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Exelis and NIRF partner on non-invasive fluorescence medical imaging technology

04/03/2014

Exelis and NIRF Imaging have entered into a long-term exclusive agreement to deliver a non-invasive, non-radioactive, point-of-care medical imaging capability.

Photonic Materials: Epner gold: The Midas touch for laser cavities and sensing applications

04/03/2014 A next-generation, more-resilient gold coating from Epner Technology is proving instrumental not only for emerging thermal and IR-reflective uses, but for gas-sensing applications and for advanced laser-pumping schemes based on...

Laser Glass Materials: Glass advances usher in exawatt-class lasers

04/03/2014 In the quest to advance research from 100 petawatt (PW) to 1000 PW or exawatt-class lasers, a team of scientists is collaborating with high-energy-laser developers on innovative approaches to make these lasers smaller, more pow...

Chirped Pulse Amplification: Three-level mask repeatably creates pulse-compression gratings

04/03/2014 Aiming to create a robust, repeatable, inexpensive process for fabricating chirped pulse amplification gratings, researchers have developed a technique based on i-line (365 nm) proximity photolithography, performed in a simple ...

ON Semiconductor to acquire Truesense Imaging

04/02/2014 ON Semiconductor (Phoenix, AZ; Nasdaq: ONNN) will acquire Truesense Imaging (Rochester, NY), which produces high-performance image sensor devices for machine vision, surveillance, traffic monitoring, medical and scientific imag...
Dual femtosecond-laser-beam setup could divert lightning strikes

Dual femtosecond-laser-beam setup could divert lightning strikes

04/02/2014 While femtosecond-laser-beam filamentaton in the atmosphere has long been pursued as a way to guide lightning (or simply trigger lightning strikes), researchers at the University of Arizona (UA; Tucson, AZ) and the University o...

Primoceler to build laser-welded optical sensor packages for future ESA orbital missions

04/02/2014

Laser welding technology company Primoceler was selected by the ESA to develop and fabricate new optical sensor packages for use in future orbital missions.

Researchers find protein that eases control of nerve cells by light

04/02/2014 Researchers at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in Germany and colleagues have found protein that facilitates optogenetic control of nerve cells—and could be used as a basis in studying diseases of the nervous system.

Multimode Fiber-Optic Components: Multimode silicon photonics gains WDM-compatible multiplexer

04/02/2014 Groups at Cornell University and Columbia University have together demonstrated microring-based, on-chip wavelength-division multiplexing-compatible mode-division-multiplexing with both low modal crosstalk and loss, dramat...

Laser Marketplace: Forging innovation: Laser Marketplace Seminar review

04/02/2014

Held on February 3 in conjunction with SPIE Photonics West 2014, the 2014 Lasers & Photonics Marketplace Seminar took both a quantitative and qualitative approach to the lasers and photonics markets.

NIR spectroscopy helps discover word pronunciation preferences in newborns

04/01/2014 A study at the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA), using near-infrared (NIR) spectroscopy to observe newborn brain activity, has found that there are certain preferences already active at that age in how to prono...

Ambient air can lase

04/01/2014

Scientists at ENSTA ParisTech/CNRS/Ecole Polytechnique in France have made ambient air lase by pumping it with 800 nm femtosecond laser pulses.

Quantum optics could make extrasensory perception possible

04/01/2014

A team of American, European, and Asian researchers has produced macroscopic quantum-optical entanglement between two living mouse brain cells.

Ultrathin nanostructured metals double plasmonic color filter transmission

04/01/2014 While nanoplasmonic color filters—fabricated to achieve tunable color transmission by adjusting the geometric parameters of nanohole structures—are environmentally rugged and simple to fabricate, their low transmission efficien...

Near-IR heterodyne detector could help find life on exoplanets

04/01/2014

A group of Russian scientists has developed a fiber-coupled optical receiver for heterodyne IR spectroscopy operating at 1.5 μm; the device is based on a superconducting hot-electron bolometer (HEB).

Delivery of first Toptica sodium-guide-star laser accepted by European Southern Observatory, four more coming right up

03/31/2014 Toptica (Munich, Germany) has been creating a new generation of sodium-guide-star lasers intended for use with the adaptive optical (AO) systems integrated into future ground-based extremely large telescopes (ELTs). The develop...

All-fiber isolator provides bidirectional 50 W protection

03/31/2014 While traditional free-space fiber-pigtailed optical isolators can handle approximately 20 W of forward power and less than 1 W of backward power, an all-optical-fiber isolator with a nominal 1 μm operating wavelength from AdVa...

First Down Laser line seeks NFL implementation

03/31/2014 Whether mounted in stadium overhead lights, on a guy-wire system high above the field, or in chain-pulley flag sets at the sides of the field, the laser line system developed by First Down Laser Systems uses patented technology...

2D gesture recognition technology works in natural light

03/31/2014

The new technology from the University of Warwick works in both natural and artificial light, allowing gesture recognition on ordinary mobile phones and tablet computers.

Fluorescence method can detect tumor markers easily

03/31/2014

Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation (IPA) have developed a new fluorescence method that enables cancer diagnosis to be carried out in a single step.

National Photonics Initiative volunteers visit Congress to urge support for photonics legislation

03/28/2014 On behalf of the National Photonics Initiative (NPI), volunteers from industry and research labs across the USA visited Congressional offices to urge support for key issues related to photonics technologies and R&D.

High-efficiency perovskite photovoltaic material also lases

03/28/2014 Researchers from Professor Sir Richard Friend's group at the University of Cambridge's Cavendish Laboratory (Cambridge, England), working with Snaith's University of Oxford group (Oxford, England), have shown that CH3NH3PbI3-xC...

Clinical trial for multibeam OCT system yields positive top line results

03/28/2014 Michelson Diagnostics recently completed a multicenter, prospective clinical trial for basal cell carcinoma diagnosis using the company's VivoSight multibeam optical coherence tomography (OCT) system, with positive top line res...

MIT multilayer device filters light based on direction of travel

03/27/2014

MIT researchers have produced a filter that allows light of any color to pass through only if it is coming from one specific angle and reflect all light coming from other directions.

Pan-European outreach project GoPhoton! to teach importance of photonics

Pan-European outreach project GoPhoton! to teach importance of photonics

03/27/2014 GoPhoton!, a Pan-European outreach project that aims to promote and raise awareness about the ubiquity and industrial and societal importance of the technologies enabled by photonics, is being launched by the European Centres f...

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