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01 Nov 16
Lidar data used to fix subsea well off Australian coast

Combination with 3D printing and optical data transmission suggests wider potential in energy industry applications.

31 Oct 16
HeartLight system treats atrial fibrillation by laser

First US commercial procedure signals launch of CardioFocus platform in the territory.

27 Oct 16
Dynamic beam shaping boosts quality of laser fusion cutting of metal

Fraunhofer IWS (Dresden) optimizes fusion cutting to improve cut quality in thick metal sheets. Demo at this week’s EuroBLECH show.

20 Oct 16
EuroBLECH 2016 showcases industrial laser systems

Sheet metalworking technology expo takes place in Hanover, next week.

20 Oct 16
New optoacoustic platform reveals deep neural activity

Applying optoacoustics to calcium indicators could allow scalable whole-brain monitoring.

14 Oct 16
Laser endomicroscope to be trialed in child heart surgery

Cellvizio platform from Mauna Kea Technologies under evaluation in NIH-backed study.

13 Oct 16
Laser Light, Equinix plan first laser-based comms network

First PoP set for Washington, as step towards global network to resolve optical network bottlenecks.

13 Oct 16
Novel diodes and UV-LEDs presented at Berlin expo

FB Institute among exhibitors showcasing latest developments at Micro Photonics 2016.

10 Oct 16
Swiss-made laser altimeter blasting off for Mercury

First such laser-based system designed for inter-planetary flight built in Europe is part of ESA's BepiColombo mission to map the planet in 3D.

06 Oct 16
S+D 2016: QCLs provide diverse defense solutions

As they replace solid state lasers as the “source of choice” for countermeasures.

04 Oct 16
Lockheed lands $49M sensor upgrade deal for Apache helicopters

Night vision equipment for pilots will feature new laser and near-infrared imaging technologies.

29 Sep 16
S+D 2016: New approaches to hyperspectral imaging

Pollution monitoring by remote MIR camera and improved image gathering by new "gimballed" systems, were described.

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