Micron Resolution 3D Printing | Syntec Optics

A study on microfabrication using additive manufacturing was conducted by researchers, which adds to the emerging paradigm shift of building microstructures with AM to revolutionize device design in fields such as medicine and energy storage. The study describes engineers’ new approach to addressing multiple microfabrication issues in AM and enabling 3D-printed objects as small as [..]

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Holographic Algorithms - Drawing Lines In 3D Space

A group of researchers has created a deep learning-based ultrasound hologram generation framework technology that allows them to freely configure the form of focused ultrasound in real time using holograms. It is expected to be a foundational technology in brain stimulation and precision treatment. Ultrasound can treat conditions such as Alzheimer’s, depression, and pain. The [..]

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Telecom Wavelength Light At Room Temperature | Syntec Optics

During the last decade, metal halide perovskites (MHPs) have emerged as a rising star in optoelectronics. Due to the intriguing optoelectronic properties of MHPs, cutting-edge optoelectronic technologies based on MHPs, such as perovskite solar cells (PSCs), light emitting diodes (LEDs), photodetectors (PDs), and lasers, have been leading the prevailing paradigm. Furthermore, MHPs have the advantages [..]

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Visible-Light Lasers Using Integrated Photonics | Syntec Optics

Microelectronics has transformed how we manipulate electricity, allowing for sophisticated electronic products that are now a necessary part of our daily lives. Integrated photonics has transformed how we control light in applications such as data communications, imaging, sensing, and biomedical devices. While near-infrared lasers have made some progress, the visible-light lasers that feed photonic chips [..]

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Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy Improvement

LIBS is a rapidly developed chemical analysis technology for trace element analyses in gases, liquids, and solids. The plasma-grating-induced breakdown spectroscopy technique (GIBS) could overcome the limitations of FIBS. A high-power laser pulse is used in GIBS to elicit short-lived, high-temperature plasma in a sample. As the plasma cools, it emits spectral peaks corresponding to [..]

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Optics-On-A-Chip For Ultrafast Manipulation | Syntec Optics

Polarized light-based processing devices are one million times faster than current technology. Logic gates are the fundamental components of computer processors. Conventional logic gates are electronic and work by shuffling electrons around. On the other hand, researchers have been working on light-based optical logic gates to meet the data processing and transfer requirements of next-generation [..]

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Sulfur-Rich Polymer-Based Infrared Polarizer | Syntec Optics

Polarimetric images, which use polarizers to selectively reflect the transverse electric (TE) field and transmit the unpolarized incident light’s transverse magnetic (TM) field, can provide information such as shading and surface morphologies. On the other hand, current Infrared polarizers are primarily based on expensive and brittle ceramics with nano-gratings typically fabricated by time- and cost-consuming [..]

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Laser Interaction Observation Improves Manufacturing

The power of artificial intelligence (AI) applied to endometrial carcinoma microscopy images is demonstrated in a new study. The research team provides novel insights that could improve uterine cancer diagnosis and treatment. Researchers used AI to analyze microscopy images of thousands of endometrial carcinoma patients. This model was not a “black box,” but the researchers [..]

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Gas Sensor – Liquid Crystals, Holography, Metasurfaces

The physical world of electromagnetics has always been inextricably linked to the digital world of information. Wireless communication systems based on metasurfaces are only applicable in single-polarization scenarios. The capacity of transmitted information remains limited, as do transmission speeds. Based on anisotropic space-time-coding metasurfaces (STCMs), scientists created a frequency-polarization-division multiplexed wireless communication system and a [..]

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Organ Chips Enable Rapid Drug Repurposing | Syntec Optics

Precision medicine is starting to incorporate functional assays to evaluate anticancer agents on patient-isolated tissues or cells to select the most effective. Among these new technologies, dynamic BH3 profiling (DBP) has emerged and has extensively been used to predict treatment efficacy in different types of cancer. DBP uses synthetic BH3 peptides to measure early apoptotic [..]

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Quantum Technologies And Integrated Photonics | Syntec Optics

Researchers have created an all-optical method for driving multiple highly dense nanolaser arrays, which could lead to chip-based optical communication links that process and move data faster than current electronic devices. The use of optical fiber eliminated the need for large and complex electrodes, which are commonly used to power laser arrays. According to the [..]

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Fatty Liver Disease Diagnosis With Hyperspectral Imaging

Patients with bone cancer are often treated with alpha particle radiation therapy, delivered into or very close to the tumor. However, it is unknown whether the radioactive elements spread throughout the surrounding area or to the body’s vital organs, where they could cause toxic effects. Researchers developed a computational framework to measure the concentration of [..]

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Early Detection Of Brain Disorders - New Imaging Method

Currently, radiologists face an excessive workload, which causes fatigue and, as a result, undesirable diagnosis errors. Decision support systems can help radiologists prioritize and make faster decisions. In this regard, medical content-based image retrieval systems that provide well-curated similar examples can be extremely useful. Nonetheless, most medical content-based image retrieval systems operate by locating the [..]

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Dark Matter Search With Optomechanical Accelerometers

A group of researchers has developed a method for achieving high Q factors from robust mechanical structures, significantly reducing device fabrication difficulty and enabling device operation in various environments. High-Q mechanical resonances are desired in many applications, but conventional wisdom relies on minimizing the size of mechanical resonator supporting structures, which makes the fabricated mechanical [..]

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Brain Imaging With Pulsed Laser Light | Syntec Optics

Femtosecond laser pulses are extremely powerful tools in various applications ranging from medicine to manufacturing to astronomy. Using a time lens, researchers created a high-performance on-chip pulse source. The technology has the potential to enable new applications in quantum and optical computing, astronomy, optical communications, and other fields. Microfabrication techniques, similar to those used to [..]

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Gene Therapy For Patients With Childhood Blindness

High-resolution imaging with adaptive optics (AO) could be useful for determining the integrity of the cone mosaic after macular hole repair. An adaptive optics retinal camera was used to measure photoreceptors before and after macular hole (MH) surgery to assess any cone density changes accurately. The researcher described the results of a small study that [..]

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COVID-19 Screening With Infrared Imaging | Syntec Optics

A group of researchers has created a new thermal-imaging sensor that detects microwave radiation 100,000 times more sensitively than currently available commercial sensors, paving the way for novel communications and weaponry technology. The sensor developed by scientists could dramatically improve thermal imaging and provide a foundation for inventions in electronic warfare and radio communications, among [..]

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