Alferov Strikes Gold

Nobel Prize winner Zhores I. Alferov is the 2002 SPIE Gold M...

Photonic crystal fibers

Photonic crystal fibers offer extraordinary performance, inc...

Packaging the Goods

Packaging design for photonic components requires careful at...

Sealing the Gap

Mending tissue with laser welding or soldering provides stro...

Semiconductor Optical Amplifiers

SOAs offer a key technology for amplification, switching, wa...

Powering Brightness

Innovative stacking techniques increase the output power and...

Smart Media Management

A system is called ‘smart’ if a user perceives t...

Automated Inspection

Manufacturers who depend on automated inspection systems for...

Photodiodes See the Light

The purpose of any photodetector is to convert electromagnet...

Diffracting Light

Diffractive optics can simulate the effects of many conventi...

Little Machines Make it Big

Micromachines make their way into optical switches, multiple...

Playing it Safe

Following standards and using appropriate safety equipment c...

Seeing the Light

Biopsies may become rare as photon migration imaging develop...

Keeping Cool

Thermoelectric coolers offer efficient solid-state heat-mana...

View Finder

Advances in sensors, imaging techniques, and software propel...

Hitting the Spot

Successful positioning requires an understanding of geometry...

Integration in 3-D

Wafer-bonding techniques yield vertically integrated optoele...

Tiny but Mighty

By altering the size and thickness of metallic nanoshells, e...

High-Tech Learning

The EuroLaser Academy’s educational program replaces l...

Cycling Though

Photonics companies must follow a plan of preparation, reorg...

Nanotechnology Packs a Big Punch

In the nano regime, material characteristics are dominated b...

Optical Engineers Build Photonics Foundations

Optical design is more than just stringing components togeth...

Taking the UV Challenge

Many important commercial applications use ultraviolet (UV) ...

Tuning Up

Widely tuneable telecom lasers may cut inventory cost and le...

Market Makeovers

Consumer-driven medical laser applications such as cosmetic ...

Total Immersion

Streaming 3-D video, audio, and a sense of touch will surrou...

Fiber Lasers Mark Their Territory

Compact, efficient, and air-cooled, they’re displacing...

On Display

Microdisplays based on III-nitride wide band-gap semiconduct...

Communicating in Parallel

Multimedia is poised on the edge of a major revolution as fi...

Staying Ahead of the Game

Maintaining diversity in an ever-changing industry is smart ...

IR Determines the Effectiveness of Drugs

As the worldwide pharmaceutical market continues to grow, it...

Into Thin Air

Under test as an access loop solution, optical wireless tech...

Meeting DWDM Demands

Optics companies need to respond to the challenge of upscali...

Brightness on Display

In 1987 the research group at Eastman Kodak Research Laborat...

Visionary Technology

Disruptive technologies like LCoS and OLEDs are shouldering ...

Tools of the Trade

Photonics provides scientists with sophisticated tools such ...

At the Speed of Light

Spectra-Physics (Mountain View, CA) turns 40 this year. And ...

Photonics in Fast-Forward

History repeats itself, and this time we may get it right. N...

Picking Up Speed

Ultrafast lasers make their way out of the lab and into the ...

Facts About Fiber

Optical fiber is central to the successful operation of a wi...