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photonics.com: May 2014

BUSINESS
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Hologic Posts Earnings of $625M
Diagnostics firm Hologic Inc. saw its revenues increase 2 percent to $625 million in its second fiscal quarter, powered largely by its 3-D mammography technology. Breast health revenues grew 8.5 percent to $238.7 million, while skeletal health revenues rose 4.7 percent to $23.5 million. The company attributed the increases to growing sales of bone densitometry and 3-D mammography...
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Newport Sees Almost 11 Percent Sales Increase
Newport Corp. closed the first quarter of 2014 with sales at $146.9 million, an increase of 10.8 percent over the same quarter last year. The advanced technology firm’s quarterly earnings were...
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Display Sales Buoy Coherent in Q2
Coherent Inc. reported a nearly 31 percent increase in earnings to $15.3 million from its first fiscal quarter to its second, citing demand for flat-panel displays. The company had net sales...
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Fiber Lasers Drive Revenue Growth at IPG Photonics
IPG Photonics Corp. saw a 15.4 percent increase in profits last quarter over the same period last year, powered by demand for high-power fiber lasers. The company reported earnings of $40.5...
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Thorlabs Expands Global Operation to Canada
Thorlabs has expanded its global operations with a new R&D and manufacturing site in Montreal. Thorlabs Canada ULC will focus on development and production of a range of passive...
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Iridex Sees Revenue Growth in First Quarter
Iridex Corp. boasted a 16 percent increase in revenues during the first quarter of 2014, though net income declined in part because of a one-time insurance gain in last year’s first quarter. ...
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ON Semiconductor Reports First Quarter 2014 Results
ON Semiconductor Corp. is reporting an income of $58.6 million in the first quarter of 2014. This represents a 101 percent increase over the 2013 fourth quarter income figure of $29.2 million, and an...
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Doody Leaves Teledyne; Two Promoted
Teledyne Technologies Inc. promotes two executives to key leadership positions effective May 16 following the resignation of Teledyne Dalsa CEO Brian Doody. Former NASA COO Rex Geveden,...
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E-Band Sales Drive Revenues for GigOptix
GigOptix Inc. closed the first quarter of 2014 with a net loss of $1.9 million — smaller than a year ago — but saw positive revenue growth that is expected to continue in the months...
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CyberOptics Reports Significant First Quarter Growth
CyberOptics Corp. reports significant improvement in its first quarter operating results with a 46 percent increase in revenue, from $6.7 million in the fourth quarter of 2013 to $9.8 million in the...
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Brookhaven Scientist Honored For Work on Solar Nanostructures
Work on self-assembling nanostructures for solar energy collection has earned Brookhaven National Laboratory physicist Charles T. Black an “Inventor of the Year” award. The...
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G&H Joins Philumina in HSI Expansion
Gooch & Housego and PhiLumina LLC have entered into a collaborative agreement expanding capabilities and offerings for hyperspectral imaging (HSI) applications. The agreement enables...
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Allied Vision Technologies Names UK Sales Manager
Allied Vision Technologies, a manufacturer of digital cameras for the machine vision market, has named Alastair Slater as a sales consultant in the United Kingdom. Slater is based in the London area...
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Kodak Cuts Losses in First Quarter
Eastman Kodak Co. suffered another quarterly net loss, but said the results were in line with predictions as it reprioritizes and develops new product lines. The company reported a net loss...
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License Agreements 'Transformational' for Tessera
Tessera Technologies Inc. notched a significant turnaround in profits at the end of the first quarter of 2014, after reaching licensing agreements with several other companies and divesting itself of...
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InnoLas Names Director of Sales and Marketing
InnoLas Solutions GmbH has named Ernst Hartmannsgruber director of sales and marketing. Hartmannsgruber received a diploma in physics in 1995 from the Technische Universität Berlin, and...
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Kopin Sees Another Difficult Quarter in Wearables Market
Display optics firm Kopin Corp. suffered a fourth straight quarter of net losses, citing rising development costs in the emerging field of wearable technologies. Net loss for the first...
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Oclaro Reports Net Loss in Third Quarter
Optical communications firm Oclaro Inc. reported a net loss of $22.9 million in its third fiscal quarter but said it remains on course with its turnaround plan. Oclaro saw net gains in the...
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Forecast Sees 45% Growth in Fiber Lens Market
The global market for fiber optic collimating lens assemblies is projected to grow at 45 percent per year through 2018, according to a study by ElectroniCast Consultants. The global...
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Rofin-Sinar Profits Down in Second Quarter
Laser manufacturer Rofin-Sinar Technologies Inc. reported $4.5 million in profits in its second fiscal quarter, down 39.2 percent from $7.4 million a year ago. President and CEO Gunther...
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Carl Zeiss Meditec Reports Growing Demand
Demand for intraocular lenses and microsurgery products boosted business for medical technology company Carl Zeiss Meditec AG in the first six months of its fiscal year. Revenue increased by around 4...
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Bard College Gets $500K Grant for Microscopy Suite
Bard College has won a three-year, $500,000 Scientific Equipment Program grant from the Sherman Fairchild Foundation for the creation of a new microscopy suite to enhance undergraduate science...
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NIST Awards Advanced Manufacturing Grants
Two projects aimed at advancing photonics manufacturing have been awarded grants from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) through its Advanced Manufacturing Technology Consortia...
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Jenoptik Makes Inroads in Netherlands
Optoelectronics manufacturer Jenoptik Traffic Solutions recently acquired Robot Nederland BV, a traffic monitoring firm in the Netherlands. The purchase price was not disclosed. In addition,...
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LightPath Sets Sights on Asia after 3Q Loss
LightPath Technologies Inc. ended its third fiscal quarter with a net loss of $133,000. The net loss of $133,000 contrasted with earnings of $217,000 for the third quarter of fiscal 2013. ...
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Test Environment Planned for Next-Generation Devices
A new test environment is being planned to facilitate the creation of next-generation photonic and electronic devices. A team of researchers from throughout Europe is working to develop the...
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Jenoptik Earnings Flat in First Quarter
The Jenoptik Group reported level profits and revenues in line with expectations in the first quarter of 2014. The company reported earnings before interest and tax of € 10.5 million...
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Zecotek Seeks Patent for Crystal Manufacturing Process
Zecotek Photonics Inc. has developed a more flexible, less expensive way to manufacture scintillation crystal block arrays. The enhanced process, which is now the focus of a US patent...
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Ametek Touts Record First Quarter
Ametek Inc., a global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices, reported a successful first quarter, with record sales, orders, operating and net incomes, and diluted...
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GSI Group Reports First Quarter 2014 Growth
GSI Group Inc., a global supplier of precision photonics and motion control components for medical equipment and advanced industrial markets, saw moderate growth during the first quarter of 2014. ...
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Microspectrometer Earns Plaudits at Beijing Trade Show
Horiba Scientific’s MicOS Microscope Optical Spectrometer was named “One of the Best New Instruments of the Year 2013” at the Annual Conference of China Scientific Instruments in...
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G4 to Distribute Artemis Cameras in China, Taiwan
Artemis CCD Ltd. has named G4 Technology Co. Ltd. a distributor of its cooled charge-coupled device cameras in China and Taiwan. The agreement covers the complete range of Artemis CCD...
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Dynasil Turns a Profit, Repays Loan
Dynasil Corp. of America recently notched a second consecutive quarter of profitability and repaid a loan, two things the sensing and detection firm said position it for growth. The company...
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Elbit Systems Profits Up 16%
Elbit Systems Ltd. saw profits rise 16 percent in the first quarter of 2014 and touted a growing backlog of orders. The defense contractor, which among other things produces electro-optics...
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Metal Technology Now Using 3-D Printer
Metal Technology Inc. has purchased a direct metal sintering ProX 300 Production 3-D Printer to serve customers in the aerospace, defense and scientific industries. The 3-D printer builds...
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Semiconductors Boost Photon Control Earnings
Photon Control Inc. reported considerable earnings in the first quarter of 2014, powered largely by semiconductor sales. The developer of optical measurement technologies said profit before...
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Zeiss Profits Up 52% in First Half of Year
Carl Zeiss AG ended the first six months of its fiscal year with earnings before interest and taxes of € 166 million ($227 million), up 52 percent from € 109 million in the first half of...
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Bruker Sells 48 Spectrometers in China
Bruker Corp. recently received two significant orders of Tango and Matrix-I Fourier transform NIR spectrometers from two Chinese animal nutrition companies. The sales prices were not disclosed. ...
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ESI Sues EO Technics Over Alleged Patent Infringement
Laser manufacturing firm Electro Scientific Industries Inc. has filed a lawsuit alleging EO Technics Co. Ltd. is infringing on its patent for a positioning system. The complaint, lodged in...
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Fibercore Names US Account Manager
Fibercore has appointed Karen Moore U.S. account manager. Moore previously worked for 10 years at Corning, and at smaller private companies including Nufern, Xanoptix, Precision Filters and...
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Avago Acquires LSI for $6.6B
Avago Technologies Ltd. has completed its acquisition of LSI Corp. of San Jose, Calif., for $11.15 per share in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $6.6 billion. Both companies...
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Nanotronics Imaging Expands Tech Team
Nanotronics Imaging has enhanced its technical team with the appointments of a new chief technology officer and a new science director. Nicolas Heron has been named CTO. He brings 18 years...
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Omicron Enlists GMP as New Sales Distributor
Omicron is expanding its sales network in Europe with the help of a Renens, Switzerland-based distribution company. General Microtechnology & Photonics (GMP), a distributor of lasers,...
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Plessey European Network Grows with Alcom Alliance
Plessey Semiconductors will expand its European network thanks to a distribution agreement it has entered with Netherlands-based Alcom Electronics. The agreement covers the circulation of...
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Crystal IS Names VP, Transitions to Manufacturing
John Gartner, an industry veteran with more than 30 years of experience in manufacturing and engineering, has been named vice president of operations at Crystal IS Inc., an Asahi Kasei company. ...
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NeoPhotonics Profits Down Despite Growing Demand
NeoPhotonics Corp. ended 2013 with an annual net loss of $34.3 million, an increase from the $17.5 million annual net loss it reported for 2012. The company’s fourth-quarter net loss...
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Profits Up at Photronics
Photronics Inc. reported second-quarter profits of $15.5 million, up 216 percent from $4.9 million the same period last year. Total sales for the second quarter of fiscal 2014 were $104.9...
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5 Firms Join UK Machine Vision Group
The UK Industrial Vision Association recently announced five new members: Acrovision, AlphaChase, IDS Imaging Development Systems, Industrial Vision Systems and Scandinavian Machine Vision. ...
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Jenoptik Touts Traffic Safety Order from Singapore
Jenoptik AG’s Traffic Solutions division has received an order for 240 traffic enforcement systems to be installed around Singapore, valued in the single-digit million euro range. The order...
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Enablence Tech Names New CEO
Enablence Technologies Inc., a supplier of photonic and optical components and subsystems for access, metro and long-haul markets, has named Evan Chen its new chief executive officer. Chen,...
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Forecast: Fiber, Copper Continue Tight Competition
Optical fiber for data centers will drive growth in the North American network cabling market this year, according to a forecast by IHS Inc. The copper market remains more than twice as...
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6.5% Annual Growth Seen for Coatings Market
Global demand for thin-film optical coatings was valued at approximately $6.5 billion in 2013 and is expected to grow by 6.5 percent annually in the coming years, according to a market forecast from...
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Nanophotonics Professor Recognized for Education Innovation
Eric Mazur of Harvard University has been awarded the Minerva Prize for Advancements in Higher Education for his “significant contributions to improving higher education.” Mazur...
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Goodman Prize Goes to Authors of Metamaterials Textbook
Vladimir Shalaev of Purdue University and Wenshan Cai of the Georgia Institute of Technology have been named the 2014 recipients of the Joseph W. Goodman Book Writing Award. Their book,...
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Inrad Profits, Revenue Down Amid Restructuring
Revenue and earnings were down at Inrad Optics Inc. in the first quarter of 2014 as the company continues restructuring efforts. The company reported a net loss of $875,000 in the first...
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Lockheed Gets $34M in Orders for Laser-Guided Bomb Training Rounds
Lockheed Martin will provide enhanced laser-guided training rounds (ELGTR) to the U.S. Navy and Royal Canadian Air Force under two contracts totaling $34.3 million. A $21.8 million contract...
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Optometrics Adds Production Labs
Optometrics Corp. recently added two laboratories to its Ayer facility, expanding the company's production of planar and concave master diffraction gratings for precision optical replication, as well...
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Hungarian Attosecond Laser Facility Gets EU Funding
The European Commission recently approved € 111 million (about $150 million) to build an attosecond laser research complex in Hungary. This will be the third of four parts in a...
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Airbus Defense and Space Joins Beacon Project
Airbus Defense and Space has begun working with the Beacon project, a collaborative R&D project that focuses on the development of various photonic technologies for the future of high-capacity,...
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Research Collaboration to Tackle Photonic Data Handling
Two universities and 12 industrial partners in the UK are forming an £ 8.1 million (about $13.5 million) doctoral training collaboration aimed at fostering photonics advances for data storage. ...
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Nano-Optics Pioneers Recognized with Kavli Prize
Three researchers who helped break the nanoscale barrier in optics have been awarded the Kavli Prize in Nanoscience. Thomas W. Ebbesen of Louis Pasteur University in France, Stefan W. Hell...
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ISRA Vision Says Revenue Growth Meeting Expectations
DARMSTADT, Germany, May 30, 2014 & mdash; Machine vision firm ISRA Vision AG reported earnings and revenue growth in the first six months of its fiscal year, saying it is on course to reach its...
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Report: Solar Panels from China Not So Green
With fewer environmental standards for factories and more electricity generated from non-renewable sources, China’s carbon footprint is about twice as large as Europe’s. This makes...


RESEARCH & TECHNOLOGY
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Bug Sensors Could Slow Infection, Defend Crops
Better classification of insects in the wild could be a key to protecting crops and halting the spread of diseases. A team from the University of California, Riverside, in collaboration with the University of Sao Paulo and ISCA Technologies, has developed an optical technique to differentiate species of insects with up to 99 percent accuracy. Scientists can study insects more...
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Photoactive Material Could Ease Dental Woes
A visit to the dentist may not be the most fun experience, but a new material could make it more tolerable. A new generation of dental filling materials that harden more quickly under blue...
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UV Takes Water Treatment Chemical-Free
A new UV process quickly breaks down pollutants in wastewater without help from chemical catalysts. The system uses 172-nm light to trigger photolysis, splitting H2O molecules into highly...
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Fluorescent Hybrid Changes Color with Polarization
A fluorescent hybrid material that changes color based on light polarization could enhance a number of applications in nanotechnologies. Creating this material required a host inorganic...
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Brookhaven Scientist Honored For Work on Solar Nanostructures
Work on self-assembling nanostructures for solar energy collection has earned Brookhaven National Laboratory physicist Charles T. Black an “Inventor of the Year” award. The...
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Portable Retinal Scanner Could Aid Transactions
A retinal scanner small enough to fit in a purse could be a precursor to smartphone technology for secure banking and payment. The 12 × 9 × 6-cm device, developed at the...
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Raman Spectroscopy Allows More Accurate Cell Analysis
A noninvasive Raman spectroscopy procedure used primarily in pharmaceutical quality assurance now has a new application: analyzing living cells more quickly and accurately for rapid cancer...
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G&H Joins Philumina in HSI Expansion
Gooch & Housego and PhiLumina LLC have entered into a collaborative agreement expanding capabilities and offerings for hyperspectral imaging (HSI) applications. The agreement enables...
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More Practical THz Imaging on the Horizon
A new theory offers to reduce the number of sensors required for high-resolution terahertz and millimeter-wave imaging, potentially making the techniques more practical. Traditional...
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Researchers Probe Graphene Alternatives with SHG
Scientists have a new way to study the optical and electrical properties of 2-D metals that could compete with graphene in semiconductor and other applications. A new SHG imaging technique...
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Diamond Enhances Laser Beams
Diamonds just might be a laser beam’s best friend. A team from Macquarie University’s Photonics Research Center has discovered how to increase the quality of high-power laser...
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Ultrafast MEMS Mirror Boosts Genetic Research
Light of varying wavelengths can be diverted more quickly than ever, and with microscale accuracy, thanks to a new programmable MEMS-mirror-array chip. A team at the Fraunhofer Institute...
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Nanocrystal Tags Aid Rapid Pathogen Detection
Tunable nanoparticles could pave the way for screenings that identify thousands of target molecules simultaneously — and even detect multiple viruses within minutes. A team from...
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Fiber Sensor Detects Trace Amounts of Explosives
A small optical fiber sensor detects explosives in concentrations as low as 6.3 ppm, which could mean big things in the fight against terrorism. A team from the University of Adelaide,...
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Nanoscope Can Probe Chemistry on the Molecular Scale
A new imaging technique using broadband IR synchrotron light has enabled the in-depth study of complex molecular systems, from batteries and electronic materials to living cells and even stardust. ...
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Bard College Gets $500K Grant for Microscopy Suite
Bard College has won a three-year, $500,000 Scientific Equipment Program grant from the Sherman Fairchild Foundation for the creation of a new microscopy suite to enhance undergraduate science...
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NIST Awards Advanced Manufacturing Grants
Two projects aimed at advancing photonics manufacturing have been awarded grants from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) through its Advanced Manufacturing Technology Consortia...
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Tin Replaces Lead in Promising Solar Cell
A new solar cell promises enhanced efficiency and a smaller environmental footprint. The new cell, developed by a team from Northwestern University, uses a perovskite structure composed of...
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Test Environment Planned for Next-Generation Devices
A new test environment is being planned to facilitate the creation of next-generation photonic and electronic devices. A team of researchers from throughout Europe is working to develop the...
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New Graphene Film Brings Fast, Low-Cost Communications
A new type of graphene is showing potential for ultrafast telecommunications. The new high-quality continuous graphene oxide thin film could lead to ultrafast telecommunications. Courtesy of...
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Video: Lockheed Laser Scuttles Small Boats
A prototype laser disabled military watercraft recently, which developer Lockheed Martin said was another demonstration of the affordability and effectiveness of laser weapons. The tests of...
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Hyperbolic Metamaterials Advance Practical Applications
Optical imaging of objects as small as DNA strands could be possible using hyperbolic metamaterials. The ultrathin crystalline films act like metals when light passes through in one direction...
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Broadening the Scope for Optically Active Compounds
Creating optically active chiral compounds — which are becoming more and more important in chemical manufacturing — just got a bit easier. A team from Kanazawa University has...
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Laser Mirror Counteracts Deformation
When photons push against mirrors inside laser cavities, the mirrors get deformed. But scientists now have a way to push back. A ceramic mirror in development by the Fraunhofer Institute for...
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Combined Imaging, Treatment Regime Targets Tumors
Certain types of brain tumors are difficult to image and detect, making them even more difficult to treat. A team from the Cincinnati Cancer Center and the University of Cincinnati Cancer...
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Amplification Concept Simplifies Ultrafast Lasers
Ultrafast lasers operate at the physical limits of optical materials. This has long set limits on molecular imaging, which requires short, powerful light pulses. A team from the Energy...
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Light-Based Approach Pushes PDT Deeper into Body Tissue
Photodynamic therapy (PDT) for years has proven to be an effective cancer treatment, although only on easily accessible tumors such as in oral and skin cancers. A new technique —...
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Photon Collider Theoretically Produces Matter
Producing matter from light via two-photon collision was originally proposed in 1934, but there has never been a viable experimental method to prove this fundamental prediction of quantum...
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Nanotronics Imaging Expands Tech Team
Nanotronics Imaging has enhanced its technical team with the appointments of a new chief technology officer and a new science director. Nicolas Heron has been named CTO. He brings 18 years...
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Porous Silicon Uses Sunlight to Generate Hydrogen
A new porous silicon photocatalyst that generates hydrogen from water with help from sunlight could find applications in optical electronics, biosensors and batteries. Micrograph of porous...
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Neuronal Imaging System Shows Bigger 3-D Picture
A new technique could lead to a better understanding of how neuronal networks process sensory information and even how behavior is created in the brain. A team from MIT, the University of...
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New Detector Harnesses THz Light Efficiently
A new take on traditional gauges and imaging systems could more efficiently harness THz frequencies that have long eluded detectors. Researchers at the University of Michigan have created a...
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Glaucoma Study Builds on OCT
A new technique expands on existing optical coherence tomography (OCT) methods to measure blood flow in the retina and explore how that relates to the development of glaucoma, one of the leading...
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Optical Scanner Shines New Light on Brain
A new generation of optical neuroimaging touts effectiveness comparable to MRI and PET technologies, but has the ability to see and study areas of the brain that the others cannot. Diffuse...
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Enablence Tech Names New CEO
Enablence Technologies Inc., a supplier of photonic and optical components and subsystems for access, metro and long-haul markets, has named Evan Chen its new chief executive officer. Chen,...
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THz Technique Determines Paint Thickness
A new method for harmlessly characterizing coats of paint can help prevent a vehicle’s body from rusting, and may have health and safety applications as well. Applied Research and...
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IR Imagers More Affordable with New Ultrathin Lens
An innovative ultrathin lens could lead to more affordable IR thermal imaging cameras. The 1-mm-thick silicon Fresnel lens was developed by researchers from the French aerospace lab Onera,...
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Goodman Prize Goes to Authors of Metamaterials Textbook
Vladimir Shalaev of Purdue University and Wenshan Cai of the Georgia Institute of Technology have been named the 2014 recipients of the Joseph W. Goodman Book Writing Award. Their book,...
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Nanosphere-Laced Polymer Changes Color Under Stress
A plastic film that changes color under stress could provide more detailed information in product safety testing and other areas where pressure and strain are measured. A lab at the...
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Nano-optical Tweezers Make Single-Molecule Protein Study Easier
Laser tweezers could eventually replace fluorescence imaging in applications such as studying heterogeneity in virus populations and nanoparticle manipulation. A nano-optical tweezer,...
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Nanowire Probes Provide Visual Enhancement for AFM
Nanowire probe tips originally intended for atomic force microscopes in near-field scanning microwave microscopy (NSMM) applications could have another use. A team from the National...
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Hungarian Attosecond Laser Facility Gets EU Funding
The European Commission recently approved € 111 million (about $150 million) to build an attosecond laser research complex in Hungary. This will be the third of four parts in a...
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Augmented Reality Device Easier on the Eyes
A new device aims to make augmented reality (AR) technology easier on the eyes. Developed by researchers at the University of Arizona and the University of Connecticut, the OST-HMD (optical...
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Airbus Defense and Space Joins Beacon Project
Airbus Defense and Space has begun working with the Beacon project, a collaborative R&D project that focuses on the development of various photonic technologies for the future of high-capacity,...
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Research Collaboration to Tackle Photonic Data Handling
Two universities and 12 industrial partners in the UK are forming an £ 8.1 million (about $13.5 million) doctoral training collaboration aimed at fostering photonics advances for data storage. ...
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Rotational Sensor Exploits Polarization
A rotational angle sensor that measures light polarization aims to be less finicky than its optical and magnetic counterparts. Magnetic sensors are durable but not as precise as optical...
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Nano-Optics Pioneers Recognized with Kavli Prize
Three researchers who helped break the nanoscale barrier in optics have been awarded the Kavli Prize in Nanoscience. Thomas W. Ebbesen of Louis Pasteur University in France, Stefan W. Hell...
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Laser Triggers Stem Cells to Fix Teeth
A new low-light laser technique has shown the potential to regrow tooth cells. A team led by Harvard University has discovered that low-power light can prompt stem cells to regenerate tissue...
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New Thin-film Transistors Could Mean Flexible Screens
Ultra-thin, flexible transistors could lead to the next generation of screens for computers, smartphones and televisions. A team from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National...
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Laser Sensing for Self-Driving Cars, 3-D Video Games
Self-driving cars that could detect nearby objects and people. Answering your smartphone by waving a hand from across the room. 3-D video games that could be played literally anywhere. All of this...
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Laser Scanning Lends Credence to Theory of Brain Circuitry
Nerve cells in the brain can rewire and fine-tune themselves by forming connections with neighboring cells. Xenopus tadpoles. Images courtesy of Science. Researchers from Montreal...


PRODUCTS
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COC Thermal ASIC
Senso Optics has introduced its camera-on-chip (COC). This new COC is the world’s first thermal application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC), its developers said. It touts a 3-second...
Senso Optics
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Cary 8454 UV-Visible Spectrophotometer
Agilent Technologies Inc. has introduced the Cary 8454 UV-Visible spectrophotometer, for pharmaceutical, life sciences, chemical analysis and other highly regulated industry applications. ...
Agilent Technologies, Inc.
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Q-12A65 CMOS Camera
Adimec introduces the Q-12A65 camera, the latest in its CMOS-based Quartz series. Based on the CMOSIS CMV12000 image sensor, the Q-12A65 is a 12-megapixel CMOS global shutter camera that...
Adimec Advanced Image Systems BV
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ZQ-Blue laser
Z-LASER introduces the ZQ-blue, a new compact, powerful blue laser, for projection, inspection and image processing applications. The new laser combines homogeneity of ±15 percent...
Z-LASER Optoelektronik GmbH
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Rad-Icon 1520 CMOS X-Ray Detector
The new Rad-icon 1520 series CMOS x-ray detector by Teledyne Dalsa provides high-resolution, fast imaging for industrial applications. The new detector features a 1548 × 2064 pixel...
Teledyne DALSA, Machine Vision OEM Components
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Solderable and Face Metallization Optical Coatings
Thin film solderable coatings and face metallization coatings from Deposition Sciences Inc. are available on a wide variety of substrates with wafer-scale patterning. The coatings are...
Deposition Sciences Inc. (DSI), Aeronautics
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MLR10K-LX Laser Rangefinder
Flir’s new MLR10K-LX laser rangefinder is an efficient single-shot device with long-range capabilities. The military-grade rangefinder is small, light, Class 1 eye safe, and features...
FLIR Systems, Inc.
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Sensors Unlimited Warrior C2S
A lightweight, field-ready shortwave infrared (SWIR) module with a covert laser illuminator announced by UTC Aerospace Systems is able to lock onto the front of a commercially available,...
UTC Aerospace Systems, ISR Systems
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Master Anamorphic MA135/T1.9
The Master Anamorphic MA135/T1.9 by Zeiss and Arri enables a variety of image and video production applications. It features low distortion and image breathing, and balances anamorphic mumps...
Carl Zeiss Microscopy GmbH, Electron- and Ion-Beam Microscopes
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Cary 8454 UV-Visible Spectrophotometer
Agilent Technologies Inc.’s Cary 8454 UV-Visible spectrophotometer provides secure data management for the pharmaceutical and other highly regulated industries. The next generation in...
Agilent Technologies, Inc., Chemical Analysis
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QuiC SLED
Terahertz Device Corp.’s QuiC SLED, a line of quantum interband-cascade superlattice LEDs, brings bright, fast-switching light to the MWIR atmospheric window. The LEDs emit...
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LAS 260
The LAS 260 filtering system from ULT AG extracts and filters harmful particles for small lasers, laser marking and ultra-short pulse laser processing. Automated and semi-automated...
ULT AG
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OV6211
The OV6211 global shutter sensor by OmniVision Technologies Inc. is suited for space-constrained machine and computer vision applications. It is designed for applications such as laptops,...
Omnivision Technologies, Inc.
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Talon 355-15
Spectra-Physics’ new Talon 355-15 laser delivers >15 W UV power, >300 µJ pulse energy, and a wide-repetition rate range of 0 kHz to 500 kHz. The Q-switched diode-pumped...
Spectra-Physics
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EarlyTox Cell Integrity Kit
Molecular Devices’ EarlyTox Cell Integrity Kit is a fluorescence-based assay for detecting changes in cell viability based on permeability of outer cell membranes. The kit provides an...
Molecular Devices, LLC
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Intelligent SWIR Camera System
FluxData’s Intelligent SWIR camera system incorporates Sensors Unlimited InGaAs SWIR cameras with onboard processors for snapshot image and video recording, real-time processing, video...
FluxData, Inc.
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MicroCAM 2
The MicroCAM 2 by Thermoteknix is a high-res thermal imaging camera in a lightweight, low-power package for portable, battery-powered applications. With extreme thermal sensitivity, it...
Thermoteknix Systems Ltd.
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DSH Series UV ns Laser
Combining proficiency in intracavity harmonic generation with end pumping diodes, the DSH Series from Photonics Industries is a line of multifunctional diode, pumped solid state nanosecond UV lasers....
Photonics Industries International, Inc.
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FCR100 Rotation Stage
The compact FCR100 rotation stage from Newport Corporation features a stepper motor with an integrated controller and driver, simplifying cable management and eliminating setup through iPP...
Newport Corporation
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Karbon CL4-SP
The Karbon CL4-SP frame grabber by BitFlow is designed to work with 80-bit, 85 MHz cameras on machine vision and medical imaging applications. Featuring a highly configurable acquisition...
BitFlow, Inc.
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Pyroview 512N
Made for high temperature applications in the metal industry, the Pyroview 512N infrared camera from Dias Infrared allows for non-contact temperature measurement at temperatures up to 1500 °C. ...
DIAS Infrared Corp.
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Model 2910A-300 LED
The Model 2910A-300 LED illuminator from Innovations in Optics meets Class AAA solar simulator requirements of IEC 60904-9 for spectral match, uniformity of irradiance and temporal stability, and is...
Innovations in Optics, Inc.

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