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VISION 2011 draws record attendance, industry reports strong sales

11/16/2011 Stuttgart, Germany--From November 8 to 10, VISION 2011 attracted more than 7000 visitors, up from about 6500 last year. The largest trade fair in the machine vision industy included 351 exhibitors, with a marked increase in the...
Laser-diode module reaches new heights of power in the deep violet

Laser-diode module reaches new heights of power in the deep violet

11/15/2011

Melbourne, FL--A continuous-wave (CW) laser-diode module created by Elk Industries that emits in the 400 nm range reaches a single-spatial-mode optical output of 400 to 500 mW.

A laser procedure turns brown eyes to blue

Laser turns brown eyes blue

11/04/2011

Laguna Beach, CA--An experimental laser aesthetics procedure uses a specially tuned laser to destroy the natural brown pigment melanin in the iris to turn brown eyes blue.

Mobius Photonics high-rep-rate laser used in super-resolution microscopy to image living organisms

Mobius Photonics high-rep-rate laser used in super-resolution microscopy to image living organisms

11/03/2011 Göttingen, Germany--A short-pulse, high-repetition-rate laser made by Mobius Photonics (Mountain View, CA) has been used by scientists to image intact, living, multicellular organisms via stimulated emission depletion (STED) mi...

Navitar grants Hoffman Modulation Contrast trademark license to Carl Zeiss

11/03/2011

Rochester, NY--Navitar has licensed its Hoffman Modulation Contrast (HMC) microscopy trademark to Carl Zeiss MicroImaging GmbH.

PHOTONICS APPLIED: AESTHETIC PHOTONICS: Looking good with lasers

11/01/2011

Aesthetic photonics for wrinkle and hair removal, eye and cosmetic surgery, and laser liposuction, just to name a few, are part of a growing aesthetic medical device business forecasted to reach nearly $3 billion by 2016.

Frankfurt Laser Company laser diode module covers UV to NIR wavelengths

10/31/2011

The HQML3 CW laser diode module is part of a flexible platform that covers the UV to NIR wavelength range using laser diodes and DPSS laser (532 nm) technology.

TUNABLE SOURCES: Tunable organic semiconductor lasers: Ready for the market?

10/21/2011 Recent advances in DFB organic semiconductor lasers have overcome material limitations and taken advantage of emission efficiency and superior stability to target applications for optical transmission spectroscopy and laser-ind...

FIBERS FOR SENSING: Label-free FBG-based biosensor integrates microfluidic channels

10/20/2011

A low-cost fiber-Bragg-grating (FBG)-based label-free optical biosensor with integrated microfluidic channels on a polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) substrate can measure refractive index, temperature, and strain.

MIT glass stamp could create cheaper biosensors

Cheaper biosensors possible with MIT glass stamp

10/20/2011

Cambridge, MA--MIT and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign researchers have developed a simple, precise, and reproducible technique for biosensor fabrication.

 

Spectra-Physics ultrafast laser offers continuous tuning from a single source

10/17/2011

The InSight DeepSee ultrafast laser system for multiphoton imaging offers 680 to 1300 nm continuous tuning from a single source, 100 fs pulse widths, and peak power levels into the infrared.

Medical laser ISO certification achieved by Modulight

10/17/2011

Tampere, Finland--Modulight received ISO 13485:2003 certification from DNV for the design and manufacture of medical devices.

Raman microspectroscopy and deep-depletion CCD improves stem-cell identification

10/14/2011

Belfast, Northern Ireland--A Nottingham University team has developed a non-invasive Raman microspectroscopy (RMS) technique using Andor technology that identifies stem-cell types.

BMC deformable mirror used in wavefront-sensorless AO scanning laser ophthalmoscope

BMC deformable mirror used in wavefront-sensorless AO scanning laser ophthalmoscope

10/12/2011

Houston, TX--A group at the University of Houston is using a MEMS-based deformable mirror made by Boston Micromachines Corporation in research to image the living human eye via wavefront-sensorless adaptive optics.

3D interferometric microscopy reveals medical implant wear mechanisms

10/10/2011 Bruker Corp. says that 3D microscopy based on white-light interferometry can provide high-speed measurement with higher lateral resolution and better vertical measurement accuracy than competing technologies, including 2D stylu...

Best near-IR wavelengths found for spotting caries in teeth

10/07/2011 Caries (commonly called cavities) in teeth can be seen more easily under near-IR (NIR) light than visible light, and in fact show higher contrast in NIR than under the blue light used for quantitative light fluorescence (a dent...
Images of blood samples taken with a traditional microscope (top) and iPhone microscope (bottom)

UC Davis researchers prove that iPhone plus ball lens equals useful microscope

10/06/2011

Davis, CA--An iPhone has been very inexpensively transformed by researchers at the University of California, Davis into a microscope that could be useful for remote diagnoses.

BIOMEDICAL IMAGING: Has multiphoton imaging come of age?

10/01/2011 Advances in ultrafast lasers, beam delivery systems, and optics are helping researchers develop new applications of nonlinear microscopy and improving prospects for clinical diagnosis in areas ranging from dental disease to bra...

BIOPHOTONICS: Optical protein switches at picosecond speeds

10/01/2011

The development of all-optical data processing is getting a boost from European researchers who are pioneering the use of an optically active protein for ultrafast photonic switching.

Best near-IR wavelengths found for spotting caries in teeth

10/01/2011

Caries (commonly called cavities) in teeth can be seen more easily under near-IR (NIR) light than visible light, and in fact show higher contrast in NIR than under the blue light used for quantitative light fluorescence.

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