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Printing powered by solar
Osram tail light with OLEDs
FLIR optical gas imaging technology at work
  • Printing powered by solar

    Flexographic Press Runs on Solar

    GM Graphix, a flexographic printing company, was awarded the most innovative use of LED curing technology -- for reducing carbon footprint while improving energy efficiency using solar power. GM Graphix is the first flexographic...
  • 3D solar cells capture light from all angles
  • FLIR optical gas imaging technology at work

    Infrared Cameras Monitor Manufacturing Operations

    FLIR Systems GF-Series infrared cameras are being used by chemical, petrochemical, pharmaceutical and many other manufacturing industries worldwide to ensure that existing air quality or internal systems for removing...
  • Renishaw inVia

    Confocal Raman Microscope Monitors Blood in Plastic Bags

    The Michael Smith Laboratories at the University of British Columbia, Canada, is leading the way in the use of Raman spectroscopy as a tool for monitoring biochemical changes and inter-donor variability in stored red blood cell...
  • The Quorum PP3000T cryo-SEM prep system mounted on a JEOL SEM at the Diamond Light Source
  • Edinburgh International Conference Centre

    Insights on Photonics Opportunities in Sensing, Security

    Industry leaders at an all-day event in Edinburgh on 28 September will offer insight on opportunities for new end-use applications resulting from the rapid emergence of innovative dual-use technologies in the defence,...
  • Stemmer Imaging Training in the UK
  • Osram tail light with OLEDs

    OLED Technology in Consumer, Safety and Health Applications

    As conventional lighting approaches its limits, the market for organic light-emitting diode (OLED) is just about to ripen. By now, most consumers are familiar with flexible electronics and edge-type devices, but these are only scratching the...
  • FLIR explosive detection
  • Cascade lasers used in biomedical applications

    Trends in Cascade Laser Applications

    Cascade Lasers (CL) have been around for twenty years, but today advances in CL are shaking mid-IR spectroscopy with the emergence of two alternative sources: Interband Cascade Lasers (ICL) and Quantum Cascade Lasers (QCL).  QCL QCL are based...
  • The combined tools of ultrafast spectroscopy and nonlinear microscopy allow us to explore the diverse length and time scales of biology

    Ultrafast Amplifiers for High-end Spectroscopy

    From the advent of time-resolved techniques, researchers have been interested in generating shorter and shorter laser pulse durations to more effectively probe faster and faster events. Nanosecond processes, although still used in photochemistry...
  • The DLP2010NIR is featured in this DLP NIRscan Nano evaluation module from Texas Instruments

    Mobile Near-Infrared Spectroscopy: What will you measure?

    Spectroscopy has come a long way since its inception as lab-based technology. Handheld near-infrared (NIR) spectrometers continue to shrink in size and cost thanks in part to the advent of novel system architectures that leverage...
  • Summing Opportunities in TDI CMOS Sensor Architectures

    Summing Opportunities in TDI CMOS Sensor Architectures

    Historically, CCD technology has an intrinsic advantage when it comes to TDI applications. CCDs operate by shifting charge from pixel to pixel across the image sensor. This allows the ability to add multiple samples (e.g. pixel lines in a...
  • A group of fruit flies were exposed to 670 nm radiation and their survival rate examined over a period of twelve weeks Photo courtesy of USGS Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab

    Can Light Benefit Health?

    Research conducted by Professor Glen Jeffery and his team at the Institute of Ophthalmology at University College London has demonstrated that exposing animals to light of a specific wavelength can have significant beneficial impact to their...

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