Keyword: Lasers

5 Ws: Green Design & Manufacturing
As concerns rise about methane, a CU startup is working toward plugging the leaks.
Briefs: Lighting Technology
This method increases the efficiency of light-emitting diodes and other optical elements.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics

A middle infrared light source can detect greenhouse and other gases as well as molecules in a person’s breath. The compact system, which resembles a tiny suitcase, contains just two parts: a standard...

Briefs: Imaging

A terahertz laser was developed with high constant power, tight beam pattern, and broad electric frequency tuning for a wide range of applications in chemical sensing and imaging. The...

Briefs: Imaging

Traditional glassmaking techniques can be costly and slow, and 3D printing glass often results in rough textures, making them unsuitable for smooth lenses. Using a new...

NASA Spinoff: Communications

NASA’ Deep Space Network (DSN), a sort of GPS system for space, relies on atomic clocks for extreme accuracy. Any modern navigation system must accurately time radio signals to triangulate a...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics

Optical limiting — a manner of telecom switching without the use of electronics — is an all-optical method that could improve the speed and capacity of Internet communications. A...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics

A new composition of germanosili-cate glass created by adding zinc oxide has properties good for lens applications. The new family of zinc germanosilicate glass has a high refractive index comparable...

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Graphene — hexagonally arranged carbon atoms in a single layer with superior pliability and high conductivity — could impact the development of future motion detection, tactile...

Articles: Photonics/Optics
See how solid-state lasers have grown and diversified over the years.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
A new control mechanism may prove useful in devices that make use of optical signals.
Q&A: Electronics & Computers
Dr. Israel Owens and his team at Sandia National Laboratories have used a crystal smaller than a dime and a laser smaller than a shoebox to safely measure 20 million volts without making physical contact to the electrode.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
This new design overcomes a long-standing LED efficiency problem and can also transform it into a laser.
Articles: Photonics/Optics
The main Photonics West exhibition opens on Tuesday, January 25.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
The Laser Communications Relay Demonstration (LCRD) will usher in a new era of laser communications.
Briefs: Software
SensiCut, a smart material-sensing platform for laser cutters, can differentiate among 30 materials commonly found in makerspaces.
Articles: Photonics/Optics
Silicon Carbide (SiC) optics are becoming more and more prevalent in high-energy laser (HEL) designs, and manufacturers must be aware of the potential risks
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Incorporating semiconductor components, microscopic robots are made to walk with standard electronic signals.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
The optically powered machines self-assemble and could be used for nanoscale manipulation of tiny cargo.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
The comb detects even the smallest amounts of greenhouse gases in the air or look for disease in human breath.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Growing large-area graphene on optical substrates enables use in photonics devices.
Application Briefs: Materials
For applications requiring high-energy material deposition coatings, you'll need to understand how stress can impact surface figure and system performance.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
High-yield synthesis of carbon nanotubes is enabled via free electron laser ablation.
Briefs: Imaging
These antennas dramatically increase the amount of information that can be simultaneously transmitted by a coherent light source.
Briefs: Materials
A connection between electricity and mechanical motion in soft, rubber-like materials could improve robot range.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Applications include remote sensing, laser spectroscopy, and gas analysis.
Briefs: Transportation
Researchers have developed a millimeter-thick accelerometer.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Movements of individual particles of light are reconstructed to see through clouds, fog, and other obstructions.
Application Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
What you need to know before you incorporate large diameter aspheres into your optical systems.