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Spectroscopy software module from Horiba Scientific is add-on for Raman microscopes


The MultiWell module for the LabSpec 6 Spectroscopy Suite is an add-on for the company’s Raman microscopes equipped with standard x-y stages.

Picosecond-pulsed LED from Edinburgh Instruments for TCSPC


The EPLED 310 picosecond-pulsed LED is pre-adjusted for an optimum pulse width of <800 ps and optimized for time-correlated single-photon counting (TCSPC).

Aurea Technology to introduce NIR single-photon counting OEM module at SPIE Photonics West 2015


The SPD_NIR_OEM_120MHz near-infrared (NIR) single-photon counting OEM module has utility in demanding analytical and quantum technology applications.

BaySpec to showcase Raman spectrometer at SPIE BiOS and SPIE Photonics West 2015


The Agility transportable Raman spectrometer offers a single- (532, 785, or 1064 nm) and dual-band option (532/1064 nm or 785/1064 nm).

Optofluidic sensor irradiated with light measures blood sugar noninvasively


An optofluidic sensor that, when irradiated with light, can measure glucose (blood sugar) level through the skin without drawing blood.

International Light Technologies to show research radiometer at SPIE Photonics West 2015


The ILT5000 research radiometer performs rapid measurements (1–100 Hz) in such applications as radiometry, photometry, research, and phototherapy, among others.

Microscope from Olympus measures machined parts and electronics


The STM7 measuring microscope is an industrial microscope system that measures machined parts, semiconductors, and electronic components.

Fraunhofer IPMS develops MEMS technology for spectroscopy in the mid-IR

Fraunhofer IPMS develops MEMS technology for spectroscopy in the mid-IR

01/20/2015 At the upcoming SPIE Photonics West trade show (7-12 February 2015; San Francisco, CA), scientists from the Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems (IPMS; Dresden, Germany) will introduce a mobile MEMS scanning grating s...

Ondax to showcase terahertz Raman spectroscopy system at SPIE BiOS and SPIE Photonics West 2015


THz-Raman spectroscopy systems combine chemical detection and structural analysis for forensic and scientific analyses.

Optical Filters: Optical filter performance keeps improving-measurement techniques must keep pace

01/16/2015 Measuring the new generation of steep bandpass filters with bandwidths less than 1 nm tests the resolution capabilities of instrumentation; more credible measurements in these high-performance regimes are now required to advanc...

Ultraviolet LEDs: UVC LEDs enable cost-effective spectroscopic instruments


The traditional light sources used in UV spectroscopy can, for some uses, be replaced by LEDs, greatly reducing both capital and operating costs.

Surrounded by light


The UN designation of 2015 as the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies provides an excellent framework for highlighting the role and value of light in the world at large.

Spectrum Scientific to introduce UV spectrometer at SPIE Photonics West 2015


The UV 470-151 spectrometer incorporates the company's aberration-corrected concave holographic grating to provide high throughput and f/2.0 performance.

Photonic-crystal nanolaser biosensor uses detection of surface charge to simplify DNA detection

Photonic-crystal nanolaser biosensor uses detection of surface charge to simplify DNA detection


A photonic-crystal nanolaser biosensor developed by a group at Yokohama National University (Yokohama, Japan) detects the adsorption of biomolecules based on the laser's wavelength shift.

STS microspectrometer from Ocean Optics

Ocean Optics to showcase microspectrometer at SPIE BiOS and SPIE Photonics West 2015


The STS microspectrometer measures 40 × 42 × 24 mm and performs across the UV (190–650 nm), visible (350–800 nm), and NIR (650–1100 nm).

Ophir Photonics to display non-contact focus spot and position monitor at SPIE Photonics West 2015


The BeamWatch 2.0 non-contact focus spot and position monitor for very high-power YAG and fiber lasers has utility in material processing applications.

Spectroscopy method helps decode protein used in optogenetics


Researchers at Ruhr University Bochum (RUB) and colleagues in Germany used a spectroscopy technique to help shed light upon the mode of action of the channelrhodopsin-2 protein with high spatiotemporal resolution.

Picosecond laser from Photonics Industries for satellite laser ranging


The software-controllable RG-L series picosecond laser has a short pulse width that allows high-altitude-orbit satellite geodesy.

The main components are shown for the METIS coronagraph

Astronomy: In-space UV calibration of the METIS solar coronagraph


How is it possible to calibrate the ultraviolet (UV) channel of an imaging solar coronagraph as it flies through space? Just look to the stars.

Novel Detectors: SiC bolometer laser power sensor has advanced specs


A laser-power meter (LPM) that uses a volume absorbing, single-crystal, silicon carbide (SiC) bolometer and detects wavelengths from 190 nm to 200 μm has been developed at Firebird Sensors.

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