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New microscopy lab promising for advancing imaging methods


The Neurobiology Centre of the Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology in Poland has opened a new laboratory that combines light and electron microscopy methods in efforts to advance microscopic imaging.

Carbon nanotube sensor tip magnifies sensitivity of Raman spectroscopy


Zurich, Switzerland--ETH Zurich and LLNL scientists have developed an innovative carbon nanotube sensor for surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS).

Zepler Institute set to unite photonics and electronics at the University of Southampton


Southampton, England--The new Zepler Institute will be officially opened at the University of Southampton on September 12, 2013.

SiN CMOS-compatible integrated photonics aim at visible wavelengths


Researchers at Aachen University and Illumina have solved three problems that inhibited use of silicon nitride for integrated photonics at visible wavelengths.

Single-shot broadband mid-IR spectra measured in the visible via upconversion


Researchers at the Institute for Molecular Science, National Chiao Tung University, and Kagawa University have demonstrated single-shot broadband mid-IR spectroscopy using a conventional visible dispersive spectrometer.

Ultrafast detector senses both near-IR and terahertz pulses


A photodetector has been created that responds with precise timing to both near-IR and terahertz radiation.

Laser-diode-based amplifier suits satellite laser ranging

09/04/2013 Instead of using an expensive modelocked Nd:YAG laser as the seed source, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and American University scientists used commercially available laser diodes to build a small-footprint regenerative ampl...

Transparent skull implant could enable laser-based treatments with improved aim

09/04/2013 A team of researchers have developed a transparent skull implant that could provide a permanent window through which doctors can aim laser-based treatments for the brain without having to perform repeated craniectomies.

Nanonics wins microscopy award for integrated AFM/SEM/FIB instrument


Jerusalem, Israel--Integrated microscopy imaging company Nanonics announced that its AFM/SEM/FIB instrument is the recipient of the prestigious 2013 Microscopy Today Innovation Award.


Edmund Optics names winners of 2013 higher education grants for optical innovation

09/04/2013 Barrington, NJ--Edmund Optics (EO) announced the winners of its 2013 Higher Education Global Grant Program. recognizing outstanding undergraduate and graduate optics programs in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics...
VirtuSphere launches Kickstarter fundraising for '360specs' -- a virtual-reality headset with smartphone as display

VirtuSphere launches Kickstarter fundraising for '360specs' -- a virtual-reality headset with smartphone as display

09/04/2013 Redmond, WA--VirtuSphere, the company that makes a human-sized spherical 3Dimmersive virtual-reality device of the same name, is now developing a much smaller device called 360specs -- and is funding it via Kickstarter.

NASA awards Michigan Aerospace SBIR for airplane icing detection


Ann Arbor, MI--Michigan Aerospace Corporationhas begun work on a NASA contract to use a UV laser light detection system to detect conditions in flight when ice is likely to form.

Just-awarded NIST grant will back calibration standard for depth-resolved optical imaging

09/03/2013 The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has awarded Robert Chang, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Stevens Institute of Technology, with a grant to develop a sta...

NIF achieves record laser fusion energy--3X prior neutron yield


Livermore, CA--After focusing all 192 beams on a target capsule, NIF recently achieved 8000 Joules of neutron energy--three times its previous neutron yield for cryogenic implosions.

Glaucoma laser from Quantel Medical cleared by FDA


Ophthalmic ultrasound and laser device maker Quantel Medical has received FDA approval for its Solutis glaucoma laser.

Optogenetics could work to correct life-threatening arrhythmias


A team of researchers from Johns Hopkins University and Stony Brook University are turning to optogenetics to help control abnormal heart behavior noninvasively.

Flexible OLED market to rise 334% to nearly $100M in 2014


Englewood, CO--According to market research firm HIS, demand for elastic OLED displays is expected to grow by more than a factor of four next year, with sales reaching nearly $100 million in 2014.

Ushio-owned Christie to install 'world's first permanent' digital laser-projection installation in Seattle

08/29/2013 ​Cypress, CA--Christie, a developer of digital cinema projectors, will supply and install what it calls the world’s first permanent commercial digital laser-projection installation at the Seattle Cinerama Theatre (Seattle, WA).

NIR spectroscopy instrument assists in monitoring brain injuries

08/29/2013 Researchers at the Nałęcz Institute of Biocybernetics and Biomedical Engineering of the Polish Academy of Sciences (IBBE PAS) are developing a near-infrared (NIR) spectroscopy instrument that enables assessment of brain perfusi...

e2v to create imager for Russian Academy of Sciences UV space telescope

08/28/2013 Chelmsford, England--Keith Attwood, CEO of e2v and Vladimir Nevolin, deputy director of the Lebedev Physical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences (LPI RAS; Moscow, Russia) signed a contract for the first phase of a mult...

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Clinical laser hair therapy device for home use receives FDA approval


Medical device developer Theradome's LH80 laser helmet to treat hair loss has received FDA clearance.

Synchrotron light identifies RNA double helix structure

08/27/2013 Scientists at McGill University have crystallized a short RNA sequence, poly (rA)11, and used data collected at the Canadian Light Source (CLS) and the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron to confirm the hypothesis of a poly (rA) do...
UD and SUNY research may lead to mid-IR GeSn LEDs and lasers

UD and SUNY research may lead to mid-IR GeSn LEDs and lasers

08/27/2013 Newark, DE and Albany, NY--Researchers from the University of Delaware (UD) and the University at Albany-State University of New York (SUNY), led by UD researcher James Kolodzey, have demonstrated that it is possible to use a c...

Optimax completes coating facility expansion


Ontario, NY--Optimax has completed the third and final phase of a $10 million optical coating facility project that has created more than 50 jobs.

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