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NeoPhotonics acquires EMCORE's narrow linewidth tunable laser product line

10/25/2014

Photonic integrated circuit (PIC) manufacturer NeoPhotonics Corporation will purchase the assets of EMCORE's tunable laser and transceiver product lines.

A light microscopy technique called lattice light-sheet microscopy imaged this single HeLa cell in metaphase

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

10/24/2014

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

10/24/2014

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.

 

Ultrahigh-reliability high-power VCSEL array for 3D sensing and gesture recognition unveiled by Princeton Optronics

Ultrahigh-reliability high-power VCSEL array for 3D sensing and gesture recognition unveiled by Princeton Optronics

10/23/2014

Vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser (VCSEL) specialist Princeton Optronics has introduced a high-power 8-W VCSEL array for 3D sensing and illumination.

Two-photon microscopy method images oscillating mitochondria in rats

Two-photon microscopy method images oscillating mitochondria in rats

10/23/2014

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

Direct-diode laser for sheet metal cutting from JDSU, Amada debuts

10/23/2014

JDSU (NASDAQ: JDSU) has collaborated with Amada, which manufactures machine tools for metal fabrication, to develop a new direct-diode laser that provides up to 2kW of output power.

Safety of blue-light content of white-light LEDs discussed in new DOE technical brief

Safety of blue-light content of white-light LEDs discussed in new DOE technical brief

10/22/2014

In a new brief, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has set out to clear up what it believes are misconceptions about LED lighting, in particular those that relate to the blue-light content of white-light LEDs.

Fluorescence approach can track HIV proteins' motion in real time

10/22/2014

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.

Precision optics maker JML Optical acquires Harold Johnson Optical Labs

10/21/2014 Optics maker JML Optical Industries in Rochester, NY, has acquired the operating assets of Harold Johnson Optical Laboratories. JML Optical is a designer and manufacturer of custom precision optical components, assemblies, and ...
High-brightness blue direct-diode laser from Shimadzu emits 50 W from 100-micron 0.2-NA fibe

High-brightness blue direct-diode laser from Shimadzu emits 50 W from 100-micron 0.2-NA fiber

10/21/2014 Researchers from Shimadzu (Kanagawa, Japan) have created a blue-emitting direct diode laser that focuses light from 30 individual 450-nm-emitting diode lasers into an optical fiber with a 100-μm-diameter core; the direct diode ...
Photoacoustic imaging pioneer Lihong Wang

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...

Report cites that medical 3D printing market will hit $965.5M worldwide by 2019

10/21/2014

A report by Transparency Market Research forecasts that the medical 3D printing market will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 15.4 percent from 2013 to 2019, reaching $965.5 million globally by 2019.

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

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

10/20/2014

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

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

10/19/2014

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.

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...
Industrial laser systems maker Trumpf experiences soaring profits in FY13/14

Trumpf FY13/14 profits soar, thanks to record in increased revenue

10/17/2014

Industrial laser systems maker Trumpf has increased its income significantly in fiscal year 2013/2014, thereby posting record revenues.

Revenues from the production of parts for final products represents 34.7 percent of the entire market for additive manufacturing

Additive manufacturing market has one-third represented by final-product parts production

10/16/2014

Revenues from the production of parts for final products represents 34.7 percent of the entire market for additive manufacturing (AM) and 3D printing, according to market research firm Wohlers Associates.

Optical metamaterial controls Cerenkov radiation, helping physicists distinguish unknown high-energy particles

Optical metamaterial controls Cerenkov radiation, helping physicists distinguish unknown high-energy particles

10/16/2014 Chalmers University of Technology (Göteborg, Sweden) researcher Philippe Tassin and his colleagues at the Free University of Brussels (Brussels, Belgium) have designed an optical metamaterial that manipulates the Cerenkov cone ...

Photodynamic therapy for deep cancer cells could get a boost with new nanoparticle

10/16/2014 An international team of researchers has combined a new type of nanoparticle with an FDA-approved photodynamic therapy (PDT) to effectively kill deep-set cancer cells in vivo with minimal damage to surrounding tissue and fewer ...

Theranostic fluorescent nanoparticles identify and destroy ovarian cancer cells

10/15/2014

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

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

10/15/2014

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, ...
Carbon-nanotube-based field emitter aims to be efficient just like LEDs

Carbon-nanotube-based field emitter aims to be efficient just like LEDs

10/14/2014

Scientists from Tohoku University (Sendai, Japan) have developed a new type of flat light source -- a field emitter based on carbon nanotubes.

Optoelectronics Research Centre to sell advanced optical fiber commercially

10/14/2014

Advanced Fiber Optics from Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC) at the University of Southampton is making its next-generation optical fiber available for purchase by systems engineers and researchers. 

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