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07 Nov 18
Vision 2018: New launches round-up part 1

optics.org reviews a selection of some of the new systems and products being launched this week at Stuttgart's biggest vision expo to date.

06 Nov 18
Thorlabs multi-photon imaging offers clearer view of neuron activity

Bessel-beam technique licensed from HHMI to be offered as add-on to Thorlabs platforms.

05 Nov 18
NASA tests femtosecond lasers for welding and drilling

Agency wants to eliminate use of epoxies that can outgas and contaminate space hardware.

01 Nov 18
Digital tiles turn bedroom walls into cinema screens

European LUMENTILE project develops luminous surfaces that change color for diverse decorative, informative or safety applications.

30 Oct 18
Photonics tech enables US Army pilots to fly autonomous chopper

In the first-of-its-kind demo, adapted Sikorsky helicopter negotiates obstacles and land – automatically.

24 Oct 18
EuroBlech 2018 round-up: laser focus shifts from raw power to autonomy

Trumpf and Bystronic exhibit tools for autonomous laser cutting, with the German firm saying there is now ‘little gain’ in pushing laser powers higher.

23 Oct 18
OCT vibrography reveals details of middle ear function

Wellman Center technique could assist diagnosis and treatment of hearing loss.

18 Oct 18
World's largest façade installed with organic photovoltaic panels

Around 185 m2 of Heliatek's OPV films have been installed on a warehouse of inland port Duisburger Hafen.

16 Oct 18
Deep-sea LIBS system passes pressure test

European project looking to deploy autonomous submarine to map the sea floor for mineral deposits.

16 Oct 18
Fiber-optic sensor ready to tackle power theft

Distributed acoustic sensor installed on overhead power line in the Dominican Republic identifies when and where tampering takes place.

15 Oct 18
Mitsubishi lidar 'forecasts torrential rain'

Differential absorption equipment incorporates high-energy waveguide laser amplifier operating at 1.5 µm to monitor water vapor and wind.

09 Oct 18
FDA approves Eximo’s artery laser treatment

Eximo Medical’s B-Laser Atherectomy System treats Peripheral Artery Disease including ISR.

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