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XPRIZE teams with Open Photonics on optical technologies for a handheld diagnostic device

05/29/2013 Orlando, FL--Open Photonics, a technology acceleration firm, is partnering with XPRIZE (Playa Vista, CA) to identify and match innovators from the global photonics community with teams competing in the Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE.
OCT can improve plastic gradient-index lens manufacture

OCT can improve plastic gradient-index lens manufacture


Rochester, NY--Researchers at the University of Rochester are using optical coherence tomography (OCT) to get high-resolution 3D images of the internal structure of a new form of gradient-index (GRIN) lens.

American Laser Society appoints Jeffrey S. Dover as president


The American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery (ASLMS) named Jeffrey S. Dover, MD, FRCPC, as its new president at the ASLMS annual scientific conference held in Boston, MA. He will serve in his role for one year.

The Messe Munich fairground forms the setting for LASER World of Photonics 2013

LASER WORLD OF PHOTONICS PREVIEW: A global trade fair and technical congress: LASER World of Photonics


The place to be in May is Munich, where the industry's vendors, institutes, and visitors gather to network, see new products and solutions, and learn about the latest trends in photonics technologies and applications.

Wasatch Photonics imaging technology could lower coronary disease mortality rate


Logan, UT--Patients undergoing angioplasty or other heart-related medical procedures could benefit from new technology being developed at Wasatch Photonics with funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

European FAMOS project OCT laser source design detailed

European FAMOS project OCT laser source design detailed

03/27/2013 Vienna, Austria--The 17 partners who make up the European Union project called Functional Anatomical Molecular Optical Screening (FAMOS) would like to see optical coherence tomography (OCT) being used as widely as positron-emis...

Final call for CLEO/LFW Innovation Awards submissions


Washington, DC--The deadline for the CLEO/LFW Innovation Awards is March 27; don't miss your chance to maximize exposure for your CLEO exhibited products.

OSA names 17 award recipients for 2013


Washington, DC--The Optical Society (OSA) has named the 2013 recipients of its annual awards and medals.

High-resolution endoscope is thin as a human hair

High-resolution endoscope is thin as a human hair


Palo Alto, CA--Engineers at Stanford have developed a prototype single-fiber endoscope that improves resolution fourfold over existing designs.

Study shows 3D display technology benefits surgeons

Study shows 3D display technology benefits surgeons

03/07/2013 Berlin, Germany--Until now, physicians have largely been skeptical of the advantages of 3D display technology -- but this may be about to change: the findings of a new study show that even experienced surgeons stand to benefit ...

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