Arizona State Researchers Demonstrate White Lasers, Which Could Revolutionize Everyday Lighting

Researchers at Arizona State University have created white laser light with an array of semiconductor lasers in a compact arrangement. The project helps pave the way toward better lighting and light-based wireless communication, as white lasers are more luminous and energy efficient than LEDs. ASU researchers created a novel nanosheet — a thin layer of […]

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The $30 Million Airway Fire And The Wisdom of Certifying Medical Laser Safety Officers

If there’s one image that stays with you after the International Laser Safety Conference, it’s an image of the blowtorch effect caused by a laser striking an oxygen-filled endotracheal tube. Another powerful visual is imagining a concerned — and empowered — laser safety officer walking away from a potentially dangerous operating room situation if a […]

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Non-Tenure Track Job Opportunity in Laser-Assisted Nano Engineering laboratory at University of Nebraska-Lincoln

The Laser-Assisted Nano Engineering laboratory in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln is seeking a qualified individual to fulfill a non-tenure track Research Associate Professor Position on one-year fixed-term basis (10/01/2015 to 09/30/2016), with the possibility of renewal based on performance and available funding. Applicants should possess a Ph.D. […]

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Laser Safety Community Focused on Safeguarding Consumers Who Are Attending Light Shows and Acquiring Pointers

By Geoff Giordano With plenty of summer left to enjoy, it is appropriate to remind revelers to be aware when attending outdoor laser demonstrations or using handheld laser pointers. More and more handheld laser pointers are being sold to consumers and tourists — especially online — and they often exceed the output power listed on the […]

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Report of 11 laser strikes on jetliners over N.J. illustrates continued threat posed by misuse of green laser pointers

By Geoff Giordano As word came in from the Federal Aviation Administration that 11 jetliner crews reported being struck by green laser pointers over New Jersey — five of them near Newark Liberty International Airport — I was instantly reminded of some solutions to such potentially devastating acts that were discussed at our International Laser Safety Conference […]

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