Photonics.com This is the syndication feed for photonics.com. http://www.photonics.com/ Thu, 17 Apr 2014 22:59:01 GMT Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT 1800 Technique Allows Whole-Brain Imaging with Single-Cell Resolution Understanding the relationship between cellular phenomena and activity at the organism level has been difficult, particularly where the brain is concerned. Whole-brain imaging at single-cell... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56097 A56097 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT Hyperspectral Analysis Distinguishes Cells Hyperspectral imaging (HSI) may soon expand its portfolio beyond mineralogy and food safety testing. Human embryonic stem cells can be analyzed using the new HSI-based technique. Images... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56096 A56096 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT American Laser Society Names New President 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... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56095 A56095 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT Laser Process Allows Precision Design of Nanospheres 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... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56094 A56094 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT Lasers Produce Bio-Inspired Surface Functions Lasers can interact with matter in a variety of ways. Depending on the wavelength, the energy of the laser beam and a whole set of other parameters, such as pulse duration or repetition rate, laser... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56093 A56093 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT Exciton Movement Observed Directly For decades, scientists’ understanding of excitons has been theoretical at best. However, a recent breakthrough has changed the game. A team from MIT and the City College of New York... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56092 A56092 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT Ghent University Offers Silicon Photonics Summer School Silicon photonics is an increasingly important area of research and technology, making ongoing education crucial for those in the industry. A Silicon Photonics Summer School will bring... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56091 A56091 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT Fast Short-Pulse Lasers Enhance Surface Cleaning, Aluminum Welding Preparation It is well-known within the laser community that the same technologies used for surface ablation and engraving can be applied for surface cleaning and coating removal of various types. However, the... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56090 A56090 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT THz Technologies Offer Varied Options for Industry Terahertz technologies – which use the band between 30 µm and 3 mm – are bulky and expensive systems, used mainly in R&D and lab applications, especially astrophysics. But great... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56089 A56089 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT Metasurface Lens Could Transform Antennas Traditional antennas could be in for a makeover following a discovery in broadband optics. Researchers from Southeast University have developed an artificial surface lens that can bend and... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56088 A56088 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT High-Speed Optics Enable Inline Strip Product Inspections A new optical inspection system examines strip products like wire, pipe and rail much faster than any human ever could. The Wire-AOI wire inspection system uses four cameras collectively... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56087 A56087 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT Vision Offers Control of a High-Power Laser Ablation Process Using high-power lasers to remove coatings (paint) from aircraft surfaces offers a significant improvement in process efficiency and reduction of both consumables and waste streams. The ability of... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56086 A56086 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT Sensor Advances Help the Bottom Line Industrial sensors expand spectral range, go 3-D, work better in harsh environments – and get cheaper, too. Getting a better sense of a situation can make cents – and even dollars.... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56085 A56085 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT Machine vision offers glossy quality control Machine vision has been widely used for quality control of industrial processes, but glossy-surface inspection has only been possible manually. Now, a new quality control system can analyze all kinds... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56083 A56083 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT Sighted robots improve industrial productivity Humans have often had to intervene in robotic assembly lines because of the technology’s inability to “see” certain objects that are not properly organized. A box of computer chair... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56084 A56084 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT Handheld mineral analyzer employs XRD and XRF Efforts are under way to develop a handheld mineral analyzer for mining applications – the first of its kind. Allowing for rapid mineral identification and quantification in the field... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56082 A56082 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT Improving food on the molecular scale Making the lightest, most delicious birthday cake used to be a feat executed only by Grandma. Now, scientists are replacing culinary intuition with imaging techniques to improve the quality of... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56081 A56081 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT Vision, sensors to be applied to food industry By the year 2030, food demand will grow by 40 percent. By 2050, that number will jump to 70 percent. Food security, sustainability and waste control are serious considerations when it comes to... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56080 A56080 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT Solar Cells Get Boost from Quantum Dots The superior light-emitting properties of quantum dots can efficiently harvest sunlight and enhance solar energy, according to researchers from Los Alamos National Laboratory, in collaboration... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56079 A56079 Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT Frequency Combs Speed Up Data Transmission 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... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56076 A56076 Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT