Optik & Photonik 5/2017 December

Optik & Photonik 5/2017 (Source: Wiley-VCH)


Cover Picture: Optik & Photonik 5/2017
Partial view of the source producing the single photons that were stored in the quantum memory to produce entanglement between many atoms inside the memory. 


Light‐Based Technologies for a Better World
  • Maryellen Giger (University of Chicago, SPIE President for 2018)
  • page 1




Organizations & Initiatives

Research & Technology

Technology Report

Mid‐Infrared Chemical Sensors for Transport, Environment and Space
  • Ana González, Jose Pozo (EPIC) and Sergio Nicoletti (CEA-LETI Minatec)
  • pages 18-19

Market Report

Photoacoustic Imaging: Technology, Market and Trends

A new report by Tematys with Laser & Medical Devices Consulting, both France, studies photoacoustic imaging technologies and systems from research labs to clinical products and provides an understanding of the market, current and future trends.

  • Clémentine Bouyé (Tematys), Marc Faucheux (Laser & Medical Devices Consulting)
  • pages 20-21

Photoacoustic Imaging

Listening to Ultrasound with a Laser

Ultrasound is widely used in applications ranging from non‐destructive testing of materials to medical imaging or even surgical interventions. As diverse as these applications may seem, they have a common interest: a precise measurement of the ultrasonic signals. Exact quantification is necessary to ensure proper performance of equipment as well as, sometimes, human safety. A new highly sensitive and broadband ultrasound…

  • Stefan Preißer, Balthasar Fischer, Nils Panzer (XARION Laser Acoustic)
  • pages 22-25
Detecting Cardiac Infarction Risk Reliably Using Fast Laser Pulses

Photoacoustic imaging based on laser pulses is a promising method for clinical detection of vulnerable arterial plaque that is a potential trigger for cardiac infarction. With a custom‐designed combination of pulse laser and OPO (optical parametric oscillator), Elforlight and AMS Technologies contribute to substantial acceleration of this imaging method’s intravascular application.

  • Min Wu (TU Eindhoven)
  • pages 26-29


Diode Lasers Enable Diverse Therapeutic Applications

Lasers are widely used throughout medicine, from diagnostic imaging and clinical testing, to surgical treatments and the latest aesthetic procedures. For therapeutic medical procedures, in particular, diode lasers have now become the dominant laser type in use. This is because these workhorse devices provide lower cost of ownership, a wider choice of output wavelength and power, compact rugged packaging, and superior…

  • Jörg Neukum, Matthias Schulze (Coherent)
  • pages 30-33

Silicon Photonics

Photonics Packaging Made Visible

Photonic integrated circuit technology for visible light enables new applications which are not possible to realize with existing discrete components. As PIC technology has a more mature status in the infrared wavelength range around 1550 nm for telecom applications, certain assembly and packaging standards have already been implemented. However, the broad application scope, ranging, for instance, from confocal…

  • Douwe Geuzebroek, Ronald Dekker, Paul van Dijk (LioniX International)
  • pages 34-38

Fiber Optics

Precise, Flexible Manufacturing of Optical Fiber Components

Fiber‐based laser and light guiding systems offer many advantages in terms of efficiency, beam quality preservation, stability, beam guiding flexibility and laser safety as compared to free‐beam optics. At present, however, fiber‐optic components are still very standardized.

  • Thomas Theeg, Jörg Neumann (FiberBridge Photonics)
  • pages 39-43


Choosing the Right Lens – When Round Must Become Square

With image processing algorithms and in particular with deep learning being so powerful, it is tempting to concentrate on this processing side and less on the actual hardware taking the images. Lens selection is very often left to last in both R&D and product manufacturing cycles. Putting effort into selecting the right lens, will not only allow an engineer to leverage the full potential of a camera’s image sensor but…

  • Stephanie Simon (Framos)
  • pages 45-49

Application Report

Sharp Senses for Industrial Drones

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), also called drones, are going to be a big thing. Between drones for military reconnaissance and combat and the booming toy multicopter market there is a broad range of commercial UAV applications. A decisive factor for the quality and application possibilities of these drones is the built‐in sensor technology and thus the know‐how of specialists.

  • Dirk Thümer (First Sensor)
  • pages 50-51




Buyers’ Guide
  • page 56

Index & Masthead

Company Index
  • page 57

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