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NIST/Caltech demo first all-optical control on 'comb on a chip' atomic clock

NIST/Caltech demo first all-optical control on 'comb on a chip' atomic clock

07/30/2014 Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST; Boulder, CO) and California Institute of Technology (Caltech; Pasadena, CA) have reported the first all-optical control of a silicon-chip-based microres...

Conference Preview: Strategies in Biophotonics to meld technology development and commercialization themes

07/29/2014 Strategies in Biophotonics is a two-and-a-half-day event that will include keynotes, conference sessions, and an exhibition. Point-of-care medical technology—a burgeoning field that offers potentially huge business opportunitie...

Fiber-optic spectrograph enables Google street view of galaxies

07/28/2014

A new instrument based on bundles of optical fibers is giving Australian astronomers the first 'Google street view' of the cosmos--incredibly detailed views of huge numbers of galaxies.

Hooked onto glasses, small optical pupillometer aims to to detect diabetic autonomic neuropathy sooner

Hooked onto glasses, small optical pupillometer aims to detect diabetic autonomic neuropathy sooner

07/28/2014 A group of Taiwanese researchers has developed a wearable optical pupillometer that can automatically detect an early complication of diabetes (autonomic neuropathy, or damage to the involuntary nervous system) sooner, when it ...

Point-by-point UV exposure makes optimum fiber-optic long-period gratings

07/28/2014

Researchers at Cranford University have developed a process to reproducibly fabricate long-period gratings (LPGs) with phase-matching at the turning point.

Strategies in Biophotonics announces keynote speaker lineup

07/22/2014

The impressive keynote speaker lineup for Strategies in Biophotonics includes Robert S. Langer, Greg Olsen, Gregory Altshuler, and Aydogan Ozcan.

Raman technique could lead to much higher-speed cell and tissue imaging

07/22/2014 A research team from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), working with the Cleveland Clinic, has demonstrated a dramatically improved technique for analyzing biological cells and tissues based on character...

Fluorescence-based biosensor can diagnose Type 1 diabetes at low cost

07/22/2014 Researchers have developed a fluorescence- and microchip-based biosensor device for diagnosing Type 1 diabetes that could improve patient care worldwide and help researchers better understand the disease. What's more, the ...

Tabletop femtosecond laser system takes movies of acetylene as it isomerizes

07/21/2014 François Légaré's team at the INRS Énergie Matériaux Télécommunications Research Centre Montreal, Quebec, Canada) has taken a high-resolution molecular movie of a chemical reaction with a spatial and temporal resolution greatly...
Lasing plasmon nanocavity sensor detects explosives at the sub-part-per-billion level

Lasing plasmon nanocavity sensor detects explosives at the sub-part-per-billion level

07/20/2014 A team of researchers led by Xiang Zhang, professor of mechanical engineering at the University of California, Berkeley, has created a lasing plasmon explosives-sniffing nanosensor that is free of metal losses and operates at a...
Lighting lab setup predicts level of driver discomfort caused by LED streetlights

Lighting lab setup predicts level of driver discomfort caused by LED streetlights

07/18/2014 A team of researchers from China and the Netherlands has developed a way to evaluate the human impact of uncomfortable glare caused by LED road lighting.
Gigahertz-rate laser oscillator could replace quartz oscillators for wristwatches, other devices

Gigahertz-rate laser oscillator could replace quartz oscillators for wristwatches, other devices

07/18/2014 Researchers in the Caltech laboratory of Kerry Vahala, a Caltech professor, have developed a method to stabilize microwave signals in the gigahertz range using a pair of laser beams as the reference, in lieu of a crystal.
Low-cost phosphorescent OLEDs aim for near-100% efficiency

Low-cost phosphorescent OLEDs aim for near-100% efficiency

07/17/2014

Jinsang Kim, a professor of materials science and engineering at University of Michigan (Ann Arbor), and his team have developed bright, metal-free phosphorescent OLEDs.

Digital Surf acquires Image Metrology to strengthen image processing business

07/17/2014

Digital Surf, which makes surface imaging and metrology software for microscopes and profilers, has acquired Image Metrology, a provider of nano- and microscale image processing software.


CARS method amplifies optical signature of single molecules about 100 billion times

07/16/2014

Nanophotonics researchers at Rice University have created a unique sensor that amplifies the optical signature of molecules by about 100 billion times—and has potential utility in biosensing.

Nominations open for EPIC Phoenix Award (Entrepreneurship in Photonics)

07/14/2014

The European Photonics Industry Consortium (EPIC) Phoenix Award is presented annually to a European company that exemplifies the challenges and merits of photonics entrepreneurship.

Lidar-equipped, light-carrying drones create optimum 'rim lighting' for moviemakers

Lidar-equipped, light-carrying drones create optimum 'rim lighting' for moviemakers

07/11/2014 Massachusetts Institute of technology (MIT; Cambridge, MA) and Cornell University (Ithaca, NY) have created a photographer's and moviemaker's lighting system that includes a small quadricopter drone carrying a white-light sourc...

Michigan Aerospace interferometry system headed to International Space Station

07/10/2014

Michigan Aerospace Corporation delivered a precision interferometric optical system that will be sent to the International Space Station (ISS) via a SpaceX Falcon 9 launch vehicle in mid-September 2014.

Business Forum: The laser-focused society in the photonics community

07/08/2014

This is the third in a series of interviews with leaders of our professional societies to give us a better understanding of the ecosystem
of our industry.

Microstructured Fibers: Superdots enhance microstructured-fiber properties and remote-sensing capabilities

07/08/2014 If the holes in microstructured fibers are filled with extremely bright rare-earth-doped nanocrystals (Superdots), the tailored-fiber geometry and bright particles significantly increase nanoparticle detection sensitivity in di...

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