Keyword: Fiber Optics

Photonics/​Optics

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R&D: Medical
The sensors have already been used to monitor the curvature of structures and robotic arms. But measuring both the magnitude and direction of the spine’s curvature presents an additional challenge.
Products: Medical
The new products and services in November 2022.
Global Innovations: Photonics/Optics

Researchers have successfully developed a novel optical fiber design allowing the generation of rainbow laser light in the molecular fingerprint...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics
The device infuses antibodies through the miniature fiber to the tumor to activate T cells around tumor cells.
Products: Materials
EMI filters, plastic optic fibers, power modules, and more.
R&D: Test & Measurement
A prototype of a fluorescence-based sensor provides continuous detection of cortisol concentrations in real time.
R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition
An optomechanical ultrasound sensor on a silicon photonic chip provides unprecedented sensitivity due to an innovative optomechanical waveguide.
From the Editor: Sensors/Data Acquisition
This year, our two winners both represent new imaging capabilities for medical devices.
Products: Medical
Toray Industries has launched Raytela® polymer optical fibers for minimally invasive surgery.
News: Medical

Technological advancements pertaining to the electronics and healthcare industries is driving the medical fiber optics market. The adoption of...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics

Optical fibers make the Internet happen. They are fine threads of glass, as thin as a human hair, produced to transmit light. Optical fibers carry thousands of gigabits of...

Features: Electronics & Computers

Advances in CMOS (complementary metal oxide semiconductor) imaging sensor (CIS) module technology are shrinking pixel size, allowing more pixels to fit...

INSIDER: Photonics/Optics

An optical probe that detects cancerous brain cells in real time is impressive enough. Scientists in Montreal say they’ve developed one that is “infallible.”

Briefs: Materials

Glass fibers do everything from connecting us to the Internet to enabling keyhole surgery by delivering light through an endoscope. But as versatile as today’s fiber optics are,...

INSIDER: Medical

Researchers have developed an optical fiber probe that distinguishes breast cancer tissue from normal tissue, potentially allowing surgeons to be much more precise when removing...

Products: Medical

Micronor, Camarillo, CA, introduced the MR386 ZapFREE® Microswitch — a fiber-optic microswitch for MRI, medical, and industrial applications. It is interchangeable with the industry-standard V15-series electrical...

News: Photonics/Optics

A biomedical engineer at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, has developed an inexpensive, endoscopic microscope that, he says, can produce real-time, high-resolution, sub-cellular...

News: Imaging
Unique Optical Fibers Transmit High-Resolution Images

Engineers at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee first discovered a new way to propagate multiple beams of light through a single strand of optical fiber. Now, they say that their unique fiber architecture can transmit images of comparable or better quality than commercial endoscopy imaging...

News: Photonics/Optics
New Laser Could Enable Breath Diagnostics

A team of physics researchers at the University of Adelaide, Australia, say that they have developed a new type of laser that will enable advances in areas as diverse as breath analysis for disease diagnosis and remote sensing of critical greenhouse gases.

Briefs: Materials

Plastic Optic Fiber (POF) is an established, continually evolving technology available since the early 1980s. From the outset, it was a technology not highly visible for years. At times, it was...

News: Photonics/Optics
Robots Helping with Brain Tumor Surgery

Scientists and engineers funded by the National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NABIB) are teaming up with neurosurgeons to develop technologies that enable less invasive, image-guided removal of hard-to-reach brain tumors. Novel imaging techniques allows...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics

The use of lasers to mark surgical instruments has become of greater significance, however, the parameters used in these applications are not always fully appreciated. The...

R&D: Photonics/Optics

Scientists at the University of Washington, Seattle, say that for less than $100, they have designed a computer-interfaced drawing pad that can help scientists see inside the brains of...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers

Engineers at Stanford University have developed and demonstrated a prototype single-fiber endoscope that, they say, quadruples the resolution over existing designs, which might lead to the development...

Products: Photonics/Optics

Stirling, NJ-based Fiberguide Industries, Inc., supplies aluminum coatings for added strength to optical fibers for applications requiring tight bends or resistance to harsh conditions. The fibers have...

News: Photonics/Optics
Treating Seizures with Fiber Optics

University of California-Irvine neuroscientists have developed a unique method to stop severe episodes of epileptic seizures with fiber optic light signals.

Using a mouse model of temporal lobe epilepsy, the research team created an EEG-based computer system that activates hair-thin optical strands...

Briefs: Medical

Physical space constraints continue to impact advanced procedures such as single-incision laparoscopic surgery, robotic-assisted surgery, and other minimally invasive surgical procedures....

Products: Photonics/Optics

Excelitas Technologies (Waltham, MA) has announced the addition of the XLM Plus LED Fiber Optic Light Module with Electronics, suitable for integration into endoscopy, surgical microscopy, and headlamp...

Products: Photonics/Optics

The Specialty Photonics Division of OFS Fitel (Avon, CT) has introduced a new composite cable and composite cable assembly product line that offers custom configurations of multiple metal and optical fiber...

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Rapid Precision Prototyping Program Speeds Medtech Product Development

Rapid prototyping technologies play an important role in supporting new product development (NPD) by companies that are working to bring novel and innovative products to market. But in advanced industries where products often make use of multiple technologies, and where meeting a part’s exacting tolerances is essential, speed without precision is rarely enough. In such advanced manufacturing—including the medical device and surgical robotics industries — the ability to produce high-precision prototypes early in the development cycle can be critical for meeting design expectations and bringing finished products to market efficiently.