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20 Jan 21
3D imaging with LEDs and smartphone points to simpler machine vision

University of Strathclyde project creates images without complex synchronizing of camera and lighting.

19 Jan 21
Raman spectroscopy offers improved diagnosis of oral cancer

Hamburg project develops platform able to distinguish malignant from non-malignant tissue.

14 Jan 21
FLIR bags $23M in orders from US Customs and Border Protection

Surveillance vehicles equipped with twin infrared imagers and laser rangefinder account for a major chunk of the latest award.

14 Jan 21
Lockheed Martin delivers HELIOS laser system to US Navy

US Navy has recently demonstrated above 60kW output power based on multiple kilowatt fiber lasers.

13 Jan 21
Virtual CES 2021 showcases technologies ‘for a better future’

optics.org samples a selection of photonics-based innovations presented this week.

13 Jan 21
Intel’s Mobileye outlines auto lidar plan

Tech giant’s driver assistance systems subsidiary looks to adopt chip-scale FMCW alternative by 2025.

13 Jan 21
Multimode visualization assists endoscopic procedures

Karl Storz platform allows clinicians to switch viewing modes to suit surgical needs.

13 Jan 21
Moonrise project tests 3D printing on lunar rover prototype

LZH research concludes with laser system mounted on arm of lunar vehicle test-bed.

04 Jan 21
Hamamatsu develops photonics-based semiconductor tester

Single unit analyzer utilizes multi-wavelength laser scanner with visible to near-infrared outputs.

04 Jan 21
Clinical trial assessing Olympus laser for lithotripsy begins

Thulium fiber laser platform could offer more effective treatment of kidney stones.

31 Dec 20
G&H reports successful launch of new satellite laser comms system

Now orbiting is the Optical Data Relay Satellite – part of Japan’s new inter-satellite network.

30 Dec 20
Imaging kit readied for dark matter mission

European Space Agency’s ‘Euclid’ telescope will use optical and infrared instruments to study dark matter and dark energy.

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