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Terahertz reflectometry identifies early skin cancer

09/03/2014 Applied Research & Photonics (ARP) is applying its terahertz-reflectometry systems—which have also been used for multilayer paint-thickness analysis and fault detection in silicon chips—to the identification of early-stage ...
AMO GmbH demos ultrafast graphene-based photodetectors with data rates up to 50 Gbit/s

AMO GmbH demos ultrafast graphene-based photodetectors with data rates up to 50 Gbit/s

09/03/2014 In cooperation with Alcatel Lucent Bell Labs (Boulogne-Billancourt, France), researchers from AMO GmbH (Aachen, Germany) have created what they say is the world's fastest graphene-based photodetector, operating at a maximum dat...

Intel's Silicon Photonics Group wins OSA's 2014 Paul F. Forman Team Engineering Excellence Award

09/03/2014 The Optical Society (OSA; Washington, DC) has announced the winner of its 2014 Paul F. Forman Team Engineering Excellence Award: the Intel Silicon Photonics Solutions Group at Intel Corporation (Santa Clara, CA). The group won ...
Violet LEDs sterilize antibiotic-resistant Staphylococcus-infected wounds

Violet LEDs sterilize antibiotic-resistant Staphylococcus-infected wounds

09/03/2014 As noted in Tech-On!, a research group at Osaka City University (Osaka, Japan) has treated skin ulcers infected with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteria by combining two therapies: 1) photodynamic therap...

Two-photon imaging enables deeper understanding of neuron function

09/02/2014

A researcher in the Optical Neuroimaging Unit at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) Graduate University in Japan used two-photon imaging to explain how neurons help the network function.

Focusing on oil and gas markets, Fibercore acquires Fibertronix

09/02/2014

Fibercore has acquired Fibertronix, which makes specialty fiber and coatings for harsh environment applications within the oil & gas and medical industries.

 

Quantum-key distribution goes to market in LANL tech transfer agreement with Allied Minds

Quantum-key distribution goes to market in LANL tech transfer agreement with Allied Minds

09/02/2014 Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL; Los Alamos, NM) has signed its largest information technology agreement ever; the agreement, with Whitewood Encryption Systems (Boston, MA; a wholly owned subsidiary of Allied Mind) provide...

Pyrocam IV images laser beams to terahertz range

08/30/2014

The new, fourth-generation Pyrocam IV pyroelectric camera adds greater sensitivity, better resolution, a larger active area, and more compact packaging to address next-generation laser source requirements.

Petrobras, Foro Energy ink deal for high-power laser drilling R&D

08/29/2014

Petrobras and Foro Energy have signed a technology cooperation agreement (TCA) for high-power laser drilling research and development.

Ultrashort laser pulses let glass take on metallic properties

08/28/2014

Confirmed by calculations at the Vienna University of Technology, quartz glass can take on metallic properties for tiny fractions of a second when illuminated by an ultrafast laser pulse.

MSS Lasers to expand laser cutting operations with $5.3M funding

08/27/2014

MSS Lasers, provider of refurbished laser cutting machines, says it is set to grow further within existing local and international markets and create more jobs following $5.3 million dollars in funding.

Quantum cascade laser may lead to prickless blood sugar monitoring

08/27/2014

A team of researchers at Princeton University has developed a way to use a quantum cascade laser (QCL) to measure blood sugar noninvasively.

Thinnest-possible hererostructures created for next generation of LEDs, laser diodes

Thinnest-possible heterostructures created for next generation of LEDs, laser diodes

08/27/2014 Scientists from the University of Washington (UW; Seattle, WA), the University of Warwick (Coventry, England), and the University of Hong Kong have created what they say is the thinnest-possible semiconductor heterostructure, a...

Another Guinness World Record--this time for hollow-core fiber transmission

08/26/2014

MODE-GAP, the European collaborative R&D project, has been officially recognized by Guinness World Records for achieving the highest data transmission rate over hollow-core optical fibe.r

Micro-optical/plasmonic resonator paves the way for power-on-a-chip applications

Micro-optical/plasmonic resonator paves the way for power-on-a-chip applications

08/26/2014 By combining plasmonics and optical microresonators, researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Urbana, IL) and Iowa State University (Ames, IA) have created a new optical-amplifier design that operates in t...

Glucose meter incorporates photonic crystal to help provide continuous monitoring

08/26/2014

University of Illinois researchers have developed a continuous glucose-monitoring material that changes color as glucose levels fluctuate, with super-presise wavelength shift.

CMOS-compatible aluminum pairs with silicon for on-chip color detection

CMOS-compatible aluminum pairs with silicon for on-chip color detection

08/25/2014

Researchers at Rice University's Laboratory for Nanophotonics (LANP; Houston, TX) have created a CMOS-compatible color photodetector that selectively responds to red, green, and blue (RGB) light.

Vision-correcting display lets users see clearly without eyeglasses

08/25/2014

UC Berkeley computer and vision scientists are developing computer algorithms that enable users to see text and images on displays clearly without wearing eyeglasses or contact lenses.

Laser optical tweezers show how malaria parasites invade red blood cells

08/21/2014 In hopes of more effective vaccine or drug development that will block malaria parasites' invasion of red blood cells, a team of researchers used laser optical tweezers to study interactions between the disease-causing parasite...

Zecotek LFS scintillation crystals near approval for use at CERN Large Hadron Collider

08/21/2014

Zecotek Photonics says it is now close to having its patented LFS scintillation crystals approved for use at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) Large Hadron Collider.

Fiber laser marketing report from Strategies Unlimited available for pre-order

08/20/2014

This report from Strategies Unlimited covers the growing opportunities of fiber lasers and contains a 5-year forecast for each segment studied.

SCAM crystal substrate is better than sapphire for GaN-based LEDs

SCAM crystal substrate is better than sapphire for GaN-based LEDs

08/20/2014 Fukuda Crystal Laboratory (Sendai, Japan) has created 2-in.-diameter samples of a crystal it hopes will replace sapphire for use as gallium nitride (GaN)-based LEDs and laser diodes: scandium aluminum magnesium oxide (ScAlMgO4,...

Quantum Materials buys quantum-dot manufacturing and solar-cell patents from Bayer Technology Services

08/20/2014

Quantum Materials Corporation (San Marco, TX; OTCQB:QTMM) has bought five sets of patent families from Bayer Technology Services GmbH, part of Bayer AG (Leverkusen, Germany).

Luminescent solar concentrator is transparent, colorless, doesn't block the view

Luminescent solar concentrator is transparent, colorless, doesn't block the view

08/20/2014 A team of researchers at Michigan State University has developed a luminescent solar concentrator that is completely transparent in the visible region, allowing windows be used to collect solar energy with no change in appearan...
Laser 'lightning-rod' setup improved by addition of nanosecond laser

Laser 'lightning-rod' setup improved by addition of nanosecond laser

08/19/2014 Earlier this year, researchers at the University of Arizona (UA; Tucson, AZ) and the University of Central Florida (UCF; Orlando, FL) created a dual-femtosecond-laser-beam setup that channels plasma filaments and could divert l...

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