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Schematic of a nanoparticle loaded with a drug in the core (purple) and a specific dye marker at the surface of the particle (blue dots)

Highly specific fluorescent nanoparticles could enable personalized medicine

12/05/2014 Scientists have produced highly specific fluorescent nanoparticles that, with near-infrared (NIR) fluorescent dye, can be guided to the liver or kidney and deliver their payload of active ingredients directly to the targeted ti...
Wafer-level LED chip emits 157 W of optical power, could potentially emit tens of kilowatts

Wafer-level LED chip emits 157 W of optical power, could potentially emit tens of kilowatts

12/05/2014 Chinese researchers from Suzhou Institute of Nano-tech and Nano-bionics (Suzhou), Chinese Academy of Sciences (Beijing, Xiangneng HuaLei Optoelectronic Co. (Chenzhou) and several universities in China have created a gallium nit...
Small real-time lidars could allow UAVs to conduct underwater scans

Small real-time lidars could allow UAVs to conduct underwater scans

12/04/2014 A team at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI; Atlanta, GA) has designed a new approach that could lead to bathymetric lidars (which scan beneath the water's surface) that are much smaller and more efficient than the curr...

Core/shell nanoparticle ratio changes microdisk-resonator sensing properties

12/04/2014

Microring and microdisk optical resonators are sensitive detectors of nanoparticles, including individual cells or viruses.

8000% efficient LED enables ultralow-power data transmission

12/04/2014 Rajeev Ram and colleagues at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have demonstrated ultralow-power free-space communication (over a short distance in the lab) using a thermoelectrically pumped mid-IR indium gallium a...
Now, a spherical perovskite laser

Now, a spherical perovskite laser

12/04/2014

Researchers at the University of Toronto have demonstrated the first perovskite-based spherical resonator laser by coating organometallic halide perovskites uniformly onto glass microspheres.

LC retarder helps lidar measure both wind-velocity magnitude and direction

LC retarder helps lidar measure both wind-velocity magnitude and direction

12/04/2014

Inexpensive wind-sensing lidars based on continuous-wave (CW) narrow-linewidth laser-diode light sources are becoming useful to the wind-energy industry as anemometers.

2-D streak camera operates at up to 100 billion frames per second, images propagating light pulses

UPDATED with video: 2D streak camera operates at up to 100 billion frames per second, images propagating light pulses

12/03/2014 A team of biomedical engineers at the Optical Imaging Laboratory of Washington University in St. Louis (St. Louis, MO), led by Lihong Wang, has developed the world’s fastest receive-only 2-D camera, a streak camera that can cap...
Zemax headquarters in Redmond, WA; home of OpticStudio optical design software

Radiant Zemax spins off Zemax optical design software business unit

12/03/2014 Reversing a 2011 merger, Radiant Zemax  has sold its Zemax optical design software business unit to Arlington Capital Partners , a private equity firm. Mark Nicholson, who had led the Zemax unit, has been named Zemax CEO. ...
Raman spectroscopy method could diagnose bone diseases noninvasively

Raman spectroscopy method could diagnose bone diseases noninvasively

12/02/2014 A team of researchers used a Raman spectroscopy method that could enable doctors to identify bone diseases without having to use invasive diagnostic methods or exposing patients to radiation associated with current x-ray techni...
Fiber optics center of deal between Corning and Samsung Image Courtesy of Wikipedia: Cable Master

Fiber optics business of Samsung acquired by Corning

12/02/2014 Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW; Corning, NY) has reached agreement with Samsung Electronics to acquire its fiber optics business. Corning will integrate Samsung’s fiber optics business, with its manufacturing facilities in Gum...

Forth Dimension microdisplays support US Army HMD training programs

12/01/2014

Microdisplays from Forth Dimension Displays (ForthDD; Dalgety Bay, Scotland) are enabling the US Army's Flight School XXI program to surpass 200,000 hours of aircrew training.

Avantes CEO Benno Oderkerk gets EPIC Phoenix Award 2014 for entrepreneurship in photonics

Avantes CEO Benno Oderkerk gets EPIC Phoenix Award 2014 for entrepreneurship in photonics

12/01/2014 Benno Oderkerk, who cofounded and is CEO of Avantes (Apeldoorn, The Netherlands), which makes miniaturized fiber optic spectrometers, has received the EPIC Phoenix Award 2014 from the European Photonics Industry Consortium. The...
Parallel processing technique enables improved femtosecond laser micromachining

Parallel processing technique enables improved femtosecond laser micromachining

12/01/2014 Recognizing that production of femtosecond lasers for micromachining is still slow and expensive, a team of researchers has developed an original parallel-processing technique that could multiply their production capacity, thus...
Molecular diagnostic device visualizes prostate cancer quickly

Molecular diagnostic device visualizes prostate cancer quickly

12/01/2014

A team of researchers has developed a molecular diagnostic device prototype that, based on tissue autofluorescence via activation by a laser pulse, enables visual diagnosis of prostate cancer within a minute and a half.

New biophotonics advances in Samarendra Mohanty's lab map the brain and guide axons

New biophotonics advances map the brain, guide axons

11/28/2014 A University of Texas at Arlington physics team is using their biophotonics expertise to advance new methods in areas such as mapping the neural circuitry of the brain and guiding neurons to potentially repair damage in the body.
Ophthalmology laser maker Iridex secures large tender from Government of Zambia

Ophthalmology laser maker Iridex secures large tender from Government of Zambia

11/27/2014

Iridex (NASDAQ: IRIX) has been awarded a competitive tender for more than $350,000 in ophthalmology laser equipment by the government of Zambia.

Quasirandom nanoimprinting templates (in other words, Blu-Ray discs) increase photovoltaic solar cell light absorption

Quasirandom nanoimprinting templates (in other words, Blu-Ray discs) increase photovoltaic solar cell light absorption

11/26/2014 Researchers at Northwestern University (Evanston, IL) have found that using mass-produced commercial Blu-ray discs (doesn't matter whether they're new or used and unwanted) as nanoimprinting templates produces efficient broadba...
A next-generation biomarker developed at NTU can detect tumor cells and deliver anti-cancer drugs

NIR light-activated biomarker detects tumor cells, delivers drugs

11/26/2014 A team of researchers has developed a biomarker made from a nanophosphor particle that, when activated by near-infrared (NIR) light, detects tumor cells to allow scientists to take a better look. And it can also release anti-ca...
Airborne lidar finds ancient Roman goldmines in Spain

Airborne lidar finds ancient Roman goldmines in Spain

11/25/2014 Using an airborne laser teledetection system and flying over the Eria Valley in León, Spain), researchers from the University of Salamanca (Salamanca, Spain) discovered a gold-mining network created by the Romans two thousand y...
First-ever light-operated drug hones on most common target proteins

First-ever light-operated drug hones on most common target proteins

11/25/2014 An international team of researchers has developed the first-ever light-controlled therapeutic agent whose effects focus specifically on the largest, most important class of drug target proteins—G protein-coupled receptors (GPC...
3D printing center to open in Singapore starting in 1Q 2015

3D printing center to open in Singapore starting in 1Q 2015

11/25/2014 Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc. will offer 3D printing services through the acquisition of privately held Prototype Asia LLC and the opening of its Additive Manufacturing Center in Singapore. Services will be available beginning in ...
Telecom and datacom laser-diode supplier BinOptics bought by MACOM for $230 million

Telecom and datacom laser-diode supplier BinOptics bought by MACOM for $230 million

11/24/2014 M/A-COM (Lowell, MA; Nasdaq:MTSI), also known as MACOM, has acquired indium phosphide (InP) laser-diode maker BinOptics (Ithaca, NY) for $230 million in cash. MACOM makes radio-frequency (RF), microwave, and millimeter-wave pro...
Amanda Wu uses digital image correlation to image a part produced by additive manufacturing

New method measures residual stress in parts produced by additive manufacturing

11/24/2014

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers have developed an efficient method to measure residual stress in metal parts produced by powder-bed fusion additive manufacturing.

(SLIDE SHOW) Tip/tilt mirror mounts deliver accuracy, stability

11/24/2014

Whether they are three-point kinematic mounts or another form such as flexure or gimbal mounts, tip/tilt mounts are an essential part of many optical setups.

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