Applications news

Scientists combine femtosecond lasers with OCT for better laser eye surgery

News image1 October 2015
German scientists have combined femtosecond lasers with optical coherence tomography (OCT) in order to treat visual defects which cannot be corrected through existing laser-based treatments

Gemini Planet Imager discovers Jupiter-like exoplanet

News image17 August 2015
Astronomers have discovered a Jupiter-like planet within a young system that could help scientists understand how planets formed around our sun

FDA-approved 3D printed pill makes tablets easier to swallow

News image6 August 2015
A 3D-printed pill has been approved by the United States' Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the first time

'Optical dog's nose' to sniff out diseases

9 July 2015

Novel NIR spectroscopic imaging improves detection of poor circulation

1 July 2015

Iconic Amsterdam museum uses Raman spectroscopy to study paintings

17 June 2015

Lidar systems installed across UK to detect volcanic ash

5 June 2015

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