Deep Black Foils And Coatings

Deep black coatings and foils, which are well suited to significantly enhance optical components and products. The ultra-black “AcktarBlack” foil substrate coatings are used in aerospace and high tech applications; they are now available also in large quantities, and thus for mass production. “Acktar MaxiBlack” combines the advantages of the “Acktar” coatings technology with those of a polymer foil – ideal for portable devices, mobile phone’s cameras, automotive applications, sensors, receiver, measuring instruments, etc.

Raman Microscope

The “alpha300” series includes microscopes for Raman spectroscopy and imaging, atomic force microscopy and near-field microscopy. They all share a unique modularity that allows for single-technique solutions as well as correlative imaging configurations. Additional methods of analysis can be integrated with any instrument in the series at any time. The newly-developed “alpha300 access” microscope was […]

Self-sweeping Laser Could Dramatically Shrink 3-D Mapping Systems

A new approach that uses light to move mirrors could usher in a new generation of laser technology for a wide range of applications

Bringing Back the Magic in Metamaterials

Researchers have found a way to possibly solve one of the biggest challenges, getting light waves to pass through the lens without getting consumed.

Robert Huber Receives His Second ERC Grant with a Total of 2 Million Euros

Prof. Robert Huber at the Institute of Biomedical Optics at the University of Lübeck was awarded a Consolidator Grant by the European research council (ERC).

A Novel Microscope for Nanosystems

LMU/MPQ-scientists can image the optical properties of individual nanoparticles with a novel microscope.

A Novel Source of X-rays for Imaging Purposes

Physicists at LMU Munich and the MPQ have validated a novel laser-driven means of generating bright and highly energetic X-ray beams

Researchers Validate Scientific and Workflow Benefits of New Imaging Technology for Microscopy

Two recent studies demonstrate that a new imaging technology can lead to significant improvements in image quality and consistency for analysis and publication of histological images

New algorithm Speed up the Process to Obtain HDR Images

Researchers from the Optics Department at the U. of Granada have developed a new algorithm for the capture of high dynamic range (HDR) images which reduces the time of capture or the level of noise in the resulting image.Beyond the field of photography, this new development can also be applied to artificial vision systems, medical […]

Euro-BioImaging: Imaging Companies in Europe Shoulder-to-shoulder with Life Scientists

Leading imaging companies Leica, Nikon, Zeiss, FEI, Olympus, SVI and Photometrics announced that for the first time they jointly founded an open Industry Board linked to the upcoming European research infrastructure for imaging, “Euro-BioImaging”. The mission of the Board is to facilitate interaction between imaging industry and its academic users, enabling timely understanding of the […]