Laser Energetics, Inc. announces that it has invented a new laser process which encompasses a new way of laser marking substrates (pills, gum, batteries, etc.) of most any type, through its plastic container, or packaging. The Company has filed a patent application in the U.S.
Prescient Medical, Inc., a privately held medical device company dedicated to reducing deaths from heart attacks, has unveiled a unique, new catheter-based diagnostic tool, the vPredict(TM) Optical Catheter System, and a new treatment, the vProtect(TM) Luminal Shield, for use in the cardiac catheterization lab.
A colossal 1.4 gigapixel digital camera has just been deployed on the Pan-STARRS-1 (PS1) telescope in Maui, Hawaii. The PS1 is the first of four identical telescopes that make up a $100 M project designed to search the sky for potentially hazardous asteroids.
The plastic laser has come one step closer, with researchers in the US and Japan developing a new way to make luminescent semiconducting polymers emit and confine polarized light. The results could lead to brighter polarized sources for products with LED-type displays, such as portable computers and mobile phones.
A US team has developed a technique to image hemoglobin in red blood cells with micrometer resolution, but without the need to inject external contrast agents or dyes into the blood. The method might also differentiate between oxy- and deoxyhemoglobin, which would be a crucial step in cancer studies. (Optics Letters, 32, 2641).
nLight of the US has announced the acquisition of Liekki, the Finnish fiber manufacturer. The acquisition, which will be completed by the end of the month, will enable nLight to expand its product portfolio to supply a complete chain from semiconductor lasers and fibers to optical modules.
Alma Lasers Ltd., a global leader in the development and commercialization of innovative aesthetic laser, light-based, and radiofrequency systems, filed a response last week denying all Lumenis' patent infringement claims. Alma Lasers will vigorously defend its position.
Tomophase Corporation announced today that it will display the first cross-sectional images of excised human bronchial tissue using their patented optical coherence tomography ("OCT") system at the CHEST meeting in Chicago, October 22nd through October 24th.
Philips Solid-State Lighting Solutions, the entity formed by Philips' recent acquisition of Boston's Color Kinetics Inc., has been awarded a $250,000 contract by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
A new partnership with Duke Energy has Cree hoping to spread the word about its light-emitting diode technology.
It appears that video games are not the only hot item in the cosmos. In its first month of operation, the Seeing in the Dark Internet Telescope (SIDIT) has shot images of distant galaxies and nebulae in response to requests from more than 1,000 students around the world.
Modulight, Inc., a manufacturer of high- performance optical semiconductor components, today announced the arrival of its laser family's newest member: the high-power, single-emitter 1550 nm laser chip housed in a 9-mm TO-can. The product code is ML1470.
JDSU today announced it has formed a strategic partnership with Mintera, a high bit-rate optical transport systems solutions leader, to provide a complete 40 gigabits per second (40G) solution set to the telecom industry.
Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc., a developer of state-of-the-art, thin-film photovoltaic materials, announced today that the US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) has contracted to increase funding of Ascent Solar's development of high-performance thin-film tandem photovoltaics (PV) based on their flexible monolithically integrated CIGS technology.
Residents of the 1,416-unit Eastchester Heights apartment complex in the Eastchester section of the Bronx now have Verizon's FiOS Internet service at their fingertips, delivered on the nation's most advanced digital all-fiber-optic network right into their homes. With FiOS Internet, they get download speeds of up to 50 Mbps.