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7 October 2022
Optatec International Trade Fair for Optical Technologies

With its specific range of products for the development and production as well as industrial application of optical components, optomechanics, optoelectronics, fibre optics, optical fibres, laser components and manufacturing systems, Optatec has firmly established itself in the industry and offers a platform for suppliers and users to meet at the highest level. Welcome to visit […]

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9 June 2022
analytica 2022 - World's Leading Trade Fair for laboratory technology, analysis and biotechnology

Join us at analytica 2022 - World's Leading Trade Fair for laboratory technology, analysis, biotechnology and analytica conference. We will demonstrate the variety of artphotonics' high-performance spectroscopy products including the latest fiber optic probes and fiber probe couplers.  Visit our Booth #214 in Hall A2,  at Trade Fair Center Messe München, from June 21-24, 2022 REGISTER NOW

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10 November 2022
SPIE. Photonics West Exhibition

31. January - 2. February 2023 You´re welcome to visit us at our booth #3364 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 300 nm to […]

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7 November 2022
EPIC Online Technology Meeting

Monday, 07 November 2022, 15:00 - 17:00 CET You´re welcome to join us at EPIC Online Technology Meeting on Optical Fiber Sensing for Structural Health Monitoring

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About Our Company
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.

Diaphanoscopy (Fiber-Art)

Fasergestützte Durchleuchtung des Schädels (Fiber-assisted illumination of the skull)

The multi-spectral transillumination of the nasal sinuses with μLEDs is the application example from the medical technology, which was conceived in the extensive product pallete of art photonics GmbH.

Sinusitis, also known as a sinus infection or rhinosinusitis, is an inflammation of the air cavities within the passages of the nose. Sinusitis can be acute, orvchronic, which usually lasts for 3 to 8 weeks and can continue for months or even years; recurrent, which is several acute attacks within a year. The optical diagnosis of inflammatory diseases of the nasal sinuses had in the past, in spite of its long history, a number of serious disadvantages that oppose its use in the routine of clinics and practices.

Together with a clinical partner from Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin,  art photonics  developed new, innovative concepts for light diagnostics for the ENT. In the re-discovery of diaphanoscopy, miniaturized and improved applicators with powerful LEDs are in the forefront of the use in minimally invasive medicine. The focus of the development of these innovative procedures for the screening of the nasal sinuses is the geometrical and ergonomic design of the applicator, the digitalisation of images and the establishment of the modern image processing methods for the evaluation of the scattered light images. An old, forgotten method of transillumination of the human skull gains therefore a new value in the light diagnosis of the inflammation of the nasal sinuses.

The aim of the project is the development of an equipment for minimally invasive diagnosis of inflammatory diseases of the paranasal sinuses by illumination with visible and near infrared light as a condition of the formation and evaluation of light scattering patterns to low‐cost, non‐invasive, free of ionizing radiation screening for diagnosis and follow‐up.

Advantages:

  1. Noninvasive diagnosis of sinusitis without X‐ray, CT and biopsy to reduce the radiation exposure
  2. Selection of optimal wavelengths for the beam source to distinguish between
  3. different forms of inflammation
  4. Anatomical ‐ based shape of applicator for comfortable transillumination
  5. Development of a diagnostic wizards to simplify and increase the diagnostic accuracy
  6. Cost reduction through the introduction and adaptation of optical technologies

Current status

A universal LED applicator was developed:

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