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Toptica SodiumStar laser installed at ESO's Very Large Telescope (VLT) in Chile


Successful verification tests are step towards the completion of the full Adaptive Optics Facility. 

Advanced Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) dedicated


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New LED lighting and health care alliance between Philips and MIT


Royal Philips and MIT have created a research alliance, headquartered in Cambridge, MA, with a focus that includes LED lighting, photonics, and bioimaging.


Cynosure hyperthermic laser treatment for noninvasive fat reduction receives FDA approval


Aesthetic laser maker Cynosure has received FDA clearance to market its SculpSure hyperthermic laser treatment for noninvasive lipolysis.

Salaries in photonics reflect regional and gender differences

05/19/2015 A survey by SPIE finds that salaries in optics and photonics are rising highest in China and median salaries for women continue to lag those of men by about 40%.

Photonic Laser Thruster propulsion demonstrated in spacecraft simulation


Y.K. Bae Corporation's Photonic Laser Thruster (PLT) has successfully accelerated a 1 lb. spacecraft simulator.

Lumenis and urologists highlight utilities for holmium laser platform


Medical laser maker Lumenis is hosting an educational symposium in collaboration with nationally distinguished urologists.

New microscope traps and images 1000 laser-cooled fermions


A team of MIT physicists has built a microscope that is able to see up to 1000 individual fermionic atoms.

Fiber-optic laser-scanning microscope focuses on brain tissue


Neuroscientists and bioengineers have created a miniature, fiber-optic microscope to peer inside a living brain.

Light-activated proteins help show how dopamine neurons form


Using light-sensitive proteins, scientists have identified how neurons that produce dopamine are generated.

HALO project results: Optimized beam profiles for laser machining


Fraunhofer ILT has participated in the EU's HALO project; results will be presented at LASER World of Photonics Munich.

Low-level light therapy shows promise for treating brain injury, diseases


A multidisciplinary team of researchers investigated the use of photobiomodulation to treat injury and diseases of the brain.

CLEO:2015 to focus on optics and microscopy trends, showcase latest exhibitor offerings


CLEO:2015 is ready to take place May 10-15 in San Jose, CA, where close to 250 companies will showcase their latest products.

Spectra-Physics to display ultrafast lasers at CLEO:2015


The Spitfire Ace ultrafast amplifiers and Ascend pump lasers have uses in advanced research applications, including multidimensional and time-resolved spectroscopy.

Cybel to showcase thulium-doped fiber amplifiers at CLEO:2015


MISTRAL thulium-doped fiber amplifiers have use in amplification of eye-safe light in the 1920–2055 nm wavelength range.

RPMC Lasers to show laser for gas sensing at CLEO:2015


The DX1 laser module from Eblana Photonics has an integrated current source and temperature controller, and is available in 760, 780, and 1250–2150 nm wavelengths.

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Mid-IR Lasers: Kerr-lens mode-locking in polycrystalline Cr:ZnS and Cr:ZnSe competes with Ti:sapphire


Kerr-lens mode-locking of polycrystalline chromium-doped zinc sulfide and zinc selenide leads to multiwatt output power, pulse durations approaching three optical cycles, and three-wave-mixing effects.

Infrared cameras and LEDs allow in-flight UAV refueling


A Univ. of Sydney researcher has designed and tested a method using IR vision and LEDs to refuel UAVs in mid-air.

Photonics Applied: Transportation: Lidar advances drive success of autonomous vehicles


Lidar has the required accuracy to safely navigate self-driving cars. Semiconductor-laser-based flash lidar systems using VCSELs may speed commercialization and adoption by lowering cost and eliminating moving parts.

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