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Companies to Develop Silicone Lenses

Photonics Spectra
Dec 2006
NuSil Technology LLC, a Carpinteria, Calif., manufacturer of silicone-based materials for health care, aerospace, electronics and photonics technologies, will jointly develop silicone lenses with FMI Inc., an Elk Grove Village, Ill., silicone rubber molder of optical components for the medical device industry. The lenses will be employed in optical sensors, high-brightness LED devices and photonic device packaging, where they are compatible with softer silicone encapsulants.



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The technology of generating and harnessing light and other forms of radiant energy whose quantum unit is the photon. The science includes light emission, transmission, deflection, amplification and detection by optical components and instruments, lasers and other light sources, fiber optics, electro-optical instrumentation, related hardware and electronics, and sophisticated systems. The range of applications of photonics extends from energy generation to detection to communications and...
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