Endoscopy: Components and Procedures

An endoscopy is a safe and non-invasive outpatient procedure that checks for gastrointestinal disorders of the throat, esophagus, and duodenum (the upper part of the small intestine). The endoscope itself is a long, flexible tube with a probe and a tiny camera at the...
Laser Optics: What Are Diode Pumped Solid State Lasers?

Laser Optics: What Are Diode Pumped Solid State Lasers?

Quite simply, a diode pumped solid state laser is a solid state laser that is pumped with laser diodes. These types of high-power lasers require laser optic components to be precise and have a high surface quality for broad use in many technical applications, such as...
Spectroscopy: Medical and Biomedical Applications

Spectroscopy: Medical and Biomedical Applications

Optical spectroscopy applications use an optical spectrometer, which measures light properties over a certain portion of the electromagnetic spectrum.  It is also explained as the study of how matter interacts with electromagnetic radiation. Generally speaking,...

What Are Directed Energy Lasers?

Some advances in optic components have recently emerged from the laboratory, ready to be used in practical applications. For example, high-power lasers can be an important factor in war and weaponry. In fact, in December 2021, the US Navy ran testing with laser drones...