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photonics.com: May 2015

BUSINESS
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Meprolight, Rolta to Develop Imaging Optronics for Indian Defense Forces
Meprolight Ltd. is seeking to establish a joint venture with Indian defense contractor Rolta India Ltd. of Mumbai, India, to develop optronic devices based on image intensifier and thermal imaging technologies for India's defense and security forces. Still pending government approvals, the joint venture will be owned 51 percent by Rolta and 49 percent by Meprolight, a subsidiary of SK...
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Chinese Consortium to Acquire OmniVision for $1.9B
A group of Chinese privateequity firms is planning to acquire OmniVision Technologies Inc. for approximately $1.9 billion. The prospective buyers are Hua Capital Management Co. Ltd., CITIC...
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Expanding into Australian Market, AFL Acquires AFC Group
AFL Telecommunications LLC has acquired the AFC Group Pty Ltd., a manufacturer, designer and integrator of fiber optic and copper communication solutions with operations in Australia, New Zealand and...


RESEARCH & TECHNOLOGY
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ODT Enhances Optical Tweezer Capabilities, Holographic Bioimaging
A new optical diffraction tomography (ODT) technique can measure the positions of optically trapped particles in three dimensions at high speed. The method provides a more streamlined and precise way to locate and move microscopic particles than traditional optical tweezer approaches. Developed at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), it also enables holographic...


PRODUCTS
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White-Light Scanner
The StereoScan Neo white-light scanner by Aicon 3D Systems GmbH represents an upgraded addition to the company's StereoScan series for measuring complex surface structures. With the StereoScan Neo, it is possible to visualize the results of a measurement directly on the object. Previously, the fringe projection was highly dependent on the surface properties of the scanning object, and...
Aicon 3D Systems GmbH
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Single-Beam Laser Bars
New single-beam fan-projection laser bars from Laserworld AG are suitable for fixed stage lighting installations and mobile use. Units in the BeamBar Series are available in red, green and...
Laserworld (Switzerland) AG
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Flexible Light Engine
Flexible, cuttable high-power LED circuits from Norlux Corp. enable lighting OEMs to design luminaires with curved surfaces and low profiles. NorFlex flexible, continuous light engine...
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CCD Cameras
New 1.4-MP global shutter CCD models extend Point Grey Research Inc.’s Grasshopper3 family of USB3 Vision cameras. The Grasshopper3 GS3-U3-15S5 models are based on color and monochrome...
Point Grey Research Inc.
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3-D Sensor Software Development Kit
Neptec Technologies Corp. has announced enhancements to its 3-D real-time intelligence software development kit, the 3DRi SDK. Proprietary software algorithms extract actionable information...
Neptec Design Group Ltd.

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