Article - 16 Nov 2023
Since the emergence of nonlinear optics in the 1960s, significant progress has been made in photonic technologies and their applications. This has led to the development of several materials that have...
Article - 11 Oct 2023
This article provides an overview of laser heat treatment, how it works, the various techniques and processes involved, key applications across industries, and the future outlook for this rapidly...
Article - 4 Oct 2023
Raman spectroscopy requires a concentrated source of light, such as a laser, to generate a Raman signal from a sample. The characteristics of the Raman excitation laser/Raman laser primarily affect...
Article - 2 Oct 2023
In an article recently published in the journal Applied Physics Express, researchers designed and fabricated a human-safe transverse quasi-phase-matched (QPM) aluminum nitride (AlN) channel waveguide...
Article - 29 Sep 2023
This article explores how key optical methodologies are applied to inspection, metrology, and analysis at various stages of semiconductor research, development, and volume manufacturing.
Article - 26 Jul 2023
Since its invention in the 1980s, the atomic force microscope (AFM) has become indispensable for nanoscale imaging and metrology across scientific fields. At the heart of the AFM lies a host of...
Article - 17 Jul 2023
An anti-reflection coating is a dielectric thin film coating with a specific refractive index and thickness. The coating is applied to an optical surface to reduce the reflectivity/reflectance of that...
Article - 22 Mar 2023
What is the effect of paint removal by laser cleaning on the mechanical and microstructural characteristics of aluminum alloy?
Article - 28 Feb 2023
Semiconductor lasers are generated via radiative recombination of charge carrier pairs in semiconductors. They are more efficient, cost-effective, and require less power than conventional laser...
Article - 24 Feb 2023
The first chip-scale titanium-doped sapphire laser has been developed by a research team at Yale University.