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High-brightness blue direct-diode laser from Shimadzu emits 50 W from 100-micron 0.2-NA fibe

High-brightness blue direct-diode laser from Shimadzu emits 50 W from 100-micron 0.2-NA fiber

10/21/2014 Researchers from Shimadzu (Kanagawa, Japan) have created a blue-emitting direct diode laser that focuses light from 30 individual 450-nm-emitting diode lasers into an optical fiber with a 100-μm-diameter core; the direct diode ...
Photoacoustic imaging pioneer Lihong Wang

Photoacoustic imaging pioneer is 2015 Britton Chance Biomedical Optics Award winner

10/21/2014 Photoacoustic imaging innovator Lihong Wang, whose research enables noninvasive examination of tissues inside the body at deep levels, has been awarded the 2015 Britton Chance Biomedical Optics Award for his pioneering technica...
NASA takes thermal-imaging video of SpaceX in powered descent, info to help with future Mars landings

NASA takes thermal-imaging video of SpaceX in powered descent, info to help with future Mars landings

10/20/2014

NASA captured thermal images of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on its descent after it launched in September, 2014 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

Industrial lasers, photonics in oil and gas to headline 2015 Marketplace Seminar

10/17/2014 Applications and market opportunities for lasers, optics, and photonics are the themes for the 27th annual Lasers & Photonics Marketplace Seminar. It will held in conjunction with SPIE Photonics West, and take place at the ...

Ultrafast nonlinear microscopy can ID breast cancer tumors in real time

10/17/2014 Recognizing that almost half of patients undergoing breast-conserving cancer surgery have to undergo additional procedures due to cancerous tumor being left behind, a team of researchers has found that an ultrafast nonlinear mi...
Optical metamaterial controls Cerenkov radiation, helping physicists distinguish unknown high-energy particles

Optical metamaterial controls Cerenkov radiation, helping physicists distinguish unknown high-energy particles

10/16/2014 Chalmers University of Technology (Göteborg, Sweden) researcher Philippe Tassin and his colleagues at the Free University of Brussels (Brussels, Belgium) have designed an optical metamaterial that manipulates the Cerenkov cone ...

Photodynamic therapy for deep cancer cells could get a boost with new nanoparticle

10/16/2014 An international team of researchers has combined a new type of nanoparticle with an FDA-approved photodynamic therapy (PDT) to effectively kill deep-set cancer cells in vivo with minimal damage to surrounding tissue and fewer ...

Theranostic fluorescent nanoparticles identify and destroy ovarian cancer cells

10/15/2014

Theranostic research that describes a fluorescence technique for identifying and destroying ovarian cancer cells was selected as Editor's Choice for the September 2014 issue of Lasers in Surgery and Medicine (LSM).

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