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16 January 2023
Executive Forum - Laser Focus World 2023

Exciting news! Our company is proud to announce that we are one of the sponsors for the Laser Focus World Executive Forum. This event is a great opportunity for industry leaders to come together and discuss the latest developments in laser technology and its impact on various industries. We look forward to connecting with attendees […]

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16 January 2023
SPIE. Photonics West 2023
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10 November 2022
SPIE 2023 Photonics West Exhibition

31. January - 2. February 2023 You´re welcome to visit us at our booth #3364 (28-29/01/23) #8364 (31/01/-02/02/23) Find the providers of the best solutions, components, instruments, and system support from around the world. Art photonics is one of the worldwide leaders in development and production of specialty fiber products for a broad spectrum from […]

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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.

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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