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optogenetic devices

New Optical Array, Multisite Stimulator Advances Optogenetics

In an article published in the peer-reviewed, open-access SPIE publication Neurophotonics, "A multi-site microLED optrode array for neural interfacing," researchers present an implantable optrode array...
Electronic Neural Networks

All-Optical Diffractive Neural Network Closes Performance Gap with Electronic Neural Networks

A new paper in Advanced Photonics, an open-access journal co-published by SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, and Chinese Laser Press (CLP),...
microcapsules

Light-Controlled Microcapsules Promise Strong Gut Reactions

The ability to deliver individual drug molecules to precise areas of concern within the body would offer several advantages over less discriminating...
Optogenetics

Optogenetics: Illuminating Our Head Space

The brain serves as a computer for the body: it regulates body functions and systems, sends signals, stores memories and learned behaviors,...
Photonics

SPIE-Hillenkamp Fellowships Drive Translational Photonics Technologies

Jie Hui is using blue laser light to find a simple, safe, and effective treatment platform for MRSA infections that are resistant...
Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence and Space Exploration

The first plenary session of 2019 SPIE Optics + Photonics symposium kicked off in fine fashion yesterday evening in San Diego. Google Cloud's Massimo Mascaro,...
solar energy

Solar Sailing: Take 2

LightSail 2, launched on 25 June, set out to become the first spacecraft to orbit the Earth propelled by sunlight alone. On...
optoelectronic oscillator

Laser’s Pure Tones May Power Future Communications Technology

Modern life is unbelievably complex: a billion intertwined bits of technology-all vital to some aspect of society-are hidden behind plastic and metal...
Plasmonic

Nano-Optical Research Reveals Insight for Improved Plasmonic Grating Design

University of Arkansas researchers have discovered that a newly developed plasmonic fabrication capability and design can improve the performance of biosensors, solar cells and...
diabetes

New Technology Developed at Texas A&M could Improve Diabetes Management

A newly developed method for detecting glucose based on how it absorbs a specific type of light could spell the end of the painful,...
laser

Physicist’s laser research wins SPIE honor

Christopher Barty, the chief technology officer for the National Ignition Facility and Photon Science Directorate, has won the 2016 SPIE(link is external) Harold E. Edgerton Award for...