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NIST Using Optronic Light Source
Oct 2009
Optronic Laboratories, located in Orlando, Fla., has delivered a specially designed version of its popular OL 490 agile light source to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Gaithersburg, Md. NIST commissioned the custom OL 490 for a range of specialized applications ranging from hyperspectral imaging of human hepatic cells and tissues undergoing various stimuli to imaging endogenous fluorescence from live corals. The device will be used to study how to stretch the contrast between similarly colored, but functionally different, features in tissues through variation of the spectral distribution.

hyperspectral imaging
Methods for identifying and mapping materials through spectroscopic remote sensing. Also called imaging spectroscopy; ultraspectral imaging.
The technology of generating and harnessing light and other forms of radiant energy whose quantum unit is the photon. The science includes light emission, transmission, deflection, amplification and detection by optical components and instruments, lasers and other light sources, fiber optics, electro-optical instrumentation, related hardware and electronics, and sophisticated systems. The range of applications of photonics extends from energy generation to detection to communications and...
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