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Lasers & Sources

Rapid, high-precision 3D printing on the nanometer to centimeter scale
The use of different fabrication modes for additive and subtractive processes in the novel LithoProf3D platform enables industrial-level scalability for the fabrication of 3D structures.
In the Active Learning in Optics and Photonics program teachers are taught inquiry-based strategies, and low-cost optics technologies are brought to the classroom.
21 November 2016
An amorphous compound, composed of molecular clusters with high optical nonlinearity, enables the generation of continuous-wave white light with the use of a low-cost IR laser diode as the pump source.
18 November 2016
Ultrafast laser pulses are used in a novel bonding technique to directly weld components with highly dissimilar material properties.
9 November 2016
Laser annealing opens new possibilities for increasing throughput and reducing manufacturing costs in thin-film solar cell processing.
12 October 2016
Advantages such as high resolution and throughput, along with insensitivity to misalignment, make extreme-UV interference lithography a powerful enabling technology for academic and industrial research.
10 October 2016
Photonics opportunities emerge with UK research hubs
£60M government investment in six targeted technology themes promoted as element of UK’s industrial strategy spending.
8 December 2016
In memoriam: Joe Yaver, SPIE leader; optics visionary
Society’s long-serving former executive director and driving force behind what became the Photonics West event dies at 83.
5 December 2016
LZH and Coherent collaborate on mobile laser cutter for road traffic accidents
Kilowatt-class fiber laser system under development with Volkswagen could help free people trapped in vehicles.
2 December 2016
SPIE chiefs welcome small-business R&D legislation
Future of SBIR and STTR programs secured in compromise agreement for US National Defense Authorization Act.
2 December 2016
Eric Mazur: Manipulating light from high intensities to the nanoscale