Glasgow researchers 'unmix' liquids using laser

2018-03-09

Scientists have managed to separate two liquids in a mixture using a laser, which they claim will lead to new ways of manipulating matter and creating crystals for industry.

Femtosecond lasers extend glass cleaving to mixed materials

2018-01-31

Filamentation cutting is a relatively new process that uses ultrashort-pulse (USP) lasers to cut a wide range of glass substrates, from soft borosilicates to chemically hardened glass used in smartphone displays. Among the advantages of ...

PTB develops frequency doubler for transportable UV lasers

2018-01-29

German research center Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB), Based in Braunschweig, is well known for providing accurate time, such as for radio-controlled clocks. For this purpose, it runs some of the best cesium atomic clocks in...

Materials-processing Modeling: Dynamic Spot Shaper software improves laser he...

2018-01-24

The parameters of a scanned laser beam are dynamically altered by software, tailoring heat distribution to the application.

Lithography, DNA Used to Build Structures That Could Lead to New Metamaterials

2018-01-24

Researchers have developed a technique for creating optical structures that could lead to new classes of optical materials and devices. Their technique combines the traditional fabrication method of top-down lithography with a new method...

Thin-film Coatings: Thin-film manufacturing considerations for semiconductor ...

2018-01-20

The semiconductor laser market has been growing at a phenomenal rate over the past 20 years, making up about 45% of the total $11 billion laser market.1 This has largely been driven by the fiber optics revolution. Initially, semiconducto...

Fiber Splicing and Forming: Ring-shaped CO2 laser beams advance optical fiber...

2018-01-20

For decades, optical fiber processing relied on conventional heating methods such as filaments or electrodes. While laser heating was a known alternative since the 1970s, the availability of affordable carbon-dioxide (CO2) laser sources ...

Fiber Lasers: Raman-scattering-based gas analysis in metallurgy, medical, and...

2018-01-20

The advancement of gas-analysis techniques has been a focus of research efforts for decades.1, 2 The two most compelling and selective methods traditionally used in this field are chromatography and mass spectrometry.

Picosecond laser enables taper-free hole drilling in glass with <20 µm chip ...

2018-01-17

There is a growing demand for precision zero-taper holes in glass and similar materials. The performance characteristics of AdValue Photonics' (Tucson, AZ) fiber lasers have enabled high-speed zero-taper hole drilling in transparent...

Picosecond laser enables taper-free hole drilling in glass with <20 µm chip ...

2018-01-13

There is a growing demand for precision zero-taper holes in glass and similar materials. The performance characteristics of AdValue Photonics' (Tucson, AZ) fiber lasers have enabled high-speed zero-taper hole drilling in transparent...

Research project works towards next stage for remote laser welding

2018-01-06

The German government's clear goal is to advance electromobility. A look at the causes of very disappointing electric vehicle sales to date shows, for example, inflexible production structures that do not allow cost-efficient manufa...

Fiber-laser in-band pumping enables novel 2 µm high-power short-pulse laser

2018-01-06

Highly efficient high-power short-pulse lasers in the 2 µm wavelength range based on thulium (Tm3+)-doped materials have a variety of applications that include materials processing (such as polymer-to-metal joining), lidar, mid-infrared...

LGS lands NASA laser contract for 'Psyche' asteroid mission

2018-01-05

Mission will be first to use optical link to send scientific data and high-res imagery back to Earth from deep space. US-based LGS Innovations, formerly a part of Bell Laboratories and communications giant Alcatel-Lucent, has won a contr...

Laser Welding Technique Expands Industrial Use of AHS Grade Steel Alloys

2018-01-03

A technique for high-temperature laser welding has been developed for use with advanced high-strength (AHS) steel alloys. High-strength steels exhibit improved formability and collision resilience compared to conventional steel grades.

Laser Scanner Could Help Diagnose Disease Before Vision Loss Occurs

2017-12-29

A retinal imaging scanner has been developed that can produce high-resolution, 3D cross-sectional images of the retina, including individual photoreceptors and fine capillaries. The scanner is extremely compact (about the size of a shoeb...

Malton Laser manufactures chocolate hoppers using fiber laser cutting

2017-12-11

Full-service sheet metalwork manufacturer Malton Laser (Malton, England), whose services include laser cutting, has provided a series of large stainless-steel hoppers to be used by one of Britain's biggest listed food companies that...

Visible Light Controls Chemical Reaction Pathways, Could Be UV Alternative

2017-12-07

A technique has been developed that modulates visible colored light, enabling it to control the reactions of chemical coupling agents needed to make industrial materials. Researchers showed that the modulation of the reactivity by light ...

Startup's car sensor 'monitors driver heartbeat'

2017-12-06

Guardian Optical Technologies (Guardian OT), a startup developer of optical sensors said to be capable of monitoring the heartbeat of each of the individual occupants inside a car, says it is ready to launch the technology after raising ...

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