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  1. The Path Length Of Light In Opaque Media

    What happens when light passes through a glass of milk? It enters the liquid, is scattered unpredictably at countless tiny particles and exits the glass again. This effect makes milk appear white.

  2. MIT Researchers Use Chalcogenides To Stretch And Integrate Photonic Devices

    Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) are using chalcogenide glasses to produce flexible hybrid electronics (FHE) that can stretch or conform to the shape of an object or structure without damage, and to better integrate two-dimensional (2D) materials with conventional semiconductor circuits.

  3. UC Davis Establishes Alliance Of Excellence In Biophotonics With German Leibniz Institute For Photonic Technologies

    The University of California, Davis, and the Leibniz Institute for Photonic Technologies (Leibniz-IPHT), in Jena, Germany, have entered an agreement of cooperation to establish the Jena-Davis (JEDIS) Alliance of Excellence in Biophotonics — designed to promote North American-German cooperation on research and development in the field of biophotonics.

  4. AdValue Photonics Revamps Applications Lab For Laser Material Processing

    AdValue Photonics, Inc. (Tucson, AZ) has executed a significant expansion of its applications lab for laser material processing. Two experienced PhD Material Scientists are dedicated to focus on processing samples and developing processes for industrial material processing applications.

  5. Photonic BioSystems, Inc. Announces Out-Licensing Program For Microbiological Sensing And Liquid Handling Technologies

    Photonic BioSystems ( announces that they are actively seeking commercialization partners (licensees) to bring their Rapid Microbial Detection and Sampling technologies to market.

  6. Velodyne LiDAR Launches World’s Highest Resolution LiDAR For Autonomous Vehicles

    Velodyne Labs recently announced that it has produced a LiDAR with the world’s best resolution, longest range, and widest field of view, the result of which will boost the autonomous vehicle and advanced safety market.

  7. Automatic Power Control For Higher Safety In Laser Diodes

    LASER COMPONENTS USA, specialized provider of laser and optoelectronic components in the US and Canada, introduces the new A4 series of compact APC laser diodes that offer additional protection for whenever an eye-safe radiation beam is required: As soon as the operating current exceeds a certain level, the automatic power control (APC) shuts down the laser diode.

  8. Electronics And Optics On One Chip Getting Light Out Of Silicon

    Electronics and light don’t go well together on a standard ‘CMOS’ chip. Researcher Satadal Dutta of the University of Twente now succeeds in introducing a light connection into the heart of a semiconductor chip.

  9. Nanoshells Could Deliver More Chemo With Fewer Side Effects

    Researchers investigating ways to deliver high doses of cancer-killing drugs inside tumors have shown they can use a laser and light-activated gold nanoparticles to remotely trigger the release of approved cancer drugs inside cancer cells in laboratory cultures.

  10. Nanoparticles Can Limit Inflammation By Distracting The Immune System

    A surprise finding suggests that an injection of nanoparticles may be able to help fight the immune system when it goes haywire, researchers at the University of Michigan have shown.