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Quantel Medical photodynamic therapy laser garners CE Mark approval


Quantel Medical has received CE Mark approval for its Vitra PDT photodynamic therapy laser platform in treating the ophthalmic conditions polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy (PCV) and central serous retinopathy (CSR).

National Energetics and EKSPLA awarded contract to build ten-petawatt laser system

National Energetics and Ekspla awarded contract to build ten-petawatt laser system

09/23/2014 A consortium led by National Energetics (Austin, TX), in partnership with Ekspla (Vilnius, Lithuania), has been awarded a contract in excess of $40 million to develop and install an ultra-intense laser system for the European U...

Fast optogenetic method can sense neuronal activity with red light


Researchers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have developed an optogenetic-based tool that provides a new way of mapping the brain's neural networks in a living organism.

Sensors Unlimited moves to new manufacturing facility


UTC Aerospace Systems has opened a new facility in Princeton, NJ, for its Sensors Unlimited business, which develops sensing and imaging solutions in shortwave infrared (SWIR) technology.

Quantel fiber laser enables atom-cooling experiments onboard CNES Zero-G aircraft


Quantel Laser announced that its EYLSA Fiber Laser completed a series of atom-cooling experiments on board the CNES Zero-G aircraft.

SPIE Fellow and materials scientist Mark Hersam named 2014 MacArthur Fellow

09/22/2014 SPIE Fellow and Northwestern University (Evanston, IL) materials scientist Mark Hersam was named one of the 21 Fellows of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation for 2014. Hersam is a professor and the director of Nor...

Dual-wavelength laser treats ultra-rare vascular condition

09/22/2014 The Methodist Children's Hospital is the only hospital in the United States, and one of only a few in the world, that offers dual-wavelength laser treatment for glomuvenous malformation (GVM) plaque type, a rare vascular condit...

Ocean Optics names spectroscopy applications contest winners

09/19/2014 Ocean Optics (Dunedin, FL) has named two winners of its World Cup of Applications contest after collecting more than 40 entries from around the world. One winner used spectroscopy to gauge the faint red chlorophyll fluorescence...

Invest in Photonics to highlight a range of market opportunities

09/19/2014 Invest in Photonics, an international business partnering convention, has revealed its line-up of industry speakers, including executives from Amazon, Airbus, Alcatel Lucent Bell Labs, Leica Microsystems, L’Oreal, and Volkswagen.

Microscopy method has positive implications for muscular dystrophy research

09/19/2014 A team of scientists has developed a microscopy method that allows them to view single molecules in living animals at high resolution. Importantly, the method enabled them to study a key structural protein of muscle cells to he...

Quantel, Andor, and NSF offer free LIBS workshop


Quantel, Andor, and the NSF-sponsored cCWCS program is sponsoring the free second annual workshop on Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy in Undergraduate Research and Teaching (LIBS-URT 2014).

Ultra-slow-motion Precitech close-up video shows diamond turning of germanium, silicon lenses

Ultra-slow-motion Precitech close-up video shows diamond turning of germanium, silicon lenses


If your interest in optics extends to the manufacture of IR optical components, then do I have a video for you.

Edmund Optics announces finalists for 2014 Educational Award


Edmund Optics (EO) has named 45 finalists in its 2014 Educational Award out of more than 880 applications. The winners will share more than $85,000 in EO products.

A dual layer of graphene can be laser-cooled, with possible practical uses

A dual layer of graphene can be laser-cooled, with possible practical uses

09/17/2014 A multinational team of researchers has discovered that two layers of graphene, one rotated at a specific angle relative to the other, can be used as a material that, when irradiated by laser light at the proper wavelength, exh...

OSA announces winners of Enabled by Optics contest


JDSU has won the second Enabled by Optics contest run by The Optical Society (OSA).

Element Six selected for EU project to develop ultrafast pulse disk laser


Element Six was selected by the European Commission's Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development to help develop a new ultrafast pulse disk laser.

Devices made of 'correlated oxide' could provide a new path for photodetection

Devices made of 'correlated oxide' could provide a new path for photodetection

09/16/2014 Using a quantum material called a correlated oxide, researchers at Harvard University (Cambridge, MA) have achieved a reversible change in electrical resistance of eight orders of magnitude, a result the researchers are calling...

OSI Laser Diode establishes supply agreement with SemiNex


OSI Laser Diode Inc. has established a supply agreement with SemiNex Corp. where SemiNex will fulfill LDI’s needs for high power indium phosphide laser chips in the infrared wavelength range of 1300-1700 nm.

UCSB scientists in DARPA program fabricate quantum-dot lasers directly on silicon

UCSB scientists in DARPA program fabricate quantum-dot lasers directly on silicon

09/16/2014 Scientists in the Electronic-Photonic Heterogeneous Integration (E-PHI) program run by the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA; Washington, DC) have deposited successive layers of indium arsenide material dire...

Lockheed Martin opens Optical Payload Center of Excellence in Silicon Valley


The Optical Payload Center of Excellence in the heart of Silicon Valley will help Lockheed Martin advance optical systems that power innovations used in satellites, lasers, telescopes, and targeting systems.

Exfoliated single-crystalline GaN films grown on graphene lead to new types of LEDs

09/15/2014 Researchers at the IBM T. J. Watson Research Center (Yorktown Heights, NY) have figured out how to use graphene as a template to repeatedly grow and exfoliate entire single-crystalline gallium nitride (GaN) films; the process e...

Optical method can detect proteins by their scattered light

09/15/2014 A team of researchers has developed an optical method that enables direct detection of the scattered light of individual proteins via their shadows to not only make biomedical diagnoses more sensitive, but also provide new insi...

Shortest wavelength yet (0.002 nm) reflected from multilayer-coated mirror

09/12/2014 Researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL; Livermore, CA), the University of Denmark (Lyngby, Denmark) and the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (Grenoble, France) have created very-short-period multilay...

New IR marker enables advanced bioimaging


Scientists at the Helmholtz Zentrum München have developed an infrared (IR) fluorescent protein marker to improve the quality of tissue imaging.

500 GHz photon switch is based on subnanometer-scale-engineered optical fiber

500 GHz photon switch is based on subnanometer-scale-engineered optical fiber

09/10/2014 Researchers at the University of California, San Diego have built the first 500 GHz photon switch, an approach made possible by advances in the control of a strong optical beam using only a few photons, and by the scientists' a...


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 ...


AFL Recipient of Three Technology Patents

10/03/2013 Five AFL associates were recognized for receiving patent awards for their work developing new pro...

AFL Introduces Fujikura Fixed V-groove Single Fiber

10/03/2013 AFL introduces the Fujikura 19S fusion splicer, a new fixed v-groove single fiber splicer, the la...

AFL Introduces New Family of NYFORS™ Recoating Products

10/03/2013 AFL now offers Nyfors Teknologi AB’s new family of recoating products including the ReCoater 2™, ...

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