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RIKEN develops blueprint for ISS-docked laser cannon to blast away space debris


A proposal developed by RIKEN combines a telescope and a high-efficiency laser system to track and remove space debris from orbit.

GE handheld sensor analyzes pressure sores during hospitalization


GE researchers have combined an array of sensing and analytical capabilities towards monitoring pressure ulcers.

OSI Laser Diode pulsed laser diode module operates at 1625 nm


The SCW 1632-350R is a high-power pulsed laser diode module for optical testing applications.

HeNe laser teaching kit from Hyland Optical Technologies includes laser building supplies


The HeNe Laser Project Kit is designed as a teaching tool to provide an understanding of a helium-neon laser.

DFB laser module designed to test subtleties of General Relativity


Initial tests have been carried out in zero gravity aboard the FOKUS research rocket.

Quantum Materials gets metric-ton-scale quantum-dot production system


The continuous-flow QD-making hardware will increase the company's installed capacity by more than eight times.

JDSU, Laser 2000 sign distribution agreement for fiber and direct-diode lasers


JDSU has signed a distribution agreement with Laser 2000 to provide its kilowatt fiber land direct-diode lasers throughout Europe.

Secondary sources beamlines contracts signed for ELI-ALPS facility


Representatives from several partners signed the project opening documents for ELI-ALPS secondary beamlines.

DEKA Medical aesthetic laser family receives additional FDA approval


Aesthetic laser systems maker DEKA Medical has received an additional FDA clearance for its Synchro REPLA:Y laser systems.

Neurosurgeons to speak on clinical utility of real-time navigated laser therapy


Three neurosurgeons will review their clinical experience using real-time navigated laser therapy for brain lesion ablation.

Ultrafast lasers enable techniques for the manufacturing of tomorrow


The newly founded the Digital Photonic Production (DPP) research campus will be funded by €2 million annually for up to 15 years.

L-3 Brashear supplies high-energy laser beam director for Canadian defense applications


A High-Energy Laser (HEL) Beam Director (BD) from L-3 Brashear has been delivered to DRDC.

Solution-grown perovskite nanowires make highly efficient lasers


Growing perovskite nanowires is a shortcut to lasers that are extremely efficient and able to create many colors of light.

UV light robot could thwart spread of hospital superbugs


A germ-zapping robot that uses pulsed ultraviolet (UV) light to clean hospital rooms could prevent the spread of superbugs.

Trumpf Group buys high-power fiber-laser maker JK Lasers for $31.5 million


JK lasers' core competency is in fiber lasers with outputs from 100 W to 4 kW, and related tools.

EMLACS project explores laser-assisted cold-spray material deposition


The EMLACS project unites five partners who want to extend low-pressure laser-assisted cold gas spraying to new applications.

Atom-coupled optical fiber slows light to 180 km per hour


A team of scientists at the Vienna University of Technology has demonstrated that light can be slowed down in an optical fiber.

Light-driven ion pump may provide blueprint for optogenetics


KR2, a light-driven transporter for sodium ions, can be integrated into neurons as a valuable tool for optogenetics.

Kagome--more than a woven basket


Kagome is a patterned woven basket, but represents much more to the photonics community.

Silicon nanoparticles and cells can now be printed with lasers


Laser Zentrum Hannover researchers are printing biological cells and silicon nanoparticles using lasers.

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