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photonics.com: April 2015

BUSINESS
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Facebook, Infinera to Create 8 Tb/s European Optical Network
Facebook Inc. is preparing to deploy an intelligent transport network developed by Infinera Corp. to create a 3998-km optical network route across Europe with a capacity of up to 8 Tb/s. The network connects Facebook’s data center in Luleå, Sweden, to major hubs throughout Europe. It incorporates Infinera’s DTN-X platform and FlexCoherent modulation scheme. ...
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Photopolymerization Approach Speeds 3-D Printing
A new approach to 3-D printing uses photopolymerization to create useful objects like stents in minutes rather than hours. Continuous liquid interface production (CLIP) works by projecting...
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Eurolaser Opens New Facility in Poland
Eurolaser GmbH has opened a branch office in Poland to address demand for CO2 laser systems for large-format cutting. Eurolaser CEO Matthias Kluczinski, left, and Poland Sales Manager...
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Major Stakeholder Divests from Jenoptik; Shared Snapped Up by New Investors
ECE Industrial Holdings GmbH has sold its approximately 10.48 percent stake in Jenoptik AG. Jenoptik said the roughly 6 million shares were purchased March 31 at a price of €11.90 per...
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Headwall Partners with Ocean Spray on Spectral Imaging for Agriculture
Ocean Spray will try to improve the quality and yield of its cranberries using spectral imaging systems from Headwall Photonics Inc. The two companies will cooperate on testing a new class...


RESEARCH & TECHNOLOGY
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Photopolymerization Approach Speeds 3-D Printing
A new approach to 3-D printing uses photopolymerization to create useful objects like stents in minutes rather than hours. Continuous liquid interface production (CLIP) works by projecting UV light through an oxygen-permeable window into a liquid resin. Light and oxygen control solidification of the resin, producing objects tens of centimeters in size and with feature resolution <100...


PRODUCTS
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Laser Safety Eyewear
P07 laser safety eyewear from Laservision USA provides protection for patients during laser procedures in surgery, dermatology and dentistry. The eyewear’s exchangeable silicone eye...
Laservision USA
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Video Measuring Microscope
The MarVision MM 320 video measuring microscope from Mahr Federal Inc. features image processing capability suited for the measurement and/or dimensioning of geometric elements. The instrument...
Mahr Federal Inc.
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Digital Laser Scan Head
Laser Control Systems Ltd. has introduced the fourth-generation Digi-Cube II digital laser scan head for high-speed laser marking. Suitable for OEM design integration, the compact version of the...
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Piezo Stage Scanners
The PIHera family of piezo stage scanners by PI (Physik Instrumente) LP are suitable for nanopositioning applications such as micromanufacturing, photonics and test alignment, superresolution...
PI (Physik Instrumente) L.P., Piezo Nano Positioning
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Compact Fixed-Focal-Length Lens
New machine vision lenses from Edmund Optics Inc. are suited for factory automation, inspection and qualification. The Techspec 3.5-mm compact fixed-focal-length lenses are designed to meet...
Edmund Optics, Inc.
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Thermal Analysis System
A new thermal analysis system from Linkam Scientific Instruments Ltd. offers as visualization-through-software approach. Vista combines the characterization power of thermal analysis with...
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Curvette Changer
The new qChanger 6 from Quantum Northwest Inc. is a Peltier-driven, 6-position linear cuvette changer compatible with Agilent, Cary and Shimadzu spectrophotometers. The device provides a...
Quantum Northwest, Inc.
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Laser Light-Show System
A new laser light-show system from the SwissLas Pure Micro series offers 10 W of output power in a compact enclosure. The PM-10.000RGB laser has a beam diameter of ~4 mm and an average...
Laserworld USA Inc.

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