Email
Menu News Products Video Webinars White Papers EDU
(2,441 articles)
LASERS NEWS
>
Ball Aerospace Delivers Laser Ranging Subsystems to JPL
BOULDER, Colo., July 6, 2015 — Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. has delivered to NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) key components for a laser ranging system designed to measure changes in the Earth's ocean, groundwater and glaciers. The next generation of NASA's Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) satellites, expected to launch in 2017, will use Ball's laser frequency stabilization reference flight units to make detailed measurements of the Earth's gravity field during water investigations over...

>
Microscopy Platform Enables Ultrastable Measurements
BOULDER, Colo., July 2, 2015 — Stable enough to track the movements of individual molecules over many hours, a new measurement platform for microscopes could enable a deeper understanding of subcellular processes. The technology was designed to track single base pairs in...
>
Special Optics Purchases Precision Optical Factory
WHARTON, N.J., July 2, 2015 — Special Optics has purchased a 25,000-square-foot facility in Denville, N.J., to grow its business in femtosecond laser optical systems for eye surgery and custom high-numerical-aperture microscope objectives. An aerial view of the new...

>
Optical Devices Aim for Asteroid
LITTLETON, Colo., July 1, 2015 — Lockheed Martin Space Systems' facility has received the first of five optical instruments to be installed in NASA's Origin Spectral Interpretation Resource Identification Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft. Led by the...
>
Lasers Improve Blade Maintenance for Stone Cutting
HANNOVER, Germany, June 30, 2015 — Lasers and glue could replace the solder used today to attach diamond segments to rotary blades used in stone cutting. A new mobile, laser-based process for attaching and removing cutting segments virtually eliminates the thermal stress caused...

>
Loyo Named Head of R&D for Jenoptik Laser
JENA, Germany, June 25, 2015 — Valentin Loyo was recently put in charge of the R&D department in the laser business unit of Jenoptik AG's lasers and material processing division. He succeeds Martin Leitner, who left Jenoptik at the end of May. Loyo joined Jenoptik...
>
Laser Illuminated Projector Association Elects New Chairman, Officers
SAN JOSE, Calif., June 24, 2015 — The Laser Illuminated Projector Association (LIPA) has chosen four new leaders to serve through May 2017. Assuming the role of chairman is Jan Daem, a product safety validation engineer at Barco NV of Kortrijk, Belgium. Other new officers...

>
Doyle Named Managing Director at Trumpf UK
LUTON, England, June 23, 2015 — Annette Doyle will take on the role of managing director of Trumpf Ltd., the U.K. subsidiary of the Trumpf GmbH & Co. KG, starting July 1. She succeeds Scott Simpson, who will leave Trumpf after more than 20 years to pursue personal...
>
Laser Annealing Creates Nanoscale Lattices
UPTON, N.Y., June 23, 2015 — A new laser patterning technique can create large-scale, nanostructured grids that could enhance manufacturing of optical coatings, solar cells and touch screens. Developed at Brookhaven National Laboratory, laser zone annealing (LZA) involves...

>
NKT Photonics Licenses Fiber Laser Technology to Fraunhofer IOF
MUNICH, June 23, 2015 — The Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering (IOF) in Jena has licensed photonic crystal fiber (PCF) technology from NKT Photonics AS of Birkerød, Denmark. NKT Photonics Chief Technology Officer Christian...
>
Gardiner Named Marketing Coordinator at RMI Laser
LAFAYETTE, Colo., June 22, 2015 — Heidi Gardiner has joined RMI Laser LLC as marketing coordinator. Gardiner has a bachelor's degree in marketing and six years of marketing experience. Previously she worked for CoolTouch (New Star Lasers Inc.), a medical laser manufacturer in...

>
Trumpf Plans €70M EUV Facility in Ditzingen
DITZINGEN, Germany, June 19, 2015 — Trumpf GmbH & Co. KG plans to invest €70 million in the expansion of its headquarters to include extreme-ultraviolet (EUV) microchip production technology. New buildings covering an area of almost 366,000 square feet will be built in...
>
DirectPhotonics Secures €3.3M Growth Investment
BERLIN, June 19, 2015 — DirectPhotonics Industries GmbH has secured an investment of up to €3.3 million (about $3.7 million) from existing shareholders and a new, significant industrial strategic partner. The capital will be used to accelerate growth and further...

>
Photonics Industries Opens $8M Facility on Long Island
RONKONKOMA, N.Y., June 19, 2015 — Citing increased demand for its diode-pumped solid-state laser products, Photonics Industries International Inc. has moved to a new $8 million facility on Long Island. The 67,000-square-foot building in Ronkonkoma is less than two miles from...
>
Fraunhofer Laser Institute Joins Australian Additive Manufacturing Project
AACHEN, Germany, June 16, 2015 — The Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology (ILT) has joined an Australia R&D initiative involving laser additive manufacturing. The Innovative Manufacturing Cooperative Research Centre (IMCRC) will be based in Melbourne, with other...

>
Three Nominated to Join ESI Board of Directors
Jun. 15, 2015 — Three technology executives have been nominated to join the board of directors at Electro Scientific Industries Inc. (ESI) as three others prepare to retire. The candidates are John Medica, a former executive with Apple Inc. and Dell Inc. and...
>
RMI Laser Appoints Midwest Sales Account Manager
LAFAYETTE, Colo., June 15, 2015 — Keith “Griff” Griffiths has joined RMI Laser LLC as a sales account manager for the Midwest, based in Indianapolis. Griffiths started his career in the laser industry as a test engineer for Lumonics (JK Lasers Ltd.) in 1984. He...

>
Laser Control Systems Names Business Development Director
SHEFFORD, UK, June 15, 2015 — Neil Stanley has been named national and international business development director at Laser Control Systems Ltd. Stanley has more than 20 years of experience in the laser optics industry and related fields, with a specialty in laser scanning...
>
VI Systems Receives €2M for Optical Interconnect Development
BERLIN, June 11, 2015 — VI Systems GmbH has received nearly €2 million in the form of a grant from the European Commission's Horizon 2020 program to continue development of its vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser (VCSEL) technology for communications. ...

>
Shasta Crystals Adds Three to Advisory Board
SAN FRANCISCO, June 10, 2015 — Shasta Crystals Inc. has named three new members to its advisory board. The board now comprises six leaders in academia and industry with expertise in crystal growth, international business development, laser engineering, medical laser markets and...
>
Lockheed Wins $24M in Navy Contracts for Laser-Guided Training Rounds
ARCHBALD, Pa., June 9, 2015 — The U.S. Navy has awarded Lockheed Martin Corp. $24.2 million in contracts to produce enhanced laser-guided training rounds (ELGTR), a cost-effective alternative to using operational laser-guided bombs (LGB) during training. ELGTRs emulate the...

>
Thomas Merk to Become CEO of Rofin-Sinar Next Month
PLYMOUTH, Mich., June 5, 2015 — Thomas Merk will become president and CEO of Rofin-Sinar Technologies Inc. on July 1. He succeeds Günther Braun, who will remain with the company for a period of time to assist with the transition of duties. Dr. Peter Wirth,...
>
Tunable Laser Diode Taps NIR for Data Transmission
SENDAI, Japan, June 3, 2015 — Tapping into undeveloped frequency bands, a new ultracompact heterogeneous-wavelength laser diode could enable higher-capacity optical data transmission systems. The device combines silicon photonics and quantum-dot (QD) technology and...

>
Coating Brings MEMS Flexibility to Laser Welding
ITZEHOE, Germany, June 2, 2015 — A new protective coating for silicon mirrors based on microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) allows precision cutting and welding with high-power lasers. Up to now, it has been possible to use these small mirrors only with laser outputs of a...
>
Lasers Inject 'Cargo' into Cells at High Speed
LOS ANGELES, May 29, 2015 — A laser device that injects relatively large-sized "cargo" into mammalian cells at high speed could aid the study of disease. Called a biophotonic laser-assisted surgery tool, or BLAST, the device was developed by engineers and doctors at the...






Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn RSS Mobile Apps
x We deliver – right to your inbox. Subscribe FREE to our newsletters.