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Ion image sensor diagnoses Alzheimer’s and diabetes

11/03/2014

Researchers in Japan have developed an alternative potassium-ion-sensitive image sensor using intensified charge-coupled device (iCCD) technology that can diagnose early stage diabetes and even Alzheimer’s disease.

NIST launches new calibration service for high-power lasers up to 10 kW

NIST launches new calibration service for high-power lasers up to 10 kW

10/30/2014 The Quantum Electronics and Photonics Division of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST; Boulder, CO) has launched a new calibration service for high-power lasers such as those used in industry for materials ...

Thorlabs acquires Corning's quantum cascade laser business

10/27/2014

Photonics products manufacturer Thorlabs acquired Corning Incorporated's quantum cascade laser (QCL) business and associated optical semiconductor technologies research group in a private transaction.

Ultrahigh-reliability high-power VCSEL array for 3D sensing and gesture recognition unveiled by Princeton Optronics

Ultrahigh-reliability high-power VCSEL array for 3D sensing and gesture recognition unveiled by Princeton Optronics

10/23/2014

Vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser (VCSEL) specialist Princeton Optronics has introduced a high-power 8-W VCSEL array for 3D sensing and illumination.

Safety of blue-light content of white-light LEDs discussed in new DOE technical brief

Safety of blue-light content of white-light LEDs discussed in new DOE technical brief

10/22/2014

In a new brief, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has set out to clear up what it believes are misconceptions about LED lighting, in particular those that relate to the blue-light content of white-light LEDs.

NASA takes thermal-imaging video of SpaceX in powered descent, info to help with future Mars landings

NASA takes thermal-imaging video of SpaceX in powered descent, info to help with future Mars landings

10/20/2014

NASA captured thermal images of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on its descent after it launched in September, 2014 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

3D laser time-of-flight imager uses adaptive MEMS to shift its 'attention' to different objects

3D laser time-of-flight imager uses adaptive MEMS to shift its 'attention' to different objects

10/19/2014

Researchers at the three institutes of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft in Germany have combined laser time-of-flight (TOF) measurement and an adaptive MEMS microreflector component into a novel laser-scanning system.

Theranostic fluorescent nanoparticles identify and destroy ovarian cancer cells

10/15/2014

Theranostic research that describes a fluorescence technique for identifying and destroying ovarian cancer cells was selected as Editor's Choice for the September 2014 issue of Lasers in Surgery and Medicine (LSM).

Ocean and sea ice research project to use Headwall hyperspectral sensors

10/15/2014

Spectral sensing and imaging company Headwall Photonics delivered two high-performance hyperspectral imaging sensors to Columbia University as part of its Air-Se a-Ice Physics and Biogeochemistry Experiment.

Biophotonics innovators amongst Edmund Optics' 2014 Education Award winners

10/15/2014 Optical components maker Edmund Optics has named the recipients of its 2014 Educational Award program—an award given in recognition of outstanding undergraduate and graduate optics programs in science, technology, engineering, ...

Ways to celebrate IYL 2015

10/10/2014

With 2015 fast approaching, I'm disappointed that I don't have anything specifically lined up related to the event, so I thought I'd do a little research and find out what's on tap for IYL2015.

Gold nanoparticles, laser light pair to measure mucus

10/09/2014

Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) have developed a way to use gold nanoparticles and laser light to measure the stickiness of the mucus that lines the airway.

Osram launches LED-based fitness-monitoring sensor

10/08/2014

Osram Opto Semiconductors has launched the SFH 7050--its first integrated optical sensor for automatic fitness tracking.

Laser-induced Breakdown Spectroscopy: Compact industrial LIBS systems can assist aluminum recycling

10/08/2014

Industrial laser processes based on laser induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS), including scrap-aluminum sorting for recycling, can benefit from the use of compact, high-repetition-rate diode-pumped solid-state lasers.

Photonics Applied: Optical Sensing: OPO-based optical analyzer monitors multiple gases in real time

10/07/2014

A new gas analyzer based on a compact doubly resonant optical parametric oscillator pumped by a pulsed laser can monitor multiple gases in real time with a very wide dynamic range at ppb levels.

Diversity drives photonics

10/07/2014

In September I attended two conferences that re-emphasized the great range of applications and industries benefiting from photonics.

Obama creates Integrated Photonics Manufacturing Institute with $200M investment

10/03/2014

NPI leaders praised news that President Barack Obama will unveil a new competition to award more than $200 million in public and private investment to create an Integrated Photonics Manufacturing Institute.

Thin-film porous silicon layer on dense bulk silicon increases biochemical optical sensing sensitivity

Thin-film porous silicon layer on dense bulk silicon increases biochemical optical sensing sensitivity

10/02/2014

Researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech; Atlanta, GA), have developed a novel method for improving silicon-based optical sensors used to detect biochemicals and other molecules in liquids.

IEEE Photonics Society to launch Women in Photonics initiative at annual meeting

10/02/2014 IEEE Photonics Conference will be held in San Diego (October 12-16) and feature a special networking event to celebrate the launch of the IEEE Photonics Society’s Women in Photonics initiative as well as the 20th anniversary of...

Business Forum: Encouraging a career in photonics

10/02/2014 I would like to share with you the conversation Hank Gauthier and I had in August when he interviewed me for the OSA Executive Speaker Series, which took place during the inaugural meeting of the Siegman International School on...

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