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photonics.com: June 2014

BUSINESS
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Photonics Industries Names Director of New China Branch
Photonics Industries International Inc. recently opened a branch office in Shenzhen, China, and has named Dong Cheng sales director there. Cheng has technical sales and marketing experience,...
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Michigan Photonics Group Membership Growing
The Michigan photonics industry group Mi-Light recently announced six new members, bringing its roster to 31 businesses, institutions and organizations. The new members are: Clark-MXR,...
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Nichia, Emcore Settle Laser Patent Lawsuit
Emcore Corp. has settled the patent infringement case brought by Nichia Corp. of Japan regarding a semiconductor laser. The companies said that Emcore has agreed to acknowledge the validity...
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4 Photonics Projects Get Defense Funding
The U.S. Department of Defense has awarded funding totaling $28.3 million for four photonics graduate research projects under its Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI). ...
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Cancer Imaging Expert Joins University of Houston
The University of Houston will use a $2 million recruitment grant from the Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas to hire Dr. David Mayerich, who will conduct quantum cascade laser (QCL)...
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PhotoScribe Patents Diamond Assessment System
A newly patented technology claims to quantify the beauty of diamonds by registering how they interact with light. An enlarged, sectional view of an annular support for light sources...
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Waterloo Professor Wins Award for Optics Research
The Canadian Association of Physicists (CAP) and the National Optics Institute have awarded Melanie Campbell the 2014 Medal for Outstanding Achievement in Applied Photonics. The award...
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Report: Linear LEDs More Cost-Effective
Linear LED lamps are likely a better investment than fluorescents in the long term, according to a new government-commissioned report. The U.S. Department of Energy’s Commercially...
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Eagleyard Consolidates North American Distribution with TeraComm
Eagleyard Photonics GmbH has severed ties with distributor Market Tech Inc., awarding North American sales and distribution contracts to TeraComm LLC and its spinoff XSoptix LLC. Market Tech...
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CrossFiber Names Decelle CEO
Mike Decelle has been appointed president and CEO of CrossFiber Inc., a manufacturer of photonic switches for data centers and fiber optics networks. The new CEO succeeds Hus Tigli, who led...
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Lamda Guard, Airbus Collaborate on Laser Shield
Lamda Guard Inc. has teamed up with Airbus SAS to test a metamaterial system designed to deflect bright light and laser beams directed at jetliners. Lamda Guard develops thin-films coatings...
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Plessey Picks Comprel for Italy LED Distribution
Plessey has entered into a distribution agreement with Comprel Srl to sell its gallium nitride-on-silicon LED products in Italy. Comprel entered the solid-state lighting market three years...
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Morris Named Blackbird North America Vice President
Laser welding firm Blackbird Robotersysteme GmbH has named Tim Morris vice president for North America. In addition to business development and sales support, Morris will lead the...
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Leica Acquires Two Turkish Distributors
Leica Microsystems has acquired its two distributors in Turkey and plans to absorb their employees. Mikro-Optik Tibbi Malzeme Ithalat Ihracat ve Ticaret Limited Sirketi distributes and...
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Photodigm Names Market Tech US Sales Rep
Laser diode maker Photodigm Inc. has appointed Market Tech Inc. its U.S. sales representative. Photodigm designs and manufactures monolithic single spatial and longitudinal mode laser diodes...
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Collaboration Produces HSI Camera for Sensing Applications
A collaboration between microelectronics research institute IMEC and machine vision company Ximea has led to the development of a tiny hyperspectral camera with potential for various sensing...
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ON Semiconductor Acquires Aptina Imaging
ON Semiconductor has acquired Aptina Imaging for $400 million in a push to expand its image sensor business. Aptina manufactures CMOS image sensors for the automotive and industrial markets,...
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Laser Light, DISA Unite for Satellite Technology
Laser Light Communications has entered a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of Defense’s Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), moving forward with efforts to research and...
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Guernsey Coating Now Female Owned
Ty Guernsey, co-founder of Guernsey Coating Labs, has fully acquired the company, making it a completely woman-owned business. The company specializes in optical thin-film coatings, covering...
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Raytheon Tests Laser-Guided Artillery Shell
Raytheon Co. recently test-fired its first dual-mode laser- and GPS-guided Excalibur S artillery shell. The company said the test proves the new laser spot tracker system can survive firing...
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Masters Named VP at Teledyne
Anna Segobia Masters will become Teledyne Technologies Inc.’s vice president for human resources and deputy general counsel, effective July 7. Teledyne’s current vice president...
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Hill-Rom Acquires Trumpf Medical Tech Division
Medical technology manufacturer Hill-Rom Holdings Inc. has acquired Trumpf Medical Systems’ medical technology division. The move will strengthen and further develop both...
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Imax, Necsel Enter Laser Tech Partnership
In a recently signed agreement, Necsel will become the exclusive worldwide provider of specified lasers for Imax Corp.’s new projection systems. Imax’s laser projection...
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Engis Unveils New Polishing Process
Engis has developed a new process for polishing a variety of laser-grade optical surfaces. The process uses diamond slurry and composite polishing plates to polish surfaces made of zinc...
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TeraView Opens South Korean Office
Citing growing demand in Asia, terahertz spectroscopy and imaging firm TeraView has opened an office in Seoul. The new office will be managed by Bong Cho, who joined TeraView in 2012 after...
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Career Award Funds CO2 Photocatalysis Study
Rice University professor Isabell Thomann has received a $400,000 Career Award from the National Science Foundation to study photocatalytic reactions that could reduce carbon dioxide emitted by power...
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Forecast: Military Laser Market to Grow 4% Annually
Military laser systems are expected to grow into a $2.73 billion global industry by 2020, according to analysts MarketsandMarkets. The industry is estimated at $2.14 billion this year, with...
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LMI Acquires GFMesstechnik
3-D scanning and inspection firm LMI Technologies has acquired GFMesstechnik GmbH of Berlin, a supplier of 3-D metrology products. The purchase price was not disclosed. LMI said it will...
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Report: Lighting Grows its Share of LED Driver Market
Revenues from LED driver integrated circuits totaled $1.2 billion last year, with a quarter of that amount representing sales for lighting applications, according to market research firm IHS...
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Northrop Grumman Wins $238M Air Force Contract
Northrop Grumman Corp. has been awarded $238 million from the U.S. Air Force to supply a laser-based system to defend against heat-seeking missiles. The Large Aircraft Infrared...
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Funding Extended for Bio-inspired Solar Energy Research
The Photosynthetic Antenna Research Center (PARC) at Washington University has won a four-year, $14.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to continue research on natural and bio-inspired...
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Amphos Opens US Office
Amphos GmbH has created a North American subsidiary in West Springfield, Mass. The office is run by Vice President Alain Bourdon. Amphos makes ultrafast lasers and amplifiers with outputs of...
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Forecast: Niche Solar on the Rise
Power generated by niche solar installations is expected to grow to 1.2 GW by 2024, according to market analysis firm Lux Research. Thin-film solar products have been unsuccessful in...
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Optomec to Lead 3-D Printing Study for U.S. Air Force
Optomec will lead a two-year, $4 million project exploring additive manufacturing techniques for repair of aerospace metal components for the U.S. Air Force. The project, called...
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Singulus Equipment to Support Hanergy Solar Production
A Hanergy Solar Group subsidiary has agreed to pay Singulus Technologies more than € 15 million for thin-film deposition equipment to be used at Hanergy’s new high-efficiency solar cell...
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Resolve Supplies Lenses for NASA Testing
Resolve Optics has supplied non-browning zoom lenses to NASA for the study of future low-maintenance space-based optics. Space presents a challenging environment where camera lens servicing...
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Telops Opens French Office
Telops has opened a new subsidiary, Telops France, in Morangis, France. The subsidiary will be led by general manager Éric Guyot. He has more than 20 years of commercial and product...
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Smartenergy Names New Leaders, Upgrades Solar Factory
Smartenergy Renewables AG has completed the conversion and upgrade of its crystalline solar panel manufacturing facility in Luckenwalde, Germany, and is aiming for a maximum capacity of 120 MW. ...
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Gigaphoton Develops Helium-Free Laser Purge Process
Gigaphoton recently announced two advancements for lithography lasers: a helium-free purge process and a high-power laser prototype. The helium-free purge process for argon-fluorine (ArF)...
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Laser Components Acquires IR Detector Firm Microwatt Applications
The Laser Components Group has acquired majority ownership of Microwatt Applications LLC in order to expand production of IR semiconductor detectors. Microwatt will now operate out of its...
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Merck Moves into Liquid Crystal Windows with Acquisition of Peer+
Merck KGaA has acquired liquid crystal windows specialist Peer+ of The Netherlands for an unspecified price. Liquid crystal windows can switch rapidly from light to dark, offering light and...
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Report: Silicon Photonics Communications Market Poised for Growth
The silicon photonics device market is set to grow from $25 million in 2013 to more than $700 million in 2024, representing a 38 percent composite annual growth rate, according to research firm Yole...


RESEARCH & TECHNOLOGY
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Optogenetic Method Erases, Reactivates Memories
A new light-based technique could essentially control memories, showing potential for treating brain-related conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease. A team from the University of California, San Diego, has discovered how to use optogenetics to deactivate and then reactivate memories in the brains of genetically engineered rats. This is the first evidence demonstrating that this can...
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4 Photonics Projects Get Defense Funding
The U.S. Department of Defense has awarded funding totaling $28.3 million for four photonics graduate research projects under its Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI). ...
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Cancer Imaging Expert Joins University of Houston
The University of Houston will use a $2 million recruitment grant from the Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas to hire Dr. David Mayerich, who will conduct quantum cascade laser (QCL)...
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Laser Device Detects Alcohol in Cars
Forget the Breathalyzer. Police might soon be able to detect alcohol on your breath before they even pull you over. A new laser device developed at the Polish Military University of...
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Crystals Set in Motion by UV Light
Tiny crystals of a cobalt coordination compound leap, twirl and burst apart like popcorn when exposed to UV light. A team led by researchers at the National University of Singapore suggests...
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MRI-guided Laser an Alternative to Epilepsy Surgery
Many patients suffering from certain types of epilepsy find little relief or control by way of medications. Now there may be a new solution. A team from Emory University School of Medicine...
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Light Mitigates Alzheimer’s Symptoms
Those suffering from Alzheimer's disease and dementia could soon find some relief thanks to a developing light treatment. A new study by researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute shows...
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Night Vision, Laser Imaging Enhance Lymphatic Studies
Better imaging of the lymphatic system is now possible using IR techniques, allowing earlier detection of cancer and lymphedema. It could also lead to more effective, manageable treatment of such...
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Lamda Guard, Airbus Collaborate on Laser Shield
Lamda Guard Inc. has teamed up with Airbus SAS to test a metamaterial system designed to deflect bright light and laser beams directed at jetliners. Lamda Guard develops thin-films coatings...
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New Terahertz System Simpler, Clearer
Biosensing, space research and the ability to see through opaque surfaces without x-rays are all enabled by terahertz radiation. However, such systems have long been elusive. A team from...
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Harmonic Generation Promising for Powerful Light Source
A new approach to harmonic generation aims to create smaller, more powerful tabletop light sources for laboratory research, particularly in the emerging area of strong-field physics. ...
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Spectroscopy Helps Capture Charge Transfer in Solar Cells
Ultrafast spectroscopy has allowed physicists, for the first time, to observe and capture the light-to-current conversion process in an organic solar cell as it happens. The...
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Photo-Induced Doping Tames Graphene
Doping graphene with boron nitride may be a way to tame the material, introducing a bandgap and making it useful in electronic devices. However, controlling the electrical properties of graphene...
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Optical Invisibility Cloak Ideal for Diffusive Media
A new invisibility cloak technology conceals objects in diffusive media such as fog, clouds or frosted glass. Optical cloaks have been challenging to achieve for all situations; most only...
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Biometric Watches Noninvasively Monitor Vital Signs
Monitoring patients’ vital signs is standard medical practice in health care facilities. What happens when people want or need to monitor their vital signs on their own, outside of a hospital...
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New Class of Nanoparticles Could Herald Flexible Solar Cells
Nanoparticles could prompt a new generation of outdoor solar cells that may replace the traditional. A team from the Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at...
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Team Bridges Nanocatalyst Size Gap for Real-Time Data
Obtaining real-time reaction information from nanocatalysts has long impeded attempts to describe them in detailed kinetic behavior. But a team from the University of South Carolina and Rice...
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Sensor Studies Chemicals with Single Chip
A tiny new sensor uses miniaturized IR laser technology to identify and study chemicals — all on a single chip. The new sensor, developed by researchers at the Vienna...
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Laser Weapon in the Works for Ground Vehicles
The first laser weapons will soon be implemented on U.S. Navy ships. And now, the Marines plan to follow suit. The Office of Naval Research, in conjunction with researchers from the Naval...
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Laser Light, DISA Unite for Satellite Technology
Laser Light Communications has entered a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of Defense’s Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), moving forward with efforts to research and...
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Antenna-free THz Detector Uses Nanotube Thin Films
Carbon nanotube-based detectors that reveal light in the terahertz frequency range without cooling could lead to significant improvements in medical imaging, airport screening and food inspection. ...
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Lidar Provides Better Study of Active Fault Zone
An active seismic fault in China has been the scene of several deadly earthquakes — some of the worst in history. Digital 3-D modeling of the fault zone could help save lives, researchers say. ...
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Evolutionary Modeling Optimizes Optical Cavities
A new design approach based on an evolutionary algorithm has shown the way to photonic crystal nanocavities (PCNs) that trap light for several nanoseconds — longer than other similarly sized...
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Swelling Sensor Detects Toxic Gas
Those who work with hazardous substances could find an extra measure of protection in an optical sensor that puffs up in the presence of even trace amounts of toxic gases. Made from a...
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Fine-Tuning Additive Manufacturing for High-Density Parts
A new approach to selective laser melting (SLM) could alleviate long-standing challenges in additive manufacturing of high-density metal parts. Researchers at Lawrence Livermore National...
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More Is Less: Increased Voltage Switches Off Microlasers
Lasers that switch off when their pump power is increased could one day make viable optical switches and logic circuits. Researchers at the Vienna University of Technology, led by professor...
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New Spectroscopy Technique Probes Photochemical Reactions
An experimental spectroscopic technique combines IR and electronic technologies to probe the relationship between electrons and atomic nuclei within molecular systems excited by light.  ...
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Imax, Necsel Enter Laser Tech Partnership
In a recently signed agreement, Necsel will become the exclusive worldwide provider of specified lasers for Imax Corp.’s new projection systems. Imax’s laser projection...
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Sub-RF Imaging Advanced by Lasers
Laser-enhanced radio-frequency mapping could lead to better assessment of metamaterials. Traditional field mapping requires the use of millimeter-scale antennas and dipoles, similar in size...
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Nanofiber Fabrication Boosts Quantum Computing
A new approach to fabricating optical nanofibers could enable the next generation of quantum computing. These ultra-high-transmission fibers, developed by researchers at the University of...
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Light-Manipulating Nanobarrel Traps Molecules
Lower-cost, more reliable diagnostic testing could be a light at the end of the nanophotonic tunnel … or barrel, in this case. A barrel-shaped molecular container called cucurbituril...
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Career Award Funds CO2 Photocatalysis Study
Rice University professor Isabell Thomann has received a $400,000 Career Award from the National Science Foundation to study photocatalytic reactions that could reduce carbon dioxide emitted by power...
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Brain-Mapping Device Aids PTSD Study
A portable brain-mapping device based on NIR spectroscopy could help advance understanding of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Further study of the disorder, which can greatly...
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More Efficient Solar Cells with a One-Step Process
A new one-step process for producing efficient antireflective materials could mean big things for solar cells. A cross section shows inverted pyramids etched into silicon with a chemical...
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Two-Mode Imaging System More Efficient for Tumor ID
Using NIR fluorescence with visible light reflectance imaging can help surgeons pinpoint the exact location of tumors, making removal easier and safer. A dual-mode imager developed by a team...
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Pyramid Structure Makes Better PHOLEDs
Arranging phosphorescent organic light-emitting diodes (PHOLEDs) into a pyramid shape can enhance their efficiency, making them brighter and more productive.  PHOLEDs are an...
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Funding Extended for Bio-inspired Solar Energy Research
The Photosynthetic Antenna Research Center (PARC) at Washington University has won a four-year, $14.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to continue research on natural and bio-inspired...
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Red Phosphor Heightens White LEDs
A new material could help LEDs produce more pleasing white light. A team from Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (LMU), in collaboration with Philips Technologie in Aachen, Germany, has...
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Photocatalytic Approach Produces New Drug Candidates
Light and nickel share a unique bond as chemical catalysts for potential new drugs. Princeton University chemists studying photoredox catalysis and nickel catalysis have discovered that...
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Polariton Waveguide Could Help Photonic Circuits
A low-loss thin-film waveguide for surface plasmon polaritons (SPPs) could aid the development of nanoscale photonic integrated circuits on silicon. Recent research has focused on using SPPs...
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Nano-engineered Quantum Dots Push Solar Cell Efficiency
A new approach to building quantum dots has shown considerable gains in generating photocurrent. This could potentially create a new generation of solar cells. In a new study, a team from...
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Spectroscopy Combo Ups Diagnostic Accuracy
A new spectroscopy technique can identify melanoma with as much as 93 percent accuracy. Discovered by a team from the Institute of Electronics at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and...
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Femtosecond Lasers Used to Administer Drugs
A system using femtosecond lasers in conjunction with nanotechnology enables targeted and controlled drug delivery, presenting treatment possibilities for Parkinson’s disease and other...
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Magnetic Fields Control Liquid Crystals’ Optical Properties
A new technique that forms and controls magnetically responsive liquid crystals could be applied to many types of displays. Conventional liquid crystals, often used in electronic displays,...
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Optogenetics Allows Control of Spinal Circuits
Optogenetics has been shown to control neurons — and subsequently muscle movement — when applied to the spinal cords of awake, alert animals.  Neuroscientists have long...
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Harsh Environments No Match for New Fiber Sensor
A team from the University of Pittsburgh has developed a high-temperature fiber sensor for gas flow measurements. The researchers said they were able to operate the sensor at up to 850...
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Tofu Chemical Could Prompt New Wave of Solar Cells
Solar cells could learn a thing or two from tofu and bath salts. Researchers from the Stephenson Institute for Renewable Energy at the University of Liverpool have found that magnesium...
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Noninvasive Brain Control Possible with New Light-Sensitive Protein
A new molecule, along with optogenetics, has put brain control in the hands of scientists. Researchers from MIT developed the protein, which is sensitive to red light and enables neurons to...
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Metamaterial Shows Promise as THz Imager
An imaging approach involving metamaterials could make the terahertz regime more accessible. Researchers from Boston College, the University of New Mexico and Duke University engineered a...


PRODUCTS
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HAPR0088 CATLAB System
The HAPR0088 CATLAB integrated microreactor and mass spectrometer system from Hiden Analytical provides quantification of catalytic activity and thermal reaction processes in both R&D and QC...
Hiden Analytical Ltd.
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Nonlinear Curved Light Guides
The nonlinear curved light guides from Global Light Technologies are edge-lit and LED-based to increase flexibility for complex light guide designs. Available for integration into overhead...
Global Lighting Technologies
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XLamp XM-L2 EasyWhite LED
The XLamp XM-L2 EasyWhite LED by Cree Inc. delivers over 1,100 lumens of color-consistent light, with a higher light output than previous models. The XM-L2 has been developed for single...
Cree, Inc.
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OD Mini Sensor
Made for short-range distance sensing, the OD Mini Sensor from Sick Inc. provides precise measurement for industrial tasks. Offering measurement ranges from 100 to 250 mm, the OD Mini uses...
SICK, Inc.
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CLI-30 and MLI-400 Illuminators
The CLI-30 and MLI-400 systems from Flir, part of the VCSEL line of products, offer high brightness and illumination, and are integrated with laser driver boards and standard connectors for easy...
FLIR Precision Optics
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ATS 200
The ATS 200, an alignment tuning station from Trioptics, ensures precision and flexibility for the production of mounted lenses. Combining a compact, stable turning lathe with centration...
TRIOPTICS GmbH
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SMZ1270 and SMZ800N Stereo Microscopes
With an expanded zoom ratio of 12.7× and enhanced ease of operation, the SMZ1270 and SMZ800N stereo microscopes from Nikon Instruments offer chromatic aberration correction for brighter,...
Nikon Instruments Inc.
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Series 8r Silicon APD
The Series 8r silicon avalanche photodiodes (APD) from First Sensor Inc. offers high sensitivity in the red and green wavelength range. They feature a flat gain curve where the internal...
First Sensor Inc.
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SLC 30W Fiber Laser Isolators
With a monolithic design for beam pointing stability, the SLC 30W Fiber Laser Isolators from Electro-Optics Technology protect pulsed fiber lasers from back reflections during marking and engraving...
Electro-Optics Technology, Inc.
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Visible Wavelength Fiber Coupled Acousto-Optic Modulators
A range of visible wavelength fiber coupled acousto-optic modulators from Gooch & Housego offer performance in microscopy and instrumentation applications. The devices demonstrate high...
Gooch & Housego (UK) Ltd.
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Butterfly 14-Pin Modules
Hermetically sealed with internal temperature control, the single-mode, fiber pigtailed butterfly 14-pin modules from Lumics offer wavelength coverage from 750 to 1100 nm. The BTF14 devices...
Lumics GmbH
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PSC-SR54N and PSC-SR54NV Self-Contained Pyrometers
With a choice of two sighting methods, the stand-alone PSC-SR54N and PSC-SR54NV self-contained pyrometers from Process Sensors Corporation deliver high resolution fixed-focus optics with small spot...
Process Sensors Corp., IR Temperature Div.
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Diamonex ClearShield
With an extremely clear appearance and hardness of more than 20 gigapascals, the Diamonex ClearShield scratch and wear-resistant window coating from Morgan Advanced Materials was developed to meet...
Morgan Advanced Materials plc
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AisaIBIS Hyperspectral Imager
Designed with high spectral resolution, the aisaIBIS hyperspectral imager from Specim measures the fluorescence of plants to analyze health and vitality from photosynthetic activity. Built...
Spectral Imaging Ltd. (SPECIM)
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Pyroscan Camera
With the use of high dynamic range technology, the Pyroscan camera from HGH Infrared Systems provides a contrasting image without underexposed or conversely saturated areas. Powered by...
HGH Infrared Systems
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UDS-1100 Field Spectroradiometer
Made to simultaneously capture and plot upwelling and downwelling radiation in the 320- to 1100-nm range, the UDS-1100 field spectroradiometer from Spectral Evolution is offered as a field unit or...
Spectral Evolution, Inc.
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MLD 06-01 Laser Series
With a standardized compact form factor and wide wavelength range, the MLD 06-01 compact diode laser series from Cobolt exhibits higher power than its predecessors. At 473 nm up to 140 mW;...
Cobolt AB
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Lt665R CCD camera
The Lt665R high-speed CCD industrial camera from Lumenera produces images with low noise and high dynamic range. The 1 in. monochrome sensor coupled with color correction matrices (CCMs)...
Lumenera Corp.
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Fibrance Light-Diffusing Fiber
The Fibrance Light-Diffusing Fiber from Corning is a glass optical fiber optimized for thin, colorful, aesthetic lighting. Nearly invisible when the light source is off, the fiber is...
Corning Inc., Optical Fiber Headquarters
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PeakFinder fiber optic Raman probe
BaySpec’s PeakFinder fiber optic Raman probe is designed for background-free spectra and can be used to routinely measure liquids and solids. The integrated camera can operate on three...
BaySpec, Inc.
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ScanX Pro
Designed for veterinary medicine, the ScanX Pro from AllPro Imaging is a computed radiography system that incorporates full-body and dental imaging with two scanners in one single unit. The...
ALLPRO Imaging
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Dilas Industrial Diode Laser
Dilas has expanded their Compact-Evolution product line by introducing an industrial diode laser. The diode laser system delivers 150 to 1200 W of output power from a 300 µm (0.22 NA)...
DILAS Diodenlaser GmbH
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Techspec Germanium Meniscus Lenses
Edmund Optics has introduced the new Techspec germanium meniscus lenses. The lenses offer spherical correction and a smaller spot size than comparable lenses. They have a wavelength range of...
Edmund Optics, Inc.
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Nano-Hyperspec Sensor
Headwall has announced the new Nano-Hyperspec sensor for commercial unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) deployment. The hyperspectral sensors contain immobile parts and non-transmissive optics that control...
Headwall Photonics, Inc.
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Avalanche Photodiodes with Fiber Pigtails
With a semiautomatic assembly unit, avalanche photodiodes (APDs) from Laser Components are now manufactured with fiber pigtails and can be adjusted within a few microns. Achieving coupling...
Laser Components GmbH
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Zyla sCMOS
The Zyla sCMOS camera platform by Andor Technology Ltd. offers high frame rate performance, as well as low read noise and a wide dynamic range. The new platform offers frame rate performance...
Andor Technology plc, Corporate Headquarters
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Fluorescence Filter Sets
The new LED-DA/FI/TR/Cy5-4X-A fluorescence filter sets by Semrock Inc. are optimized for LED light engines. The filter sets are available in single-band, full and Pinkel multiband...
Semrock, Inc.
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Sigma Femtosecond Laser Tube Cutting System
With minimal post-processing, the Sigma Femtosecond Laser Tube cutting system from Miyachi America uses a cold ablation process to cut both metal and plastic. Based on an ultra-short pulse...
Miyachi Unitek Corp.
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Diode Laser Systems
A new enhanced range of diode laser systems from Lumics GmbH is designed for light material processing in industrial applications, such as plastic welding, laser soft soldering, thin-sheet metal...
Lumics GmbH
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BTS256-E WiFi Light Meter
A WiFi interface has been added to the BTS256-E light meter from Gigahertz-Optik, allowing wireless control of all meter functions to characterize long-distance light sources from a central location....
Gigahertz-Optik, Inc.
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LineScan
The new family of LineScan laser line sensors from Zeiss Industrial Metrology is suited for parts inspection and reverse engineering. LineScan lasers scan work pieces at rates of up 700,000...
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Ensenso N20
The Ensenso N20 from Imaging Development Systems GmbH is a 3-D camera with integrated texture projection using blue LEDs. The camera comes equipped with two high-resolution 1.3 megapixel...
IDS Imaging Development Systems GmbH
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Telescoping Light Mast
Larson Electronics has announced a 25 ft telescoping mast with four LED fixtures for illuminating up to 2.5 acres of work space. The LM-25-3S-EPL-4X150RT-RB is equipped with explosion proof...
Larson Electronics LLC
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Joule Laser Amplifier
A joule laser amplifier from Northrop Grumman-Cutting Edge Optronics provides stable performance for more than 10 billion shots at repetition rates of more than 40 Hz. The amplifier pumps a...
Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems, Cutting Edge Optronics
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Revolution DSD2
BELFAST, North Ireland, June 30, 2014 — The Revolution DSD2 module from Andor Technology Ltd. is a compact, laser-free confocal module that can be fitted to most fluorescence microscopes. ...
Andor Technology plc, Corporate Headquarters
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Caspian M12
The Caspian M12 from Varioptic is a wide-angle lens with autofocus capabilities. With an effective focal length of 2.6 mm, the lens offers a 160° field of view. Featuring a liquid lens...
Varioptic
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TLB-7102-02 Vantage
A new tunable blue diode laser from New Focus eliminates the need for second harmonic generation in atomic research. The TLB-7102-02 Vantage is tunable from 421 to 423 nm, suited for calcium...
New Focus
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Optical Mounts
Precision optical mounts from Optical Surfaces provide customizable features for an array of applications. The mounts can be modified for non-circular optical components or for supporting...
Optical Surfaces Ltd.
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Yellow Picosecond Pulsed Diode Laser
A new yellow 560 nm diode laser head from PicoQuant supports pulsed and CW operation for applications in biophotonics. The laser’s pulse duration is as short as 80 ps and has a center...
PicoQuant GmbH
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PI-MAX4:2048f High-Resolution CCD Camera
The PI-MAX4:2048f from Princeton Instruments is a high-resolution intensified CCD camera. The 27.6 × 27.6-mm imaging area and 2k × 2k fiber-optic resolution allows for more data...
Princeton Instruments

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