Chip-Based Optical Sensor Detects Cancer Biomarker in Urine
For the first time, researchers have used a chip-based sensor with an integrated laser to detect very low levels of a cancer protein biomarker in a urine sample. The new technology is more sensitive than other designs and could lead to non-invasive and inexpensive ways to detect molecules that indicate the presence or progression of a disease
Added: 04 Dec 2019
Fifteen OSA Members Named 2019 Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors
Fifteen members of The Optical Society (OSA) will join the ranks of the National Academy of Inventors, a professional distinction accorded to academic inventors who have demonstrated a spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development and the welfare of society.
Added: 04 Dec 2019
Researchers Substantially Boost Sensitivity of Terahertz Gas Analysis
In Optica, The Optical Society's (OSA) journal for high impact research, researchers led by Gaël Mouret from Université du Littoral-Côte d'Opale in France report a new high-performance optical cavity for terahertz frequencies. They used this cavity to demonstrate the first convincing cavity-enhanced spectroscopy performed with terahertz frequencies.
Added: 21 Nov 2019
Quantum Light Improves Sensitivity of Biological Measurements
In a new study, researchers showed that quantum light can be used to track enzyme reactions in real time. The work brings together quantum physics and biology in an important step toward the development of quantum sensors for biomedical applications.
Added: 18 Nov 2019
Researchers Capture Moving Object with Ghost Imaging
Researchers from the National University of Defense Technology in China have developed a way to capture moving objects with the unconventional imaging method known as ghost imaging. The new method could make the imaging technique practical for new applications such as biomedical imaging, security checks and video compression and storage.
Added: 13 Nov 2019
Low-Cost, Portable System Takes OCT Beyond Ophthalmology
Researchers have developed a way to perform optical coherence tomography (OCT) in hard-to-reach areas of the body such as joints. The advance could help bring this high-resolution biomedical imaging technique to new surgical and medical applications.
Added: 12 Nov 2019
Roel Baets Named 2020 John Tyndall Award Recipient
The Optical Society (OSA) and the IEEE Photonics Society have named Roel Baets, full professor at Ghent University in Belgium, the 2020 John Tyndall Award recipient. Baets is recognized “for seminal research in silicon photonics and for driving the foundry model in this field.”
Added: 12 Nov 2019
New Technology Poised to Lower Cost and Expand Applications for Transparent LED Screens
Connecting LEDs with transparent conductive circuits has made it possible to turn glass windows, walls and building exteriors into see-through displays that inform or entertain viewers with videos and images. A new approach to making these circuits could help lower the costs of transparent LED screens and allow the technology to be used on substrates that are flexible or curved.
Added: 04 Nov 2019
New Printer Creates Extremely Realistic Colorful Holograms
Researchers have developed a new printer that produces digital 3D holograms with an unprecedented level of detail and realistic color. The new printer could be used to make high-resolution color recreations of objects or scenes for museum displays, architectural models, fine art or advertisements that do not require glasses or special viewing aids.
Added: 31 Oct 2019