Photonics/​Optics

Lasers & Laser Systems

This is your destination for lasers and laser systems multimedia resources, technical briefs, and newest developments. Design engineers will find viable solutions to meet their biggest design challenges.

INSIDER: Photonics/Optics

Twelve years ago, physicists turned on the first x-ray laser, and since then it and several others around the world have proved themselves revolutionary probes of...

INSIDER: Photonics/Optics

Scientists from Los Alamos National Laboratory recently assessed the status of research into colloidal quantum dot lasers with a focus on prospective electrically...

Briefs: Materials
High-yield synthesis of carbon nanotubes is enabled via free electron laser ablation.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
An atom-based sensor can determine the direction of an incoming radio signal.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
These antennas dramatically increase the amount of information that can be simultaneously transmitted by a coherent light source.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
An alternative, environmentally friendly production method creates permanent magnets.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
This method is a faster way to manufacture combustion chambers and nozzles for aerospace propulsion as well as heat exchangers in oil and gas applications.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
A novel nanostructure produces uniquely shaped light.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
A new imaging method allows researchers to see inside complex semiconductors, without destroying them.
Application Briefs: AR/AI
Learn about a membrane-free, broadband microphone for the highest ultrasound frequencies.
Products: Electronics & Computers
Automotive camera monitors, curved CMOS sensors, fiber lasers, and more.
Special Reports: Wearables
Medical Robotics - September 2021

Self-propelled nanobots that deliver drugs inside the human body...novel sensors that improve the safety and precision of industrial robots...a dynamic hydrogel material that makes building soft robotic...

On-Demand Webinars: Photonics/Optics
Advanced Components to Enhance Laser System Performance

Laser systems perform to the level of their weakest component. This 30-minute Webinar showcases the role that critical supporting components such as pump diodes, optical fiber, crystals, and other design choices will have on laser system performance. This Webinar offers practical...

Briefs: Materials
A connection between electricity and mechanical motion in soft, rubber-like materials could improve robot range.
INSIDER: Test & Measurement

After the optical frequency comb made its debut as a ruler for light, spinoffs followed, including the “astrocomb” to measure starlight and a radar-like comb system to...

Briefs: Test & Measurement
Applications include remote sensing, laser spectroscopy, and gas analysis.
Briefs: Imaging
Movements of individual particles of light are reconstructed to see through clouds, fog, and other obstructions.
INSIDER: Photonics/Optics

Photonics has the potential to transform all manners of electronic devices by storing and transmitting information in the form of light, rather than electricity. Using...

INSIDER: Imaging

New research shows how to measure the super-short bursts of high-frequency light emitted from free electron lasers (FELs). By using the light-induced ionization itself to create...

INSIDER: Photonics/Optics

Uncooled Thermal Lens

British threat detection specialist Silent Sentinel (Hertfordshire, UK) has expanded its Aeron Ranger suite of cameras to include a brand-new 25-150mm Long...

Products: Photonics/Optics
Fiber coatings measurement, single-frequency laser, optical filters, and more.
Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics
What you need to know before you incorporate large diameter aspheres into your optical systems.
Technology Leaders: Test & Measurement
Thanks to new innovations in measurement technologies, manufacturers and users now have a wide range of options for proactively measuring the laser beam.
Technology Leaders: Data Acquisition
Test technologies are available as technologies evolve to 800Gbps and 1.6Tbps for next-generation data center architectures.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
This additively manufactured alloy is tailored for high-temperature applications.
Briefs: Transportation
The tiny device accurately measures acceleration in smaller navigation systems and other devices.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
The system provides high tuning capability and extreme simplicity.
Briefs: Imaging
The instrument could bring powerful sensing and imaging capabilities into hospitals, airports, or other settings.
Briefs: AR/AI
This compact beam steering technology has applications in autonomous navigation, AR, and neuroscience.

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