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17 May 2022
The Present and Future of Process Spectroscopy –

making sure your techniques are fit for purpose Dear Friends, Dr. Slava Artyushenko - the President & CEO of art photonics GmbH will provide a presentation on "Advances in spectral analyser technology: Fibre spectroscopy tools for process Analysis" atthe first in a series of awareness sessions that will focus on different aspects of the use of process spectroscopy techniques, on Tuesday 31st, May […]

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6 April 2022
LASER WORLD OF PHOTONICS 2022 | TRADE FAIR

25th World's Leading Trade Fair for Components, Systems & Applications of photonics | April 26-29, 2022 | Messe München In the spring of 2022, Munich will once again be the hub of the international photonics industry for a few days. From April 26 to 29, the World’s leading trade fair LASER World of PHOTONICS 2022 will be […]

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28 February 2022
EPIC Online Technology Meeting on Mid-Infrared Alliance Present and Future

DON’T MISS THIS IMPORTANT EVENT! EPIC Online Technology Meeting on Mid-Infrared Alliance Present and Future Photonic developments on the Mid-IR region (2.5um-15um) have demonstrated amazing high potential for utilization in different markets such as healthcare, communications, environmental, security and industry while, every day, new exciting applications.In this meeting, the entire MidIR community will discuss how answer […]

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28 February 2022
Photonics Days Berlin Brandenburg 2021

Welcome to visit us at: Photonics Days Berlin Brandenburg 2021 Visit our booth B05. Our Team will provide you with all the information you need about our fiber products and Services. 5th Photonics Days Berlin Brandenburg – International Innovation Conference will bring the regional and International Photonics community together again – this year half online […]

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art photonics GmbH, founded in Berlin in September 1998, is one of the worldwide leaders in development and production of specialty fiber products for a broad spectrum from 300 nm to 16 µm. Unique technologies of Polycrystalline Mid InfraRed (PIR-) fibers and Metal coated Silica fibers are used for assembly of various spectroscopy probes for medical diagnostics and industrial process control, in volume production of fiber for medical and industrial lasers, for different fiber bundles, etc.
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Development of the novel hook-shaped ATR probes

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19 February 2020

Within the MIRACLE project, art photonics GmbH developed the first prototypes of the unique hook-shaped fiber optic MIR probe for arthroscopy. The innovative MIR hook probe is based on the optical system of fibers and mirrors and satisfied the strict requirements from clinicians: tiny diameter (less than 3 mm), biocompatible materials and 90o angle hook shape. The above-mentioned features allow to reach distinct areas of cartilage for manual probing during the arthroscopy.

Two technical designs were engineered by art photonics. The first design enables multiple use of the probe due to high-resistant diamond tip. Second design solves the problem of low signal due to extra-sensitive disposable fiber loop on the end for single-time measurement.

The both prototypes were extensively tested together with consortium partners University of Eastern Finland on cartilage samples in Kuopio and showed reliable performance in recognition of crucial spectral markers of osteoarthritis.

The hook-shaped probe is essential part of the clinical device to be built in cooperation with technical partners as OptoPrecision GmbH, Nanoplus GmbH, IRIS and Norwegian University of Life Sciences and conform with the European Medical Device Regulation EU 2017/745.

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