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Nanoscale Sensor Detects Disease

A new nanoscale sensor has been developed that can help detect cytokines — molecules that play a critical role in cellular response to infection, inflammation, trauma and disease. ....... Read More
Source: Photonics - 5 hours 41 min ago

Optical Metamaterials Use III-V Semiconductors as Building Blocks

Materials that are more efficient than metals and that feature wider bandgap measures than silicon are being developed for possible use in optical metamaterial applications. All-dielectric materials....... Read More
Source: Photonics - 6 hours 14 min ago

AXT to Distribute Lyncean Sources in Australia, New Zealand

Light source manufacturer Lyncean Technologies Inc. has made AXT Pty Ltd. its exclusive representative in Australia and New Zealand. "AXT was really our first choice for representing Lyncean in....... Read More
Source: Photonics - 13 hours 37 min ago

SWDM Industry Consortium Created

A new industry consortium focused on the definition of optical specifications and the adoption of short-wave wavelength division multiplexing (SWDM) standards has been formed, geared toward data....... Read More
Source: Photonics - 13 hours 39 min ago

Nanoparticle Crystal Could Be Used to Control Light

A clathrate colloidal crystal has been created by connecting nanoparticles using DNA. One potential application for the novel crystal structures is the control of light, which could lead to....... Read More
Source: Photonics - Mon, 03/27/2017 - 11:06

Optical Tool Monitors Brain’s Response to Pain

Functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) — an optical imaging tool for monitoring regional blood flow and tissue oxygenation — is being explored as an option to track the brain's....... Read More
Source: Photonics - Mon, 03/27/2017 - 09:19

Terahertz Analysis Helps Target Measures for Controlling Pollution

A combination of terahertz (THz) absorption and 2D correlation spectroscopy (2DCOS) has been used to identify the concentration and pollution sources of PM2.5 (particulate matter less than 2.5....... Read More
Source: Photonics - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 09:46

IR Light Remotely Controls Curvature of Plastics

A new technique has been developed that uses infrared light to curve 2D plastic sheets into 3D structures such as spheres, tubes, or bowls. Researchers at North Carolina State University are....... Read More
Source: Photonics - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 07:45

Coventor Joins AIM

The American Institute for Manufacturing Integrated Photonics (AIM Photonics), a public-private photonics partnership, has welcomed semiconductor software developer Coventor Inc. as its newest....... Read More
Source: Photonics - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 04:00

Olympus Discovery Center Opens at McGill

Olympus Corp. has opened an Olympus Discovery Center at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute of McGill University in Montreal, with the goal of making advanced microscopy equipment....... Read More
Source: Photonics - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 04:00

Mitsubishi Unveils Autonomous Driving Technologies

Electronics manufacturer Mitsubishi Electric Corp. has developed technologies for automated mapping and the extraction of transitions in a mapping landscape, intended for use in autonomous driving........ Read More
Source: Photonics - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 04:00

Path Opens for Red-Light-Regulated Optogenetic Tools

The observation of sensor-effector coupling in the full-length structure of a protein responsive to red light could aid in the development of red-light-regulated optogenetic tools for targeted cell....... Read More
Source: Photonics - Thu, 03/23/2017 - 11:18

Retina Camera, No Dilating Required

A portable inexpensive camera that can photograph the retina could replace the need for pupil-dilating eye drops. Researchers at the University of Illinois at the Chicago College of Medicine and....... Read More
Source: Photonics - Thu, 03/23/2017 - 09:25

Lucie Labs Joins Iseled

Iseled, an open alliance for automotive LED lighting solutions, has welcomed Internet of Things (IoT) start-up Lucie Labs as a new member. The company will complement the solutions of existing....... Read More
Source: Photonics - Thu, 03/23/2017 - 04:00

RIT, FIT Camera Being Tested on ISS

Imaging technology advanced by researchers at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) and the Florida Institute of Technology (FIT) is being tested on the International Space Station (ISS) and....... Read More
Source: Photonics - Thu, 03/23/2017 - 04:00

Optoscribe Opens New Facility

Glass-based integrated photonics component supplier Optoscribe Ltd. has opened a new facility to accommodate growth and future expansion plans. The new 7400 sq-ft building includes a Class 1000....... Read More
Source: Photonics - Thu, 03/23/2017 - 04:00

From Ruby Laser to Force Multiplier

As is the case with so many technological innovations of the 20th century, it was the defense sector that helped bring the laser to life. As recounted in Optics and Photonics: Essential Technologies....... Read More
Source: Photonics - Wed, 03/22/2017 - 10:08

Qioptiq Awarded $100 Million STAS Contract from UK MoD

The U.K. Ministry of Defence (MoD) has awarded Qioptiq, an Excelitas Technologies Company,  a $100 million Surveillance and Target Acquisition–Support (STAS) contract to provide support....... Read More
Source: Photonics - Wed, 03/22/2017 - 09:37

OPCPA Laser System Created by Ekspla, Light Conversion Consortium

A unique optical parametric chirped-pulse amplification (OPCPA) laser system, providing 5 terawatts of output power at a 1-kHz repetition rate, has been produced by a consortium led by Ekspla UAB and....... Read More
Source: Photonics - Wed, 03/22/2017 - 05:04

Oxford Instruments Plasma Technology Receives CS Industry Award

Oxford Instruments Plasma Technology Ltd. has received Compound Semiconductor magazine’s CS Industry Award for High Volume Manufacturing. The award celebrates the company’s....... Read More
Source: Photonics - Wed, 03/22/2017 - 04:00