Tiny infrared lasers offer 3D sensing functionality for consumer electronics like smartphones and robots like self-driving cars.
Technology consulting firm IDTechEx demonstrates how advances in semiconductor laser technology enable novel applications in laser material processing and industrial manufacturing.
Suba Engineering's 20 W fibre laser marker is made to fit onto a conveyor, and is a smart way to process parts that need identification.
Scientists have created superfast data processing using light pulses instead of electricity, using the power of magnets to record computer data.
Teledyne DALSA has introduced the Z-Trak LP1 series of 3D laser profilers for industrial imaging and factory automation. The profilers deliver precise height measurements in an ergonomically designed compact unit, with a powerful FIR-peak detector.
The modular DTEC-PRO camera system, from LAP, is designed to make laser-based composite manufacture in the aviation, automotive and other industries fast, safe and flexible.
Atmospheric research uses pulsed laser beams to measure temperature and wind speed by measuring the Doppler shifted and backscattered light at 100 km height in the atmosphere.
The SL131090 and SL132120 MEMS-VCSEL Swept-Wavelength laser sources feature a coherence length of over 100 mm and sweep rates of either 100 or 200 kHz.
Rapid growth in silicon photonic technologies has created a need for new silicon lasers to power integrated circuits — a problem that has been historically difficult due to silicon's indirect bandgap.
Ocular lasers, or lasers on the eyes, may now be possible thanks to the development of an ultrathin membrane laser using organic semiconductors.
US researchers are looking to break the 'silicon bottleneck' that occurs when the signal from fibre-optic cables arrives at data centres.
Scientists have developed a way to write graphene patterns onto virtually any surface — including food.
US scientists have successfully amplified light using electrically excited films of chemically synthesised semiconductor nanocrystals, known as quantum dots.
Japanese and German researchers have used a single-step, laser-based method to produce small, precise hybrid microstructures of silver and flexible silicone. Their technology could one day enable smart factories that use a single production line to mass-produce customised devices combining soft materials with hard materials.
US researchers have created tiny semiconductor particles, called quantum dots, into which they can add extra electrons — a treatment that nudges the dots ever closer to producing the desired laser light with less stimulation and energy loss.