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Opto Diode to introduce IR detectors at SPIE Photonics West 2015


The SCD-B infrared (IR) detectors with anti-reflective-coated silicon windows provide sensitivity across the mid-IR spectrum from 1.2 to 5.5 µm.

Sydor Instruments to introduce streak camera at SPIE Photonics West 2015


The Sydor ROSS 5800 streak camera features a 35 mm cathode tube design.

European Commission asserts environmental benefit of cadmium-based quantum dots


The European Commission has granted an exemption to the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS 2) Directive for Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE), according to QD Vision (Lexington, MA).

Solar-Tectic to pursue sapphire-film-on-glass material


Thin-films specialist Solar-Tectic (ST; Briarcliff Manor, NY) says that it plans to develop a new scalable process in 2015 for making sapphire glass using a technique that was reported in Materials Letters.

Chaotic cavity laser from Yale could improve imaging quality

01/22/2015 A new semiconductor laser developed at Yale has the potential to significantly improve the imaging quality of the next generation of high-tech microscopes, laser projectors, photo lithography, holography, and biomedical imaging.

ASI to showcase selective-plane illumination microscopy system at SPIE BiOS 2015

01/22/2015 The company's dual-inverted selective-plane illumination microscopy (diSPIM) system uses two water-immersion objectives mounted at 45° angles above the sample on an inverted microscope; a third objective also can be used to vie...

Photron to show high-speed camera at SPIE Photonics West 2015

01/22/2015 The FASTCAM Mini UX100 camera is a high-G rated, one-piece, high-speed imager that provides 1280 × 1024 pixel resolution to 4000 frames/s, 720 HD resolution (1280 × 720 pixels) to 6400 frames/s, and reduced resolution operation...

Corning buys NovaSol for its hyperspectral imaging capabilities


Corning Incorporated has acquired the assets of NovaSol, a maker of hyperspectral imaging systems, and will integrated it into the Advanced Optics business unit within Corning’s Specialty Materials division.


Handheld laser method could improve cancer surgery

01/21/2015 To help surgeons better detect malignant tissue during cancer surgery and hopefully reduce the rate of cancer recurrence, a team of scientists has developed a new imaging system that causes tumors to "light up" when a...

Flat-field spectrometer from H+P Spectroscopy for XUV/EUV/soft x-ray


A flat-field spectrometer for the XUV/EUV/soft x-ray spectral range offers direct source imaging in a compact, modular device.

High-speed 3D microscopy approach images live, freely moving samples

01/20/2015 Elizabeth Hillman, associate professor of biomedical engineering at Columbia Engineering and of radiology at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC), has developed a new microscope that can image living things in 3D at very h...

TU Vienna and TriLite prototype glasses-free multi-image 3D display


In this new generation of outdoor displays, different pictures can be seen at different angles, creating three-dimensional (3D) effects without the need for 3D glasses.

Tissue sampling method could enable low-cost super-resolution microscopy

01/19/2015 Recognizing the high expense of super-resolution microscopy for cell study, a team of researchers has discovered a method that enlarges tissue samples by embedding them in a polymer that swells when water is added. This allows ...

Nanoparticle-filled magnetic garnet film generates photoelectricity in a new way, via spintronics


As noted in Tech-On!, Tohoku University (Tohoku, Japan) and Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA; Saitama, Japan) have discovered that a spin current can be generated by applying light to an insulating material.

New Seminar speaker on additive manufacturing


We have added a speaker to the Lasers & Photonics Marketplace Seminar: John Dexheimer, with an investor's perspective on 3D printing and additive manufacturing.

Lasers for Biophotonics: Lasers meet changing demands of biomedical applications

01/16/2015 Fluorescence detection techniques for applications such as cytometry, microscopy, and sequencing continue to advance with support from evolving laser sources such as optically pumped semiconductor lasers, which provide a range ...

MIT algorithm unscrambles fractured images


Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have unveiled an algorithm that reconstructs an image comprised of tiny fractured pieces of its original form.

Sierra-Olympic to showcase LWIR chassis cameras at SPIE Photonics West 2015


The Vinden CZ 320 and CZ 640 longwave infrared (LWIR) chassis cameras are offered in both 60 and 9 Hz frame rates for industrial, security/surveillance, and military markets.

Surrounded by light


The UN designation of 2015 as the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies provides an excellent framework for highlighting the role and value of light in the world at large.

Photonics for hunters: mile-range optically guided rifles, around-the-corner digital glasses, self-illuminated sights


Hunters and shooting enthusiasts now have more photonics-enabled equipment than ever to choose from, including a computer- and optics-aided "tag and shoot" rifle with a range of a mile.

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