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Sensing & Measurement

Plasmonically enhanced optical sensors
Exploiting optical modes generated at the surface of some metals or nanoparticles can enhance absorption, fluorescence, and Raman spectroscopy for sensing applications.

A new method from the lab of Nobel laureate W. E. Moerner enables the direct visualization of the binding and unbinding interactions between single biomolecules in aqueous solution by observing the diffusion coefficient and electrokinetic mobility.

17 February 2015
Methods such as digital photoelasticity and digital moiré interfero metry can be customized to examine and characterize the response of dental hard tissue to mechanical and thermal forces.
10 February 2015
Single-photon avalanche diodes are integrated with high-speed time-to-digital converters in new cost-effective image sensors.
2 February 2015
A new instrument can measure objects with apertures that range from 20 to 200mm or more, and consists of a laser diode, a conical mirror, and a miniature CCD or CMOS camera.
30 January 2015
Two designs, one based on a wavelength filter and one on Fourier domain mode locking, enable dynamic measurements to be made using fiber-optic sensors.
15 January 2015
Fiber focus for new petawatt laser design
Thales collaborates with leading research group at École Polytechnique on new coherent amplification network approach to high-power systems.
5 March 2015
Software-defined optical switches to drive Bristol's Smart City network
Polatis providing photonic foundation for an "open programmable smart city".
5 March 2015
ImmerVision targets smart phones with 'panomorph' lenses
Optical technology provides full 360-degree views of a mobile handset user's surroundings.
4 March 2015
EOS announces ‘Light 2015 Awards’ for young photonics innovators
Competition invites budding entrepreneurs and young women in photonics. Winners to be named at Laser 2015.
3 March 2015
 
Pierre Berini: Photonic detection of dengue could address major world health problem

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