Optics.org News and Analysis
- Cascade laser sensor may replace pinprick blood tests
Researchers at Princeton develop mid-IR noninvasive technique; could improve quality of life for diabetics.
- Applied Optoelectronics launches methane sensor
'Highly sensitive' DFB laser range detects CH, ammonia, hydrogen fluoride and water.
- Optical system gauges rail tracks quickly and precisely
Swiss company first to deploy track tester, Fraunhofer to demo system at Berlin rail show in September.
- VISION Russia expo announced for June 2015
Second outing for Messe Stuttgart-supported show and conference.
- Banknote security to get butterfly wings
Morpho-inspired Nanotech Security to buy Fortress Optical Features for C$17.5M following new equity offering.
- Orders up, losses down at ProPhotonix
LED and laser diode module company reports 13% increase in sales in latest half-year results.
- Lockheed teams up on space debris tracker
Co-operation agrement with Australia's Electro Optic Systems as new laser-based tracking systems near commercial introduction.
- Bringing OCT to new markets
Joseph Schmitt of St Jude Medical believes entering new sectors is easier than ever, but planning is still the key.
- Content providers boost US optical hardware investment
Q2 spending also up by 56% in Asia, but EMEA down, says sector report by Infonetics.
- Photonic sensor and detector sales to hit $15bn
BCC Research market analysis predicts CAGR of 16% over next five years.
- Future of medicine: disposable biosensors and 'electroceutics'?
SPIE plenary session hears about point-of-care diagnostics and a new idea for beating post-surgical infection.
- Burloak investing $11.5m in additive systems
Ontario-based developer of engineering solutions establishing Canada’s first laser additive manufacturing center.
- Meadowlark Optics buys products division of Boulder Nonlinear Systems
Reorganisation of Colorado, US-based photonics firms will maximise business potential of both.
- Advice for optics designers: be flexible
Don't just implement initial specifications, ex-Google Glass lead engineer Anurag Gupta tells SPIE conference.
- Losses widen at Inrad Optics
Sharp decline in sales offsets the cost-cutting measures taken by the US company last year.
- Beyond silicon: SPIE conference examines the solar options
CdTe's 're-awakening', concentrated photovoltaics and future cell options considered in San Diego.
- Silex suspends 100MW concentrated PV project
CPV developer hit by changes to renewable targets in Australia and low wholesale electricity prices.
- SPIE plenary highlights wearable potential
Babak Parviz, one of the creators of Google Glass, looks forward to "smart" devices becoming unobtrusive.
- NIF director Dunne hails 'spectacular' progress
Major steps taken towards generation of gigawatt-scale clean power at giant laser facility.
- Illumination simulator snapped up by Hollywood
Car industry also interested – as lighting and design innovations debut at this week's Siggraph expo.