Keyword: Optical Components

Photonics/​Optics

Stories

R&D: Communications
Researchers are creating new tools for a method called optogenetics, which shines light at specific neurons in the brain to excite or suppress activity.
R&D: Wearables
To make ultraviolet (UV)-detecting wearables, scientists have created a new type of light sensor that is both flexible and highly sensitive.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
The device combines near infrared light, time resolved spectroscopy, and diffuse correlation spectroscopy.
Technology Leaders: RF & Microwave Electronics
Small medical electronics are at the forefront of a new round of technology trends involving printed circuit board (PCB) assembly and manufacturing.
Briefs: Medical
Understanding application, use case, and image resolution are key.
Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
EMI filters, plastic optic fibers, power modules, and more.
R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A prototype of a fluorescence-based sensor provides continuous detection of cortisol concentrations in real time.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
The tool shows promise for imaging brain activity in 3D with high speed and contrast.
R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition
An optomechanical ultrasound sensor on a silicon photonic chip provides unprecedented sensitivity due to an innovative optomechanical waveguide.
Features: Design
Many new companies entering the market are planning a diagnostic roadmap of capabilities beyond their entry point of COVID-19 testing.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
The implant provides real-time measurements of tissue oxygen levels.
Products: Motion Control
Barcode readers, risk-management software, servo drives, and more.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The surface waves provide a thermal transport solution.
Blog: Sensors/Data Acquisition

A new camera module with quadruple the resolution of its predecessor, at 400 × 400, or 160 Kpixels, provides clear images inside the body’s farthest...

R&D: Imaging

A research team has developed a portable device that produces high-resolution 3D images of human skin within 10 minutes. The team says the portable skin mapping (imaging) device could be used to assess...

From the Editor: Photonics/Optics
This year, our two winners both represent new imaging capabilities for medical devices.
Products: Electronics & Computers
CAD software, edge connectors, optical adhesives, and more.
Features: Motion Control
In our 2020 Product Buyer's Guide, you'll find a list of manufacturers in more than a dozen medical-device areas.
News: Photonics/Optics
A new tool for medical professionals may help shed light on tumors.
Products: Photonics/Optics
Toray Industries has launched Raytela® polymer optical fibers for minimally invasive surgery.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics

One day, scopes may no longer need to be inserted into the body — such as down the throat or under the skin — to reach the stomach, brain, or any other organs for...

Features: Manufacturing & Prototyping

With medical devices approved for more demanding cardiovascular applications such as transcatheter aortic and mitral valve repair (TAVR/TMVR), the long-term structural...

R&D: Wearables

Using sound vibrations and pulses of near-infrared light, a new “virtual biopsy” device can quickly determine a skin lesion's depth and potential malignancy without using a scalpel. The...

News: Photonics/Optics

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

Products: Medical
Optical Distance Sensor

A highly accurate optical distance sensor is available from Werth Messtechnik, Giessen, Germany. The Werth Chromatic Focus Point sensor can measure...

Briefs: Nanotechnology

The Polymerization Process Research Group of the Polymat Institute of the UPV/EHU–University of the Basque Country has efficiently encapsulated semiconductor nanocrystals...

R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Converting light into electrical signals is essential for a number of future applications including imaging, optical communication, and biomedical sensing. Researchers have developed a new molecular...

R&D: Photonics/Optics

A research team has developed tiny optical elements from metal nanoparticles and a polymer that one day could replace traditional refractive lenses to realize portable imaging systems and...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics

By using light waves instead of electric current to transmit data, photonic chips — circuits for light — have advanced fundamental research in many areas from timekeeping to telecommunications....

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