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ASI, 89 North, Berliner Glas, Goodrich ISR, and Insight light up the Photonics West show floor (VIDEO)


San Francisco, CA--Laser Focus World attempted to capture the essence of some of the best showings on both the BiOS and Photonics West 2012 exhibit floors.

Photosynthetic molecule plus semiconductor make efficient biophotovoltaics

Photosynthetic molecule plus semiconductor make efficient biophotovoltaics

02/04/2012 Knoxville, TN--Barry Bruce and colleagues at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville have created photovoltaic cells containing a nanosctructured semiconductor on which a photosynthetic pigment/protein (photosystem-I, or PS-I) h...

Photonics21 Annual Meeting to emphasize growth and public-private partnership

02/03/2012 Brussels, Belgium--The annual meeting of Photonics21, scheduled for March 27-28 at the Hotel Husa President Park in Brussels, will focus on the way forward toward the EU Framework Programme Horizon 2020 and the founding of a Ph...

PURAVIS fibers improve white-light transmission, chemical stability for medical & industrial applications


Elmsford, NY--SCHOTT launched PURAVIS high-purity glass optical fibers that offer improved white-light transmission, lower color shift, higher chemical stability, and lead-free manufacturing.

Aligned carbon nanotubes form robust, efficient terahertz polarizer

Aligned carbon nanotubes form robust, efficient terahertz polarizer

01/31/2012 Houston, TX--Researchers at Rice University -- a place from which much carbon-nanotube research originates these days -- have created an extremely efficient and robust terahertz-radiation polarizer from carbon nanotubes.

Three things to like about Photonics West 2012

01/31/2012 San Francisco, CA--You will find extensive coverage of Photonics West 2012 in the form of articles, blogs, and videos appearing on our website in the coming days. The event attracted more than 20,000 attendees, while the expo i...

Imec reveals chip-based hyperspectral imager, biosensor partnership, and spinoff funding


Leuven, Belgium--Imec has been busy; it has developed a compact hyperspectral imager, partnered with Genalyte on silicon biosensors, and its spinoff Pepric has been funded.

Wet AMD therapy study using fiber-optic light device yields positive results

01/30/2012 At the Retina Meeting 2012 held recently, Reid Schindler, MD, presented positive Phase I data from a human study assessing a new, minimally invasive device to treat wet age-related macular degeneration (wet AMD), which causes v...

Plasmonic interferometer measures glucose in saliva, not blood


Providence, RI--A new technique from researchers at Brown University can measure blood sugar levels by measuring glucose concentrations in saliva rather than blood.

2011 Prism Awards announced at SPIE Photonics West

2011 Prism Awards winners run the photonics gamut


San Francisco, CA--Winners of the 2011 Prism Awards for Photonics Innovation were announced at a gala banquet on January 25 during SPIE Photonics West.

Dermatology at Photonics West, from skin-cancer detection to tattoo tomography

01/22/2012 San Francisco, CA--Of the many topics at the BiOS technical conference at SPIE's Photonics West 2012, I chose today to sit in on a few sessions in Conference 8207A, "Photonics in Dermatology and Plastic Surgery."

Adaptive optics make their way to becoming more affordable

01/20/2012 Boston Micromachines Corporation (BMC), a provider of MEMS-based deformable mirror (DM) products for adaptive optics systems, has reduced the price of its Mini-DM and Multi-DM systems, which boost resolution in microscopes and ...
DNA on a microchip is captured by a swab and then sent for lab analysis to verify chip identity and prevent counterfeiting

Anti-counterfeiting program uses DNA to uniquely code computer chips


Albany, NY and Stony Brook, NY--The College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) and Applied DNA Sciences (APDN) are partnering to prevent the counterfeiting of computer chips.

BiOS/Photonics West set to break attendance records, bring latest advances

01/17/2012 Bellingham, WA--Next week's SPIE BiOS and Photonics West exhibitions—which will bring their highest attendance to date—will showcase technologies important to markets such as mobile devices, medical diagnostics, and industrial ...
3-D rendering of coronal section of a mouse brain imaged with STP tomography at 20x at a resolution of half a micron

Two-photon microscopy method speeds whole-brain mapping


Neuroscientists at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) have developed a two-photon microscopy method that enables highly detailed anatomical images made of whole brains.

Graphene quantum dots are fabricated in bulk from ordinary carbon fiber

Graphene quantum dots are fabricated in bulk from ordinary carbon fiber


Houston, TX--An international team of researchers has learned how to simply transform conventional carbon fiber into graphene quantum dots.

CLEO, Laser Focus World now accepting submissions for 2012 Innovation Awards

01/16/2012 Nashua, NH--CLEO and Laser Focus World have put out the call for submissions for their annual Innovation Awards, which honor exhibiting companies that have demonstrated outstanding leadership and made significant contributions ...

Laser sales reach new record, but what lies ahead?


San Francisco, CA--On January 23rd, in conjunction with SPIE Photonics West, the W Hotel will host the Lasers & Photonics Marketplace Seminar to navigate what lies ahead.  

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Researchers engineer first ratiometric, single-protein red fluorescent pH sensor


Researchers from Harvard Medical School have engineered the first ratiometric, single-protein red fluorescent pH sensor.

A superluminescent diode shows a simultaneously thermal and coherent output at a temperature of about 190 K

Hybrid photons are simultaneously thermal and coherent


Researchers at the Technischen Universität Darmstadt have demonstrated a state of light that is at the same time incoherent in the first order (spectrally broadband) and yet coherent in the second order.

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