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Optical profiler from Zygo has use in precision machining applications


The ZeGage Plus optical profiler provides non-contact 3D measurement of surface topography and roughness.

From Laser Munich 2015: BeamWatch 2.0 characterizes high-power laser beams in two axes

From Laser Munich 2015: BeamWatch 2.0 characterizes high-power laser beams in two axes


Noncontact measurement method relies on viewing Rayleigh scattering in air.

Mahr Federal lens measurement system evaluates aspheres


The MarForm MFU 200 Aspheric 3D measuring station evaluates optical components, including freeform, aspheric, and spherical lenses.

Shoebox-sized, inexpensive, and automated flow cytometer counts cancer cells in blood


A new flow cytometer in development is cheap to produce, no bigger than a shoebox, and automated for counting cancer cells.

McPherson DUV spectrophotometer performs absorbance measurements from 120 to 215 nm


The VUVAS spectrophotometer uses ultraviolet-sensitive CCD detectors for fast data acquisition.

LASER World of Photonics 2015 attendance increases 9%


LASER World of Photonics 2015 drew more than 30,000 attendees who viewed 1227 exhibitors—representing a 9% increase.

Monochromator from Shimadzu has utility in multi-wavelength analysis of individual samples


The SPG-120-REV series monochromator uses a stepping motor to directly drive a grating, allowing it to move from a wavelength of 200 to 900 nm in 2 s.

Integrating spheres from Artifex Engineering are equipped with power detector port


A line of integrating spheres includes convection- and liquid-cooled, gold-coated spheres for high-power applications.

STARTUP WORLD names award winners at LASER World of Photonics 2015


STARTUP WORLD, part of the LASER World of Photonics trade fair, has named the winners of the first-ever PHOTONICS Award.

Smart Vision Labs closes $6.1M in Series A financing for mobile ophthalmic device


Smart Vision Labs has closed a $6.1M financing round for its SVOne smartphone-based ophthalmic device.

Sandia fog chamber to advance optics research


Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories have developed a controlled-fog environment for optical testing.


German photonics market saw strong growth in 2014 driven by exports


A new market report says German photonics production grew 4% in 2014, reaching a total of EUR 30 billion.


LASER World of Photonics Product Preview: 2015 exhibit to continue growth streak


LASER World of Photonics 2015 expects 27,000 attendees from more than 70 countries, and will welcome more than 1180 exhibitors.

Optically excited microdiamond serves as robust, wide-range remote temperature sensor

Optically excited microdiamond serves as robust, wide-range remote temperature sensor


Nitrogen-vacancy center with added nickel has luminescence lifetime that depends on temperature.

Ophir-Spiricon to demonstrate industrial laser beam profiler at LASER World of Photonics 2015


BeamWatch industrial laser beam profilers measure laser parameters without requiring contact with the laser beam.

Ocean Optics to demonstrate compact spectral sensor at LASER World of Photonics 2015


The Spark spectral sensor detects fluorescent tags and tracers in biomedical applications, point-of-care testing, and medical diagnostics.

Steinbichler Optotechnik optical 3D digitization software can create images of auto parts.

Zeiss Industrial Metrology acquires majority interest in Steinbichler Optotechnik


Acquistion is part of Industrial Group strategy to provide systems for digitization with optical 3D sensors and surface inspection of car body and sheet metal parts. 


High-index microsphere layer on coverslip performs super-resolution microscopy


University of Pennsylvania researchers are using microscope coverslips with a monolayer of microspheres for super-resolution imaging.

Codixx to demonstrate polarizers for sensor and measurement applications at LASER World of Photonics 2015


The colorPol polarizer is a thin glass plate with embedded silver nanoparticles for use in sensor and measurement applications.

Microscopy systems maker Leica Microsystems will acquire Bioptigen


Microscopy systems maker Leica Microsystems will acquire optical coherence tomography (OCT) technology company Bioptigen.

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