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CLEO:2014 ready to highlight innovations in lasers and optics

06/02/2014 The 2014 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO:2014), scheduled to take place June 8-13, 2014, at the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, CA, will feature 250 exhibiting companies and showcase the most significant m...

Sensofar spins off medical device inspection company based on optical metrology

06/02/2014

Sensofar Medical has been established as a new company within the Sensofar Group, with the goal of applying Sensofar’s optical profilometry technology to medical device manufacturing applications.


Optical whispering-gallery resonator is world's most precise room-temperature thermometer

Optical whispering-gallery resonator is world's most precise room-temperature thermometer

06/02/2014 Using a small isotropic crystalline whispering-gallery resonator, a group of Australian researchers has demonstrated the most precise room-temperature-range thermometer in existence.
European physicists create simulation and measure coherent oscillations in organic solar-cell material

European physicists create simulation (note: it's visually quite interesting) and measure coherent oscillations in organic solar-cell material

05/30/2014 A team of physicists from a number of universities and institutes in Germany, Italy, France, and Spain has experimentally confirmed a coherent oscillation of light received in a particular type of organic photovoltaic cell cont...

Kavli Prize goes to photonics researchers Ebbesen, Hell, and Pendry

05/30/2014 The Kavli Prize in Nanoscience is shared between Thomas W. Ebbesen, Stefan W. Hell, and Sir John B. Pendry. The $1 million prize is awarded every two year for advances in three research areas: astrophysics, nanoscience and neur...

Georgia Tech photonics research highlighted

05/29/2014 If you ever try a free-associative experiment to see what first comes to mind when considering the phrases "U.S. universities" and "optics and photonics," chances are that you will end up with one or more (m...

Gentec-EO to show detector and meter combo at CLEO:2014

05/29/2014

INTEGRA all-in-one detectors combine a detector and a meter in a direct USB connection for plugging into a PC.

Ocean Optics to display high-res spectrometer at CLEO:2014

05/29/2014

The HR2000+CG high-resolution spectrometer delivers ultraviolet (UV), visible (Vis), and shortwave near-infrared (NIR) response for use in applications that require high resolution and fast measurements.

Inexpensive lidar contains MEMS-tunable VCSEL

Inexpensive lidar contains MEMS-tunable VCSEL

05/29/2014 A potentially very compact and inexpensive lidar unit developed by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley) is built around a (vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser (VCSEL) that is wavelength-tunable...
NIST supercontinuum laser system mimics sunlight for testing photovoltaic cells

NIST supercontinuum laser system mimics sunlight for testing photovoltaic cells

05/28/2014 Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST; Boulder, CO) have developed an instrument built around a visible/IR supercontinuum laser that generates artificial sunlight to help test photovoltaic cell...

Photonics Technology Roadshow to focus on bio-imaging during Photonex Scotland

05/28/2014

On June 4, Photonex Scotland show will host an in-depth conference on the latest techniques and instrumentation in biophotonics, including the application of super-resolution microscopy.


Functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) instrument capable of identifying stroke-affected areas of the brain

NIR spectroscopy tool 'interrogates' and shows how the brain relearns

05/28/2014 Scientists at the National Institute of Astrophysics, Optics and Electronics in Mexico have developed a functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) instrument capable of identifying stroke-affected areas of the brain and the ...

PhotoScribe patent on diamond light performance goes beyond the 4Cs

05/28/2014

PhotoScribe Technologies was granted a patent for its light performance system that goes beyond the 4Cs of cut, color, clarity, and carat weight to quantify diamond beauty and efficiency.

Princeton Instruments spectrograph ranges from UV to mid-IR

05/28/2014

The IsoPlane 160 imaging spectrograph offers high spectral and spatial resolution across the 27 x 14 mm focal plane.

Mode controller from Arden Photonics controls LED or VCSEL light

05/27/2014

The ModCon mode controller can be used to modify an LED or VCSEL light source to provide repeatable EF-compliant launch conditions.

Multispectral light sensor could enable low-cost medical imaging

05/27/2014 A team of researchers at the University of Surrey in England have developed a multispectral light sensor that detects ultraviolet (UV) to visible and near-infrared (NIR) light, and allows medical and security imaging via low-co...
Terahertz reflectometry characterizes coats of paint without damaging them

Terahertz reflectometry characterizes coats of paint without damaging them

05/22/2014 A father-and-son research team at Applied Research and Photonics (Harrisburg, PA) has developed a technique that uses terahertz reflectometry to measure the thickness of paint layers (for example on cars) to a tens-of-nanometer...

Raman spectroscopy can analyze living cells quickly and accurately

05/19/2014

A team of cell biologists at the Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology (IGB) can now analyze living cells quickly and accurately with the help of Raman spectroscopy.

Rotary sensor for industry uses polarization of light for sensing

Rotary sensor for industry uses polarization of light for sensing

05/18/2014 Researchers at Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits (IIS; Erlangen, Germany) have developed a new kind of rotary sensor that combines precision measurement with flexible handling, allowing it to be customized to specifi...

Portable NIR spectroscopy imaging tool has utility in concussion evaluation

05/16/2014 Two separate projects, spearheaded by University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences researchers, represented important steps toward demonstrating on patients the utility of portable, optical brain imaging for concussi...

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