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Zecotek LFS scintillation crystals near approval for use at CERN Large Hadron Collider


Zecotek Photonics says it is now close to having its patented LFS scintillation crystals approved for use at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) Large Hadron Collider.

Microspectroscopy setup can track singlet oxygen in individual cells


A team of researchers has developed an experimental setup that enables direct microspectroscopic monitoring of singlet oxygen using a 2D-array indium gallium arsenide (InGaAs) camera with near-infrared (NIR) sensitivity.

NIR spectroscopy detector from Andor Technology delivers 15 μm pixel resolution


The iVac 316 NIR spectroscopy detector has 15 μm pixel resolution and up to 95% quantum efficiency.

NRL KrF Nike laser achieves Guinness World Record for enabling highest projectile velocity


The Nike krypton fluoride (KrF) laser at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) has earned the coveted Guinness World Records title for achieving "Highest Projectile Velocity" of greater than 1,000 km/s.

Meadowlark acquires Commercial Products Business Unit of Boulder Nonlinear Systems


Liquid-crystal solutions and polarization optics manufacturer Meadowlark Optics acquired the Commercial Products Group of Boulder Nonlinear Systems.

Specim hyperspectral analyzer provides NIR analysis


SisuCHEMA chemical imaging analyzer is a turnkey hyperspectral analyzer for forensics, food, pharmaceutics, agricultural, and other applications.

Ametek acquires Amptek and Luphos, expands metrology and analysis capabilities

08/13/2014 Continuing its recent growth, Ametek has completed two photonics-related acquisitions: Amptek, a  maker of x-ray detectors, and Luphos, which uses laser interferometyr to measure aspherical lenses and optical surfaces. In ...

Logos and LLE to build high-energy laser for shock-compression research

08/13/2014 Logos Technologies, in partnership with the University of Rochester's Laboratory for Laser Energetics, received an award to design, build, and install a sophisticated high-energy laser at Argonne National Laboratory for materia...
Monitoring of singlet oxygen in individual cells made simple by Princeton Instruments 2D array InGaAs camera

Monitoring of singlet oxygen in individual cells made simple by Princeton Instruments 2D array InGaAs camera

08/13/2014 Researchers at the Optical Spectroscopy Group, Charles University (Prague, Czech Republic) and the Center for Oxygen Microscopy and Imaging, University of Aarhus (Aarhus, Denmark) have developed an experimental setup that micro...

Rudolph receives major Taiwanese order for semiconductor vision inspection systems


Semiconductor metrology, inspection, and software company Rudolph Technologies received a large order from one of Taiwan's providers of independent semiconductor manufacturing services in assembly and test (OSAT).

Fluorescence microscopy, spectroscopy method measures intracellular protein movement

08/12/2014 Recognizing that numerous obstacles posed by cellular structures hinder protein movements within a cell, a team of researchers used fluorescence microscopy and spectroscopy to map the intracellular topology by observing protein...

Photon Systems Deep-UV NeCu laser to power Mars 2020 Raman fluorescence instrument

08/11/2014 A narrow-linewidth, deep-UV laser developed by Photon Systems is at the heart of the Scanning Habitable Environments with Raman & Luminescence for Organics & Chemicals (SHERLOC) instrument that was selected by NASA for ...

SPIE Optics + Photonics product preview: Optics and photonics to proliferate on exhibit floor


The SPIE Optics + Photonics 2014 exhibition, set to take place August 19-21, 2014, in San Diego, CA, will host 181 companies that will showcase their products and solutions.

Pen-sized device employs spectroscopy methods to boost skin cancer detection


A team of researchers has designed a noninvasive, low-cost probe that employs a combination of spectroscopy methods to reduce unnecessary biopsies.

Photonics Applied: Energy: Multivariate optical computing enables accurate harsh-environment sensing for the oil and gas industry

08/06/2014 Multivariate optical computing, an all-optical technique for analog calculation, allows simple, robust chemical measurements of fluid samples, enabling in situ determination of sample parameters for the oil and gas industry.

Commercializing light-based technologies


The benefits of turning optical research into tools that help society are nowhere more obvious than in the life sciences, especially in applications of biomedicine and bioimaging.

Femtosecond IR laser setup helps explain how DNA avoids damage from UV light


Thanks to an ultrafast laser setup, an international team of researchers has found how DNA responds when exposed to ultraviolet (UV) light.

Ambient speech is recovered from video of a bag of chips

Ambient speech is recovered from video of a bag of chips

08/05/2014 In a technical paper to be presented at SIGGRAPH 2014 (10-14 Aug. 2014; Vancouver, BC, Canada), researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of technology's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (MIT CSAIL; Bost...

Process Sensors offers pyrometers with fixed focus optics


PSC-SR54N and PSC-SR54NV pyrometers offer fixed focus optics with small spot sizes, digital RS485 communication interface, and analog 4–20 mA output.

Mahr Federal optical surface measurement systems deliver subnanometer resolution


Two new optical surface measuring systems provide non-contact 3D scanning and evaluation of surface details with subnanometer resolution.

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