Optics/​Photonics

Surgical Lasers

Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Medical-grade power adapters, fume hoods, image sensors, and more.
Technology Leaders: Design
Single-use surgical instruments designed to be disposed or recycled following use offer many benefits over reusable products.
Products: Energy
See what Hierarchical Surface Restructuring (HSR™) can do to an electrode.
Features: Materials
Unique device identifiers, or UDIs, enable better reporting, reviewing, and analyzing of adverse events.
Briefs: Data Acquisition
The device combines near infrared light, time resolved spectroscopy, and diffuse correlation spectroscopy.
Special Reports: Materials
Medical Robotics - September 2021

Self-propelled nanobots that deliver drugs inside the human body...novel sensors that improve the safety and precision of industrial robots...a dynamic hydrogel material that makes building soft robotic...

Features: Imaging
Pulse Technologies has developed a patented technology that uses ultrashort pulse lasers to restructure surfaces in electrode materials and implantables.
R&D: Materials
A novel system can print biological tissue in just 30 seconds.
Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Laser systems, engraving machines, flux-core wires, and more.
Products: Materials
Curable adhesives, thermoelectric coolers, DC power supplies, and more.
Briefs: Medical
Changing the shape of the blade will expand the possibilities of using the laser in medicine.
Products: Test & Measurement
Auto-injectors, transmitters, laser scanners, and more.
Briefs: Imaging

In a major step toward developing portable scanners that can rapidly measure molecules in pharmaceuticals or classify tissue in patients’ skin, researchers have...

R&D: Photonics/Optics

Researchers have demonstrated that a long-elusive kind of laser diode based on organic semiconductors is indeed possible, paving the way for the further expansion of lasers in applications such as...

Features: Defense

For many high-power RF applications, the “Q factor” of embedded capacitors is one of the most important characteristics in the design of circuits. This includes products such as cellular/telecom...

Briefs: Medical

Particle accelerators are usually large and costly, but that will soon change if researchers have their way. The Accelerator on a Chip International Program (AChIP), funded by the Gordon and...

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...

R&D: Photonics/Optics

Researchers have found a way to use the full beam of a laser light to control and manipulate minute objects such as single cells in a human body, tiny particles in small volume chemistry,...

News: Medical
3D Imaging Opens Door to Fascinating Leaf Complexity

The field of plant science is in the process of being profoundly transformed by new imaging and modeling technologies. These tools are allowing scientists to peer inside the leaf with a clarity and resolution inconceivable a generation ago.

News: Medical
CT Expands Possibilities of Imaging Ancient Remains

Researchers in Sweden using computed tomography (CT) have successfully imaged the soft tissue of an ancient Egyptian mummy's hand down to a microscopic level. Non-destructive imaging of human and animal mummies with X-rays and CT is a boon to the fields of archaeology and paleopathology. They...

News: Photonics/Optics
Chemists Create Circular Fluorescent Dyes for Imaging

University of Oregon chemists have created a new class of fluorescent dyes that function in water and emit colors based solely on the diameter of circular nanotubes made of carbon and hydrogen. The six-member team is now exploring their potential use in biological imaging.

News: Photonics/Optics
Enhanced 3D Imaging Advances Brain Treatments

Researchers have developed a combination of commercially available hardware and open-source software, named PySight, to improve rapid 2D and 3D imaging of neuronal activity in the living brain and other tissues. PySight serves as an add-on for laser scanning microscopes. Such an advancement in...

R&D: Photonics/Optics

A new electro-optic laser imposes microwave electronic vibrations on a continuous-wave laser operating at optical frequencies, effectively carving pulses into the light. Probing...

INSIDER: Medical

An MIT-developed technology monitors blood glucose levels without needles or a finger prick. Early results show that the noninvasive technology measures blood glucose levels as...

INSIDER: Photonics/Optics

By creating a new twist on fiber optic sensors, researchers have developed a smart, flexible photoacoustic imaging technique that may have potential applications in...

News: Medical

Before launching their latest science experiment, University at Buffalo researchers bought more than 200 types of tea, chocolate, herbs, and other foodstuffs. The goal wasn't to stock up...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics

Researchers have found a way to convert nanoparticle-coated microscopic beads into lasers smaller than red blood cells. These microlasers, which convert...

Briefs: Medical

Defects in the lattice of diamonds produce more than just beautiful coloration. A new approach developed by researchers at UC Berkeley's College of...

Briefs: Photonics/Optics

Compression therapy is a standard form of treatment for patients who suffer from venous ulcers and other conditions in which veins struggle to return blood from the lower extremities....

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