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ABB to acquire laser-based gas analysis company Los Gatos Research

10/30/2013

Cary, NC--ABB has agreed to acquire Los Gatos Research to add a new line of laser-based gas analyzers to ABB’s leading measurement business.

Oerlikon Leybold Vacuum inaugurates India headquarters

10/30/2013

Cologne, Germany--Oerlikon Leybold Vacuum inaugurated its India head office in Bangalore to provide greater sales and service support and customer proximity.

Photoacoustic spectroscopy can measure blood sugar noninvasively

10/29/2013

A team of researchers from the Biophysics Institute at the University of Frankfurt in Germany has devised a novel, noninvasive spectroscopy-based approach to make blood glucose monitoring in diabetes easier.

Terahertz metamaterial lens with 1/28th wave resolution a potential boon for biophotonics research

10/29/2013 Sydney, Australia--A new lens for focusing terahertz radiation has a resolution of 1/28th wave, which is ten times the resolution of any previous terahertz lens; the wire-array metamaterial structure of the lens allows it to pr...

2014 Lasers & Photonics Marketplace Seminar agenda finalized; early bird registration open

10/29/2013

Nashua, NH--The agenda has been finalized for Laser Focus World’s 2014 Lasers & Photonics Marketplace Seminar held in conjunction with Photonics West; early birds are encouraged to register.

Global UAV market expected to reach $11.6 billion annually in ten years

10/29/2013 Washington, DC--According to a study from the Teal Group, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) continue as the most dynamic growth sector of the world aerospace industry this decade despite near-term U.S. budget cutbacks.
Fluorescence technique detects fingerprints directly, rather than post-treatment

Fluorescence technique detects fingerprints directly, rather than post-treatment

10/29/2013 Cachan and Paris, France--A product that uses fluorescence to directly detect fingerprints has been developed by a team from the Laboratoire de Photophysique et Photochimie Supramoléculaire et Macromoléculaire (CNRS/ENS Cachan)...

Nanorods detect DNA traces with higher sensitivity

10/28/2013

An international team of researchers has demonstrated that light-activated nanorods can detect tiny amounts of DNA with 50x more sensitivity than current methods.

VCSEL simulation model from Agilent solves rack-to-rack optical interconnect issues

10/28/2013

Santa Clara, CA--Agilent Technologies introduced a physics-based model for its opto model library that quickly and accurately solves the challenges posed by signal distortion in VCSELs.

St. Jude Medical's OCT-driven 3D vessel reconstruction technology launches in the U.S.

10/25/2013 Medical device maker St. Jude Medical (NYSE:STJ) has launched its ILUMIEN OPTIS PCI Optimization system commercially in the U.S, which incorporates optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging technology to enable comprehensive d...

NIST carbon-nanotube-slit spectrometer collects climate data

10/25/2013

Boulder, CO--On September 29, 2013, a plastic balloon floated high in the skies over New Mexico carrying instruments to collect climate-related test data with the help of carbon nanotube chips made by NIST.

LLNL engineers create better quantum dots for QD-LEDs

LANL engineers create better quantum dots for QD-LEDs

10/25/2013

Los Alamos, NM--Quantum-dot LEDs (QD-LEDs) can potentially produce white light of a higher quality than conventional blue-emitter/yellow-phosphor LEDs.

Max Planck team demonstrates that graphene can lase

Max Planck team demonstrates that graphene can lase

10/25/2013 Munich and Stuttgart, Germany and Harwell, England--Population inversion, and therefore laser action, has been demonstrated in graphene by Isabella Gierz and her colleagues at the Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dyna...

Photoacoustic device promising for routine breast cancer screening

10/24/2013 Recognizing that routine screening can increase breast cancer survival by detecting the disease early, a team of researchers at the University of Twente have developed an imaging tool prototype that may one day help to detect b...

Private investment group buys Newport's Micro Robotics Systems business

10/24/2013

Irvine, CA--Newport is selling the assets of its Micro Robotics Systems advanced packaging business (MRSI) to a private investment group led by the local management team.

Photonics business news: NSF announces SBIR/STTR funding opportunity

10/24/2013 Washington, DC--The National Science Foundation (NSF) has announced a funding opportunity for its Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs, which may be of interest to pho...

Perovskite solar cells 5X cheaper than comparable thin-film technology

10/24/2013

Singapore--A next-generation solar cell made from organic-inorganic hybrid perovskite materials is about five times cheaper than current thin-film solar cells.

Nanodiamonds could enable real-time monitoring of cancer cell processes

10/24/2013

Nanometric-scale diamond particles could offer a new way to detect cancer far earlier than previously thought, which is the aim of an EU-funded research project called Dinamo.

Terahertz quantum-cascade laser emits 3 mW continuous-wave

Terahertz quantum-cascade laser emits 3 mW continuous-wave

10/23/2013 Lausanne and Zürich, Switzerland--Researchers from Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) and Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich (ETHZ) have created a continuous-wave (CW) terahertz-radiation-emitting quantum-...

EPIC discusses UK photonics industry support at Photonex

10/23/2013

Coventry, England--Carlos Lee, director general of EPIC, moderated a discussion on UK photonics industry support at Photonex 2013.

Clinical study for laser hair growth system recognized with ASLMS research award

10/23/2013

A clinical study using the iGrow hair growth system from Apira Science was recognized at the 33rd Annual Conference of the American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery (ASLMS).

Room-temperature nanodiamond production paves way for flexible optoelectronics

10/22/2013

Cleveland, OH--Case Western Reserve University researchers have found a way to cheaply make nanodiamonds on a laboratory bench at atmospheric pressure and near room temperature.

Natural vanadium-based metamaterial fools IR thermal cameras

Natural vanadium-based metamaterial fools IR thermal cameras

10/22/2013 Cambridge, MA--A group at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) led by Federico Capasso has created a vanadium dioxide (VO2) thin-film coating that intrinsically conceals its own temperature (and what's ...

Ablative CO2 laser effective for rhinophyma

10/22/2013

Good cosmetic outcomes are possible using fractionated ablative carbon dioxide (CO2) laser therapy for mild-to-moderate cases of rhinophyma, according to researchers at the University of California-Irvine.

Chlorophyll-fluorescence sorting can improve Capsicum pepper-seed quality

10/21/2013 Uşak and Ankara, Turkey and Wageningen, The Netherlands--In the interests of improving the quality and uniformity of Capsicum pepper-seed crops, Researchers from the University of Uşak, the University of Ankara, and the Wagenin...

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