Applications news

Researchers 'weld' neurons using femtosecond laser

News image11 February 2016
Researchers from the University of Alberta in Canada have developed a method of 'laser welding' neurons, which could potentially lead to a new, more effective way to treat damaged or severed nerves

France to add solar panels to 1,000km of road

News image4 February 2016
France has announced plans to pave 1,000km of road with photovoltaic panels in the next five years. If successful, the programme could provide electricity to five million people, or roughly eight per cent of the French population

London to trial driverless cars

News image29 January 2016
London is to trial its first driverless cars on the streets of Greenwich this summer. The vehicles will use camera and laser sensors to navigate through their surroundings

System for trapping microbubbles to enable better medical products

28 January 2016

UK's largest light festival comes to London

15 January 2016

Cleaning system developed for National Ignition Facility optics

11 January 2016

Fraunhofer develops a laser process simulation mobile app

8 December 2015

Laser shoes win UK independent living competition

16 November 2015

Land Rover mobile observatory uses spectrometry to study volcanoes

4 November 2015

Handheld optical scanner to enable real time breast cancer screening

30 October 2015

Faster antibiotic resistance analysis for sepsis sufferers

8 October 2015

Scientists combine femtosecond lasers with OCT for better laser eye surgery

1 October 2015

Gemini Planet Imager discovers Jupiter-like exoplanet

17 August 2015

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

6 August 2015

'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