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Ams Osram’s multi-junction VCSELs are helping to improve automotive lidar. Credit: Ams Osram

VCSELs rev up for life in the fast lane

Multi-junction vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers are likely to displace LEDs and edge-emitting lasers in sensing, finds Andy Extance

Crucial point-of-care comes closer

Delivering diagnostics at the time of testing improves healthcare outcomes, but requires photonics firms who develop optical sensing technologies such as spectroscopy, to adapt to the changing needs of the medical sector

Amy J.R. Bauer

The application of laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) to recycling on an industrial scale is only now taking off, according to Amy J.R. Bauer. 

“Once it’s implemented on a large scale, individual components like lasers and detectors will be fine-tuned for this use,” she said. “Data analysis and sorting algorithms will develop alongside and permit the technique to be more effectively used.”

Optical benches at Politecnico di Milano, the general coordinator of the Crimson project. Credit: Politecnico di Milano

Remedy for medical photonics innovation

It can take a village to bring a medical photonics device to market, Benjamin Skuse discovers

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Ocean SR spectrometers provide high-speed spectral acquisition and deliver great signal-to-noise performance for low-concentration and other measurements. 

SR series UV-Visible spectrometers are produced using industry-leading manufacturing techniques, ensuring high thermal stability and low unit-to-unit variation without compromising the configurability. 

An infrared beam from a quantum cascade laser excites glucose molecules in skin, which are then detected via DiaMonTech’s photothermal deflection technique. Credit: DiaMonTech

Glucose monitoring gains from MIR sensing

David Stuart on the health benefits of mid-infrared spectroscopy

Spectroscopy and Sustainability Research with Biko Biolabs

For Ocean Insight 2020 Grant Program award winner Biko Biolabs, LLC (Cambridge, Mass., USA), spectral sensing is an important tool in the company’s efforts to remediate plastic waste through bulk electro-oxidation techniques. In this interview, Biko founder Kelsey Sakimoto shares his thoughts on the challenges of taking on environmental plastic pollution. This interview has been edited for length and clarity.




Why is dealing with pollution from plastics such a daunting task?

Advantages and applications of NIR spectroscopy

In excerpts from our its Applied Spectral Knowledge podcast (anchor.fm/ocean-insight), Ocean Insight experts weigh in on NIR spectroscopy. Featured are Yvette Mattley, Lab Services Manager; Ty Olmstead, VP, Engineering and Product Management; and Joe Bonvallet, Senior Application Scientist.


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