Laser technology can contribute to optimising the manufacturing costs and efficiency of solar cells, research on which is being carried out at the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology
The IMEC has reported a plasmonic method of integrating high-speed CMOS electronics with nanophotonic circuitry, a difficult task because of the difference in the scales of the two circuits
A research facility being built at the SPring-8 radiation facility in Hyogo Prefecture, Japan, will use X-ray laser technology to visualise the atomic structure of proteins and other nano-scale structures.
The German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) is supporting a project at Lasercenter at the University of Applied Sciences in Munich for increasing the production process efficiency for solar modules.
A recent report highlighted the growth in the market for fibre lasers, but further growth will require the industry to overcome some specific technological challenges
New laser-based manufacturing methods are helping German companies to meet the nation's goal of producing solar power for the same price as conventionally generated electricity
New research shows how a laser technique reveals the way the sun's energy moves inside plants, unravelling some of the inner workings of this efficient solar energy process
Researchers at De Montfort University in Leicester, UK, are exploring whether laser technology can provide a low-cost, chemical-free method of making a key component used in electronic products from microwave ovens to computers
Greg Blackman looks at the technology surrounding and the applications for lidar - a remote sensing technique analogous to radar
The Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT in Aachen has developed a powerful light source for compact X-ray microscopes that will allow biological cells to be studied in high resolution