Applications news

Novel NIR spectroscopic imaging improves detection of poor circulation

1 July 2015
A team of researchers from the Italian National Research Council's Institute of Clinical Physiology (CNR-IFC) has developed a new way to detect poor blood circulation using a novel form of near infrared (NIR) spectroscopy

Iconic Amsterdam museum uses Raman spectroscopy to study paintings

News image17 June 2015
One of Amsterdam's most iconic art and history museums, the Rijksmuseum, is using Raman spectroscopy to study and improve the preservation of ancient paintings, sculptures, and other historical objects

Lidar systems installed across UK to detect volcanic ash

News image5 June 2015
Ten new Light Detection and Ranging Systems (Lidars) are set to be installed across the UK to improve the detection and aid forecasting of volcanic ash

Nanospirals and ultrafast lasers to protect against fraud

4 June 2015

Anti-reflective coatings to make 3D cinema glasses redundant

14 May 2015

Potential non-harmful cancer drug discovered using femtosecond laser spectroscopy

13 May 2015

Australian scientists develop portable gold detection method

11 May 2015

Optical lens transforms smartphone camera into microscope

8 May 2015

Fraunhofer develops finer optical fibres for vein treatments

5 May 2015

Gamma ray spectroscopy prompts rethink on Mercury formation

20 April 2015

Protecting Europe's nature reserves using LIDAR

16 April 2015

Artwork to be studied via non-invasive spectroscopy

7 April 2015

Photonics chip opens up potential to control natural disasters

19 March 2015

Scientists extend the spectrum of frequency comb light sources

10 March 2015

Diamond quantum processor a step closer to reality

24 February 2015

Fibre optic thermometer for industrial processes developed

28 January 2015

Hubble telescope gets a high-definition view of Pillars of Creation

13 January 2015

Lidar laser to be supplied for NASA climate research

7 January 2015

Lens-free microscope rivals accuracy of optical microscopes for cheaper tissue examination

5 January 2015

Infrared spectrometer sent into space to analyse asteroid

18 December 2014

Mirror keeps buildings cool by sending infrared radiation into space

17 December 2014

Waterproof near-infrared spectrometer monitors swimmers' performance

11 December 2014

Spectroscopy method diagnoses bone diseases early

4 December 2014

Frequency combs measure greenhouse gases over a two-kilometre path

6 November 2014

Laser technology used to detect biogas leaks from metres away

5 November 2014

Raman spectroscopy helps US police keep drugs off the streets

30 October 2014

Laser scanning helps researchers see the wood for the trees

15 September 2014

New 'water lens' uses sunlight to sanitise dirty water

4 September 2014

Electro-optical technology to track space debris from Earth

28 August 2014

Thirty laser systems create lighting effects for Las Vegas music festival

11 July 2014

Ultracool method helps observe smallest force ever

30 June 2014

Awards presented for development of commercial nuclear detection material

30 June 2014

Delivering drugs with a femtosecond laser

27 June 2014