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25 May 11
LASER 2011: fluorescence hope for pancreatic cancer

Optical spectroscopy method distinguishes benign pancreatitis and early signs of cancer.

24 May 11
LASER 2011: solar boom demands laser diversity

The inexorable rise of photovoltaic cell manufacturing provides applications for a huge range of laser technologies, hears the conference.

23 May 11
LASER 2011: Ultrafast lasers hit the factory floor

Femtosecond lasers are rapidly becoming commercialised and finding new applications, hears plenary audience.

20 May 11
Soitec grows CPV footprint amid DOE loan worries

Concentrating PV division agrees another 125MW of deployments in the San Diego area, as the DOE puts other solar applications on hold.

09 May 11
US launches space-based infrared system

The first geosynchronous element of the new missile warning system launched from Cape Canaveral in Florida on May 7.

28 Apr 11
Fluorescence reveals early cataract growth

Edinburgh Instruments believes it can objectively measure the protein changes causing the condition.

22 Apr 11
Kuraray lenses support CPV scale-up

Japanese materials company leverages existing plastic optics technology to provide concentrating lenses for market-leading Amonix.

21 Apr 11
GE speeds steel welding with hybrid laser tool

Hybrid approach combines arc welding with a 20kW IPG fiber laser to reduce welding time for inch-thick steel components by 80%.

20 Apr 11
Defense show highlights Deepwater spill response

One year on from the catastrophic oil spill, SPIE's Defense, Security + Sensing Symposium will show how photonics provided an instant response.

11 Apr 11
Maritime Laser destroys target boat in at-sea test

Fired from on board a US Navy ship, the Joint High Powered Solid State Laser ignited fuel tanks at the rear of a small boat.

06 Apr 11
Tri-mode weapon clears key design stage

Weapon that features a seeker employing a semi-active laser and uncooled IR imaging clears critical design review stage.

01 Apr 11
Hybrid CARS tool captures label-free biopsies

Combination of multiphoton microscopy and coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering is first to show lipid distribution in humans.

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