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01 May 14
Lensar integrates TrueGuide into cataract surgery

Deal bringing further visualization to femtosecond platform is announced at ASCRS meeting.

30 Apr 14
Hamamatsu develops first watt-level photonic crystal laser

Partnership with Kyoto University demos continuous room temperature operation of laser, which delivers 1.5W.

24 Apr 14
Guide star principle brings clearer view of embryo brain

Howard Hughes Medical Institute optimizes established AO technique for use in microscopy.

23 Apr 14
Jenoptik showcases laser welding system at Chinaplas 2014

Votan-W enables non-contact laser welding; showing from today at leading Asian industry expo.

18 Apr 14
Fluorescence urine test spots bladder cancer earlier

US company Skyline Urology says simple optical urine test identifies disease signs.

18 Apr 14
Laser additive manufacturing in action

Conference hears of growing commercial application of LAM to aerospace, medicine and filtration sectors.

15 Apr 14
Hyperspectral method shows cell imaging utility

High-throughput, label-free technique developed in Australia can distinguish all manner of cells and aid medical treatment.

14 Apr 14
Lumenis expands portfolio after IPO

New products and a listing on the Nasdaq indicate company's faith in future sales growth.

11 Apr 14
Laser additive manufacturing: separating fact from fiction

UK industry gathering organized by AILU considers challenges and growth strategies for AM/3D printing sector.

10 Apr 14
US Navy's laser weapon ‘ready for summer deployment’

Improved version of Laser Weapon System soon to be installed on USS Ponce for at-sea testing.

09 Apr 14
James Webb's near-IR spectrometer slotted into place

Fourth and final instrument at the heart of the space telescope installed at NASA Goddard.

07 Apr 14
UV laser adds efficiency to San Francisco's new BART trains

Bombardier buys high-speed ultraviolet system from UK-based Spectrum Technologies to code electrical wires in huge manufacturing project.

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