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Leica Microsystems research microscopy software optimized for fluorescence imaging


The LAS AF 3 (Leica Application Suite Advanced Fluorescence) research microscopy software includes a modern user interface optimized for fluorescence imaging.

Spectroscopy software from Avantes features multimonitor setups


AvaSoft 8.0 Windows-based spectroscopy software is designed for use with the company’s miniature spectrometers.

3D holograms assist battle preparation


Holographic maps developed by Zebra Imaging and sponsored by a US Army contract allow soldiers to view three-dimensional (3D) landscapes and cityscapes prior to entering a battle zone.

DESIGN FOR MANUFACTURING: Practical design software eases asphere manufacturability

01/01/2013 Recent design methods and software advances make it much easier to design aspheric surfaces that actually work in production and test by considering manufacturability issues at the earliest possible stage in the design process.

Enter the CLEO/LFW Innovation Awards program and win an iPad3


Washington, DC--CLEO exhibitors, now is the time to enter your new photonics product or service in the CLEO/LFW Innovation Awards program.

Head-mounted cameras help robots "socialize"


Pittsburgh, PA--Carnegie Mellon University researchers are using software and head-mounted cameras to provide social information otherwise impossible for robots to grasp.

‘Recipe’ converts optical surface roughness into BRDF and PSD


Converting raw optical surface profilometer data (describing surface roughness) into a bidirectional-scatter distribution function (BSDF) and a power-spectral-density (PSD) function can be prone to procedural mistakes.

TECHNOLOGY REVIEW 2012: Top 20 photonics innovations of 2012 light the way to future advances


Senior editor John Wallace talks the tops in photonics, bringing you his picks for the twenty most interesting technology developments covered by Laser Focus World in 2012.

NASA looking at analog FFT signal processor for wavefront sensing

11/30/2012 Greenbelt, MD--NASA researcher Jonathan Pellish, a researcher at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, is working on a computing technology of yesteryear -- analog, rather than digital, data processing -- as an approach to more-q...

NASA looking at analog FFT digital processor for wavefront sensing

11/30/2012 Greenbelt, MD--NASA researcher Jonathan Pellish, a researcher at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, is working on a computing technology of yesteryear -- analog, rather than digital, data processing -- as an approach to more-q...

Basque researchers improve real-time 3D image capture


Usurbil, Gipuzkoa, Spain--Researchers at the UPNA-Public University of Navarre in the Basque Country have developed an improved algorithm for capturing 3D images in near real time.

Laser Focus World Weekly Newscast: November 26, 2012


This week, a 3D light switch targets hundreds of individual neurons, NASA uses laser additive manufacturing to make rocket parts, and bacterial DNA sequencing controls an MRSA outbreak for the first time.

Laser Focus World Weekly Newscast: November 19, 2012


This week, a bio-inspired GRIN lens may lead to better eye implants, a new infrared supercontinuum laser enables seeing the invisible, and the VISION 2012 show gives cause to celebrate machine vision.

Laser Focus World Weekly Newscast: November 12, 2012

11/12/2012 For this edition, Microsoft Kinect moves beyond the gaming world to control optical tweezers; a silicon photonics national action plan develops in Canada; and a Raman spectrometer will be able to tell apart 10 different types o...

Single-photon avalanche photodiode array chip has onboard signal processing

11/07/2012 Duisburg, Germany--The Fraunhofer Institute for Microelectronic Circuits and Systems IMS is a member of a team that has advanced the development of CMOS technology and introduced an ultrasensitive CMOS-compatible image sensor b...

Laser Focus World Weekly Newscast: November 5, 2012


This week, the year 2015 is declared the International Year of Light, a laser-activated bio-adhesive could replace traditional sutures, and a team of researchers garner funding to advance atom-optics technologies.

Kinect Holohands technology controls optical tweezers


Dundee, Scotland--Researchers at the University of Dundee have developed HoloHands technology that uses Kinect to control optical tweezers.

FaceFirst partners with Samsung on rapid facial recognition

11/02/2012 Capable of matching faces at a rate of a million comparisons per second (per server) against a database of known terrorists, criminals, or persons of interest, a new military-grade facial recognition system from FaceFirst LLC g...

UNESCO declares 2015 the International Year of Light


Washington, DC and Bellingham, WA--Both OSA and SPIE are pleased that UNESCO has declared 2015 the International Year of Light.

Field of view app from Resolve Optics features preinstalled sensor formats


The FOV Calc App iPhone application simplifies lens field-of-view calculations.

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