Video: November 10, 2023 Photonics Hot List

Nov. 10, 2023
In this episode, we cover a new microscope that rapidly detects viruses, solar cell inspection with photoluminescence, and how optical coherence tomography (OCT) can study the female reproductive system.

In this episode of Photonics Hot List...

Being able to quickly and accurately detect a virus can mean the difference between life and death. Taking notes from past pandemics, researchers at Boston University have developed a microscope that could help scientists be better prepared for the future.

Solar power technology must function properly and reliably to remain useful and effective. A new imaging approach in development at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory could help ensure that.

A deeper understanding of female reproductive physiology can help medical professionals handle issues including ectopic pregnancies and infertility. Researchers have developed an OCT-based imaging approach that can do just that.

About the Author

Justine Murphy | Senior Editor

Justine Murphy is a multiple award-winning writer and editor with more 20 years of experience in newspaper publishing as well as public relations, marketing, and communications. For nearly 10 years, she has covered all facets of the optics and photonics industry as an editor, writer, web news anchor, and podcast host for an internationally reaching magazine publishing company. Her work has earned accolades from the New England Press Association as well as the SIIA/Jesse H. Neal Awards. She received a B.A. from the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts.