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Noninvasive Imaging Method Promising for Skin Assessment
LEICESTER, England, April 23, 2014 — The complex biological process of skin aging can now be studied more extensively and efficiently, thanks to a new low-cost laser-based technique. A laser-speckle imaging technique using low-power red lasers can assess skin aging better than traditional imaging methods, a team at De Montfort University has discovered. As a possible alternative to high-cost confocal microscopy, it could lead to better understanding of skin growth, damage and diseases, and could also lead to better and...

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Long-Range 3-D Lidar May Enhance Military Operations
ESSEX, England, April 18, 2014 — Advancement of 3-D imaging and lidar technologies could spell significant enhancement for target identification, tracking and surveillance, namely in military operations. A team at Selex ES has developed a lidar system that uses a Geiger-mode...
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Optical Society Names New Executive Editor
WASHINGTON, April 18, 2014 — Dr. Alison Taylor has joined The Optical Society (OSA) as executive editor. She will manage the organization’s journals, including the new Optica, the Journal of the Optical Society of America-A, the Journal of the Optical Society of...

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Two-Stage Laser Could Make Rain, Lightning
UNION PARK, Fla. and TUCSON, Ariz., April 18, 2014 — Weather is beyond human control — or is it? A team from the University of Central Florida (UCF) College of Optics & Photonics and the University of Arizona are developing a technique to trigger rain and lightning in clouds with a...
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American Laser Society Names New President
WAUSAU, Wis., April 17, 2014 — The American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery has named Dr. Juanita J. Anders its new president. Under her leadership over the next year, the organization says it plans to increase interaction and cooperation of scientists, innovators...

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Laser Process Allows Precision Design of Nanospheres
HANNOVER, Germany, April 17, 2014 — A laser-based technique for creating light-scattering silicon nanospheres could have applications in medicine and sensor technology. Molten silicon forms nanoparticles which, due to surface tension, fly onto a receiver substrate. Images...
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Frequency Combs Speed Up Data Transmission
KARLSRUHE, Germany and LAUSANNE, Switzerland, April 15, 2014 — Using frequency combs as an optical source could speed up communications by allowing coherent transmission of data streams of several terabits per second over hundreds of kilometers. A team from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and the...

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Adaptive Optics Enhances Subcellular Imaging
ASHBURN, Va., April 14, 2014 — A new adaptive optics approach sharpens microscope images for biologists studying the zebrafish. The technique rapidly corrects for distortions in transparent, nonscattering tissues at the millimeter scale without exposing them to damaging...
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Teledyne Technologies Acquires Photon Machines
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., April 10, 2014 — Teledyne Technologies Inc. and its subsidiary, Teledyne Instruments Inc., have acquired Photon Machines Inc. (PMI). Specific terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The acquisition will bring PMI’s laser ablation systems to...

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Femtosecond Laser May Divert Lightning
TUCSON, Ariz. and ORLANDO, Fla., April 3, 2014 — A long-range femtosecond laser under development could be used to steer lightning away from buildings. Optical scientists at the University of Arizona and the University of Central Florida are working on the technology, which uses a...
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Integrated Chips Used as Single-Photon Sources
SYDNEY and NICE, France, April 3, 2014 — A high-quality source of single photons is hard to come by. But there may be a solution in the pipeline in the form of an integrated optical chip. “Unfortunately, nature is reluctant to create photons one at a time — they tend...

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Nanoballoons and Lasers: A New Cancer Fighter
BUFFALO, N.Y., April 3, 2014 — Chemotherapeutic drugs have long held their own in the fight against cancer, but inefficiency in delivery and unwanted side effects continue to hinder the process. Now, a team from the University at Buffalo — with assistance from the...
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ITT Space Systems Wins NASA Laser Contract
ROCHESTER, N.Y., April 2, 2014 — NASA has enlisted ITT Space Systems to develop an optical assembly that will ultimately validate high-speed laser transmission of data from Earth’s orbit and deep space. As part of the $6.2 million, 15-month Laser Communications Relay...

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Lasers to Clean Up Space Junk
CANBERRA, Australia, April 2, 2014 — A new approach to eliminating space debris may be reminiscent of a sci-fi movie scene or video game, but it could actually prove more practical than options previously studied. A new $20 million Cooperative Research Centre (CRC), part of an...
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Guide Star Set for VLT
MUNICH, April 1, 2014 — A new solid-state laser aims to give giant Earth-bound telescopes better vision by reducing atmospheric distortion. German manufacturer Toptica Photonics has developed a 22-W 589-nm (yellow) source, which is tuned to the frequency needed to...

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Zeiss Collaboration Creates Smaller Chip Features
OBERKOCHEN and STUTTGART, Germany, April 1, 2014— A collaborative research agreement between Zeiss’ Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology business group and the Institut für Mikroelektronik Stuttgart (IMS CHIPS) has resulted in smaller chip features. However, to produce...
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Laser Microscope Offers Insight into Autism
EDINBURGH, Scotland, March 31, 2014 — A new laser microscope has the potential for a better understanding of the complex brain circuits of people with autism. A team from University of Edinburgh’s Patrick Wild Centre for Research into Autism, Intellectual Disability and...

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IMRA, Jenoptik Enter License Agreement
ANN ARBOR, Mich., and JENA, Germany, March 28, 2014 — IMRA America and Jenoptik Laser have entered into a license agreement on a patent family held by IMRA that includes a method for “controlling configuration of laser induced breakdown and ablation.” Jenoptik will use the...
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Optical Pulses to Deflect Asteroids
HUNTSVILLE, Ala., and CAMBRIDGE, Mass., March 27, 2014 — An abundance of rogue asteroids are on a collision course with Earth … more than previously thought, according to recent studies. But don’t panic. The threat is not immediate, and scientists are working on a solution. ...

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Thorlabs Expands with Optoelectronics Sector
NEWTON, N.J., March 27, 2014— Change is afoot for Thorlabs as the company prepares to start a high-speed optoelectronics business unit in Ann Arbor, Mich. The greenfield initiative, named Thorlabs Ultrafast Optoelectronics (Thorlabs-UFO) will address the growing need...
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3-D Cell Imaging Through Microfluidic Channels
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., March 26, 2014 — A microscopy technique developed in 2007 by scientists at MIT enabled 3-D imaging of the interior of living cells without using fluorescent or other markers. Recent adaptations have taken this a step further. Now the researchers have...

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OSA Award Winners Announced
WASHINGTON, March 24, 2014— The Optical Society (OSA) has named the 2014 recipients of its awards and medals. “This year’s awardees have made incredible contributions to optics and photonics in everything from attosecond science to photonic...
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Solar Cell by Day, Light Panel by Night
SINGAPORE, March 25, 2014 — A chance discovery has brought light emission properties to solar cells. A new solar cell material developed by a team at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) not only converts light to electricity, but also emits light. The...

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Day of Photonics 2014: Enlightening the Public
BERLIN, March 24, 2014 — The annual Day of Photonics will take place Oct. 21, offering the general public a look at the opportunities the industry offers. Organized by the European Photonics Industry Consortium (EPIC) and sponsored by organizations worldwide, the...
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Inevitable Imperfection Produces Nanolaser
COPENHAGEN, Denmark, March 24, 2014 — Nanostructures are inevitably a little bit imperfect, making it impossible thus far to develop optical chips that can control light. However, such structures are proving to be perfect for a whole new set of uses. Although “you...






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