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Researchers with Carnegie Mellon's BrainHub have discovered a mechanism for synaptic cloaking in the brain's neocortex

Optogenetics finds what regulates synaptic activity in the neocortex

Using optogenetics, a team of scientists has found that a specific type of neuron might be thwarting their efforts at mapping t...

JDSU names its two new spinoff companies Lumentum and Viavi

Continuing plans announced in September 2014, JDSU will name its optical components and subsystems spinoff Lumentum and its net...
Northrop Grumman installs new joule-class laser at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Northrop Grumman installs new joule-class laser at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

The new joule-class laser will be a key component of LLNL's high-repetition-rate advanced petawatt laser system (HAPLS).

Cherenkov effect improves optical dosimetry for safer cancer therapy

Cherenkov effect improves optical dosimetry for safer cancer therapy

The Cherenkov effect can be measured and used in optical dosimetry to make cancer therapies safer and more effective.

Gigaphoton achieves continuous 140W EUV light source output at 50-percent duty cycle

Lithography light source maker Gigaphoton has achieved continuous operation of a 140W extreme ultraviolet (EUV) light source at...

Optical nanocubes have utility in biosensors

Cubic-shaped optical nanoantennas could measure food safety, identify air pollutants, and quickly diagnose and treat cancer.

Lithography company Brewer Science on Minority Engineer Magazine list of top 50 employers in U.S. for 2015

Brewer Science has good company on the list: Texas Instruments, Google, Microsoft, Amazon, and other tech behemoths.

NIST to offer laser-interferometric calibration service for accelerometers

NIST to offer laser-interferometric calibration service for accelerometers

NIST's accelerometer-calibration service will have a sensitivity of a few nm and can measure at frequencies up to 50 kHz.

Laser ablation of coralline alga helps characterize ocean acidification

Laser ablation of coralline alga helps characterize ocean acidification

pH values of the northern Pacific ocean over the past 120 years are being measured with a monthly resolution.

Innovation Awards deadline extended to March 2nd; CLEO exhibitors enter now!

The submission deadline has been extended to Monday, March 2nd for the CLEO/Laser Focus World Innovation Awards.

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WAVELENGTH-SWEPT LASERS: Dispersion-tuned fiber laser sweeps over a 140 nm range for OCT

By eliminating the use of mechanical tunable filters and instead tuning by intensity-modulation i...

Keeping pace with developments in Raman spectroscopy for molecular and nanoparticle research

For demanding or custom spectroscopy solutions, care must be taken in selecting and integrating a...
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The Worldwide Market for Lasers: Market Review and Forecast 2015

Strategies Unlimited presents its new report: The Worldwide Market for Lasers - Market...

Fiber Lasers: Market Review and Forecast 2014

Fiber lasers have been the fastest growing laser type for the last several years, and ...

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One goal for anyone in material processing is to maintain consistency with the many variables that are introduced into the process.  When a laser is bei...

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Spectroscopy is a powerful and versatile tool that traditionally often required a large and bulky instrument. The combination of compact optics and modern pa...

Fracking, climate change, and lasers:  new tools to reduce fugitive methane emissions

This webcast, sponsored by Hamamatsu Corporation, covers recent developments and field deployments of compact quantum-cascade-laser (QCL)-based methane senso...

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