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Graphene 'sandwich' improves molecular imaging


Chicago, IL--Research from UIC describes how sandwiching a biological molecule between sheets of graphene enables capture of atomic-level images of a molecule in its natural watery environment.

HORIBA acquires Photon Technology International to increase fluorescence spectroscopy market share


Kyoto, Japan--HORIBA has acquired the global assets of Photon Technology International and its affiliate companies to increase its market share in fluorescence spectroscopy.

Real-time in vivo molecular diagnostic system diagnoses precancerous tissues during endoscopy

02/12/2014 A team of researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has developed an in vivo molecular diagnostic system clinically proven for diagnosing precancerous tissue in the gastrointestinal tract during endoscopic exa...
Avo Photonics and Weatherford create deep-downhole photometer

Avo Photonics and Weatherford create deep-downhole photometer

02/10/2014 Horsham, PA--Avo Photonics, in collaboration with an optical-sensor group at oil and natural-gas service company Weatherford International (Geneva, Switzerland), has designed and validated the performance of a downhole multicha...

Test and Measurement: MRF fabricates 'perfectly bad' surfaces


Magnetorheological finishing (MRF) can be used to modify and characterize a surface in an optical system so that it is "perfectly bad," or precisely compensating for all other system wavefront errors.

Ultrafast Lasers: High-harmonic-generation spectroscopy is extended to new types of molecules

02/10/2014 High-order harmonic generation, a revolutionary tool for studying electronic and nuclear dynamics and molecular structure, is now being extended to new molecular species by optimizing pulse-duration diagnostics and pulse-compre...

Nikon's laser application system is designed for inverted research microscopes


The Ti-LAPP laser application system provides modular illumination modalities ranging from epifluorescence to total internal reflection fluorescence, plus others.

Coherent creates piezoelectric thin-film detector that outdoes photodiodes and thermopiles for high-speed laser measurement

Coherent creates piezoelectric thin-film detector that outdoes photodiodes and thermopiles for high-speed laser measurement

02/07/2014 Santa Clara, CA--At SPIE Photonics West 2014 (1 to 6 Feb. 2014; San Francisco, CA), Coherent, Inc. introduced a high-speed, large-area, damage-resistant thin-film optical detector that is not a photodiode, and, according to Mag...

Healthcare, manufacturing, security, and 3D display tools among 2014 Prism Award winners

02/07/2014 San Francisco, CA--On the evening of February 5, 2014, nine companies were recognized for their outstanding new products in the annual Prism Awards for Photonics Innovation, held in conjunction with SPIE Photonics West 2014.

Verisante launches rapid Raman spectroscopy system for cancer research, other markets


Cancer detection technology developer Verisante has launched its VRS rapid Raman spectroscopy system designed for skin and lung cancer detection and research, among other research areas.

BUSINESS FORUM: Getting investor attention


Here, I interview John Dexheimer, president of LightWave Advisors, who has advised over 100 financings or partnerships in photonics, Internet/software, communications, and electronics.

Laser market to exceed $11B by 2017, says Strategies Unlimited

02/04/2014 Mountain View, CA--Strategies Unlimited has released its annual market research report, "The Worldwide Market for Lasers," which foresees revenue growth of 4.9% from 2012 to 2017 for the total laser market, bolstered ...

Diffuse reflectance imaging validated for early, noninvasive tumor detection


Researchers at the Centre for Earth Science Studies have developed a noninvasive, inexpensive spectral imaging system that could screen for oral cancer in dental and clinical settings.

Multipurpose laser sensor from Keyence uses TOF technology


The LR-T Series multipurpose laser sensor provides stable detection over long or short distances, regardless of target surface type, color, or finish.

Nanofoot introduces visual inspection system


The Visual Inspection System is a fully configurable inspection tool that can inspect ~50 laser bars/hr for visible defects

Compact optical sensor detects salt on the road to avoid excess salt-spreading

Compact optical sensor detects salt on the road to avoid excess salt-spreading

01/28/2014 Madrid, Spain--Engineers at Carlos III University have designed an optical sensor that detects how much salt is on road surfaces in real time.
157-1-16 optical thickness gauge from Bristol Instruments

Bristol Instruments optical thickness gauge measures materials up to 16 mm


The 157-1-16 optical thickness gauge measures absolute optical thickness of materials that are 14 μm to 16 mm thick.

Ptychography method uses phase information for high-contrast, label-free imaging


Sheffield, England--Researchers at the University of York have published a paper in Nature detailing their work on patented ptychography imaging technology from Phasefocus.

Compact interferometers from Zygo operate without vibration isolation


The Mini series interferometers are phase shifting systems that measure form and shape of spherical and flat optics in volume manufacturing.

BaySpec multi-excitation confocal Raman microscope is research-grade


The Nomadic dispersive Raman microscope is simultaneously equipped with three laser excitations from the visible to the near-infrared (532, 785, and 1064 nm, or custom).

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