Applications news

Protecting Europe's nature reserves using LIDAR

News image16 April 2015
Scientists from the Vienna University of Technology (TUW) in Austria are developing a LIDAR remote sensing system to monitor Europe's nature protection areas from the air

Artwork to be studied via non-invasive spectroscopy

News image7 April 2015
Precious works of art could soon be studied and preserved by a non-invasive laser technique developed by UK and Italian scientists

Photonics chip opens up potential to control natural disasters

19 March 2015
A team of engineers has developed a photonics chip capable of harnessing natural disasters such as tsunamis and tornadoes. The research, published in Nature Physics, makes it possible to generate and control nanoscale rogue waves

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

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