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Special Optics objective lenses aid Nobel Prize research in fluorescence microscopy

10/31/2014 Special Optics is excited to have made a small contribution to the ground‐breaking research of Eric Betzig and his team at Janelia Research Campus, by collaborating and designing custom precision microscope objective lenses for...

Super-resolution microscopy of large fields in living cells possible with sCMOS


Super-resolution microscopy using a novel fluorescence microscope has enabled a team of researchers to perform real-time nanoscopic imaging of large fields of living cells for the first time.

'Plasmo-electric effect' offers new way to convert light into electricity

10/30/2014 Researchers at the California Institute of Technology Caltech; Pasadena, CA) and the FOM Institute AMOLF (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) have discovered a new way to convert light to an electrical potential using an all-metal geom...

IQE Infrared Division wins $1.1M InSb contract


Semiconductor wafer products and services company IQE has entered into a long-term supply contract for infrared materials with a leading global semiconductor manufacturer.

NIST launches new calibration service for high-power lasers up to 10 kW

10/30/2014 The Quantum Electronics and Photonics Division of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST; Boulder, CO) has launched a new calibration service for high-power lasers such as those used in industry for materials ...

Fluorescence imaging method using SWIR light detects cancer early


Rutgers University researchers have developed a fluorescence imaging method that has potential to detect cancer and other diseases earlier than before, potentially reducing the need for biopsies.

Optical coherence tomography skin screening system from MedLumics debuts


Optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging device specialist MedLumics introduced its NITID skin imaging system at the 23rd Annual European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology Congress (EADV).

Light microscopy technique images molecules in 3D quickly, with minimal damage to cells


A light microscopy platform developed by Eric Betzig—one of three scientists sharing the 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry—and colleagues can collect high-resolution images rapidly with minimal damage to cells.

For ultrafast lasers, Shasta Crystals is growing CALGO crystals


Shasta Crystals is now growing high quality CALGO (CaGdAlO4) crystals that will allow new developments in ultrafast lasers using its Laser Heated Pedestal Growth technology.


Two-photon microscopy method images oscillating mitochondria in rats


A two-photon microscopy method has enabled scientists to image mitochondria oscillating in a live animal.

Fluorescence approach can track HIV proteins' motion in real time


Researchers have developed technologies—one of which involves a fluorescence method—that allow investigators to track HIV proteins' movement on the virus surface, which may contribute to how it infects human immune cells.

Photoacoustic imaging pioneer is 2015 Britton Chance Biomedical Optics Award winner

10/21/2014 Photoacoustic imaging innovator Lihong Wang, whose research enables noninvasive examination of tissues inside the body at deep levels, has been awarded the 2015 Britton Chance Biomedical Optics Award for his pioneering technica...

NASA takes thermal-imaging video of SpaceX in powered descent, info to help with future Mars landings


NASA captured thermal images of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on its descent after it launched in September, 2014 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

3D laser time-of-flight imager uses adaptive MEMS to shift its 'attention' to different objects


Researchers at the three institutes of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft in Germany have combined laser time-of-flight (TOF) measurement and an adaptive MEMS microreflector component into a novel laser-scanning system.

Industrial lasers, photonics in oil and gas to headline 2015 Marketplace Seminar

10/17/2014 Applications and market opportunities for lasers, optics, and photonics are the themes for the 27th annual Lasers & Photonics Marketplace Seminar. It will held in conjunction with SPIE Photonics West, and take place at the ...

Ultrafast nonlinear microscopy can ID breast cancer tumors in real time

10/17/2014 Recognizing that almost half of patients undergoing breast-conserving cancer surgery have to undergo additional procedures due to cancerous tumor being left behind, a team of researchers has found that an ultrafast nonlinear mi...

Theranostic fluorescent nanoparticles identify and destroy ovarian cancer cells


Theranostic research that describes a fluorescence technique for identifying and destroying ovarian cancer cells was selected as Editor's Choice for the September 2014 issue of Lasers in Surgery and Medicine (LSM).

Ultrathin glass substrate for flexible OLED displays also serves as gas barrier

10/15/2014 As noted in Tech-On!, Nippon Electric Glass (NEG; Ōtsu, Japan) exhibited what it claims is the world's thinnest glass plate -- "G-Leaf" glass plate with a thickness of 30 μm -- at Ceatec Japan 2014 (Oct 7 to 11, 2014;...

Ocean and sea ice research project to use Headwall hyperspectral sensors


Spectral sensing and imaging company Headwall Photonics delivered two high-performance hyperspectral imaging sensors to Columbia University as part of its Air-Se a-Ice Physics and Biogeochemistry Experiment.

Biophotonics innovators amongst Edmund Optics' 2014 Education Award winners

10/15/2014 Optical components maker Edmund Optics has named the recipients of its 2014 Educational Award program—an award given in recognition of outstanding undergraduate and graduate optics programs in science, technology, engineering, ...

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