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29 Apr 13
DSS 2013: hyperspectral sensor shows that small is beautiful

Highly compact imager will launch on board a satellite and be used to monitor volcanic gases.

24 Apr 13
Alphanov and NKT Photonics partner to boost PCF tools

Jointly working with various fiber interfacing solutions to meet customer needs.

24 Apr 13
Fianium launches industrial picosecond lasers

Hylase intended for high-precision materials processing applications.

22 Apr 13
Microsatellites turn eyes to the sky

How two Canadian-built satellites and their optical sensors are keeping tabs on asteroids and space debris.

17 Apr 13
Optical circuits sparkle over diamond structures

German collaboration creates high-speed optical devices based on polycrystalline diamond.

17 Apr 13
Cheap and quick HIV testing made possible with DVD scanners

Economy optics find a new life in speedy technique for on-the-spot bioanalytics.

17 Apr 13
Photonic system monitors air quality at Heathrow Airport

Novel sensor network analyzes gases, VOCs, particulates from vehicles and aircraft.

16 Apr 13
Xenics' image fusion reveals 'hidden' objects

IMEC spin-out to launch expanded range of IR camera modules as it targets homeland security applications at SPIE DSS event in Baltimore.

10 Apr 13
Directed energy experts consider route to acceptance

The DE systems conference in London discussed the need for education to promote wider appreciation of laser weapons.

10 Apr 13
Acousto-optical sensor aid boosts hearing

Novel approach to hearing implant promises simpler, more effective assistance.

09 Apr 13
US Navy to deploy laser weapon ahead of schedule

Following years of development, a high-power solid-state laser is set to sail aboard the USS Ponce next year.

08 Apr 13
Laser treatment shows promise in brain cancer trial

MRI-guided laser interstitial thermal therapy system appears to improve survival in patients with otherwise inoperable tumors.

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