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FINGERPRINT DETECTION: OPSL rises to challenge of U.S. Army forensic work in Afghanistan

01/14/2014 While the use of laser-guided ordnance for military use is generally well-publicized, lasers—in the form of green-emitting optically pumped semiconductor lasers (OPSLs)—have also proven their military value as light sources for...

MICROSCOPY: 4Pi fluorescence microscope requires only a single objective lens

01/14/2014

An alternative fluorescence-microscopy technique developed by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) uses a single objective to obtain 4Pi-comparable imaging resolution.

Fianium ships its 1000th supercontinuum laser

01/14/2014

Southampton, England--Ultrafast fiber laser manufacturer Fianium reported shipment of its 1000th supercontinuum laser on January 14, 2014.

SPECTROMETERS: Off-plane EUV spectrograph aids plasma research

01/14/2014

McPherson has developed a commercial conical-diffraction, off-plane x-ray Czerny-Turner (OP-XCT) spectrograph that can be used, among other applications, for plasma diagnostics.

Laser sintered wearable art debuts at 3D Printshow

01/14/2014

A headdress laser sintered on an EOS additive manufacturing system was a highlight of the exhibition’s fashion show.

SEMICONDUCTING POLYMERS: Polymer retinal implant is totally self-contained

01/14/2014

A group of researchers has created a polymer-based active photosensitive platform intended as a simple, wiring-free “epiretinal” implant to restore a measure of vision to blind people.

Michelson Diagnostics closes $3.25 million financing round

01/14/2014

Optical coherence tomography (OCT) medical device maker Michelson Diagnostics has closed its Series A2 financing round, raising $3.25 million (£1.98 million) from existing investors.

New Montana photonics cluster, all nine members, to be at SPIE Photonics West 2014

01/13/2014 Bozeman, MT--A newly established US photonics cluster, the Montana Photonics Industry Alliance (MPIA), consists of nine member companies, all of which will be exhibiting at SPIE Photonics West 4-6 February in San Francisco, CA.

L-3 AOC provides large-optics coatings for telescope project

01/13/2014

Dallas, TX--L-3 Applied Optics Center completed the optical coatings for thirteen large optical elements for a major U.S. national telescope.

Forced airflow efficiently cools high-power beam-combining VBGs

01/13/2014

Volume Bragg gratings (VBGs), which are recorded as refractive-index variations in photothermorefractive (PTR) glass, can be used for high-power, high-spectral-density laser beam combining.

Axially graded AGILE lens acts as nontracking solar concentrator

01/13/2014 Researchers at Stanford University have designed and fabricated an efficient axially graded-index lens (AGILE) solar concentrator that accepts sunlight from all angles (which allows it to operate even in diffuse light), elimina...

(SLIDE SHOW) Technology Review 2013

01/13/2014

VCSELs boast 63.4% PCE

01/13/2014 Years of research and development, including funding from the U.S. Navy, Army, and the Defense Advanced Research Products Agency (DARPA), have resulted in record performance of vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSELs) f...

Piezoelectric ‘Starbugs’ to position fiber optics for the Giant Magellan Telescope

01/13/2014 The adaptive-optical Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT), which will be located on Cerro Las Campanas in Chile and reach the “first light” stage by 2020, will have a primary aperture of 24.5 m and a resolving power 10 times that of ...

Thumb-drive-sized spectrometer achieves subnanometer resolution

01/13/2014 Nano Optic Devices has developed a chip-based spectrometer that is not only very compact, with packaged dimensions comparable to a typical USB thumb flash drive, but also achieves the subnanometer resolution typically found in ...

Intravascular OCT could improve survival of ischemic disease patients

01/13/2014 Researchers at Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals Case Medical Center (both in Cleveland, OH) hope to improve treatment and survival rates of ischemic heart disease patients by providing doctors an unprece...

Carl Zeiss Meditec acquires Aaren Scientific, expanding intraocular lens portfolio

01/10/2014

Carl Zeiss Meditec has acquired intraocular (IOL) lens maker Aaren Scientific, thereby expanding its IOL portfolio for ophthalmic surgeons.

Alfalight receives $1.7M contract for non-lethal ocular disruptors

01/10/2014

Madison, WI--Alfalight received a $1.7 million dollar, 20-month contract for the development and delivery of green laser systems for long-range ocular disruption applications.

OSA Foundation launches Tingye Li award for optical fiber innovation

01/09/2014

Washington, DC--A fund-raising campaign has been launched by the OSA Foundation to establish an award in honor of the late optical fiber communications pioneer Tingye Li.

Raman spectroscopy the focus of RamanFest two-day conference

01/09/2014

RamanFest, an international and annual event, will be held on June 12–13, 2014, in Boston, MA, in conjunction with Harvard University.

Aveva laser-scanning software captures hydrocarbons facility as-built in 3D for revamp project

Aveva laser-scanning software captures hydrocarbons facility as-built in 3D for revamp project

01/09/2014 Moscow, Russia--Aveva announced that Burgasnefteproekt (Burgas, Bulgaria), an engineering company in the petrochemicals field, is using Aveva's Laser Modeller, laser-scanning software that captures 3D models of entire rooms and...

U.S. Navy awards Lockheed Martin $84M for laser-guided training rounds

01/09/2014

Bethesda, MD--The U.S. Navy awarded Lockheed Martin an $84.5 million dollar contract to produce paveway II Enhanced Laser Guided Training Rounds (ELGTR).

u²t Photonics and its 100G coherent technologies acquired by Finisar

01/09/2014

Sunnyvale, CA--Finisar is buying u²t Photonics for approximately $20 million in cash plus the assumption of approximately $7 million of net debt.

Mitsubishi moves into laser additive manufacturing with Matsuura partnership

01/09/2014

MC Machinery Systems and Matsuura Machinery are introducing a new metal laser sintering hybrid milling machine to North America market.

FLIR unveils $350 iPhone case containing a thermal imager

FLIR unveils $350 iPhone case containing a thermal imager

01/08/2014 Wilsonville, OR--At the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show (CES; Las Vegas, NV, Jan. 7-10), FLIR today unveiled a case for the iPhone 5 and 5s that contains a thermal imager; once mounted, the device displays a live scene with a co...

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