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24 Sep 10
ABB interferometer to seek Martian life signs

Analytical equipment subsidiary of global giant chosen for mission to Mars also launches Fourier transform hyperspectral tool for defense applications.

15 Sep 10
Optical biopsy cuts cost of cancer screening

New study shows that laser-induced fluorescence technique can reduce the cost of screening for colorectal cancer.

14 Sep 10
Raman tool shows prostate cancer spread

Combination of Raman spectroscopy and digital imaging identified patients who went on to develop metastatic form of prostate cancer.

10 Sep 10
Implantable lenses to replace reading glasses?

ReVision Optics applies to expand a clinical trial of tiny implants that treat presbyopia, the age-related loss of near vision.

07 Sep 10
Public still wary of LASIK vision correction

Millions now undergo refractive laser eye surgery each year, but more than 80 percent of people still have reservations about the procedure.

07 Sep 10
Laser companies target PV applications

Laser technologies aimed at improving solar cell production are unveiled at the EUPVSEC show in Valencia.

02 Sep 10
Imaging IR weapon hits target from 4 km

System built by Raytheon and Boeing using uncooled infrared imager strikes armored vehicle, while test firings of the Airborne Laser are again delayed.

31 Aug 10
UK hyperspectral imaging firm bags £1M deal

Glasgow-based Gilden Photonics lands its biggest-ever contract, to deliver hyperspectral imaging systems for medical screening.

18 Aug 10
FDA approvals include femtosecond lasers

Carl Zeiss Meditec, LenSx and Laser Health Technologies have received 510(k) clearance to market laser-based medical products in the US.

12 Aug 10
Contract round-up: Northrop lands $77.7M deal

Among the latest awards from the US Department of Defense is a $77.7 million procurement of laser transmitters from Northrop Grumman.

09 Aug 10
LLTech brings optical biopsies to operating theaters

Coherence tomography technique allows surgeons to see biopsy results in 3D and almost real-time.

31 Jul 10
Concentrating PV: risky business or solar star?

Dismissed by its detractors as an old, expensive and complex technology, is concentrating photovoltaics (CPV) coming in from the cold?

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