Photonics in orbit

Matthew Dale takes a look at some of the space technologies presented at Laser World of Photonics, including lidar for global methane analysis and laser communication technology

Lens enables super resolution imaging on standard optical microscope

LIG Nanowise, a Manchester, UK-based nanotechnology start up has announced the commercial release of a as super-resolution microsphere amplified lens (SMAL), which the developers say is a 'world first in microscopy'. The new lens allows scientists to carry out super resolution imaging down to 70nm using a standard white light microscope


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