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First single-molecule LED created from polythiophene nanowire

02/17/2014

Strasbourg, France--A team led by IPCMS, CNRS/Université de Strasbourg in collaboration with UPMC and CEA has developed the first ever single-molecule LED.

Surface-enhanced Raman scattering could help test for meningitis faster

02/17/2014

Researchers at the University of Strathclyde have developed a surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS)-based test that could help speed meningitis diagnosis, leading to better outcomes for patients.

Semiconductor crystals form 'artificial graphene' with potential for lasers, LEDs

Semiconductor crystals form 'artificial graphene' with potential for lasers, LEDs

02/14/2014 Walferdange, Luxembourg--Researchers from the University of Luxembourg, the IEMN-Department of ISEN (Lille, France), Max-Planck-Institut für Physik komplexer Systeme (Dresden, Germany), and the University of Utrecht (Utrecht, T...

Micropyramids enable polarized light emission from quantum dots

02/14/2014

Linköping, Sweden--Researchers at Linköping University are creating a brighter, directly polarized light source by emitting photons from a quantum dot at the top of a micropyramid.

Red diode laser device speeds Salmonella detection in food

02/14/2014

Purdue University researchers have developed a laser sensor device that can identify Salmonella bacteria grown from food samples about three times faster than conventional detection methods.

2013 GaN-based LED revenue grows 10.6%, but further growth will slow

2013 GaN-based LED revenue grows 10.6%, but further growth will slow

02/13/2014 El Segundo, CA--Driven by demand from the general-illumination and screen-backlighting segments, global revenue for gallium nitride (GaN)-based LEDs climbed 10.6% in 2013, but this could mark the last hurrah for the era of doub...

Graphene 'sandwich' improves molecular imaging

02/13/2014

Chicago, IL--Research from UIC describes how sandwiching a biological molecule between sheets of graphene enables capture of atomic-level images of a molecule in its natural watery environment.

Innolas Systems spins off new photovoltaic company

02/13/2014 Krailling, Germany--InnoLas Solutions, a maker of laser-based production equipment for solar cells, has been formed by InnoLas Systems from its former photovoltaic business unit.
Near-IR silicon sensor has 20X higher detection efficiency

Near-IR silicon sensor has 20X higher detection efficiency

02/12/2014 Tokyo and Fukuoka, Japan--Researchers at the University of Tokyo, Kyushu University, and NMEMS Technology Research Organization have unveiled their approach to improving the sensitivity of silicon (Si)-based near-IR sensors.

HORIBA acquires Photon Technology International to increase fluorescence spectroscopy market share

02/12/2014

Kyoto, Japan--HORIBA has acquired the global assets of Photon Technology International and its affiliate companies to increase its market share in fluorescence spectroscopy.

Oxford Instruments acquires Andor, expands into nano-bio arena

02/12/2014

Abingdon, England--Andor will continue to focus on growing their existing core markets and will spearhead Oxford Instruments' strategic expansion into the nano-bio arena.

Real-time in vivo molecular diagnostic system diagnoses precancerous tissues during endoscopy

02/12/2014 A team of researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has developed an in vivo molecular diagnostic system clinically proven for diagnosing precancerous tissue in the gastrointestinal tract during endoscopic exa...

LLNL awards contracts for the petawatt laser system for the ELI Beamlines facility

02/11/2014 Livermore, CA--Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has awarded subcontracts to Femtolasers Produktions and Lasertel for the HAPLS, being built for the European (ELI Beamlines science facility in the Czech Republic.

James C. Wyant gifts $10M for UA graduate student scholarships

02/11/2014

Tucson, AZ--The University of Arizona's College of Optical Sciences has received a $10 million gift for graduate student scholarships from Professor Emeritus James C. Wyant.

U.S. clinical trial for Zeiss microinvasive laser vision correction technology expands

02/11/2014 Two years after its international launch, the small incision lenticule extraction (SMILE) procedure developed by Zeiss has been used to treat more than 80,000 eyes worldwide, and has received FDA approval for an expanded U.S. c...
Avo Photonics and Weatherford create deep-downhole photometer

Avo Photonics and Weatherford create deep-downhole photometer

02/10/2014 Horsham, PA--Avo Photonics, in collaboration with an optical-sensor group at oil and natural-gas service company Weatherford International (Geneva, Switzerland), has designed and validated the performance of a downhole multicha...

Jenoptik achieves revenue of 600M euros in FY2013

02/10/2014

Jenoptik says revenue increased ~3% over the prior year and anticipates revenue growth of between 5 to 10% for FY2014.

Michelson Diagnostics places volume purchase order for Axsun Technologies' swept-laser engines

02/10/2014

Michelson Diagnostics has placed a volume purchase order for swept-laser optical coherence tomography (OCT) engines from Axsun Technologies a subsidiary of Volcano Corporation.

SUNY nanosheets could radically improve low-light imaging

02/10/2014

Albany, NY--SUNY CNSE researchers have developed ultrathin "nanosheets" that could make blurry nighttime pictures a thing of the past.

Scanners: Three-axis laser scanning technology improves demanding materials processing applications

02/10/2014

Post-objective, three-axis, all-digital laser scanning systems provide the large field of view, small spot size, high speed, and high accuracy that next-generation remote laser material processing applications require.

Test and Measurement: MRF fabricates 'perfectly bad' surfaces

02/10/2014

Magnetorheological finishing (MRF) can be used to modify and characterize a surface in an optical system so that it is "perfectly bad," or precisely compensating for all other system wavefront errors.

Photonic Frontiers: Extreme Fiber Bandwidth: The quest for extreme fiber bandwidth

02/10/2014

Innovations in data encoding are pushing fiber transmission efficiency close to Shannon's limit -- going beyond will require multipath transmission using multiple cores or multiple modes in few-mode fibers.

Scientific Imaging: A guide to choosing and using scientific imaging cameras

02/10/2014 Just like any other tool, having a bit of insight into how scientific imaging cameras work in the context of the project at hand -- from the simplest brightfield application to the most complex computational imaging project -- ...

Ultrafast Lasers: High-harmonic-generation spectroscopy is extended to new types of molecules

02/10/2014 High-order harmonic generation, a revolutionary tool for studying electronic and nuclear dynamics and molecular structure, is now being extended to new molecular species by optimizing pulse-duration diagnostics and pulse-compre...

Photonics Applied: Laser Additive Manufacturing: How does additive manufacturing 'stack up' against subtractive methods?

02/09/2014 While metal and polymer components fabricated using laser additive manufacturing (LAM) are becoming commonplace for jewelry and dental implants, companies are racing to improve the functional integrity of more sophisticated LAM...

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