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    1. High Power Laser Sources At Exotic Wavelengths

      High Power Laser Sources At Exotic Wavelengths

      High power laser sources at exotic wavelengths may be a step closer as researchers in China report a fibre optic parametric oscillator with record breaking efficiency. The research team believe this could lead to new light sources for a range of biomedical imaging applications. Mature commercial laser platforms are available for common output wavelengths. Some applications, however, require wavelengths that cannot readily be produced with established technologies. Several of these are in the field of biomedical imaging and spectroscopy (e.g. coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering microscopy and optical coherence tomography). In such systems if the wavelength of light used can ...

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    2. Robert McLaughlin of the University of Western Australia took home the first place prize with his microscope-in-a-needle, a miniaturized optical coherence tomography (OCT) probe

      Robert McLaughlin of the University of Western Australia took home the first place prize with his microscope-in-a-needle, a miniaturized optical coherence tomography (OCT) probe

      Robert McLaughlin of the University of Western Australia took home the first place prize with his microscope-in-a-needle, a miniaturized optical coherence tomography (OCT) probe that is capable of 3D imaging. While this technology could be useful for many applications, McLaughlin and his collaborators see a real demand for the device in the area of breast cancer surgery. According to McLaughlin, one out of every four women in the U.S. who undergo breast cancer surgery needs a follow-up procedure because the surgeon misses part of the tumor. The microscope-in-a-needle enables optical biopsy deep below the surface of the skin, allowing ...

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    3. Coherent Launches Turnkey 550 mW, Sub-10 fs Laser

      Coherent Launches Turnkey 550 mW, Sub-10 fs Laser

      The latest member of the Vitara family ofextreme performance, closed-box, ultrafast oscillators from Coherent, Inc. (Santa Clara, CA) – the Vitara UBB –provides hands-free access to pulsewidths under 10 femtoseconds, with options below 8 fs on request. Vitara UBB (Ultra BroadBand) achieves its short transform-limited pulsewidths because of its very broad bandwidth (> 200 nm at the -10 dB point). Its unique combination of short pulsewidths, broad bandwidth, high reliability and ease-of-use make Vitara UBB the ideal laser for applications in terahertz pulse generation, optical coherence tomography (OCT), pump-probe spectroscopy, multiplexed CARS spectroscopy, non-linear microscopic imaging and seeding short-pulse amplifiers. By integrating ...

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    4. Hear How Biophotonics Can Destroy Cancer Cells With Pinpoint Accuracy

      Hear How Biophotonics Can Destroy Cancer Cells With Pinpoint Accuracy

      The LASER World of PHOTONICS Trade Fair and Congress (May 12 – 16, 2013, Munich) will include a special focus on medical advances and technology using biophotonics to detect and kill cancer cells with little damage to surrounding tissue. It is already possible to mark tumors such as those in the bladder with substances that accumulate in tumor cells and fluoresce under special light. This helps physicians determine the optimum biopsy location. In the future, however, removing tissue samples may be replaced with an “optical biopsy”. Current optical biopsies examine tissue using Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT). This technique, well known in ...

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    5. Inside BiOS 2013: ‘Jaw-Dropping' Presentations And Trends In Biophotonics

      Inside BiOS 2013: ‘Jaw-Dropping' Presentations And Trends In Biophotonics

      At a time when many industries are plagued by uncertainty or are in decline, biomedical optics and biophotonics are thriving. A 2012 report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc. predicts that the global market for biophotonics will exceed $99 billion by 2018. Based on the opinions of experts I recently interviewed and the level of participation expected at SPIE BiOS 2013 , such projections appear realistic.

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    6. G&H Announces A Million Euro Contract With A Large European OEM For A Range Of Components To Be Used In Fiber Laser ...

      G&H Announces A Million Euro Contract With A Large European OEM For A Range Of Components To Be Used In Fiber Laser ...

      G&H is pleased to announce the signing of a million Euro contract with a large European OEM for a range of components to be used in fiber laser systems. These include AO modulators, Fiber-Q’s, RF drivers and laser pumps which are all manufactured by the G&H group. G&H are market leaders in the provision optical components for Q-switched fiber laser systems. With the growing use of fiber optics in non-telecom applications in recent years G&H have able to use their expertise in acousto-optics and fiber optics to supply sub-systems to OEMs in a broad range ...

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    7. SPIE Optical Metrology Has Solutions For Design, Modelling And Inspection

      SPIE Optical Metrology Has Solutions For Design, Modelling And Inspection
      New research in optical measurement technologies enabling applications in industry, research modelling, inspection of nanostructures and artwork, and related topics will be presented at SPIE Optical Metrology 23-26 May 2011 in Munich. SPIE Optical Metrology is the premier conference in Europe for scientists, engineers, researchers, and applications or product developers engaged in optical metrology, optical measurement systems, and optics for arts, architecture, and archaeology. Technical sessions offer solutions to problems in industrial design and production engineering, optical technologies to preserve cultural heritage sites and artefacts, and optical principles of measurement and testing in the micro- and nanoscales. The event is ...
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    8. Miniature Non-MEMS Scanner For Small Size Imaging Systems

      Miniature Non-MEMS Scanner For Small Size Imaging Systems
      The SMALLEST available non-MEMS Resonant Scanner currently on the market was developed by Electro-Optical Products Corp. is a miniature electromagnetically driven moving mirror device (0.9 x 0.5 x 0.4 inches), which deflects a light beam with a continuous sinusoidal motion. EOPC's technology offers 6 mm diameter, 7x7 mm and 12x7 mm size mirrors, with an optical scanning angle up to 50°, and a fixed-frequency scanning range from 100 to 1000 Hz, fixed at any one value within the range. AGC type driver provides: •both sine wave and TTL level square wave reference signals •trimpot control to ...
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    9. Datasheet: SU-LDH Digital Line Scan Camera

      The new SU-LDH-1.7 Linear Digital High speed InGaAs Camera increases line rates for 1024 pixels to over 46,000 lines per second for spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT), NIR spectroscopy and machine vision. This versatile high speed camera provides 14-bit digital capture into base format Camera Link® interface cards. It utilizes the new LC series of linear arrays, which feature double-sampling, integrate-whileread acquisition and low noise, delivering the high dynamic range demanded by these applications. The camera is available with 500 µm tall pixels for easy alignment in SD-OCT systems, or square 25 µm pixels for high-time resolution machine ...
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    10. Optical Coherence Tomography Market To Top $800 Million By 2012

      According to "Optical Coherence Tomography -- Technology, Markets, and Applications: 2008-2012," a new market research report from the publishers of BioOptics World that quantifies this rapidly growing market for the first time, the global market for OCT systems is currently around $200 million and growing at an annual rate of 34%. This growth is expected to continue at this pace for the next several years, with revenues topping $800 million by 2012.
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