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15 July 2024
Summer Discounts - Discover our Fiber Products!

Fiber Couplers for FTIR Spectrometers Upgrade your benchtop FTIR spectrometer with our Mirror Couplers - and experience real-time process control! Transflection Fiber Probes Reflection Fiber Probes Metal-coated Fibers Metal coated fibers (Cu- and Al-) are the optimal solution for applications in high temperature, vacuum and harsh environment conditions. They are available in: Want to know […]

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17 June 2024
Fiber Probe for Simultaneous Mid-Infrared and Fluorescence Spectroscopic Analysis

We are excited to share one of our latest articles, showcasing the groundbreaking capabilities of our multispectral Combi Probe! This innovative fiber optic design enables simultaneous analysis using both mid-infrared (Mid-IR) and fluorescence spectroscopy, offering unparalleled efficiency in spectroscopic analysis. What is the Combi Probe? The Combi Probe is a versatile tool designed for the […]

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Latest Events
4 July 2024
Optica Sensing Congress 2024 | 15-19 July 2024, Toulouse, France

We are happy to announce that our R&D Manager, Alexander Novikov, will be presenting at the Optica Sensing Congress 2024 in Toulouse, France! Join and explore our cutting-edge fiber-optic solutions designed for multispectral process-control in the 0.3-16µm range. Date: July 15, 2024Presentation Time: 11:00 AM - 11:15 AM CESTLocation: Session Room Ariane 2Session Title: Process […]

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12 June 2024
Join Us at ACHEMA 2024!

We are happy to announce that art photonics will be attending ACHEMA 2024, the premier exhibition and meeting place for globally networked process industries! Our R&D Manager, Alexander Novikov, and Sales Director, Haro Fritsche, will be present, offering you an invaluable opportunity to connect with industry experts, decision-makers, and solution providers. Don’t miss the chance […]

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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. Since January 2024 art photonics GmbH is a member of NYNOMIC GROUP.

MIRACLE

MIRACLE: Mid-infrared arthroscopy innovative imaging system for real-time clinical in depth examination and diagnosis of degenerative joint diseases

MIRACLE will push towards commercialisation the first mid-infrared (MIR) arthroscopy probe for in-depth evaluation of articular cartilage enabling early diagnosis of degenerative joint diseases such as osteoarthritis (OA). The proposed device is intended for use during arthroscopy, a minimally invasive surgery. Currently, the surgeon’s decision-making is based on visual inspection and manual probing of the cartilage tissue which is highly subjective and of poor repeatability. MIRACLE concept is to assess changes to the biochemical composition of articular cartilage, which precede OA. This will be achieved combining three novel photonics components: (i) a quantum cascade laser array tailored to biodiagnostics, (ii) an on-chip beam combiner for efficient radiation coupling, and (iii) a MIR sensing probe for imaging. These components will be integrated in a medical device to be placed in the arthroscopy market. In addition, to add value to the European medical equipment industry, MIRACLE strives towards cost reduction of OA patients contributing to more affordable public healthcare and promoting well-being in the European ageing population.

art photonics‘ role in joint work will be to develop and provide flexible IR-fibers for quantum cascade lasers (QCL) coupling with the distal end of arthroscopic probe.

The unique polycrystalline fiber technology for 4-16µm range and unique design of ATR-diamond tip will enable efficient and flexible coupling of QCL with detector. This worldwide first prototype of IR-fiber spectral sensor will open the first opportunity to see molecular changes in cartilage composition in-vivo, to link them with its specific decease and find the best way of the related treatment for a fast cartilage recovery.

This project received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement No 780598. The project is an initiative of the Photonics Public Private Partnership.
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