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22 Feb 18
‘Laser fabric’ treats skin diseases

Wearable photodynamic therapy system said to improve patient experience in addressing acne, psoriasis and AK.

21 Feb 18
Osram develops ‘glow-free’ IR LED for facial recognition

With its wavelength of 940 nm, the Synios P2720 reduces distracting problem of red glow.

21 Feb 18
Multi-wavelength laser scanners 'revolutionizing' forest studies

State-of-the-art systems able to distinguish between leaves and wood, and help monitor effects of climate change.

15 Feb 18
Optical CO2 gas sensor boosts diver safety

Potentially life-saving LED-based device exploits absorption band in the 4.2-4.4 µm wavelength range.

14 Feb 18
IR thermometry locates brain surgery margins

US researchers map brain activity according to thermal signature and blood oxygenation.

13 Feb 18
Optical processor aids DNA sequencing

UK startup Optalysys claims 90% reduction in energy requirements with radical optical computing approach.

06 Feb 18
Hanergy breaks record for GaAs solar conversion

Production modules achieve 25.1% efficiency; could power UAVs, electric cars and smart sensors.

06 Feb 18
Second Sight implants Orion prosthesis in first human patient

Use of company's Argus II implant is also growing, with clinical study of retinitis pigmentosa patients starting soon.

05 Feb 18
US Navy awards Lockheed Aculight $150M laser weapon contract

Deal could increase in value to nearly $1 billion if all options are taken up.

05 Feb 18
Fluorescence technique monitors astronaut health

Near-infrared lymphatic imaging aids study of microgravity-induced fluid shifts; could also help treat ageing disorders including Alzheimer’s.

29 Jan 18
OCE reveals tissue damage caused by heart attacks

University of Houston images biomechanical properties of heart tissue, as an aid to treatment and repair.

25 Jan 18
LGS Innovations develops modem for NASA satellite comms

Free space optics and fiber laser technology to enable end-to-end optical communications to and from satellite.

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