Optics and lasers

Optical components and measurement systems, as well as different types of lasers for a full range of research and commercial applications.



Phase-stable live demonstration of novel frequency comb technology at LASER

TOPTICA Photonics AG 14 Jul 2015

TOPTICA presented the recently introduced optical frequency comb to the public for the first time at the LASER World of Photonics 2015 exhibition.

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Acousto-Optic Modulators for CO2 Laser Systems

Gooch & Housego 14 Jul 2015

Gooch & Housego launches a new range of acousto-optic modulators (AOMs) and RF drivers for CO2 lasers at Laser, World of Photonics, Munich, 22-25 June 2015.


Photonic Packaging for Light-MiLES: Miniature Laser-Illumined Eye-safe Sensors

Gooch & Housego 3 Jul 2015

Light-MiLES was an Innovate UK (formerly Technology Strategy Board) funded research project running from December 2012 – May 2015. The project goals were to develop a novel laser transmitter and integrate it with an imaging array to produce an active laser-illuminated imaging sensor.

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Optical X-ray imaging and PET/SPECT/CT products from Bruker BioSpin

Bruker Biospin 1 Jul 2015

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HAPR0116 - Composition measurement of fast gas-related processes

Hiden Analytical Limited 16 Jun 2015

Gas composition measurement provides a vital element of control for many gas-related processes.

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Edinburgh Biosciences and Delta Optical Thin Film A/S jointly announce a laser attenuator based on linear variable filter technology

DELTA Optical Thin Film A/S 12 Jun 2015

Edinburgh/Hørsholm – Edinburgh Biosciences and Delta Optical Thin Film announce the release of a new type of laser attenuator that is based on Delta’s proprietary linear variable filter technology (patent pending).


Laser Quantum’s 10GHz repetition rate!

Laser Quantum Ltd 10 Jun 2015

The taccor x10 is a turn-key femtosecond laser with a 10GHz repetition rate, delivering up to 1W of average power in pulses as short as 50fs. It is designed into a compact, hermetically sealed, vibrational resistant laser head.


High-resolution Positioning Systems in Miniaturized Design: The Advantages of Being Small

Physik Instrumente (PI) GmbH & Co. KG 5 Jun 2015

The demand for the smallest possible positioners and manipulators is increasing. Industrial microassembly, photonics as well as laser and optical metrology or research institutes with ultrahigh vacuum conditions and strong magnetic fields need even smaller, high precision positioning systems.


Hamamatsu develops a new wide dynamic range PMT module for continuous measurement of a wide range of light levels

Hamamatsu Photonics 2 Jun 2015

Hamamatsu Photonics K.K. has developed a new PMT (photomultiplier tube) module that offers wide dynamic range for applications such as chemiluminescence measurement and semiconductor inspection.


Next-generation optical fibre now available to purchase

Optoelectronic Research Centre (ORC) 2 Jun 2015

The University of Southampton’s Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC) is making its next-generation fibre available for purchase.The ORC will be promoting the optical fibre, which until recently had not been openly available, at the Laser exhibition in Munich (June 22-25).


Waveguiding and detecting structure for surface plasmon polaritons on silicon

Toyohashi University of Technology 25 Jun 2014

(Toyohashi, Japan, 25 June 2014) Toyohashi Tech researchers have developed a simple, low-loss waveguide for Surface Plasmon Polaritons (SPPs) that is applicable to nanoscale photonic integrated circuits on silicon.



Growing our business – investing in people

Gooch & Housego 13 Jul 2015

January 2015 saw Mark Webster’s official appointment to the role of CEO. The subsequent months have seen a succession of critical appointments for the Company.


Japan Society of Applied Physics, Tokyo, publishes inaugural issue of the JSAP Bulletin

IOP Publishing 6 Jul 2015

 (Tokyo, 29 June 2015) Welcome to theJSAP Bulletin! Specifically designed for PC and smart phone formats, the Bulletin is an innovative multimedia platform highlighting the activities of the Japan Society of Applied Physics (JSAP).

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Photon etc. Expands its Expertise in Nanotechnology and Launches a New Division, Photon Nano

Photon etc. 1 Jul 2015

Montreal (June 23rd, 2015) – Photon etc. is proud to announce that Nathalie Tang joins its development team in nanotechnology. The addition of Dr. Tang will allow the company to reach a new milestone in the integration of its lately licensed Raman labels and its unique imaging technologies.

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Degradation studies of a VECSEL gain structure using a stable green pump laser

Laser Quantum Ltd 25 Jun 2015

Abstract: The degradation of the gain structure of a red-emitting Optically Pumped Semiconductor (OPS)

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OWIS® fibre positioners FAPO: fibre positioning in space with nanometre precision

OWIS GmbH 23 Jun 2015

The new OWIS® fibre positioners allow sensitive adjustment in the nanometre range. They are the perfect choice for a reliable light or fibre alignment, for example, in microscopy and fibre optics. The FAPO’s are available in three sizes from June 2015.


New Website Launch from Gooch & Housego

Gooch & Housego 23 Jun 2015

The Gooch & Housego marketing department is pleased to release a number of critically important updates to our corporate website. These updates are designed to provide a significantly improved user experience, more accessible information, and a greater depth and breadth of content.

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Installation of a Nanoscribe 3D printer at Harvard University

Nanoscribe GmbH 17 Jun 2015

Nanoscribe is glad to welcome Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)  amongst the Photonic Professional GT users.

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Hyperspectral characterization of various types of solar cells will be presented at the 42nd IEEE PVSC meeting by Laurent Lombez (IRDEP)

Photon etc. 12 Jun 2015

Photon etc has developed a hyperspectral imaging platform (IMA) for solar cell’s analysis in collaboration with IRDEP (Institute of Research and Development on Photovoltaic Energy, France).

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Experience more than a dozen innovations

TOPTICA Photonics AG 10 Jun 2015

TOPTICA will introduce their new frequency comb, showcase next-generation fiber lasers, high-power diode lasers at 266 and 633 nm, flexible multi-color laser engines and terahertz sources at the upcoming LASER exhibition in Munich.

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Real time online M2 measurements for industrial laser processing.

Armstrong Optical Ltd 8 Jun 2015

The BWA-MON Laser Beam Waist Analyzer MONitor system from Haas Laser Technologies Inc., represented in the UK by Armstrong Optical Ltd. of Northampton, enables truly “real-time” and comprehensive laser beam characterisation of high power (kW) CW and pulsed lasers to international ISO standards without moving parts.