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15 May 13
LASER 2013: moving towards 'smart' endoscopy

Surgeons tell an application panel about the tissue-discriminating tools that they need to move endoscopy to a new, smarter level.

14 May 13
LASER 2013: packed panel updated on advanced SSLs and fiber lasers

Focus on technologies, trends and markets leaves standing room only.

14 May 13
LASER 2013: Polybright workshop reviews laser polymer processing

Conference hears developments in emerging sector of laser welding of polymers.

14 May 13
LASER 2013: matching biophotonics with clinical needs

Panel session on “unmet needs” at Munich show highlights the wildly different challenges of diagnostic and therapeutic applications.

09 May 13
PowerPhotonic launches LightForge: micro-optics rapid fabrication service

Two week turnaround to manufacture custom designed micro-optics devices.

08 May 13
Optical asbestos detector boosts workplace safety

Portable, real-time airborne asbestos detector based on laser scattering, developed at UK's University of Hertfordshire.

06 May 13
DSS 2013: SiOnyx sees digitally with ‘black’ silicon

Improved infrared sensitivity of laser-enhanced material could be used in night-vision goggles.

02 May 13
DSS 2013: tiny drone flies on fiber-optic power

Fully scaled laser system expected to offer flight range of around 300 meters for surveillance applications.

01 May 13
DSS 2013: thermal imaging meets consumer electronics

Tablet-mounted infrared cameras offer wealth of potential applications in medicine and security, hears the conference.

01 May 13
EU Orbital processor to debut at Laser 2013

Rugged, pan-European novel industrial welding solution braves the factory floor.

30 Apr 13
DSS 2013: saliva emerges as medical test site

As a simple, non-invasive health indicator, the use of photonic and other technologies to study saliva is gaining popularity.

30 Apr 13
Visualant brings a staple sci-fi scanning concept to life

ChromaID compares spectral response to structured light against a database of patterns.

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