DOPS Newsletter #7

Velkommen til det syvende DOPS Nyhedsbrev. November 2015 afholdte DOPS sin årlige generalforsamling, hvor der var mulighed for at vælge nye bestyrelsesmedlemmer. Der blev foretaget en del ændringer i bestyrelsen, hvormed DOPS blandt andet har fået ny formand; Kristian Lundgaard Jensen. Dette betyder dermed også at Sidsel Rübner Papior afgår som formand. Kristian glæder sig […]

The EC BRIDLE project on high-brilliance industrial diode laser systems comes to an end

The EC BRIDLE project on high-brilliance industrial diode laser systems comes to an end

After 3 and a half years, the BRIDLE project on high-brilliance industrial diode laser systems has concluded. The project brought together seven European industrial and academic partners who sought to harness the power and efficiency of diode lasers to develop an affordable direct diode laser source for industrial applications requiring the cutting and welding of […]


Laser system identifies brain tumor tissue in real time

Rapid multi-photon approach said to generate images of similar quality to conventional pathology slides; table-top system in development. Photonics researchers in The Netherlands have developed an ultrafast laser system that produces path-lab quality images distinguishing brain tumor tissue from surrounding healthy tissue in real time. Marloes Groot and colleagues from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam reported in […]

Lifetimes for LED light sources and their electronic drivers

Lifetimes for LED light sources and their electronic drivers

The lifetime of an LED light source will not necessarily live up to what the manufacturer writes on the packaging. Lifetimes of 50,000 to 100,000 hours (6-12 years’ lifetime at constant light) is not what the consumer actually gets – even if they are led to believe so. The development in light sources has undergone […]

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Anti-counterfeit hologram could aid high-value manufacturers

A tamper-proof hologram is being developed that could replace serial numbers and barcodes, reducing the trade in counterfeit goods. Manufacturers of high value items such as electronics and aviation parts (but also short-run valuables like jewellery and watches ) usually etch serial numbers into products, use bar codes or place polymer holographic stickers to provide […]


NKT Photonics acquires Fianium

More consolidation in the laser sector as two providers of supercontinuum sources and ultrafast fiber lasers join forces. NKT Photonics and Fianium today announced a definitive agreement under which NKT Photonics acquire 100% of the shares of Fianium Limited Holding in an all-cash transaction. The acquisition will strengthen NKT Photonics’ global market position within ultrafast […]


World’s thinnest lens to revolutionise cameras

Scientists have created the world’s thinnest lens, one two-thousandth the thickness of a human hair, opening the door to flexible computer displays and a revolution in miniature cameras. Lead researcher Dr Yuerui (Larry) Lu from ANU Research School of Engineering said the discovery hinged on the remarkable potential of the molybdenum disulphide crystal. “This type of […]


Getting Beyond 10 Gb/s

Bandwidth-hungry applications are driving adoption of fiber-based “last-mile” connections—and raising the challenge of moving access-network capacity to the next level.


DOPS Annual Meeting 2015

19 – 20 November 2015 Det Tekniske Fakultet Syddansk Universitet, Campusvej 55 DK-5230 Odense M BYGNING 44, U170 (1. sal) Download map Two days to get updated on the latest research and products within optics and photonics held in Odense, Denmark. All within the field are invited for this unique opportunity to meet old and […]

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ForumLED Europe

For the 7th consecutive year, The Congress ForumLED Europe will allow you to listen to the best international experts. Coming from laboratories, key companies and specialized public institutions, and selected for their complementarities and indisputable knowledge of technology and LED applications, these speakers will draw up for you a full and uncompromising picture and share […]

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Publish your work from Biophotonics ’15 in JBO

The Graduate Summer School Biophotonics ’15 is pleased to announce that a special section will appear in Journal of Biomedical Optics (JBO) entitled “Selected Topics in Biophotonics” comprising review papers and contributed papers from the school. The special section comprises two review articles: Lihong Wang, “Photoacoustic Tomography” Roy Taylor, “Fiber-Based Lasers and Supercontinuum Sources” You […]

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