Monthly Archives: May 2021

Femtosecond Laser-Based Cleaving of Optical Fiber

Fiber cleaving is an important technique in the area of fiber optics. A femtosecond laser-based scribing procedure using the PHAROS laser from Light Conversion has been demonstrated for cleaving silica optical fiber. The technique also has important potential advantages compared to laser cleaving based on melting. With further development, this technique has the potential to be used for automated … Continue reading

May 6, 2021 Blog, Lasers, Light Conversion

Diffractive Beam Splitters in Confocal Microscopy

Background: Confocal microscopy Confocal microscopy is a method where illumination is limited to small, diffraction limited spots, resulting in improved resolution. In a classic, single spot confocal microscope, a bright spot is focused on the object, with the scattered light from the object passing through a pinhole, to block out off-focused, scattered light. This results … Continue reading

May 5, 2021 Blog, Holo/Or, Optics

New Class of Quantum Dots

A new class of quantum dots delivers a stable stream of single, spectrally tunable infrared photons under ambient conditions and at room temperature, unlike other single-photon emitters. This breakthrough opens a range of practical applications, including quantum communication, quantum metrology, medical imaging and diagnostics, and clandestine labeling. PHAROS lasers and ORPHEUS series of femtosecond optical parametric amplifiers … Continue reading

May 4, 2021 Blog, Lasers, Light Conversion