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This laser cutting head with diamond optics features built-in water cooling and shielding gas supply diamond lenses reduce its weight by 90 Photo by Fraunhofer ILT
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  • Farmer controlling drone over field
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  • Imaging the brain

    Light Technologies in Brain Research

    Researchers use the latest light techniques to advance brain research, offering the potential of state-of-the-art diagnostics and surgical techniques never before possible. Just a few of the techniques include: A near-infrared endoscope that...
  • Autonomous technologies take to the road

    Trends & Opportunities in Autonomous Technologies

    The autonomous vehicle market is on an upward trajectory, with global revenue expected to grow at a CAGR of nearly 40% through 2027, reaching $126.8 billion, according to the report Autonomous Vehicle Market by Research and Markets. With growth...
  • OCT in non-destructive testing

    Nondestructive Testing with OCT

    Optical coherence tomography (OCT), the most widely used optical medical imaging technology, has finally made its move into the non-destructive testing (NDT) and inspection arena, much as ultrasound did in the 1960’s. Valued for its ability...
  • By using a SPAD array imager, the camera developed by the Proteus team is able to detect ballistic photons from a pulsed laser light source that pass through the body relatively un-scattered

    Ballistic Camera Tracks Light from Inside the Body

    Members of a UK-based EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council) interdisciplinary research team called Proteus have developed a new type of system that can detect light from a source deep inside the human body.  Led by...
  • Medical devices are increasingly using nitinola memory metal that can be physically deformed and where a thermal shift will later return it to its original shape Image courtesy of STI Laser Industries

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