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Toward an All-Optical Biopsy

Tobias Meyer, Michael Schmitt, Orlando Guntinas-Lichius and Jürgen Popp

Combining multiple photonic imaging techniques could allow for new, noninvasive approaches to tumor detection and assessment, meeting clinical challenges at a time of rising global cancer incidence.

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LEDs under UV
LEDs under UV

The phosphor in a “white” LED lamp glows (fluorescence) under a UV light source. Taken with Nikon COOL PIX in black light.


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The Optical Society Names 2019 Kevin P. Thompson Optical Design Innovator Award Recipient

21 March 2019
The Optical Society (OSA) is pleased to name Kyle Henry Fuerschbach, Sandia National Laboratories, U.S.A., as the 2019 recipient of the Kevin P. Th...

The Optical Society Names 2019 Kevin P. Thompson Optical Design Innovator Award Recipient

New Microscope Captures Large Groups of Neurons in Living Animals

21 March 2019
Researchers have developed a microscope specifically for imaging large groups of interacting cells in their natural environments.

New Microscope Captures Large Groups of Neurons in Living Animals

The Optical Society Names Fumio Koyama the 2019 Nick Holonyak Jr. Award Recipient

18 March 2019
Fumio Koyama, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan, has been named the 2019 recipient of the Nick Holonyak Jr. Award.

The Optical Society Names Fumio Koyama the 2019 Nick Holonyak Jr. Award Recipient

Researchers Use Algorithm from Netflix Challenge to Speed Up Biological Imaging

14 March 2019
Researchers have repurposed an algorithm originally developed for Netflix’s 2009 movie preference prediction competition to create a method for acq...

Researchers Use Algorithm from Netflix Challenge to Speed Up Biological Imaging

Ji-Xin Cheng Named Recipient of 2019 Ellis R. Lippincott Award

14 March 2019
Ji-Xin Cheng, Boston University, U.S.A., has been named the 2019 Ellis R. Lippincott Award recipient.

Ji-Xin Cheng Named Recipient of 2019 Ellis R. Lippincott Award

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Paraxial lens design of anamorphic lenses with a fixed anamorphic ratio

OSA Continuum, Vol. 2 Issue 4, pp.1430-1454 (2019)
If the stop lies on the right of the anamorphic lenses, the entrance pupils in the tangential plane and the sagittal plane might not coincide with ...

Comparison of the spectral excitation behavior of methane according to InP, GaSb, IC, and QC lasers as excitation source by sensor applications

Applied Optics, Vol. 58 Issue 10, pp.C84-C91 (2019)
The MIR wavelength regime promises better gas detection possibilities than the NIR or the visible region because of the higher absorbencies simulat...

Micropillar lasers with site-controlled quantum dots as active medium

Optica, Vol. 6 Issue 4, pp.404-409 (2019)
The development of ultimate microcavity lasers requires precise engineering of the gain medium. Of particular interest are microlasers based on dis...

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