In the mid-infrared region, glucose can be measured relatively easily. As conventional light sources such as ceramic heaters have extremely low brightness in this region, the company developed a palm-sized high-intensity mid-infrared laser by fusing solid-state laser technology and optical parametric oscillation technology. Using this system, the measurement accuracy for glucose specified by ISO could be obtained. The Osaka company, founded in July this year, is a spinout of the Kansai Optical Science Laboratory. The program is supported by MEXT through the START project.
Nihon Keizai Shinbun, August 24, 2017