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Leica super-resolution STED microscopes to incorporate Onefive ultrafast lasers


Under the terms of the agreement, Onefive will be the exclusive supplier of the STED depletion laser--the Katana-08 HP.

Phosphorescent glow from paint-on 'smart' bandage measures tissue oxygenation

10/01/2014 Inspired by a desire to help wounded soldiers, an international, multidisciplinary team of researchers led by assistant professor Conor L. Evans at the Wellman Center for Photomedicine of Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) an...

Leibinger Future and Innovation prizes awarded for outstanding work in lasers


In a gala ceremony held on September 26, on the TRUMPF campus in Ditzingen, Germany, the Berthold Leibinger Zukunftpreis (Future Prize) and Innovationspreis (Innovation Prize) were awarded.


Alfalight wins $3.7M laser contract for THAAD laser-initiated ordnance system

09/30/2014 Alfalight received a contract to deliver lasers for the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) Laser Initiated Ordnance System (LIOS) built by Pacific Scientific Energetic Materials Company (PSEMC) as a subcontractor to TH...

Reaching a wider world with photonics education

09/30/2014 In this video, the European Photonics Industry Consortium (EPIC) has made an early and engaging contribution to the cause of educating and inspiring people not familiar with light-based technologies.

TiO2 nanoparticles reach visible spectrum with simple doping technique

09/30/2014 Researchers at the University of Puerto Rico have developed a simple doping technique that reduces the bandgap and increases the photo-quantum yield of TiO2 nanoparticles, allowing them to cost-effectively achieve visible-spect...

Shaping broadband beams with diffractive optics: What is best?

09/30/2014 Researchers at the University of Eastern Finland have broadly theoretically examined the use of different optical elements used for spatially shaping spatially coherent but broadband light beams, either continuous-wave (CW) or ...

Silicon-based laser reaches 100 mW at room temperature

09/29/2014 Collaborating researchers from University College London and the University of Arkansas have developed a silicon-based laser with a threshold current density of 200 A/cm2 and an output power exceeding 100 mW at room temperature.

Princeton nanotechnology increases LED brightness and efficiency by 57%


Using a new nanoscale structure, Princeton researchers led by electrical engineering professor Stephen Chou increased the brightness and efficiency of light-emitting diodes (LEDs) made of organic materials by 57%.

DOE awards Pixelligent and OLEDWorks $1.25M for solid-state lighting development


Pixelligent Technologies was selected for a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) solid-state-lighting award to support the continued development of its organic light-emitting diode (OLED) lighting application.

Philips to split in two, creating a standalone LED lighting business

09/25/2014 Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA; Amsterdam, The Netherlands), which among other things is one of the world's largest producers of LEDs for lighting, announced that it will split into two companies, one concentrating on LED ...

Blue phosphorescent OLED lifetime increased by 10X, reaching more than 600 hours


Researchers at the University of Michigan (UM; Ann Arbor, MI) have extended the lifetime of blue organic LEDs (OLEDs) by a factor of ten.

Spintronics could improve OLED device efficiency


A study published in Science brings physics a step closer to practical machines that work "spintronically" as well as electronically.

Gaussian encoding guarantees ultimate capacity of optical communication channels

09/24/2014 What are the fundamental physical limits to the rate of information transmission over optical communication links? Raul García-Patrón, former member of the Theory Division of Professor Ignacio Cirac at the Max Planck Institute ...

Quantel Medical photodynamic therapy laser garners CE Mark approval


Quantel Medical has received CE Mark approval for its Vitra PDT photodynamic therapy laser platform in treating the ophthalmic conditions polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy (PCV) and central serous retinopathy (CSR).

National Energetics and Ekspla awarded contract to build ten-petawatt laser system

09/23/2014 A consortium led by National Energetics (Austin, TX), in partnership with Ekspla (Vilnius, Lithuania), has been awarded a contract in excess of $40 million to develop and install an ultra-intense laser system for the European U...

Fast optogenetic method can sense neuronal activity with red light


Researchers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have developed an optogenetic-based tool that provides a new way of mapping the brain's neural networks in a living organism.

Quantel fiber laser enables atom-cooling experiments onboard CNES Zero-G aircraft


Quantel Laser announced that its EYLSA Fiber Laser completed a series of atom-cooling experiments on board the CNES Zero-G aircraft.

Dual-wavelength laser treats ultra-rare vascular condition

09/22/2014 The Methodist Children's Hospital is the only hospital in the United States, and one of only a few in the world, that offers dual-wavelength laser treatment for glomuvenous malformation (GVM) plaque type, a rare vascular condit...

Quantel, Andor, and NSF offer free LIBS workshop


Quantel, Andor, and the NSF-sponsored cCWCS program is sponsoring the free second annual workshop on Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy in Undergraduate Research and Teaching (LIBS-URT 2014).

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