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CLEO to light up San Jose

12 June 2013

CLEO - the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO) 2013 exposition – is set to open at the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, California.

Among the exhibitors will be Vytran, a supplier of optical fibre-splicing and processing products, which will emphasize its tools and techniques for creating optical fibre splices and fused-fibre components critical for fibre lasers and other applications.

Transatlantic 100 Gbps success for consortium

12 June 2013

Six of the world’s leading research and education networks and two commercial partners have demonstrated for the first time a transatlantic 100 gigabits-per-second transmission link for research and education between North America and Europe during the TERENA Networking Conference 2013 (TNC2013), held in Maastricht, Netherlands. These demonstrations showcased emerging technologies and advanced applications for science, research and education.

Cold ablation liberates thin films from HAZ

01 September 2012

Lasers that fire for as little as a ten billionth of a second provide advantages with many materials, such as no heat affected zones or melting with cold ablation, as revealed at a recent AILU workshop. Rob Coppinger reports

These fast lasers, lasers that fire, or pulse, as quickly as ten or millionths of a billionth of a second, were a focus of the Association of Laser Users’ (AILU) annual 'Ultra precision laser manufacturing systems, technologies and applications workshop'.

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