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Left: Birefringence image of a flat lens and intensity patterns of 488nm laser beam with different handedness circular polarisations focused and defocused by the same lens. Right: The same lens corrects short -5 D and long +5 D sightedness.

Researchers have developed a new technique for producing flat optics with ultra-low loss and high damage threshold

A Hybrid Hexapod being used for camera image stabilisation (Image: ALIO Industries)

As motion control systems reach ever-higher levels of precision, new standards and methods are required to better define their capabilities to end users, Matthew Dale finds

US researchers have proposed a photovoltaic cell that could generate power throughout the night

A new type of PIC has been developed, the properties of which can be programmed using a combination of light and heat

Researchers in the Netherlands have developed a new type of photonic integrated circuit that can be programmed using a combination of light and heat

A new simple chip powered by quantum dots allows standard microscopes to visualise difficult-to-image biological organisms.

MIT researchers have developed a multi-layered chip that could dramatically reduce the cost of dark-field microscopes

Focuslight technologies, a global provider of high power diode lasers and micro optics, announced the LIMO Wide Angle Diffuser at SPIE Photonics West 2020. Designed for automotive LiDAR and 3D sensing applications, the LIMO Wide Angle Diffuser is a glass refractive optical element (ROE) with the ability to disperse laser light in one direction up to a full illumination angle, ranging from a few mrad up to 150 degrees. When combined with a second functional surface, the light can also be shaped at any desired angle in the other direction.

Focuslight technologies, a global provider of high power diode lasers and micro optics, announced the Focuslight FocusFlux® AL01 Series LiDAR laser module at SPIE Photonics West 2020. The FocusFlux AL01 series is a high peak power, 1064nm laser module that employs a novel, compact, solid state design. It features a 1.5mJ 3ns laser pulse based on Q-switch technology. Built-in advanced glass diffusers enable it to generate a configurable field of view (FOV) of 125x25, 60x45, or customized per request.

Matthew Dale discovers how high-resolution LED matrices and blue lasers are set to increase the functionality of automotive lighting

German start-up Linnowave’s Vaheat provides a novel approach for precise and rapid temperature controllability in optical high resolution microscopy of live cells

Photon Lines is distributing Omicron's new LightHUB-Ultra laser light engine in France, the UK and Ireland

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

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