Snorers may finally be able to breathe a sigh of relief as a new diode laser eases soft tissue surgery to remove part of the palate and uvula.
Ophthalmology patients will soon be able benefit from the greater accuracy and control of fibre lasers with Carl Zeiss Meditec's latest VisuMax system for Lasik eye surgery.
Nasa is to use a device from Hind Instruments to measure the polarisation of light, providing key information on the effect of aerosols in the atmosphere, ultimately helping to predict global climate change
Aspectrics' encoded photometric near infrared (EP-NIR) spectrometers have found a use in measuring the composition of biodiesel blends - the new 'green' fuel that is rapidly gaining popularity.
McPherson is providing equipment for the Cosmic Origin Spectrograph, which will be deployed to help the Hubble Space telescope to observe faint ultraviolet targets.
McPherson is to provide a research group from the Chinese HL-2A Tokamak at the Southwestern Institute of Physics with a vacuum ultraviolet (VUV) spectrometer.
Qioptiq has secured a significant contract through Thales Australia to supply the Australian Defence Forces with its VIPIR-2 thermal imaging equipment.
A research team from the University of Washington has used the Raman Explorer 785 from Headwall Photonics for the analysis of hydrothermal vents at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean.
The Space Science and Technology Department (SSTD) at the CCLRC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory recently acquired a Rofin SLM laser marking system to ensure it can satisfy stringent marking requirements.
XenICs and FOS&S have been contracted to by aircraft manufacturer Airbus Industries to jointly develop novel ways to measure tension, compression and temperature in fibre-reinforced composite materials.