US invests $17 million in laser tech
phys.org | Posted: 24 Aug 2017, 15:35
Lasers that will fly on NASA's Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2, or ICESat-2, are about to be put to the test at the agency's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.
Scientists at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory recently upgraded a powerful optical laser system used to create shockwaves that generate high-pressure conditions like those found within planetary interiors.
A breakthrough 'recipe' for inkjet printing, which could enable high-volume manufacturing of next-generation laser and optoelectronic technologies, has been uncovered by Cambridge researchers.
Anapole lasers made from semiconductors shaped into energy-storing nanodisks could be useful as an energy source for nanoscale optics in silicon-compatible platforms.
Sparkle Optics received a Phase III Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) award from the High Energy Laboratory Joint Technology Office (HEL-JTO) in 2012 to develop, optimize, and test illuminator lasers based on Sparkle Optics Rotary Disk Laser (RDL) technology.
New research initiative turns laser focus on high-energy-density physics.
For its second quarter ended June 30, 2017, IPG Photonics (Oxford, MA) reported revenue and earnings per diluted share at record levels, increasing 46% and 53%, respectively.
TRUMPF generated a significant 10.8% increase in sales in the 2016/2017 fiscal year ending June 30, 2017.
Fiber provider NKT Photonics AS has appointed Don Riddell as COO, taking responsibility for the company’s three manufacturing sites.
Laser tube cutting equipment supplier BLM Group USA (Novi, MI) has opened its new 75,000-sq-ft. headquarters.
Laser and laser system manufacturer TRUMPF unveiled its TruDiode 4001.5 technology demonstrator at the LASER World of PHOTONICS 2017 trade fair.
Prescient, whose manufacturing solutions include laser cutting for the construction industry, is moving the company's headquarters from Arvada, CO, to Durham, NC, as well as opening a second manufacturing facility in nearby Mebane, NC.
Researchers from the University of Twente's MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology and chipmaking company LioniX International have developed the world's most-narrowband laser diode on a chip.
NKT Photonics, which supplies fiber lasers and photonic-crystal fibers, has entered into an agreement to acquire ultrafast laser maker Onefive.
VI Systems GmbH says its sampling a vertical cavity surface emitting laser (VCSEL) driver and limiting transimpedance amplifier (TIA) for 56-Gbps non-return-to-zero (NRZ) modulation.
Nonlinear optical crystal changes the color of laser light on the femtosecond time scale.
Diamond lenses make materials-processing laser optics lighter.
Laser systems maker IPG Photonics has signed an agreement to acquire Innovative Laser Technologies (ILT) for $40 million in cash.
Two researchers at Clemson University are taking different but complementary approaches to creating a high-energy laser that could be used as a weapon. The engineers are receiving a combined $3.2 million from the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to help fund the research.
Conventional high-power lasers are bulky and require equipment that makes them difficult to use in portable platforms, but a University of Texas at Arlington engineer is working to develop a semiconductor laser that addresses these issues.
IPG Photonics has acquired OptiGrate, whose volume Bragg grating (VBG)-based components improve performance, miniaturization, and cost reduction of ultrafast lasers for micromachining, medical, and other applications.
Graphene may serve as fast saturable absorber.
The European X-ray Free-Electron Laser (XFEL), the largest x-ray laser in the world, has generated its first laser light, reaching the last major milestone before its official opening in September.
High-power laser diode maker Focuslight Technologies has completed its acquisition of LIMO Lissotschenko Mikrooptik (Dortmund, Germany), a supplier of micro-optics and beam shaping systems. The transaction was funded by issuing shares of stock to investors.
One of the world's most powerful lasers--capable of bursts of light equivalent to twenty times all the power consumed on Earth, captured in fraction of a second--has been acquired by the University of Strathclyde.
LaserBond has shipped its first customized laser cladding system to China in a AU$1.4 million (US$1.03 million) deal.
Researchers at Laser Zentrum Hannover (LZH), in collaboration with the Institute of Materials Science at the Leibniz University of Hannover (both in Hannover, Germany), is developing a laser-based, automated process for cutting sheet piling underwater.
Display and sensor developer MicroVision Inc. has signed a contract with a major technology company to develop a laser beam scanning (LBS) display system and produce specific components.
PhotoMachining and LightFab have begun a collaborative effort to promote selective laser etching (SLE) using femtosecond lasers in the US market.
A team of researchers at the Institute of Neurosciences of the University of Barcelona (Spain) and colleagues has developed a light-activated drug for pain treatment.
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Coherent Inc. has added the 355-55 UV and 532-80 green models to its AVIA line of industrial lasers.