Scientist plan to 'trap light'

Researchers have revealed a technique which may be able to slow down, stop and capture light, which could increase the memory of portable devices and increase processing speeds.

Diode lasers for missile defence

Aculight Corporation has been awarded a subcontract from The Pennsylvania State University's Electro-Optics Centre (EOC) for $2.6m over a three-year period, to develop diodes lasers for use in missile defence.

Prestigious award presented at Laser Munich

Stefan Hell will be receiving this year's Julius Springer Prize for Applied Physics at the Laser World of Photonics event in Munich on Tuesday 19 June, for his revolutionary work in fluorescence microscopy.

Recent patents

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.


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