The latest research on ultrafast lasers will be presented at Photonics West in San Francisco

Figure 2: Micro-integrated ultra-narrow linewidth diode laser based on resonant optical feedback (footprint of the AlN optical bench (light grey): 80 x 30mm2)

The European Space Agency’s Laser Interferometer Space Antenna requires very-low-noise seed lasers

A s part of a European Space Agency project, researchers from the Ferdinand-Braun-Institut have developed a micro-integrated ultra-narrow 1,064nm diode laser for the Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (Lisa), a satellite mission that aims to detect and characterise gravitational waves.

Professor Emir Salih Magden updates on plans to commercialise an on-chip broadband optical filter announced last year

Optical filters are encountered in nearly every aspect of the optics, photonics and imaging industries, featuring in applications such as spectroscopy, microscopy, lidar, astronomy and optical communications, in addition to a multitude of others.

The technique uses a nanostructure that ‘traps’ molecules from the air and amplifies the Raman signal

The high electrical current required to achieve the lasing process has made it difficult to create the devices up until now

The new Chameleon Discovery NX laser from Coherent delivers deep multiphoton microscope images with high brightness and high contrast

Cobolt has introduced the Cobolt Tor XS, a high-performance Q-switched laser at 1,064nm and 532nm, with 100uJ/pulse and 50uJ/pulse respectively

Gamma Scientific has released the Wavemon wavelength and power meter

Precision Laser Scanning is now introducing its Gecko-Four polygon scanner for lidar scanning

Aerotech has released the XC2 PWM single-axis motor drive with a narrow compact housing for motion control applications

AMS Technologies has added the high-voltage solutions of French manufacturer SDS High Voltage to its portfolio

Boston Electronics has introduced the Vaheat, a microscope temperature control solution from its partner, Linnowave