Fiber Optic Sensors: Fundamentals and Applications
Thu, Sep 24, 2015 1:00P EDT
Fiber optic sensing technology has evolved over 60 years of development and commercialization. While many applications are for point sensors, the most rapid expansion has been for distributed fiber optic sensing systems, which will be the focus of the presentation. Distributed fiber optic...

Laser Illuminated Maskless h-line Lithography
Wed, Jul 8, 2015 1:00P EDT
Power Technology will present new options for h-line lithography. Laser light sources have become a viable alternative to LED illuminated maskless lithography systems. Laser technology has several key advantages that promote throughput and increase production rates. This advantage is most visible...
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Optical Tools for Mapping and Fixing Complex Biological Systems
Wed, Jul 1, 2015 1:00P EDT
Complex biological systems like the brain present a challenge: their molecular building blocks are organized with nanoscale precision, but support physiological processes and computations that occur over macroscopic length scales. We are creating tools to enable the mapping and repair of such...
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Self-Assembled Porphyrin Nanoparticles for Biophotonic Imaging and Light-Controlled Drug Delivery
Thu, Jun 18, 2015 1:00P EDT
Porphyrins have played numerous historic roles in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases, in particular based on how these molecules interact with light. Some recent approaches that form new nanostructured materials from porphyrins and related molecules have potentially enabling properties for...

Biophotonic Imaging for Medicine: A Digital Conference
Thu, Jun 11, 2015 1:00P EDT
Researchers from around the world presented their latest work at “Biophotonic Imaging for Medicine: A Digital Conference.” Presentations focused on a range of light-based imaging and microscopy techniques for diagnosing and assessing illness, and for studying other attributes and...
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In Vivo Deep-Tissue Imaging with Optical Wavefront Control
Wed, May 27, 2015 1:00P EDT
Optical microscopy has become an indispensable tool in modern biology. The high spatial and temporal resolution and the rich molecular information offered by optical imaging have led to new discoveries in a variety of research fields. A major constraint of optical imaging is the limited...

Silicon Photomultipliers, Single Photon Avalanche Diodes, and PMT’s – So what’s the difference anyway and why should I care?
Thu, May 21, 2015 1:00P EDT
The Single Photon Avalanche Diode (SPAD) and the Silicon Photomultiplier (SiPM) are no longer just theory or for lab testing and poster presentations.  Today they are being widely designed into some of the largest and most critically sensitive applications in the world. SPAD and SiPM sensors...
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CLEO 2015 Technology Transfer Preview Webinar
Thu, Apr 30, 2015 1:00P EDT
The Technology Transfer Program, part of the annual Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, is a chance for researchers to learn about turning their discoveries into marketable products. This webinar offers a taste of the program, with talks from two veterans of the process. Successful...

Novel SWIR Detectors and Imagers Approaching the Thermodynamic Detection Limit
Thu, Apr 9, 2015 1:00P EDT
Photon detectors are now at the heart of many modern scientific, medical, industrial and security systems. These detectors, whether single-element or imaging arrays, are often the performance bottleneck in such systems. While cooled midwave- and longwave-infrared (MWIR and LWIR) detectors have...

Micro-Spectroscopy: Enabling Research From Novel Nano-Devices To Clinical Diagnosis
Tue, Mar 24, 2015 1:00P EDT
Micro-spectroscopy is an ever developing modality for new and exciting research in the areas of nano-technology and bioscience. This webinar will look at modular approaches to microspectroscopy and how it is being applied in a range of research areas such as micro-luminescent and plasmonic studies...
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Light-Assisted 3-D Bioprinting of Micro- and Nanoscale Functional Biomaterials
Thu, Mar 19, 2015 1:00P EDT
Femtosecond laser nanoprinting and projection 3-D bioprinting techniques allow the direct writing of 3-D designer scaffolds used for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. These 3-D biomaterials are functionalized with precise control of micro-architecture, mechanical (e.g. stiffness and...

Concentrator Photovoltaics: Not Just Solar Cells
Wed, Mar 18, 2015 1:00P EDT
An efficiency of 46 percent has recently been achieved with four-junction solar cells under a concentration on the cell of 508 times the normal solar power flux on the Earth’s surface. Such high efficiencies are the driving force for the development of the concentrator photovoltaic (CPV)...

Nanometer-Level Positioning: A Mechatronic & System Design Approach
Wed, Mar 11, 2015 1:00P EDT
Nanopositioning, or moving objects with atomic-scale precision, is a key enabling technology in areas such as semiconductor processing, microscopy and nano imaging, hard-drive and electronics manufacturing, and medical device manufacturing. The ability to reliably position a sensor, tool, or part...
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Flat Optics Based on Metasurfaces: Molding Wavefronts and Surface Waves
Thu, Feb 26, 2015 1:00P EST
Metasurfaces based on subwavelength patterning have major potential for realizing arbitrary control of the wavefront of diffracted light by achieving local control of the phase amplitude and polarization. We discuss novel devices based on this technique; a salient feature is the ability to create,...

Laser-Based Machine Vision: Lidar and 3-D Scanning
Wed, Feb 25, 2015 1:00P EST
Laser scanning technology has been around for several decades but with little innovative technology advancement. A new scanning technology platform based on a state-of-the-art MEMS projection engine, fiber-coupled laser and supporting software introduces several key innovative technical advantages...

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