Images of cubic metre volumes have been achieved with optical coherence tomography (OCT) by an industry-academia collaboration between MIT, Praevium Research, Thorlabs and Acacia Communications
A mobile laser unit is being developed that reduces the time it takes to rescue people in traffic accidents.
The project involves laser research centre, Laser Zentrum Hannover (LZH), in addition to several photonics and automobile companies such as Coherent, Laservision and Volkswagon.
As part of an EU-funded project, a team of scientists is developing a sensor capable of detecting multiple gasses several times faster and 10 ten times cheaper than existing systems
A new biophotonic light sensor has been developed that can identify Legionella bacterium - the source of the fatal Legionnaire's disease - 240 times faster than current identification methods
In a joint research project, Laser Zentrum Hannover (LZH), a German laser technology research firm, is developing a biohybrid cardiac pacemaker that uses targeted optical stimulation to treat cardiac arrhythmia
Biotech company Poietis and cosmetics giant L'Oréal have formed a research partnership with the goal of 3D printing a hair follicle - the small organ that produces hair - using laser-assisted bioprinting technology
Two laser diodes from German company Eagleyard Photonics are working on board Gaia, the ESA's billion-star surveyor spacecraft
Following on from countries such as The Netherlands and the United States, the UK government has recently announced plans to ban microbeads in household products in a bid to protect the environment
A team of researchers have developed a new sensor that can detect the potentially deadly E.coli bacteria in 15-20 minutes, much faster than traditional lab tests
Using lidar technology, scientists in Australia and the UK have discovered a coral reef spanning more than 6,000km behind the Great Barrier Reef