Biophotonics World (September/October 2013 Issue)
- Deeper focus in microscopic bioimaging – In this article, experts from Carl Zeiss Microscopy (Oberkochen, Germany), Leica Microsystems (Mannheim, Germany) and Olympus America (Center Valley, PA) reveal some of the advances in deeper microscopic imaging.
- The BRAIN Initiative: Opportunities for optics and photonics – This article discusses the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies initiative, which is jointly led by National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Institute of Health (NIH) and DARPA, and the impact on optics- and photonics-based systems designed for clinical and preclinical use.
- New report released by National Research Council, for the National Academies project called “Harnessing Light: Capitalizing on Optical Science Trends and Challenges for Future Research”. The project was supported by funding from DARPA, NSF, NIST, ARO, DOE, AFOSR, NRC, OSA and SPIE, and aimed to update the 1998 “Harnessing Light” study.
- Reports on enormous progress that has been made in the areas of optical technologies for solid-state lighting, advanced manufacturing, energy, fiber-optic telecommunications, defense, health and medicine, advanced photonic measurements and applications, and information technology since the last update in 1998.
- The new report assesses the current state of optics and photonics from a market perspective, prioritizes a set of grand challenges to address technological gaps, and recommends actions for future development.
- The report was released at the SPIE Optics and Photonics meeting on August 15, 2012, in San Diego, CA. For more information and a link to a report summary as well as the full report, go to www.opticsandphotonics.org.