US scientists have miniaturised the optical components required to cool atoms down to a few thousandths of a degree Celsius above absolute zero.
Australian and French scientists have set a world record for the most stable transmission of a laser signal through the atmosphere.
Thorlabs has released the SL10 series of its MEMS-VCSEL Swept-Wavelength Laser Sources. The light sources feature a high coherence length of over 100 mm and include an active power control that maintains constant output power over the lifetime of the laser.
The Lucetta 2 Luminometer is a single-tube system designed to simplify and accelerate mycoplasma detection in cell cultures.
Scientists have successfully activated molecules located inside cell tissues using two-photon excitation from infrared light lasers, with an efficiency of almost 100%.
The Chromacity 520 ultrafast laser system provides more than 500 mW in the visible region. The product features an air-cooled, compact, ultrafast ytterbium fibre-based laser delivering high performance with turnkey operation.
Ocular lasers, or lasers on the eyes, may now be possible with the development of an ultrathin membrane laser using organic semiconductors.
Omicron has released a range of LightHUB+ Plug&Play Laser Light Engines, equipped with up to six user-upgradable wavelengths in a compact and rugged design.
Macquarie University researchers have proven a method for multiplying laser power using diamond, demonstrating that the superlaser from film franchise Star Wars may not remain in the realm of science fiction for much longer.
The SOLE laser light engines from Omicron Laserage combine up to six wavelengths in a compact and rugged design. Wavelengths between 355 and 2090 nm and optical output powers up to 2500 mW per laser line are possible.
Over the last few years, researchers at the University of Rochester have altered materials to make them repel water, attract water and absorb great amounts of light — all through the use of irradiated laser pulses.
The Thorlabs SC4500 Mid Infrared (MIR) Supercontinuum Source is claimed to be the first femtosecond-pumped supercontinuum source on the market.
Physicists from ANU have invented a tiny device that creates the highest quality holographic images ever achieved.
Australian scientists have developed an optical chip for telescopes, allowing astronomers for the first time to take clear images of planets that may support life.
Thorlabs has announced its EXULUS-HD1 reflective two-dimensional spatial light modulator (SLM) based on liquid crystal on silicon (LCoS) technology.