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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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Latest Events
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.

PIRMAH

PIRMAH: Photoacoustic Infrared Microscope for Automated Histopathology

Infrared microscopy is a method of choice for label free mapping of biomarkers leading to automated histopathology. However, infrared microscopy image acquisition speed is slow and offers limited spatial resolution. PIRMAH addresses these limitations by using a photoacoustic method for video rate mid-infrared (2-12μm) 2-D spectro-imaging and 3-D tomography. PIRMAH leads to commercialization of an ex-vivo microscope for automated histopathology and its miniaturization for endoscopic applications.

The overall project goal was to develop a photoacoustic infrared microscope (PIM) prototype that overcomes the limitations of conventional Fourier-transform infrared (FT-IR) microscopy, and will allow extemporaneous ex-vivo and in-vivo automated histopathology:

  • High speed-video-rate image acquisition speed (up to 10 MHz infrared frequency-pixel acquisition rate)
  • Sub-wavelength spatial resolution (down to 1 μm) to achieve a higher contrast of cellular substructures
  • 3-D depth profiling (tomography).
  • Compatible with the dimension constrains of endoscopic applications

Art photonics provided the high-quality polycrystalline (PIR) and chalcogenide (CIR) glass and fibers for  transmitting in the mid Infrared region.

Manufacturing methods was adapted to achieve cost effective and mass production of disposable PIM optical heads. In details, to fit the PIRMAH device, the IR fibres distal end was served as diffraction limited point source. The mechanical properties (stiffness, resistance to repeated deformation) and diameter, were met the PIRMAH fiber scanner constrains.

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