Researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology have developed a flexible fibre laser that is capable of hardening, cutting, and welding in industrial processes.
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.
The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has developed a method of detecting nerve gas using quantum cascade lasers that could detect one small droplet in the volume of two Olympic swimming pools.
Texas Instruments demonstrated a prototype of a DLP (digital light processing) projector small enough to fit on your fingertips at the 2007 CTIA Wireless convention this March.
A new £5m research grant from the EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council) will allow researchers British institutions to investigate the properties of laser irradiated matter.
SensL has developed a first degree level training course in photon counting and timing, aimed at those who wish to learn and explore new technology and techniques in photon detection.
Manufacturer and distributor Photonic Products is now able to offer OEMs and system integrators a subassembly design and manufacture service and one-stop source for precision CNC multi-axis sliding-head milling and turning.