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28G VCSEL reliability study shows 35 year MTTF

05/30/2014 A reliability study of the VI Systems V25-850C VCSEL chip for data rates of up to 28 Gbit/s confirmed that the chips can be used in constant operation at elevated temperatures with a mean time to failure (MTTF) of more than 35 ...

Noninvasive laser therapy has potential to change dentistry, regenerative medicine

05/30/2014 A team of researchers at Harvard University used low-power laser light to trigger stem cells inside the body to regenerate tissue—an advance that could have implications in such clinical applications as restorative dentistry an...

Kavli Prize goes to photonics researchers Ebbesen, Hell, and Pendry

05/30/2014 The Kavli Prize in Nanoscience is shared between Thomas W. Ebbesen, Stefan W. Hell, and Sir John B. Pendry. The $1 million prize is awarded every two year for advances in three research areas: astrophysics, nanoscience and neur...

UK invests in new photonics research center for data storage

05/29/2014 Queen's University Belfast and the University of Glasgow have teamed with 12 industrial partners to create the Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Photonic Integration for Advanced Data Storage, with £8.1 million in funding.
Inexpensive lidar contains MEMS-tunable VCSEL

Inexpensive lidar contains MEMS-tunable VCSEL

05/29/2014 A potentially very compact and inexpensive lidar unit developed by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley) is built around a (vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser (VCSEL) that is wavelength-tunable...

Diffuse optical tomography able to scan the brain without radiation, magnets

05/29/2014

Scientists at the Washington School of Medicine in St. Louis have developed an instrument that relies on diffuse optical tomography (DOT), a technique that until now had been limited to small regions of the brain.

NIST supercontinuum laser system mimics sunlight for testing photovoltaic cells

NIST supercontinuum laser system mimics sunlight for testing photovoltaic cells

05/28/2014 Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST; Boulder, CO) have developed an instrument built around a visible/IR supercontinuum laser that generates artificial sunlight to help test photovoltaic cell...

Photonics Technology Roadshow to focus on bio-imaging during Photonex Scotland

05/28/2014

On June 4, Photonex Scotland show will host an in-depth conference on the latest techniques and instrumentation in biophotonics, including the application of super-resolution microscopy.


Functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) instrument capable of identifying stroke-affected areas of the brain

NIR spectroscopy tool 'interrogates' and shows how the brain relearns

05/28/2014 Scientists at the National Institute of Astrophysics, Optics and Electronics in Mexico have developed a functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) instrument capable of identifying stroke-affected areas of the brain and the ...

PhotoScribe patent on diamond light performance goes beyond the 4Cs

05/28/2014

PhotoScribe Technologies was granted a patent for its light performance system that goes beyond the 4Cs of cut, color, clarity, and carat weight to quantify diamond beauty and efficiency.

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Unusual "intermediate" silicon IR Fresnel lens is compact, useful for inexpensive thermal IR imaging

05/27/2014 A group of French researchers has designed and fabricated small silicon (Si) Fresnel lenses that can simplify thermal infrared cameras and make them lower in cost.

EU CLARITY project pushes closer to new mid-infrared systems

05/27/2014 The EU-funded CLARITY project has announced results that will help photonics researchers better understand and improve quantum cascade lasers (QCLs) and mid-infrared fibers, and provide the basis for highly efficient mid- to ne...

Theralase anti-cancer photodynamic therapy nears human trials

05/27/2014 Anti-cancer research on Photo Dynamic Compound (PDC) technology from Theralase Technologies was peer reviewed and invited to be published in Coordination Chemistry Reviews as the company prepares for human clinical trials.

Multispectral light sensor could enable low-cost medical imaging

05/27/2014 A team of researchers at the University of Surrey in England have developed a multispectral light sensor that detects ultraviolet (UV) to visible and near-infrared (NIR) light, and allows medical and security imaging via low-co...
'Flatland' 2D plasmonic optics created with graphene could lead to 100X smaller integrated optics

'Flatland' 2D plasmonic optics created with graphene could lead to 100X smaller integrated optics

05/23/2014 In the interests of combining optics with electronics on graphene to develop integrated optical/plasmonic circuits, a team of Spanish and Argentinian researchers has come up with a way to fabricate fully functional 2D optics on...
UCF researchers meet with legislators to encourage congressional support for photonics

UCF researchers meet with legislators to encourage congressional support for photonics

05/22/2014 Representatives from the University of Central Florida (UCF; Orlando, FL) were among volunteers in industry and research labs from 16 states who visited dozens of U. S. Congressional offices urging support for legislation to co...
MIT/NASA lunar laser communication team to present details on Earth-to-moon uplink performance

MIT/NASA lunar laser communication team to present details on Earth-to-moon uplink performance

05/22/2014 Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) Lincoln Laboratory, working with NASA in the fall of 2013, first demonstrated an Earth-to-Moon laser-based broadband data communication technology; now, at CLEO...
Terahertz reflectometry characterizes coats of paint without damaging them

Terahertz reflectometry characterizes coats of paint without damaging them

05/22/2014 A father-and-son research team at Applied Research and Photonics (Harrisburg, PA) has developed a technique that uses terahertz reflectometry to measure the thickness of paint layers (for example on cars) to a tens-of-nanometer...

IEC's update to international laser standards removes regulatory hurdle to laser illuminated projector products

05/22/2014 The Laser Illuminated Projector Association (LIPA), an industry group founded in 2011 to speed the adoption of laser-illuminated projectors into movie theaters, is in agreement with the recent laser illuminated projector standa...

New fluorescent sensor able to detect nitric oxide, a molecule related to many diseases

05/21/2014

Now, the detection of nitric oxide—a molecule related to several diseases—may be executed more efficiently and selectively, thanks to a new fluorescent compound developed by researchers at Jaume I University.

Raman spectroscopy can analyze living cells quickly and accurately

05/19/2014

A team of cell biologists at the Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology (IGB) can now analyze living cells quickly and accurately with the help of Raman spectroscopy.

Rotary sensor for industry uses polarization of light for sensing

Rotary sensor for industry uses polarization of light for sensing

05/18/2014 Researchers at Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits (IIS; Erlangen, Germany) have developed a new kind of rotary sensor that combines precision measurement with flexible handling, allowing it to be customized to specifi...

Portable NIR spectroscopy imaging tool has utility in concussion evaluation

05/16/2014 Two separate projects, spearheaded by University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences researchers, represented important steps toward demonstrating on patients the utility of portable, optical brain imaging for concussi...
Via single-harmonic generation, anti-cancer photodynamic therapy can happen deep within the body

Via single-harmonic generation, anti-cancer photodynamic therapy can happen deep within the body

05/15/2014 Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is normally an effective treatment only for easily accessible tumors such as oral and skin cancer; however, researchers at the University at Buffalo (buffalo, NY), have developed a method for activati...

IHS Google Glass teardown reveals low component cost, but high NRE value

05/14/2014

Although Google Glass sells for $1500, it has hardware and manufacturing costs that amount to just $152.47 says IHS Technology based on their teardown of the product.

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