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Photonic Biosensors for Faster Diagnostics

New device to extract the electrostatic force between orbiting nanoparticles and the surface of a glass bead

Dual Frequency Comb on a Chip

Approach could lead to low-cost, portable sensing and spectroscopy in the field in real time

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M-U-T Acquires Spectral Engines

Merger opens up B2C market for the German photonics group

Switching Chiral Molecules With Light

New method to change the chirality and optical properties of artificial molecules

Phototunable Metasurfaces

Metal-free metamaterial can be swiftly tuned to create changing electromagnetic effects

Accelerating Market Adoption of Lens-Free Microscopes

Leti and Cellmic valorize their diagnostics and biomedical sensing technology

An Ultra-Thin Membrane Laser

Some of the world’s smallest and lightest lasers made by floating a thin plastic film off a substrate.

EVG Expands Production Capacity

New “Manufacturing III” building doubles space for final assembly of EV Group equipment

A Microscopic Roundabout for Light

A vibrating glass ring as a a magnet-free optical circulator

Supervisory Board Change at DMG Mori

Masahiko Mori of majority shareholder to be new chairman

Improving Infrared Imaging

Artificial optical materials could allow cheaper, flatter, more efficient detectors for night vision

BMW Plans Additive Manufacturing Campus

Technological expertise in industrial-scale 3D printing to be consolidated at new location

Nanodiamond Turns Into a Light Source

Nanoantennas based on nanodiamonds with nitrogen-vacancy centres coupled to Mie resonances of nanoparticles

Three Finalists – Inno­vation Award Laser Tech­nology 2018

Winners announced during award ceremony as part of the International Laser Technology Congress AKL’18

Switching Light Faster on a Nanoscale

Low-loss plasmon assisted electro-optic modulator for subwavelength optical devices

Eurolaser Demo Center Opens in Italy

Alkotex branch to deliver consulting and technical customer service

Data Transmission With Laser Frequency Combs

Discovery has the potential of increasing the capacity of wireless communications

Molecules Brilliantly Illuminated

A new high-power laser system generates ultrashort pulses covering a large share of the mid-infrared spectrum.

FOBA Changes Up in North America

After Mahachek’s transition as market development manager for NA, Kniptash took over as sales manager Mid-West

Converting One-Third of the Sunlight Into Electricity

A new silicon-based multi-junction solar cell reaches 33% photoconversion efficiency in two-terminal configuration

PI Appoints Thomas Bocher as Head of Segment Marketing

New, strategic function in microscopy and life sciences

Writing and Deleting Magnets With Lasers

Short laser pulses reversibly switch ferromagnetic ordering by exploiting a chemical order–disorder phase transition

Zeiss Acquires Software Company Guardus

Solutions to provide decision intelligence for managing smart factories

The Flexo-Photovoltaic Effect

New research could literally squeeze more power out of solar cells

Fast and Ultra-Precise: Processing Optics with Laser Beam Figuring

Ablative process for the ultra-precise machining enables complete process chain for the laser-based optics production

Squeezing Light to One Atom

New kind of graphene-heterostructures provides a powerful and versatile platform for nanophotonics

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