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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).

SPIE BiOS and SPIE Photonics West 2014 preview: Optics and photonics continue to innovate

01/27/2014 This year’s SPIE Photonics West, North America’s leading optics and photonics conference and exhibition, is expected to draw the largest crowd to date, as presenters, exhibitors, and attendees gather to discuss and learn about ...

Ophir Photonics to feature power meter and beam profiling camera SPIE Photonics West 2014


The 100 kW meter is designed for fiber lasers used in industrial material processing and the Pyrocam IV is the company’s newest beam profiling camera.

Ocean Optics to launch spectrometer and microspectrometer at SPIE BiOS and SPIE Photonics West 2014


The QE Pro is a high-sensitivity, back-thinned CCD array spectrometer and the STS-UV microspectrometer is a compact yet high-performance spectrometer.

L-3 Applied Optics Center to present optical coatings at SPIE Photonics West 2014


L-3 Applied Optics Center, has completed coating 13 large optical elements with anti-reflective and highly reflective thin film optical coatings on various elements.

Navitar to debut bi-telecentric lenses at SPIE BiOS and SPIE Photonics West 2014


MagniStar bi-telecentric lenses have applications in metrology, flat panel inspection, curved surface inspection, and other imaging applications when greater DOF is required.

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