Photonics meets surface science in a cheap and accurate sensor for biological liquids

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Table salt NaCl and ionic liquid [bmim]NTf2 at 27°С. Credit: Public Domain

Skoltech researchers and their colleagues from Russia and Israel have come up with a new, simple and inexpensive method of testing liquid biological samples that can be further developed to work in clinical settings, including real-time testing during surgery. The paper was published in the journal Light: Science & Applications.


The most common method of real-time diagnostic testing for biological samples (such as urine or saliva) that is used in the healthcare system, optical label-free sensors, are highly sensitive, but that sensitivity comes at a cost in terms of time and resources. Looking for a more efficient alternative, the research team, coordinated by Prof. Dmitry Gorin from the Center for Photonics and Quantum Materials at the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech) and Dr. Roman Noskov from Tel Aviv University, turned to the data that these

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Photonics Market is estimated to reach $930 Billion by 2024; growing at a CAGR of 6.5% from 2020 to 2024

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New York, United States, Sat, 28 Nov 2020 05:20:38 / Comserve Inc. / — Photonics is the physical science and technology of photon (light) generation, detection, and manipulation through emission, modulation, transmission, amplification, signal processing, and sensing.

Global Photonics Market is estimated to reach $930 Billion by 2024; growing at a CAGR of 6.5% from 2016 to 2024. Photonics is the physical science and technology of photon (light) generation, detection, and manipulation through emission, modulation, transmission, amplification, signal processing, and sensing. However, covering all light’s scientific applications throughout the whole spectrum, maximum photonic applications are in the range of visible and almost-infrared light. Photonics is viewed as one of the key enabling technologies in the past, leading to the growth of new products and services with considerable economic benefits. The features of photons and waves can be

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Coherent Launches Amplify Virtual Event Series Delivering Education, Networking, and Enablement for Users of Photonics Technology

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Coherent (Nasdaq: COHR) announces Amplify – a series of virtual conferences which provide educational and networking opportunities to researchers, engineers, and industrial users of photonics technology. Various events will focus on critical developments and trends in materials processing, scientific research, life sciences instrumentation, and microelectronics.

Coherent Amplify events will typically run for half a day and will connect participants with the latest developments in their field and the people who make them. These meetings will include invited papers, technology presentations, interviews, industry roundtable discussions, and breakout sessions, giving attendees an opportunity to directly interact with their peers, and industry experts and thought leaders.

The inaugural Amplify conference will focus on neuroscience and cell biology and will be held on December 10, 2020. A highlight of this event will be the keynote speech by Eric Betzig, Ph.D., who was awarded

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