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  • Germanow-Simon Corp.

BioPhotonics
Dec 2012
Rochester, N.Y.-based Germanow-Simon Corp., the parent company of G-S Plastic Optics, has completed a one-year, $3.25 million upgrade to its St. Paul Street facility. The renovations included doubling the manufacturing space for injection molding and quality assurance operations. G-S Plastic Optics manufactures polymer optics for LED illumination systems, and for imaging, scanning and detection applications. Its products are used in medical instruments.


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photonics
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...
scanning
The successive analysis or synthesizing of the light values or other similar characteristics of the components of a picture area, following a given method.
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