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Two studies validate effectiveness of image calibration software for microscopy

05/21/2015

An image calibration software program for microscopy can lead to significant improvements in image quality and consistency. 

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%.

Zemax intros new version of optical and illumination design software

05/14/2015

OpticStudio 15 optical and illumination design software builds upon previous versions with new physics capabilities and features.

CLEO/LFW Innovation Award winners present their innovations at CLEO

05/11/2015

On Wednesday, May 13, the winners present their innovative products on the CLEO show floor.

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

05/06/2015

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

FLIR Systems announces lightweight, low-cost thermal cameras for small unmanned aerial systems

05/06/2015

The cameras' image-processing software is optimized for SUAS operations.

Biomedical Optics Design: Software speeds development of biomedical optics

05/05/2015

Designing and simulating optical systems for life sciences applications is increasingly easy, thanks to a number of software options.

Welcome home

05/05/2015

BioOptics World is settling into its new digs here at Laser Focus World. Welcome!

CLEO/Laser Focus World 2015 Innovation Awards

05/04/2015

Aurea Technology, Northrop Grumman Cutting Edge Optronics, and Inrad Optics are this year's winners in the Analytical Instruments or Systems, Lasers and Sources, and Optical Components categories, respectively.

Something is happening here

05/04/2015 With apologies to Thomas Kuhn, the philosopher of science who wrote The Structure of Scientific Revolutions and made famous the term "paradigm shift," I have been observing some fundamental changes in assumptions of t...

Business Forum: Part 2: Best practices from Switzerland—Photonics and otherwise

04/29/2015

This month is the second part of an interview with the husband-wife team of Professor Ursula Keller and Dr. Kurt Weingarten.

GE handheld sensor analyzes pressure sores during hospitalization

04/24/2015

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

Chromasens 3D machine-vision cameras integrate with MVTec image-processing software

04/21/2015

Chromasens is now a member of the MVTec Image Acquisition Partner network.

Does photonics matter to your state?

04/08/2015

Knowledge is power. What could you do if you knew all of the photonics companies in your state?

Photonics awareness

04/08/2015

In considering what to write for this Editor's Desk, I made a list of article topics published in the issue that could reveal a theme.

COMSOL establishes direct operations in Moscow, Russia

04/07/2015

Services include technical support, training sessions, local sales, and on-site workshops, seminars, and customer visits.

Optical microstructures act as secure product identifiers

03/31/2015

A set of algorithms can robustly ascertain an object’s authenticity using optically acquired microstructures.

Business Forum: Best practices from Switzerland— Photonics and otherwise

03/30/2015

This month I interview the husband–wife team of Professor Ursula Keller and Dr. Kurt Weingarten.

Facial recognition algorithm identifies severity of autism

03/30/2015

Scientists have established that algorithms applied to facial surface measurements can identify the severity of autism spectrum disorders.

LASER World of Photonics—don’t miss it

03/20/2015

Every two years, Munich hosts an inspiring international trade fair and a technical conference that together draw over 1100 exhibitors and 25,000 researchers and professionals in lasers and optics.

 

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