World’s First 3D-Mode-Locked Laser

Locking of multiple transverse and longitudinal modes to create ultrashort pulses

Giant Optical Gain in Erbium-Based Nanowire

Significant increase will make it possible for erbium-based materials to be integrated on a chip for optical amplifiers and lasers

The Sharpest Laser in the World

Two ultrastable lasers are each stabilized by independent silicon Fabry-Pérot cavities

Quantel and OSA Foundation Name Bright Ideas Competition Winner

$30,000 awarded to University of Otago

World’s Highest Gain High-Power Laser Amplifier

Raman amplification in plasma lead to amplifiers that significantly exceed current power limits

LIGO-Laser With Improved Stability

New laser technology enables more sensitive gravitational-wave detectors

Tunable Lasers with Quantum Dots

New lasers with spherical shaped quantum dots can emit light continuously

Ultra-Short Pulses Almost in the Attosecond Range

Using lasers to produce electron packets with a length of 1.3 fs

Spectacles for X-Ray Lasers

New optical device to concentrate the beam of an X-ray laser stronger than ever before

Pulsed Laser with Record-low Spectral Width

Novel laser architecture with integrated microring resonators