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10 November 2016

Photoacoustic imaging is on the threshold of clinical adoption. Jessica Rowbury explores the current progress and looks at what is needed if the technology is to be applied within medicine

10 November 2016

The great appeal of solid-state lighting is its efficiency, but when it comes to designing lighting for buildings based on LEDs not everything is black and white, as Greg Blackman discovers

10 November 2016

Although no commercial systems are yet available, attosecond lasers are the subject of intense research. DARPA, for instance, launched a $6.9 million project on applications of attosecond pulse generation in August of this year. Katia Moskvitch looks at the technology required to generate these ultrashort laser pulses

01 November 2016

Researchers in the US have developed a type of implant that could be used for optogenetics or for detecting early signs of disease

01 November 2016

Matthew Dale finds that both the commercial and research sectors are pushing the limits of ultrafast laser technology, leading to advances such as a new ultrashort pulse power record

01 November 2016

Photonics is not only enabling the creation of sophisticated light shows, finds Jessica Rowbury, but is also helping designers test the quality of special effects

01 November 2016

Physics gets decidedly weird once structures are created at scales similar to the wavelengths of light, yet these photonic crystals are set to revolutionise many aspects of everyday life, reports Russ Swan

03 October 2016

Thanks to spectroscopy, scientists are learning more about how microbeads behave in oceans, where they pose harm to marine wildlife and ecosystems

03 October 2016

Jessica Rowbury looks at the development of new fluorescent proteins and label-free imaging methods, helping scientists probe deeper into tissue

03 October 2016

Matthew Dale looks at the latest advances being made in additive methods for producing optics

03 October 2016

From the depths of the ocean to outer space, Rachel Berkowitz looks at the latest developments and applications of lidar technology

03 October 2016

Matthew Dale charts the history of Admesy, a test and measurement company with its roots at Philips

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