Keyword: Optics

Photonics/​Optics

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Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A complete optical path minimizes signal crosstalk between detection channels.
Briefs: Materials
Detecting nonuniformities in optical properties opens the door to new uses
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The material is optically transparent and easily manipulated.
Briefs: Medical
New optics-on-a-chip device paves way to capturing fast chemical, material, and biological processes.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
The device infuses antibodies through the miniature fiber to the tumor to activate T cells around tumor cells.
Briefs: Imaging
A deep-learning framework transforms images of intact skin acquired by an emerging noninvasive optical technology.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Light-based methods open many opportunities for medical applications.
R&D: Lighting
The team designed an implant with LED emitters.
News: Imaging

University of Colorado Boulder researchers have designed one of the most precise stopwatches – not for timing Olympic sprinters but for counting single photons, the tiny packets of...

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.
R&D: Photonics/Optics
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: Sensors/Data Acquisition
To make ultraviolet (UV)-detecting wearables, scientists have created a new type of light sensor that is both flexible and highly sensitive.
Briefs: Data Acquisition
The device combines near infrared light, time resolved spectroscopy, and diffuse correlation spectroscopy.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Understanding application, use case, and image resolution are key.
R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A prototype of a fluorescence-based sensor provides continuous detection of cortisol concentrations in real time.
Products: Electronics & Computers
EMI filters, plastic optic fibers, power modules, and more.
Features: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Many new companies entering the market are planning a diagnostic roadmap of capabilities beyond their entry point of COVID-19 testing.
R&D: Photonics/Optics
An optomechanical ultrasound sensor on a silicon photonic chip provides unprecedented sensitivity due to an innovative optomechanical waveguide.
Briefs: Medical
The tool shows promise for imaging brain activity in 3D with high speed and contrast.
Briefs: Medical
The implant provides real-time measurements of tissue oxygen levels.
News: Photonics/Optics

Inspired by the eyes of mantis shrimp, researchers have developed a new kind of optical sensor that is small enough to fit on a smartphone but is capable of hyperspectral and polarimetric...

Briefs: Medical
The surface waves provide a thermal transport solution.
R&D: Photonics/Optics

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: Imaging
This year, our two winners both represent new imaging capabilities for medical devices.
Features: Robotics, Automation & Control
In our 2020 Product Buyer's Guide, you'll find a list of manufacturers in more than a dozen medical-device areas.
Briefs: Medical
Products: Robotics, Automation & Control
Corrosion-resistant marking, robot cells, medical freezers, and more.
Products: Electronics & Computers
Simulation Software

Volume Graphics, Charlotte, NC, has added and augmented important functionalities to its software that help designers and manufacturers capture and...

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