Applications news

Laser scanning helps researchers see the wood for the trees

News image15 September 2014
Laser mapping has helped researchers characterise forest stands in New Zealand. The team at Scion, a New Zealand Crown Research Institute (CRI), used handheld mobile laser scanners to locate and measuring individual trees on the ground

New 'water lens' uses sunlight to sanitise dirty water

News image4 September 2014
A 'water lens' developed by researchers from the University of Buffalo, New York, could one day help the 1.1 billion people in the developing world who do not have access to clean water

Electro-optical technology to track space debris from Earth

News image28 August 2014
A new electro-optical system has been developed that will identify, track and characterise debris objects in space from Earth.

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

Mountain summit blasted away to make way for E-ELT telescope

27 June 2014

Lidar technology improves airport safety

17 June 2014

Hyperspectral multi-sensor aircraft developed

17 June 2014

Laser system scans moving cars to identify drunk drivers

10 June 2014

New multi-million pound centre to tackle world data storage with integrated photonics

6 June 2014

Optical sensors attached to a smart phone to measure pollution

29 May 2014

Terahertz imaging opens up use in paint analysis

21 May 2014

Laser system keeps solar cell throughput high

20 May 2014

Detecting trace amounts of explosives with light

14 May 2014

Faster dental treatment thanks to new photoactive molecule

2 May 2014

New system uses UV light to treat water without chemicals

1 May 2014

Solar windows for homes soon to be reality thanks to quantum-dot research

28 April 2014

Novel method of re-directing sunlight in urban areas developed

15 April 2014

Data to be transferred from Sentinel-1A satellite via laser

9 April 2014

NIR spectroscopy reveals insight into altitude sickness

8 April 2014

New generation of guide star lasers to be deployed at ESO facility

2 April 2014

Ultashort pulsed laser system developed to optimise machine processing

19 March 2014

Additive manufacturing used in 'life changing' operation

12 March 2014

Lasers used to convert radio waves to light signals

6 March 2014

Powerful 3D spectrograph successfully installed on Very Large Telescope

5 March 2014

Aerospace fabrication company upgrades to solid-state laser technology

17 February 2014

Cataract operations at Benjamin Eye Institute improved by laser tech

29 January 2014

Traceability improved with laser marking at automotive fuel system producer

17 January 2014

Nottingham Trent helps paint picture of Chinese-European history

9 January 2014

Imec develop new solar cell using laser doping

10 December 2013

Constelex participate in out of this world photonics project

9 December 2013