed Graeme Alexander as chief financial officer and Laser Quantum has appointed Mike Swift as head of manufacturing.

Rofin-Sinar acquires large share of m2k

19 March 2007

Rofin-Sinar Laser has acquired 80 per cent of the common stock of m2k-laser, in a cash transaction.

Nanometrology centre launch

19 March 2007

The Centre of Excellence in Metrology for Micro and Nano Technologies (CEMMNT) will officially launch on 2 May in the Systems Engineering Innovation Centre in Loughborough.

News in brief

13 March 2007

David Robson rounds up the latest photonics news stories.

Spectrograph helps Hubble see deep into space

12 March 2007

McPherson is providing equipment for the Cosmic Origin Spectrograph, which will be deployed to help the Hubble Space telescope to observe faint ultraviolet targets.

Canadian base for Avo Photonics

06 March 2007

Avo Photonics has created a Canadian subsidiary, based in Toronto, to provide design and prototyping services for its Canadian customers.