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LASER World of Photonics: ROFIN to Debut 6kW Fiber-Coupled, High-Power Diode Laser

LASER World of Photonics: ROFIN to Debut 6kW Fiber-Coupled, High-Power Diode Laser

The Hamburg ROFIN macro group broadens its product range with a new series of fiber-coupled, high-power diode lasers for all industrial tasks such as hardening, brazing, soldering and coating. ROFIN will present the new DF 060 HP with an optical output power of 6 kW for the first time at the LASER World of Photonics in Munich, Germany from June 22 – 25, 2015. [More]
Major Microscopy Companies Provide Practical Sessions at PicoQuant Time-Resolved Microscopy Course

Major Microscopy Companies Provide Practical Sessions at PicoQuant Time-Resolved Microscopy Course

For the first time, all five major microscopy companies joined PicoQuan'ts annual course on Time-resolved Microscopy. Besides the organizer PicoQuant, instructors of Leica, Nikon, Olympus, and Zeiss came to Berlin and provided practical sessions on their confocal microscopes. [More]
New Ultrathin Flexible Material Capable of Changing Colour on Demand

New Ultrathin Flexible Material Capable of Changing Colour on Demand

An ultrathin flexible material developed by the researchers at the University of California at Berkeley behaves as a chameleon-like skin by changing colour on demand during the application of force. [More]
Scientists Build Germanium-Tin Semiconductor Laser for Silicon Chips

Scientists Build Germanium-Tin Semiconductor Laser for Silicon Chips

Scientists belonging to the Forschungszentrum Jülich and the Paul Scherrer Institute in Switzerland have collaborated with global partners to build a germanium-tin (GeSn) semiconductor laser for applications in silicon chips. This semiconductor is made up only of main group IV elements, and hence the GeSn laser can be applied onto silicon chips directly. A new method for data transmission using light on computer chips is offered by this semiconductor. The speed of data transfer is faster and requires only a fraction of the energy that is required when compared to data transmission through copper wires. [More]
SPIE Photonics West 2015: Jenoptik to Highlight High-Performance Products

SPIE Photonics West 2015: Jenoptik to Highlight High-Performance Products

At North America’s leading photonics industry fair – the SPIE Photonics West – from February 10 to 12, 2015 in San Francisco, Jenoptik will be presenting product highlights of its Optical Systems and Lasers & Material Processing divisions. Furthermore, Jenoptik will again support young entrepreneurs in the SPIE Startup challenge. [More]
Sophisticated Computer Simulations to Help Overcome Challenges in Blue LED Manufacture

Sophisticated Computer Simulations to Help Overcome Challenges in Blue LED Manufacture

A new discovery explains the difficulty in making blue light-emitting diodes (LEDs). They used advanced computer simulations to reveal the properties of gallium nitride, which is the main component of blue LEDs. [More]
Baseline® Raises the Bar in Photoionization Detection Technology: Introducing the piD-TECH® eVx

Baseline® Raises the Bar in Photoionization Detection Technology: Introducing the piD-TECH® eVx

Baseline® a MOCON® company introduces the piD-TECH® eVx, a new line of OEM Photoionization Detectors. [More]
Zecotek Photonics Announces Receipt of Payment for LFS Scintillation Crystals Purchase Orders

Zecotek Photonics Announces Receipt of Payment for LFS Scintillation Crystals Purchase Orders

Zecotek Photonics Inc., a developer of leading-edge photonics technologies for industrial, healthcare and scientific markets, today announced that its subsidiary Zecotek Imaging Systems Pte. Ltd. has received a payment of US $2.5 million for new and previous orders of the Company`s patented LFS crystals and crystal arrays. [More]
Copying Structures from Spider Webs and Leaves Boosts Performance of Optoelectronic Materials

Copying Structures from Spider Webs and Leaves Boosts Performance of Optoelectronic Materials

A research team has reported that optoelectronic networks inspired by natural structures like leaves and spider webs perform four times as well as conventional designs. [More]
PicoQuant Signs Agreement to Use gSTED in MicroTime 200 STED Time-Resolved Confocal Microscope

PicoQuant Signs Agreement to Use gSTED in MicroTime 200 STED Time-Resolved Confocal Microscope

PicoQuant GmbH, specialist in single photon counting applications and fluorescence instrumentation has signed an agreement with the Max Planck Society and the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) to use the gated STED technology (gSTED) in the new time-resolved confocal microscope MicroTime 200 STED. [More]