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photonics.com: February 2014

BUSINESS
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Lens-Free Imaging Targets Metastatic Cancer Cells
Lens-free digital imaging could be key in earlier detection of the spread of highly aggressive cancer cells, greatly improving a patient’s chance of survival. European Research Council...
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Development Pact to Enhance Semiconductor Packaging
A joint development agreement between SÜSS MicroTec and IBM Corp. has been extended to further develop technologies in advanced semiconductor packaging. SÜSS MicroTec Photonic...
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South Africa Commercializes High-Tech Solar Technology
South Africa today launched Stellenbosch Technopark, a semicommercial plant designed for the production and marketing of a thin-film solar module that provides an effective way to convert solar...
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Compass-EOS Names New CEO
Compass-EOS, a next-generation routing and icPhotonics vendor, has appointed Matthew Bross as chairman and CEO, replacing Haim Shani and Gadi Bahat, respectively. Shani will remain as a board member,...
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Femtosecond Laser Processing Enhances Medical Device Applications
LSA Laser now offers femtosecond laser processing capabilities for medical device manufacturing. This will prove particularly useful in micromachining applications for drilling and cutting...
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2014 Prism Awards Recognize Photonics Innovation
From new tools that improve the accuracy of medical devices to a stand-alone terahertz spectrometer that identifies hazardous substances in mail, modernization and advancement were in the spotlight...
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Zecotek Develops 3-D Printing Interface for Commercial Applications
Zecotek Photonics Inc.’s subsidiary Zecotek Display Systems Ltd. aims to bridge the gap between current and future generations of photonic 3-D display technology with its design of a new...
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SPIE Donation Helps Establish Endowed Scholarships
Fourteen new endowed scholarships will provide an investment in the future of optical sciences and photonics, realized through graduate students and their studies. SPIE, the international...
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Roll-to-Roll Nano Sensors Enhance Manufacturing Opportunities
Roll-to-roll mass manufacturing is a key technology in low-cost disposable photonic sensor production, which could pave the way for new business and job opportunities, particularly for small and...
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ARM and SMIC Broaden IP Partnership for Mobile Applications
Semiconductor intellectual property provider ARM Ltd. and Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp. (SMIC) have expanded their relationship to offer ARM’s Artisan physical IP platform for...
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Assa Abloy Acquires Lumidigm
Assa Abloy AB has purchased Lumidigm Inc. of Albuquerque for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition will be accretive to earnings per share (EPS) from the start. Assa Abloy President and CEO...
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Silicon Labs Unveils First Digital UV Index Sensors
The demand for UV detection in consumer electronics is growing, challenging researchers industrywide to create a compact, efficient and accurate sensor. Silicon Labs has done just that. The...
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BP Chemicals Improves Site Safety with Flir Imaging Technology
BP Chemicals is now using Flir Systems’ optical gas imaging (OGI) cameras to detect and document gas leaks, ensuring safe operation at BP’s Saltend manufacturing and process research...
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Tyndall Scientist Awarded Rank Prize for Optoelectronics
Eoin O’Reilly’s pioneering work in the field of optoelectronics has earned him the 2014 Rank Prize. He is the first from Ireland to receive the honor. Head of the Theory,...
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Translational Imaging Center to Speed Drug Development
The Translational Imaging Center, set to begin operations in early spring, is an advanced-imaging resource for the drug development community described as the first of its kind. The center,...
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AFL Names New Chief Strategy Officer
Fiber optics provider AFL has named industry veteran Bill Dungan chief strategy officer. Dungan will focus on creating strategic direction for the company’s long-term growth, including...
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INO to Develop Hyperspectral Imaging System
The National Optics Institute (INO), a photonics company, has obtained technology from airborne sensors developer ING Robotic Aviation to create an advanced imaging sensor for scientific research. ...
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Photon Technology Joins Horiba Scientific
Horiba Scientific has acquired Photon Technology International (PTI) as part of its scientific segment. The move will expand Horiba’s presence in the biomedical field, as PTI is a...
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Down-Hole Fluid Sensor Launched
Optoelectronic components and systems designer Avo Photonics, in collaboration with an optical-sensor group at oil and natural-gas service company Weatherford International of Geneva, has validated...
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Storex Tech Study Clears Optical Lithography Hurdle
Storex Technologies Inc. has developed an optical lithography technique with a resolution of 1 nm half-pitch lines, clearing a major hurdle in this field. Many attempts have been made to...
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OSA Optics Program Inspires Students
The Optical Society (OSA) Foundation is working to inspire a new generation of science lovers through its Optics Suitcase program. The program, demonstrated for middle school students this...
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Needle Microscope Wins SPIE Startup Challenge
A new needle microscope that will assist in breast cancer treatment has earned SPIE’s annual Startup Challenge. The “Microscope in a Needle” project, developed by a team...
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Ocean Optics Names 2014 Young Investigator Award Winner
Ocean Optics has named Gabriel Orsinger the 2014 recipient of the Young Investigator Award. Orsinger, a graduate student at the University of Arizona, was honored for his research of the use...
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Scientific Digital Imaging Acquires Opus Instruments
Scientific Digital Imaging (SDI) plans to expand and enhance its digital imaging technology through the recent acquisition of Opus Instruments for £1.33 million (about $2.2 million) in cash and...
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European Organizations Join Forces on BabyLux Project
Several organizations from Italy, Spain, Germany and Denmark have come together with the common goal of reducing the risk of brain damage in premature babies from 25 to 20 percent. The...
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DTU Branches Out with New Laser Tech Company
The Technical University of Denmark (DTU) has branched out with the formation of Norlase, a new company specializing in a unique class of visible lasers. The diode lasers are based on...
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Goetz Instrument Support Awards Announced
Innovative research projects based on spectroscopy and remote sensing have been recognized by the Alexander Goetz Instrument Support Program awards for 2014. The awards program, now in its...
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Mitsubishi Electric Develops Laser Technology
Mitsubishi Electric Corp. is set to unveil laser technology that ultimately will improve the performance of electronic devices. Mitsubishi Electric has developed new laser micro glass...
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Royal Academy Names First Fraunhofer UK Research Chair
The Royal Academy of Engineering has appointed the first Fraunhofer UK research chair at the University of Strathclyde. Alan Kemp, a professor at the university and team leader at its...
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SPIE Honors Palanker
Daniel Palanker, Ph.D., is the 2014 recipient of the SPIE Translational Research Award. An associate professor of ophthalmology at Stanford University, Palanker received the award for his...
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Yakovlev Named SPIE Fellow
Vladislav Yakovlev has been named an SPIE fellow for his achievements in optical instrumentation for biomedical engineering. Yakovlev, a professor biomedical engineering at Texas A&M...
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New CEO to Take Reins at Leupold Optics
Leupold & Stevens Inc. has appointed Bruce Pettet as its new president and CEO, effective in March. Pettet is currently CEO of Collective International of Denver, Colo. He previously...
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MSS Creates New Fiber Lasers
MSS Lasers has expanded its line of fiber laser cutting machines, touted as some of the most advanced on the market. The new fiber lasers — Eagle eVision and iNspire — use 70...
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MIS Names New CMO
Molecular Imaging Services Inc. has named Gary Heller, M.D., Ph.D., its new chief medical officer. An expert in cardiology and cardiovascular imaging, he also has experience in...
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Fiber Optic Sensor Offers Better Monitoring
A new fiber optic acceleration sensor can be used for the high-frequency measurement of small vibrations, which could lead to better condition monitoring of rotating machines such as turbines, pumps,...
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Kenneth Moore Named SPIE Fellow
Kenneth Moore has been named an SPIE fellow for his achievements in optical design software development. Chief technology officer for Radiant Zemax, Moore is the founder of a major supplier...
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Tessera Technologies Settles Suit with ASE
Tessera Technologies has settled its suit against Advanced Semiconductor Engineering Inc. (ASE), and the pair has entered into a technical collaboration agreement. The lawsuit, originally...
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EO Accepting Applications for Educational Awards
Edmund Optics (EO) is now accepting applications for its 2014 Educational Award, formerly the Higher Education Grant program. The award combines EO’s regional grant programs, including...
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GoPhoton! Brings Photonics to the Masses
While photonics enables so many aspects of our daily lives, it remains an unknown science for many. A new outreach project intends to change that and make photonics a household word. ...
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Rofin-Sinar Acquires FiLaser
Laser developer and manufacturer Rofin-Sinar Technologies Inc. has acquired FiLaser USA. The acquisition brings to Rofin FiLaser’s laser process technology, used for precision cutting...


RESEARCH & TECHNOLOGY
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Lens-Free Imaging Targets Metastatic Cancer Cells
Lens-free digital imaging could be key in earlier detection of the spread of highly aggressive cancer cells, greatly improving a patient’s chance of survival. European Research Council consolidator grant funds will further the development of lens-free digital imaging, which would specifically target metastatic cancer cells. The Single Cell Analysis and Sorting Platform based on...
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Development Pact to Enhance Semiconductor Packaging
A joint development agreement between SÜSS MicroTec and IBM Corp. has been extended to further develop technologies in advanced semiconductor packaging. SÜSS MicroTec Photonic...
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South Africa Commercializes High-Tech Solar Technology
South Africa today launched Stellenbosch Technopark, a semicommercial plant designed for the production and marketing of a thin-film solar module that provides an effective way to convert solar...
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Two Firsts for Raman Lasers
Synthetic diamond has enabled two significant developments in solid-state laser engineering: the first tunable diamond Raman laser, and the first continuously operating diamond Raman laser. ...
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Aculight 30-kW Fiber Laser Could Enhance Military Weapons Systems
The successful demonstration of a 30 kW electric fiber laser marks a significant milestone toward the deployment of a mission-relevant laser weapons system for the military. Developed by Lockheed...
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Photonic Structure Saves Energy in Cooling
Imagine cooling a building on a hot day using little to no electricity. That’s exactly what a team at Stanford University is aiming for. The team, led by professor Shanhui Fan, has...
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Femtosecond Laser Processing Enhances Medical Device Applications
LSA Laser now offers femtosecond laser processing capabilities for medical device manufacturing. This will prove particularly useful in micromachining applications for drilling and cutting...
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Laser Process Shows Promise for Skin Cancer Treatment
The treatment of basal-cell carcinoma (BCC) with a new combination of lasers – pulsed dye and Nd:YAG – has yielded some good results, offering the potential for nonsurgical treatment. ...
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Roll-to-Roll Nano Sensors Enhance Manufacturing Opportunities
Roll-to-roll mass manufacturing is a key technology in low-cost disposable photonic sensor production, which could pave the way for new business and job opportunities, particularly for small and...
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Biomechanics Help Create More Comfortable Shoes
Biomechanics and old fashioned shoe making have joined forces to bring unprecedented comfort to people’s feet. Researchers from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) conducted...
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Silicon Labs Unveils First Digital UV Index Sensors
The demand for UV detection in consumer electronics is growing, challenging researchers industrywide to create a compact, efficient and accurate sensor. Silicon Labs has done just that. The...
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New Plasmonic Metamaterial Absorber Acts as UV-Protective Coating
A new approach to tunable plasmonic metamaterials for high UV frequencies could pave the way for their application in UV-protective coatings, as well as thermophotovoltaics and stealth technology. ...
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NASA Laser Technology Tracks Changes in Polar Regions
A laser-based photon-counting technique will enable the measurement of Earth’s height from space, allowing researchers to track the melt and growth of its frozen regions. NASA...
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BP Chemicals Improves Site Safety with Flir Imaging Technology
BP Chemicals is now using Flir Systems’ optical gas imaging (OGI) cameras to detect and document gas leaks, ensuring safe operation at BP’s Saltend manufacturing and process research...
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Tyndall Scientist Awarded Rank Prize for Optoelectronics
Eoin O’Reilly’s pioneering work in the field of optoelectronics has earned him the 2014 Rank Prize. He is the first from Ireland to receive the honor. Head of the Theory,...
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Translational Imaging Center to Speed Drug Development
The Translational Imaging Center, set to begin operations in early spring, is an advanced-imaging resource for the drug development community described as the first of its kind. The center,...
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Algorithms Enhance Imaging Techniques for Breast Cancer Diagnosis
Tomosynthesis, a technique that can produce pseudo 3-D reconstructions, could top traditional mammography in breast cancer screening and detection, a recent study suggests. Researchers at...
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INO to Develop Hyperspectral Imaging System
The National Optics Institute (INO), a photonics company, has obtained technology from airborne sensors developer ING Robotic Aviation to create an advanced imaging sensor for scientific research. ...
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Photon Technology Joins Horiba Scientific
Horiba Scientific has acquired Photon Technology International (PTI) as part of its scientific segment. The move will expand Horiba’s presence in the biomedical field, as PTI is a...
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Storex Tech Study Clears Optical Lithography Hurdle
Storex Technologies Inc. has developed an optical lithography technique with a resolution of 1 nm half-pitch lines, clearing a major hurdle in this field. Many attempts have been made to...
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Hyperspectral Imaging Reduces Threat of Amputation
Hyperspectral imaging (HSI) can help surgeons make quick decisions in the operating room, as it detects issues not visible to the naked eye. Dallas surgeon Javier La Fontaine, Ph.D.,...
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Laser Sensor Speeds Up Salmonella Detection
A new laser sensor can identify salmonella bacteria in food samples as much as three times faster than conventional detection methods. Developed by researchers at Purdue University, the sensor,...
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Laser Technique Diagnoses Meningitis
A new laser-based test uses nanoparticles to speed up the diagnosis and treatment of bacterial meningitis, a disease that can lead to blood poisoning and brain damage if not discovered quickly. ...
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MALS Detector Improves Polymer Research
Wyatt Technology Corp. has discovered that quantitative branching topology information is crucial in the development of novel polymer-based materials and for understanding polymerization processes. ...
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Needle Microscope Wins SPIE Startup Challenge
A new needle microscope that will assist in breast cancer treatment has earned SPIE’s annual Startup Challenge. The “Microscope in a Needle” project, developed by a team...
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Graphene Sandwich Improves Biomolecule Imaging
Atomic-level images of a biological molecule in its natural environment can now be obtained by sandwiching the wet sample between sheets of graphene. A team at the University of Illinois at...
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Ocean Optics Names 2014 Young Investigator Award Winner
Ocean Optics has named Gabriel Orsinger the 2014 recipient of the Young Investigator Award. Orsinger, a graduate student at the University of Arizona, was honored for his research of the use...
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European Organizations Join Forces on BabyLux Project
Several organizations from Italy, Spain, Germany and Denmark have come together with the common goal of reducing the risk of brain damage in premature babies from 25 to 20 percent. The...
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THz Laser Chip Sets Power Records
A newly developed terahertz laser chip is already setting records as the most powerful in the world. A team from the University of Leeds has engineered a quantum cascade terahertz laser that...
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New Devices Could Realize Optical Microprocessing
The development of two new devices — a modulator and a tunable filter — that are energy efficient and were built using a standard IBM advanced CMOS process represents a major...
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Goetz Instrument Support Awards Announced
Innovative research projects based on spectroscopy and remote sensing have been recognized by the Alexander Goetz Instrument Support Program awards for 2014. The awards program, now in its...
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Optical Circuit Uses Stretchable Interconnections
The first optical circuit to use stretchable, bendable interconnections could be in the pipeline, following years of difficulty with the technology. Future applications could include building...
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Laser Microscope Offers Insight into Autism
A new laser microscope has the potential for better understanding the complex brain circuits of people with autism. A team from University of Edinburgh’s Patrick Wild Centre for...
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BSI, ICFO Technologies Study Photosynthesis
Studying photosynthesis at the single-molecule level could lay the groundwork for better understanding of quantum physics’ role in nature. Researchers from the Institute of Photonic...
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Mitsubishi Electric Develops Laser Technology
Mitsubishi Electric Corp. is set to unveil laser technology that ultimately will improve the performance of electronic devices. Mitsubishi Electric has developed new laser micro glass...
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Royal Academy Names First Fraunhofer UK Research Chair
The Royal Academy of Engineering has appointed the first Fraunhofer UK research chair at the University of Strathclyde. Alan Kemp, a professor at the university and team leader at its...
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Superbright X-Ray Free-Electron Lasers Find Missing Proteins
A protein's shape is key to understanding how it causes disease or toxicity. Traditionally, capturing quality x-ray snapshots of a protein has required as many as 1 billion copies of the same...
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SPIE Honors Palanker
Daniel Palanker, Ph.D., is the 2014 recipient of the SPIE Translational Research Award. An associate professor of ophthalmology at Stanford University, Palanker received the award for his...
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Optical Technique Better Measures Blood Coagulation
A new optical approach could help doctors quickly determine a patient’s blood coagulation status in near real time. A team at Massachusetts General Hospital has developed an optical...
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MSS Creates New Fiber Lasers
MSS Lasers has expanded its line of fiber laser cutting machines, touted as some of the most advanced on the market. The new fiber lasers — Eagle eVision and iNspire — use 70...
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New Laser Brings Faster Internet
High-speed Internet continues to evolve, making very quick work of downloading, streaming and communicating. But could it get faster? Researchers in California say yes. A new laser developed...
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Optical Nanocavity Boosts Light Absorption
An optical nanocavity that boosts light absorption in ultrathin semiconductors could potentially improve solar cells, cameras and even the development of hydrogen fuel. The technology is currently in...
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Elusive Solar Light-Trapping Limit Nearly Reached
The theoretical limit of light-trapping in solar cells has eluded researchers for decades. But a group from Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) has come closer to it than anyone else. ...
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EO Accepting Applications for Educational Awards
Edmund Optics (EO) is now accepting applications for its 2014 Educational Award, formerly the Higher Education Grant program. The award combines EO’s regional grant programs, including...
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IBM Sets Record for Data Transfer Speeds
A new record has been set for short-range data transmission that proves the existing technology remains up to snuff. Researchers at IBM have discovered that the standard technology for...


PRODUCTS
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Freedom UV-NIR Spectrometer
Ibsen Photonics has released the Freedom UV-NIR spectrometer for integrators of portable and handheld analytical and process control instruments. The 50 × 50 × 15-mm device...
Ibsen Photonics A/S
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STS Spectral Test and Calibration System
The STS system by McPherson Inc. tests and calibrates spectral and spatial performance in optical seekers, integrated imagers and bare sensors for commercial, military and research applications. ...
McPherson
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EQ-99X Series Laser-Driven Light Sources
Energetiq Technology Inc. is now offering the EQ-99X and EQ-99XFC laser-driven light sources. Based on the EQ-99 series of proprietary Laser-Driven Light Sources (LDLS), the devices offer ultrahigh...
Energetiq Technology, Inc.
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M3-LS Linear Smart Stage
New Scale Technologies Inc. has released the M3-LS linear smart stage for use in handheld or portable OEM instruments for high-resolution radio-frequency tuning, precision photonics, laser beam...
New Scale Technologies, Inc.
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BAL 670 Broad-Area Lasers
Eagleyard Photonics has unveiled the BAL-670-SOT23 and BAL-670-CMT02, two broad-area, 670-nm lasers that deliver 2-W peak power under pulse mode and 1.5 W under CW mode. They are suitable for...
eagleyard Photonics GmbH
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QE Pro Mini Spectrometer
Ocean Optics Inc.’s QE Pro is a high-sensitivity, back-thinned miniature CCD array spectrometer for applications with low light levels and where wide concentration ranges are measured. ...
Ocean Optics, Inc.
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Visible Laser Diodes
ProPhotonix Ltd. has added four visible laser diodes from Oclaro Inc. to its list of product offerings. The HL6319MG comes in a 5.6-mm package and offers optical output power of 700 mW at a...
ProPhotonix Ltd.
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VS7000-CCD-HSE Spectrometer
Horiba Scientific has released electronic-shutter CCDs and electronics for use with its VS7000-CCD-HSE spectrometer as well as other UV-VIS-NIR mini spectrometers. The VS7000-CCD-HSE offers...
HORIBA Scientific, HORIBA Scientific
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Aeropulse High-Power Pulsed Laser
NKT Photonics has added the Aeropulse high-power picosecond pulsed laser to its portfolio of industrial-grade mode-locked fiber lasers for semiconductor inspection, bioimaging and materials...
NKT Photonics A/S
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StrataQuest Tissue Cytometry Solution
TissueGnostics GmbH has added StrataQuest to its line of tissue cytometry solutions. The software suite offers a wide range of choices in image analysis and multiple combinations of functions for...
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TAS7400 Terahertz Spectroscopy System
The TAS7400 terahertz spectroscopy system from Advantest Corp. provides nondestructive analysis of internal structures and constituent substances for applications including materials analysis and...
Advantest Europe GmbH
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Mini-QCL Module
Block Engineering has released the Mini-QCL Module for OEMs, corporate R&D and academic research. The miniature quantum cascade laser is suitable for applications including gas sensing and...
Block Engineering
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Optical EDFA
iPhysicist’s optical erbium-doped fiber amplifier (EDFA) provides remote management, enabling real-time information about work channels and full control through the Internet. The...
iPhysicist Ltd.
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LightWise Allegro USB3 Cameras
Imaging Solutions Group has announced its new LightWise Allegro USB3 camera family for low-cost machine vision and microscopy applications. The cameras feature the proprietary ISG Image...
Imaging Solutions Group of NY, Inc.
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BeamWatch Beam Monitoring System
Ophir Photonics has announced the newest version of BeamWatch, a noncontact focus-spot size and position monitor for high-power YAG and fiber lasers used in materials processing applications such as...
Ophir - Spiricon LLC, Photonics
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LM10 Microfluidizer
Microfluidics International Corp. has released the LM10 Microfluidizer, a digitally controlled lab unit for small-sample materials processing. The device converts pressure energy into shear...
Microfluidics
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Spitfire Ace Amplifiers
Spectra-Physics, a Newport company, has added the Spitfire Ace regenerative amplifier and Spitfire Ace PA (power amplifier) to its ultrafast laser portfolio. These devices are suitable for...
Spectra-Physics
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Talon UV/Green DPSS
Spectra-Physics, a Newport company, has introduced the Talon family of UV and green Q-switched diode-pumped solid-state (DPSS) lasers for micromachining applications. The lasers provide 24/7...
Spectra-Physics
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WDM-Aware Pol-Mux Optical Spectrum Analyzer
Exfo Inc. has added the WDM-Aware, a coherent Pol-Mux 40G/100G optical signal-to-noise ratio (OSNR) analyzer, to its FTB/IQS 5240S-P and FTB/IQS-5240BP optical spectrum analyzer (OSA) lines. The...
EXFO, Inc.
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Spun Fibers
Fibercore Ltd. has released two new spun fiber products suitable for use in polarimetric sensors, including AC and DC fiber optic current transformers for electrical power generation and...
Fibercore
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TrueLase Optical Fibers
OFS’ TrueLase 20/400 LMA double-clad optical fibers are suited for integrated high-power fiber lasers and amplifiers. The fibers are ytterbium-doped cladding-pumped and passive...
OFS
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TrueMode Fiber Laser Cavity
OFS has launched the 1-kW TrueMode fiber laser cavity for multikilowatt systems design. The device consists of a complete package of matched components that deliver single-mode output....
OFS
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Quasar 355-60 UV Laser
Spectra-Physics, a Newport company, has released the Quasar 355-60 UV laser for microelectronic device manufacturing. The device offers >60 W, pulse energies >300 µJ,...
Spectra-Physics
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GyroSil Rad-Hard PM Fiber
OFS has added the GyroSil Rad-Hard PM optical fiber to its line of sensing fibers for gyroscopes.  Designed to perform in radiation environments, it has an 80-µm outside diameter cladding...
OFS
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HighQ-2 Femtosecond Laser
Spectra-Physics, a Newport company, has introduced the HighQ-2, an ultracompact fixed-wavelength femtosecond laser suitable for industrial and biomedical applications such as micro- and...
Spectra-Physics
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CLT-353 Camera Link Translators
Vivid Engineering has released two Camera Link translators that enable the use of Camera Link cameras with frame grabbers incorporating parallel digital interfaces. The CLT-353R supports the...
Vivid Engineering
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CMOS Distance Image Sensors
Hamamatsu Corp. has introduced three CMOS image sensors for real-time distance measurement using a time-of-flight method. Models S11961-01CR, S11962-01CR and S11963-01CR are suitable for obstacle...
Hamamatsu Corporation
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Quattro-II Luminescence Spectrometer
Optical Building Blocks Corp.’s Quattro-II benchtop luminescence spectrometer is suitable for use with rare-earth lanthanide-based probes for chemistry, biophysics, environmental, materials or...
Optical Building Blocks Corp.
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TS-IR Infrared Camera
Telops Inc. has added the TS-IR to its line of cooled infrared cameras for environmental, defense and security, and industrial applications. The TS-IR comes in multiple configurations,...
Telops Inc.
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Fiber-Coupled Laser Scanner
The Fiber-Coupled Laser Scanner by Applied Scientific Instrumentation is a 2-D galvo unit designed for generating SPIM (selective plane illumination microscopy) light sheets. It is also suitable for...
Applied Scientific Instrumentation, Inc.
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Fiber Laser Sapphire Windows
Laser Research Optics has released a series of protective fiber laser sapphire windows for use with 1-µm optics. Featuring Moh 9 hardness, the windows can withstand steel splatter,...
Laser Research Optics
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ORCA-Flash4.0 LT CMOS Camera
Hamamatsu Corp. has released the ORCA-Flash4.0 LT scientific CMOS camera for applications such as bright-field, fluorescence, live-cell, 3-D and ratiometric calcium ion imaging. The...
Hamamatsu Corporation
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LS-9000 Optical Micrometer
The LS-9000 multiaxis optical micrometer by Keyence Corp. is dedicated to diameter inspection in high-throughput industrial applications. Featuring a newly designed LED system and CMOS, it...
KEYENCE Microscopes
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Hamamatsu Micro PMT
Hamamatsu Corp. has added red-sensitive detectors to its ultracompact micro photomultiplier tube (PMT) line, suitable for integration into portable or compact instruments in point-of-care testing,...
Hamamatsu Corporation
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OEM Monolithic Light Engine
Melles Griot has introduced the OEM monolithic light engine for applications including flow cytometry, confocal microscopy, microarray and retinal scanning, capillary electrophoresis, laser-induced...
Melles Griot, Laser Group
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Tera K15 Mark II Spectrometer
Menlo Systems has introduced the Tera K15 Mark II fiber-coupled terahertz time-domain spectrometer for applications such as materials analysis and inspection in the plastics, paper, food processing,...
Menlo Systems Inc.
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Polymer Optical Fiber Strain Sensor
AMS Technologies has announced a polymer optical fiber (POF) based strain sensor for applications including wind turbine blade load management and structural health monitoring. Based on a...
AMS Technologies AG
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BlueCut Microjoule Laser
The BlueCut microjoule laser from Menlo Systems is suitable for industrial applications in materials processing, biotechnology, biomedicine and semiconductors. The device’s seeding...
Menlo Systems Inc.
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LightWave CO2 Lasers
Kern Technologies LLC has announced its LightWave line of pulsed CO2 lasers for industrial applications. The 100-, 150- and 200-W lasers offer a rise/fall time of 50 µs or less and...
Kern Technologies LLC, Industrial CO2 Lasers
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HP2.5 Fiber Optic Connector
Tratech Fiberoptics Inc.’s HP2.5 high-power fiber optic connector is suitable for high-power fiber laser and diode pump applications. The device splices a fiber to a beam-expanding end...
TraTech Fiberoptics, Inc.
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Elyra P.1 Superresolution Microscope
Carl Zeiss Microscopy LLC has released the Elyra P.1 3-D superresolution light microscope for applications in the life and materials sciences. Using PALM (photoactivated localization...
Carl Zeiss Microscopy, LLC
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Cylindrical Concave Metallic-Coated Mirrors
Cylindrical concave metallic-coated mirrors by Altechna serve as reflectors in the broadband spectral range, focusing light to a thin line without chromatic aberration for applications such as beam...
Altechna, UAB
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TechSpec Neutral Density Filters
Edmund Optics has introduced new TechSpec UV-NIR neutral density filters for applications including spectroscopy, machine vision and ellipsometry. These filters attenuate light from the UV...
Edmund Optics, Inc.
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Filtered Raman Probes
FiberTech Optica Inc. has released a series of internally filtered fiber optic Raman probes for biomedical, laboratory and industrial process control applications. The probes consist of a...
FiberTech Optica Inc.

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