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SPIE Photonics West will draw a crowd of over 20,000 engineers, scientists, and students to Moscone Center in San Francisco from February 7-12, 2015

Photonics West Preview: SPIE Photonics West 2015 excites with neurology, 3D printing, and silicon photonics

12/31/2014 Twenty-thousand photonics technologists and executives will unite at the 2015 SPIE Photonics West conference this February in San Francisco to explore, among many other things, how photonics could potentially improve, repair, a...

Top 10 photonics stories tell the tale of 2014

12/29/2014

The top stories that were viewed on our website say a lot about what was hot.

 

Thorlabs and partners awarded ARPA-E contract to develop mid-IR methane-sensing lasers

12/29/2014 Thorlabs wholly owned subsidiary Thorlabs Quantum Electronics (TQE) and Maxion Technologies in collaboration with partners from Praevium Research and Rice Universityhave been selected to participate in a $30 million program foc...
A reconstruction of a pair of synaptically connected neurons

Optogenetics, two-photon microscopy observe neuronal transmission in live mouse brain

12/29/2014

Using optogenetics, scientists at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) have observed and measured synaptic transmission in a live animal for the first time.

Infraredx, MGH's Tearney to collaborate on next-gen cardiovascular imaging

12/26/2014 Cardiovascular imaging device maker Infraredx will collaborate with coronary imaging researcher Gary Tearney, MD, Ph.D., who is best known for pioneering research efforts developing optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging, w...
Sharp unveils optical sensor that measures glycation of blood vessels

Sharp unveils optical sensor that measures glycation of blood vessels

12/22/2014

As noted in Tech-On!, Sharp (Tokyo, Japan) has developed an optical sensor that quantifies the accumulation of advanced glycation endproducts (AGEs), which are protein saccharified in blood vessels.

From Ozcan's lab at UCLA: a smartphone fluorescence microscope and a lens-free cancer-detecting microscope

From Ozcan's lab at UCLA: a smartphone fluorescence microscope and a lens-free cancer-detecting microscope

12/17/2014 Aydogan Ozcan's lab at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) has always been on the leading edge of microscope technology (see related links directly below). Now, Ozcan and his colleagues have created two of their ne...

Technology Review: Top 20 technologies for 2014 cover the range from basic R&D to new apps

12/10/2014

Senior editor John Wallace identifies his top picks for the 20 most interesting photonics technology developments covered by Laser Focus World in 2014.

Infraredx's TVC Imaging System, a dual-modality imaging system that can identify lipid-core plaques using near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS)

Near-infrared spectroscopy could help predict future cardiovascular events risk

12/10/2014 In a new study, Infraredx evaluated the ability of intravascular near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) to identify lipid core-containing plaques, which are believed to be implicated in most heart attacks, as a means to predict the ...

Two banner years

12/09/2014

A list of the best of anything is a sure-fire publishing technique to attract an audience-and, true to form, our annual December Top 20 Technology Picks is one of the most-read articles online throughout the year.

Technician education helps meet staffing needs of the photonics community

Business Forum: Technician education helps meet staffing needs of the photonics community

12/08/2014 Dr. Chrys Panayiotou, the director and principal investigator of the Laser & Fiber Optics Southeast Regional Center (LASER-TEC), talks about the well-recognized shortage of technicians in the photonics industry and progress...
Small real-time lidars could allow UAVs to conduct underwater scans

Small real-time lidars could allow UAVs to conduct underwater scans

12/04/2014 A team at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI; Atlanta, GA) has designed a new approach that could lead to bathymetric lidars (which scan beneath the water's surface) that are much smaller and more efficient than the curr...

Core/shell nanoparticle ratio changes microdisk-resonator sensing properties

12/04/2014

Microring and microdisk optical resonators are sensitive detectors of nanoparticles, including individual cells or viruses.

LC retarder helps lidar measure both wind-velocity magnitude and direction

LC retarder helps lidar measure both wind-velocity magnitude and direction

12/04/2014

Inexpensive wind-sensing lidars based on continuous-wave (CW) narrow-linewidth laser-diode light sources are becoming useful to the wind-energy industry as anemometers.

Raman spectroscopy method could diagnose bone diseases noninvasively

Raman spectroscopy method could diagnose bone diseases noninvasively

12/02/2014 A team of researchers used a Raman spectroscopy method that could enable doctors to identify bone diseases without having to use invasive diagnostic methods or exposing patients to radiation associated with current x-ray techni...
Avantes CEO Benno Oderkerk gets EPIC Phoenix Award 2014 for entrepreneurship in photonics

Avantes CEO Benno Oderkerk gets EPIC Phoenix Award 2014 for entrepreneurship in photonics

12/01/2014 Benno Oderkerk, who cofounded and is CEO of Avantes (Apeldoorn, The Netherlands), which makes miniaturized fiber optic spectrometers, has received the EPIC Phoenix Award 2014 from the European Photonics Industry Consortium. The...

Terahertz time-domain spectrometer from Menlo Systems provides up to 80 dB SNR

11/26/2014

The TERA K15 terahertz time-domain spectrometer provides up to 4.5 THz bandwidth and up to 80 dB signal-to-noise ratio.

Airborne lidar finds ancient Roman goldmines in Spain

Airborne lidar finds ancient Roman goldmines in Spain

11/25/2014 Using an airborne laser teledetection system and flying over the Eria Valley in León, Spain), researchers from the University of Salamanca (Salamanca, Spain) discovered a gold-mining network created by the Romans two thousand y...

Laser power meter from Coherent offers continuous sampling at repetition rates of up to 20 kHz

11/25/2014

The LabMax-Pro SSIM laser power meter works with the company’s PowerMax-Pro sensors to enable high speed measurements of lasers from 300 nm to 11 micron.

IR spectrometer from Radiantis delivers greater than 1000 spectra per second

11/25/2014

The SeaWave IR spectrometer delivers >1000 spectra/s and measures spectra across the NIR (900–1700 nm) range, and offers 3 nm resolution (FWHM) and low optical loss.

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