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21 Feb 17
Double-depletion technique enhances STED performance

KIT develops STEDD to remove background and improve super-resolution 3D images.

15 Feb 17
Finnish group developing large-area LED lighting films

Low cost, high-speed and quality lighting sources suit vehicle and architectural lighting applications.

14 Feb 17
Fraunhofer smartphone app looks inside objects

Prism-free HawkSpex system can verify constituents of fruit, consumer products and more for quality control.

10 Feb 17
Optical biopsy may combine skin cancer diagnosis and therapy

Laser-based reflectance confocal microscopy offers combination of real-time diagnostics and triage.

08 Feb 17
Imec launches TDI, multispectral and hyperspectral sensors

Products combine color and NIR imaging; fuse benefits of snapshot and linescan technologies.

08 Feb 17
Raman microscopy speeds brain cancer surgery

New image processing method uses Raman data to create virtual stained specimens for diagnosis.

07 Feb 17
In virtual reality, 'collaboration is the killer app'

Photonics West panel session gets philosophical on the topic of what's next in augmented and virtual reality.

07 Feb 17
Photoacoustic imager to screen for cardiovascular disease

€4.7M project to use portable imaging system featuring high-power laser diode modules from Quantel.

01 Feb 17
Lumedica makes debut with low-cost OCT scanner

Durham, North Carolina, startup aiming to sell systems at a price of $10,000.

25 Jan 17
Biolase launches Epic Pro dental diode laser

Also announces FDA clearance for system – the first such to result from strategic development with IPG Medical.

25 Jan 17
Allotex and 3D-Micromac develop biocompatible corneal inlays

Femtosecond and excimer lasers ensure economic manufacture and precise shaping.

24 Jan 17
ESO signs contracts for giant ELT telescope optics

Schott, Sener and FAMES charged with manufacturing some of the biggest, high-spec mirrors and sensors ever designed.

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