January 2008

High-Brightness LEDs

William J. Cassarly

High-brightness LEDs offer cost-effective, energy-efficient lighting solutions across the entire visible spectrum.


Integrated Optical Devices in Lithium Niobate

Researchers have developed an array of new optical devices based on lithium niobate, including waveguide structures, electro-optical wavelength filters and polarization controllers, lasers with remarkable properties, nonlinear frequency converters of exceptional efficiency, ultrafast all-optical signal processing devices and single photon sources.

Report from FiO/LS 2007: Crystallizing the Future of Optics

Frontiers in Optics (FiO) 2007, OSA’s 91st annual meeting, brought the latest research in optics and photonics to San Jose, Calif. Among other topics, the conference focused on nanophotonics and photonic crystals, optical materials, optics for energy production and biomedical applications.


Fine-Tuned Lasers Zap Deadly Germs

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Oxxius: Seeing the light toward laser solutions.

Lens Performance Budgeting Using the Hopkins Ratio

Changing Perceptions About Optics


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