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Raman spectroscopy saves human lives

Raman spectroscopy is an often applied technique that could be used almost in every area. Nowadays a group of researchers from the USA finds a new use of process spectroscopy that will be able to detect signatures of radiation resistance in people who have tumors. Recently, the American researchers have proved the possibility of Raman...

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The noise in optical cables increases data capacity

Usually, specialists are trying to get rid of noise in optical cable data links. Nevertheless, recently researchers from Switzerland found out that it is possible to use the noise with the aim of increasing the capacity of fiber-optic cable to transmit and store the information. The thing is that increasing the capacity of fiber-optic cables...

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Fiber optic technology helps to develop a car of the future

Engineers from a very famous company of modern technologies Apple have designed a car of the future that has a unique interior lighting system including fiber optic-based components. Moreover, these fiber optic components are able to be almost invisible when not in use. Apart from headlights and indicators, the optical lighting system usually offers its...

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Medical application of optical fibers: a detailed review

The optical fiber is an elongated thread made of glass or transparent plastic. At first glance, this is a quite simple system, but in practice, it has a number of serious problems that limit fiber optic application. The first problem is a signal attenuation in fiber optic lines. Actually, the solution is known for a...

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Oil industry application of optical fibers

It is well-known fact that nowadays optical fibers are used everywhere, and very often it requires that they could maintain harsh environmental conditions. That is the reason why it is highly necessary to develop optical fiber systems, especially for land and undersea oil industry application, as most of them rely considerably on the temperature sensing...

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Medical fiber optics market review

Fiber optics is not a new technology and is commonly used in numerous fields of application, especially, in the medical sphere. The principle of fiber optic technology operation is based on the use of special fibers that are able to transmit radiation from one place to another. Herewith, optical fibers represent strands that are made...

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IR spectroscopy and anticancer drug

Cancer is the most mysterious disease of the 21st century. It appears suddenly, develops very fast involving more and more cells in human organs.  The most interesting thing is that many people who do not have any risk factors get cancer and other people who have many of them don’t. That is why scientists exert...

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Portable spectrometers open absolutely new applications for process spectroscopy

At the present time process spectroscopy is a universal technique that allows making research in different fields of scientific analyses. Until quite recently the spectroscopy was limited by only laboratory conditions because of huge sizes of used spectrometers. That is why a group of researchers has developed a portable, hand-held type of spectrometers for process...

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The advantages of Raman spectroscopy in the life sciences

Raman spectroscopy is a relatively new technique that allows studying different low-frequency vibrational modes in molecular systems. Now, this type of process spectroscopy finds numerous new fields of applications, especially, in the life sciences due to optical filters that are included in the Raman system. Comparing to Fourier transform infrared or FTIR spectroscopy that examines...

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The future of fiber optics

The Internet is an integral part of human life. Nowadays it is impossible to imagine how people could work, communicate, learn new information and watch online films being in own home without the network. Nevertheless, not all people know that fast data transmission is the result of the optical fiber cable using. The fiber optic...