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Meprolight, Rolta to Develop Imaging Optronics for Indian Defense Forces
Meprolight Ltd. is seeking to establish a joint venture with Indian defense contractor Rolta India Ltd. of Mumbai, India, to develop optronic devices based on image intensifier and thermal imaging technologies for India's defense and security forces. Still pending government approvals, the joint venture will be owned 51 percent by Rolta and 49 percent by Meprolight, a subsidiary of SK...
Chinese Consortium to Acquire OmniVision for $1.9B
A group of Chinese private equity firms is planning to acquire OmniVision Technologies Inc. for approximately $1.9 billion. The prospective buyers are Hua Capital Management Co. Ltd., CITIC...
Expanding into Australian Market, AFL Acquires AFC Group
AFL Telecommunications LLC has acquired the AFC Group Pty Ltd., a manufacturer, designer and integrator of fiber optic and copper communication solutions with operations in Australia, New Zealand and...
Collaboration to Develop QCL Threat Detection Systems with €3.35M EC Grant
A group of European companies and researchers, including laser experts and law enforcement agencies, will collaborate on a €3.35 million European Commission-funded project to develop photonic...
SPIE Calls for Community Input on Proposed ITAR Changes
SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, is calling on members to make their voices heard as the U.S. government weighs new export regulations. The Commerce Department today...

ODT Enhances Optical Tweezer Capabilities, Holographic Bioimaging
A new optical diffraction tomography (ODT) technique can measure the positions of optically trapped particles in three dimensions at high speed. The method provides a more streamlined and...
Algorithm Makes Panoramas from Unstructured Camera Arrays
Even nonprofessionals may someday be able to create high-quality video panoramas using multiple cameras with the help of a new algorithm. The method smooths out blurring, ghosting and other...
DNA, Silver Used to Create Fluorescent Arrays
A research team at the University of California, Santa Barbara, has discovered how to create a programmed, tunable fluorescent array by cradling silver nanoclusters inside synthetic DNA. Led...
Fiber Tests Show Rods' Uneven Response to Light
To study the response of retinal cells to light, an team of researchers has developed a new technique involving tapered optical fibers that could also have applications in optogenetics. Led...

White-Light Scanner
The StereoScan Neo white-light scanner by Aicon 3D Systems GmbH represents an upgraded addition to the company's StereoScan series for measuring complex surface structures. With the...
Aicon 3D Systems GmbH
Single-Beam Laser Bars
New single-beam fan-projection laser bars from Laserworld AG are suitable for fixed stage lighting installations and mobile use. Units in the BeamBar Series are available in red, green and...
Laserworld (Switzerland) AG
Flexible Light Engine
Flexible, cuttable high-power LED circuits from Norlux Corp. enable lighting OEMs to design luminaires with curved surfaces and low profiles. NorFlex flexible, continuous light engine...
CCD Cameras
New 1.4-MP global shutter CCD models extend Point Grey Research Inc.’s Grasshopper3 family of USB3 Vision cameras. The Grasshopper3 GS3-U3-15S5 models are based on color and monochrome...
Point Grey Research Inc.
3-D Sensor Software Development Kit
Neptec Technologies Corp. has announced enhancements to its 3-D real-time intelligence software development kit, the 3DRi SDK. Proprietary software algorithms extract actionable information...
Neptec Design Group Ltd.
Industrial Cameras
The EyeCheck 7xxx series smart cameras by EVT Eye Vision Technology GmbH offer free field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs). The EyeCheck 7800 smart camera, for example, has not only a...
EVT Eye Vision Technology GmbH
IR Gas Sensor
InfraTec GmbH has announced an IR spectrometric sensor to measure the energy content of natural and other fuel gases. The device includes a tunable micromachined Fabry-Perot filter. By using...
InfraTec GmbH, Infrarotsensorik und Messtechnik
Laser Metrology Scanner
Perceptron Inc. has announced the ScanR, a green laser-line metrology scanner used with portable and fixed coordinate measuring machines. An enhanced dynamic range provides wide coverage of...
Perceptron, Inc.
High-Speed Video Camera
Designed for high-shock and -vibration environments, a new high-speed video camera from Photron Inc. is suited for applications ranging from automotive safety and military testing to scientific and...
Photron USA, Inc.
3-D Optical Sensor System
Suited for integration into automated production systems, the S mart 3-D optical sensor system from Sensofar Corp. can be used for inline process measurement and process control tasks. The S...
Sensofar-Tech SL, Metrology

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