A study involving a parrot flying through a laser sheet has led to researchers demonstrating, for the first time, that the strong vortices left behind as animals fly are broken down as the bird flaps its wings. The conclusions of the research challenge three well-accepted theories for calculating lift.
A mobile laser unit is being developed that reduces the time it takes to rescue people in traffic accidents.
The project involves laser research centre, Laser Zentrum Hannover (LZH), in addition to several photonics and automobile companies such as Coherent, Laservision and Volkswagon.
As part of an EU-funded project, a team of scientists is developing a sensor capable of detecting multiple gasses several times faster and 10 ten times cheaper than existing systems
Laser physicists have measured photoionisation, the process whereby a photon interacts with electrons in atoms, for the first time with zeptosecond precision, or a trillionth of a billionth of a second (10^-21 seconds)
The European Photonics Industry Consortium (EPIC) and the China Solid State Lighting Alliance (CSA) have signed a memorandum of understanding to further strengthen their existing collaboration. Additional emphasis will be placed on increasing public understanding of the science of photonics, collaborating on information exchange, projects, events, and advisory mandates with an aim of fostering cooperation and, ultimately, bringing the best new lighting technologies to market.
Philips Photonics, part of Royal Philips, is doubling capacity at its laser-diode facility in Ulm, Germany in order to meet the demand for VCSEL diodes in data communication, consumer sensing and industrial thermal processing
Thorlabs has entered into a licensing agreement with Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) to commercialise the 2-photon random access mesoscope
A research team from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have collaborated with physicists from the University of Rome to build the first controllable random laser using cellulose paper.
Coherent has completed the $942 million acquisition of Rofin-Sinar Technologies for $32.50 per share.
Researchers at the Lomonosov Moscow State University's faculty of physics have developed a new method of using a laser to manipulate microparticles at the solid-liquid interface of wate.
A scientist developing a hand-held probe for the non-invasive, in vivo prospective assessment of tumour chemo-sensitivity at the time of surgery has won the Edmund Optics 2016 Norman Edmund Inspiration Award.
A new biophotonic light sensor has been developed that can identify Legionella bacterium - the source of the fatal Legionnaire's disease - 240 times faster than current identification methods