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Silicon avalanche photodiode module from Excelitas delivers broadband photon absorption

03/27/2015

The HeliX silicon avalanche photodiode (Si APD) module has uses in high-performance applications, including fluorescence measurement and distributed temperature sensing.

UV excimer laser from Quantel for DUV applications

03/15/2015

This 193 nm excimer laser verifies the integrity of critical optics and coatings for deep ultraviolet (UV) applications.

Invest in Photonics to highlight a range of market opportunities

09/19/2014 Invest in Photonics, an international business partnering convention, has revealed its line-up of industry speakers, including executives from Amazon, Airbus, Alcatel Lucent Bell Labs, Leica Microsystems, L’Oreal, and Volkswagen.

Quantel, Andor, and NSF offer free LIBS workshop

09/18/2014

Quantel, Andor, and the NSF-sponsored cCWCS program is sponsoring the free second annual workshop on Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy in Undergraduate Research and Teaching (LIBS-URT 2014).

Single-mode hollow-core UV optical fibers well-suited for many types of spectroscopy

Single-mode hollow-core UV optical fibers well-suited for many types of spectroscopy

07/02/2014 Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light (MPL; Erlangen, Germany) and the QUEST Institute, based at the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB; Braunschweig, Germany), have created and tested UV mi...

CLEO:2014 ready to highlight innovations in lasers and optics

06/02/2014 The 2014 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO:2014), scheduled to take place June 8-13, 2014, at the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, CA, will feature 250 exhibiting companies and showcase the most significant m...
Terahertz reflectometry characterizes coats of paint without damaging them

Terahertz reflectometry characterizes coats of paint without damaging them

05/22/2014 A father-and-son research team at Applied Research and Photonics (Harrisburg, PA) has developed a technique that uses terahertz reflectometry to measure the thickness of paint layers (for example on cars) to a tens-of-nanometer...
Laser phosphorescence detects trace human waste contamination in water

Laser phosphorescence detects trace human waste contamination in water

05/06/2014 A laser-phosphorescence cavity-enhanced spectroscopic technique capable of sampling water systems to find indicators of fecal-matter contamination at concentrations that are thousandths and even millionths of times more dilute ...
Princeton Instruments IsoPlane Spectrometer detects distortion-free extinction spectrum of nanoparticles

Princeton Instruments IsoPlane Spectrometer detects distortion-free extinction spectrum of nanoparticles

05/01/2014 Princeton Instruments, which makes low-light imaging and spectroscopic instruments, has highlighted the recent work of Saulius Juodkazis, professor of nanophotonics at Swinburne University of Technology (Swinburne, Australia), ...

Thorlabs opens fiber-optic manufacturing and R&D center in Montreal, Canada

04/30/2014 Thorlabs added a new R&D and manufacturing site to its global operations; based in Montreal, Canada, Thorlabs Canada ULC will focus on the development and production of a range of passive fiber-based optical components.

ASLMS conference to feature photobiomodulation sessions

03/20/2014

As part of the 34th Annual International Conference of the American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery (ASLMS) from April 2-6, 2014 in Phoenix, AZ, the "Hot Topics" will include Photobiomodulation Sessions.

Graphene 'sandwich' improves molecular imaging

02/13/2014

Chicago, IL--Research from UIC describes how sandwiching a biological molecule between sheets of graphene enables capture of atomic-level images of a molecule in its natural watery environment.

HORIBA acquires Photon Technology International to increase fluorescence spectroscopy market share

02/12/2014

Kyoto, Japan--HORIBA has acquired the global assets of Photon Technology International and its affiliate companies to increase its market share in fluorescence spectroscopy.

Laser market to exceed $11B by 2017, says Strategies Unlimited

02/04/2014 Mountain View, CA--Strategies Unlimited has released its annual market research report, "The Worldwide Market for Lasers," which foresees revenue growth of 4.9% from 2012 to 2017 for the total laser market, bolstered ...

Ptychography method uses phase information for high-contrast, label-free imaging

01/28/2014

Sheffield, England--Researchers at the University of York have published a paper in Nature detailing their work on patented ptychography imaging technology from Phasefocus.

FEMTOLASERS Produktions INTEGRAL core femtosecond laser

FEMTOLASERS Produktions to display femtosecond laser, ultrafast Ti:sapphire oscillator at SPIE BiOS and SPIE Photonics West 2014

01/24/2014

FEMTOLASERS Produktions will display two laser sources at SPIE BiOS and SPIE Photonics West 2014.

30-tesla pulsed magnet has internal optical access for spectroscopy

30-tesla pulsed magnet has internal optical access for spectroscopy

01/06/2014 Houston, TX--A tabletop magnetic-pulse generator developed at RIce University not only does better than conventional room-sized magnets; it also has direct optical access to its core which is the best location to carry on exper...

Minus K celebrates 20 years with vibration isolator giveaway

11/12/2013

Inglewood, CA--Minus K Technology is giving away $20,000 of patented vibration isolators to colleges and universities within the US, in celebration of its 20th year anniversary.

Leica introduces fluorescence filter cube online tool

11/11/2013

The FluoScout online tool determines the appropriate filter cube or filter set for particular fluorescence microscopy needs.

Top Photonics News: Flow cytometry--November 8, 2013

11/08/2013 In gathering laser market data for the 2014 Laser Market Review & Forecast article that we publish in the January issue of Laser Focus World, most of the biophotonics-related companies we spoke to are excited about flow cyt...

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