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Microscopic laser beam promises no-needle blood draws

07/28/2014

NoNeedles Venipuncture is working on addressing the common fear of needles (called trypanophobia) by using laser pulses to painlessly draw blood.

(SLIDE SHOW) Optical design benefits from interconnected software

07/24/2014

Optical-design programs encompass lens and illuminator design, analysis, and tolerancing, as well as photometrically tailored design and the interface with external computer-aided-design software.

Strategies in Biophotonics announces keynote speaker lineup

07/22/2014

The impressive keynote speaker lineup for Strategies in Biophotonics includes Robert S. Langer, Greg Olsen, Gregory Altshuler, and Aydogan Ozcan.

Lidar-equipped, light-carrying drones create optimum 'rim lighting' for moviemakers

07/11/2014 Massachusetts Institute of technology (MIT; Cambridge, MA) and Cornell University (Ithaca, NY) have created a photographer's and moviemaker's lighting system that includes a small quadricopter drone carrying a white-light sourc...

Michigan Aerospace interferometry system headed to International Space Station

07/10/2014

Michigan Aerospace Corporation delivered a precision interferometric optical system that will be sent to the International Space Station (ISS) via a SpaceX Falcon 9 launch vehicle in mid-September 2014.

Two University of Arizona optical-sciences students chosen for 2014 Astronaut Scholarship

07/10/2014

Two University of Arizona (UA; Tucson, AZ) undergraduates have been named winners of the 2014 Astronaut Scholarship, which was founded by six members of NASA's original Mercury 7 mission.

Business Forum: The laser-focused society in the photonics community

07/08/2014

This is the third in a series of interviews with leaders of our professional societies to give us a better understanding of the ecosystem
of our industry.

Photonics Products: Lens-design Software: Optical design benefits from interconnected software

07/08/2014

Optical-design programs encompass lens and illuminator design, analysis, and tolerancing, as well as photometrically tailored design and the interface with external computer-aided-design software.

The art and science of forecasting

07/08/2014

In a recent blog posted on www.laserfocusworld.com, Strategies Unlimited analyst Allen Nogee noted that 2014 total laser sales are looking up, and some of the laggard areas are starting to correct themselves.

Early ECOC brief: 1060 nm VCSEL-based optical data communication link operates at 30 Gbit/s

07/08/2014 A paper to be presented at ECOC by researchers from VI Systems GmbH (Berlin, Germany), the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB), and the Technical University of Denmark (DTU; Lyngby, Denmark) will describe the demo of ...

Optical absorption straightens the path of light in diffusing materials

07/07/2014 In a study partly funded by the Foundation for Fundamental Research on Matter (FOM Foundation; Utrecht, The Netherlands), physicists from the University of Twente (Enschede, The Netherlands) and Yale University (New Haven, CT) ...

VIDEO: Light sheet visualizes snow-swirl vortices, reveals airflow around large wind turbines

06/25/2014 Using a Minnesota blizzard as a visualization tool, researchers at the University of Minnesota (UMN; Minneapolis, MN) have mapped the airflow around large wind turbines -- information essential to understanding how wind turbine...

Michigan photonics group awards scholarships, adds members

06/24/2014 Mi-Light, the Michigan photonics industry cluster, announced the funding and award of $5,000 in scholarships to four in-state academic institutions and the addition of six new members.

LASYS 2014 product preview: Event to host close to 200 laser material processing exhibitors

06/16/2014

LASYS 2014, the international trade fair devoted to laser material processing, is set to open June 24-26, 2014, at the Stuttgart trade fair center in Stuttgart, Germany.

Cinogy Technologies to showcase compact USB 3.0 laser beam profiler at LASYS 2014

06/13/2014

The CinCam CMOS Nano laser beam profiler is based on a 1.3 Mpixel and 4.2 Mpixel CMOS sensor combined with a high-speed USB 3.0 interface.

Vulcan laser creates table-top supernova explosions

06/10/2014 The University of Oxford has used laser beams 60,000 billion times more powerful than a laser pointer to recreate scaled supernova explosions in the laboratory as a way of investigating one of the most energetic events in the U...

Motion Control: Software supports multiple optical fiber alignment options

06/09/2014

To address alignment needs ranging from large-diameter single-core optical fibers to high-resolution diffraction gratings, motion-control software must be configurable for multiaxis fiber alignment in many configurations.

Biophotonics in Boston

06/09/2014

Turning photonics technologies into beneficial products is a mission that many engineers and scientists feel strongly about.

Teledyne and DLR to add Earth-observing hyperspectral imager to the ISS

06/09/2014

Teledyne and the German Aerospace Center (DLR) formalized their commercial space imaging partnership to use the International Space Station (ISS) for Earth observation.

CLEO:2014 ready to highlight innovations in lasers and optics

06/02/2014 The 2014 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO:2014), scheduled to take place June 8-13, 2014, at the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, CA, will feature 250 exhibiting companies and showcase the most significant m...

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Degradation studies of a VECSEL gain structure using a stable green pump laser

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DRS Technologies’ Patented Sensor Technology Revealed

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Fiber for Fiber Lasers

The development of higher-power and higher-energy fiber lasers has benefited from many advances in both active and passive optical fibers. Improved fiber des...

SCANNERS FOR MATERIALS PROCESSING: Serving demanding applications

Galvanometer-based scanners are an essential component in laser-based materials-processing systems; scanners are what do the work required to precisely shape...

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