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photonics.com: February 2016

BUSINESS
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Rudolph Receives Lithography Order
Rudolph Technologies Inc. has announced an order for its JetStep lithography system from an outsourced assembly and test facility. The customer's name and financial terms of the order were not...
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Amela Wilson Appointed Elbit Sensors Division VP
Elbit Systems of America LLC has appointed Amela Wilson as the vice president of its sensors and fire control solutions division. Wilson comes to Elbit from New York City-based L-3 Aerospace...
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OSA Announces 2016 Speaker Series
The Optical Society (OSA) will be celebrating its 100th anniversary with a “Light the Future” speaker series throughout 2016. Beginning on Feb. 9 at OSA’s Leadership...
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Photonics West 2016...Just around the corner! Sneak Preview Issue #3
It's about that time.... the time when photonics industry players from all over the world come together for a week of learning, cool new products, new technologies, and fellowship. It's Photonics...
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Visotek Acquired by Laser Mechanisms
Citing growing customer demand, Laser Mechanisms Inc. has acquired Visotek Inc., a developer of diode lasers and smart laser tools, complementing its own laser beam delivery solutions. Visotek...
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Greg Matherly Appointed Baumer Sales Manager
Sensor manufacturer Baumer Ltd. has appointed Greg Matherly western region sales manager for industrial cameras and vision sensors. Matherly joins Baumer with over 25 years of technology sales,...
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Solar-Tectic Awarded Thin Film Patent
Solar-Tectic LLC has been awarded a U.S. patent for hybrid organic/inorganic thin-film solar cell growth on inexpensive substrates such as flexible and ordinary soda-line glass. The patent...
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Raytheon Awarded $564M NASA Contract
Defense technology provider Raytheon Co. has received a $564 million contract modification award from NASA for two satellite sensors as part of the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration’s...
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Transmitter Converts Electronic to Optical Signals
A bandwidth variable transmitter (BVT) that converts electronic signals to optical signals has been shown to work without service interruptions, an advantage known as being "hitless." The...
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LZH Launches 3 Hybrid Numerical Optics Research Projects
Nonprofit research institute Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (LZH) is working on three subprojects in the research priority, Hybrid Numerical Optics, of the Hannover Centre for Optical Technologies (HOT)...
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Fonon Announces Growth Strategy
Material processing developer Fonon Corp. has announced its market growth strategy through the targeting of three growth markets The company has announced its focus on the 3D additive...
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Luft Appointed to German Senate of Economy
Armin Luft, founder and CEO of Laser 2000 GmbH, has been appointed to the Senate of Economy in Bonn, representing the photonics industry as a senator. In this role, Luft will be involved in the...
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Jenoptik Announces Fiscal 2015 Earnings
Jenoptik AG has announced its 2015 group revenue, with an increase of 13 percent to €670 million (about $726 million). According to preliminary figures, income from operations (EBIT) rose...
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Headwall Announces Global Sales Reps
Spectral instrumentation manufacturer Headwall Photonics Inc. has named five new sales representative organizations. In Canada, Spectra Research Corp. will represent Headwall for remote sensing...
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San Francisco in Lights - Photonics West Sneak Preview Edition #2 (Video)
LimelightPlayerUtil.initEmbed('limelight_player_124638'); In this issue of Sneak Preview — Photonics West Edition #2 — Photonics Media Senior Editor Justine Murphy looks at...
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Mauna Kea Reports Decline in FY15 Sales
Global medical device company Mauna Kea Technologies ended its 2015 fiscal year with a 22 percent decline from its 2014 sales. "Following our announcement on October 8 of the company's intent...


RESEARCH & TECHNOLOGY
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Wasp-Inspired Needle Could Advance Spectroscopy for Disease Detection
A robotic surgical system inspired by the anatomy of wood-boring wasps could be used in Raman spectroscopy to detect cancerous and diseased tissue.  The wasp-inspired robotic needle is...
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Silicon Metamaterials Hold Promise for Photonic Circuits, Chips
As data transmission technology moves towards miniaturization, all-diaelectric, silicon-based metamaterials may offer the necessary control of light through achievement of total internal reflectance....
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Label-Free Virus Detection Method Integrates Optical Microscope, Fiber
A label-free technique has demonstrated the ability to detect freely diffusing viruses smaller than 20 nm. Although existing methods for detecting viruses such as confocal or fluorescence...
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Transmitter Converts Electronic to Optical Signals
A bandwidth variable transmitter (BVT) that converts electronic signals to optical signals has been shown to work without service interruptions, an advantage known as being "hitless." The...
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LZH Launches 3 Hybrid Numerical Optics Research Projects
Nonprofit research institute Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (LZH) is working on three subprojects in the research priority, Hybrid Numerical Optics, of the Hannover Centre for Optical Technologies (HOT)...
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NASA to Build Integrated Photonics Modem for Laser Communications
An integrated photonics modem will be tested aboard the International Space Station beginning in 2020 as part of NASA’s multiyear Laser Communications Relay Demonstration (LCRD). The cell...
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Self-Assembling Fabrication Method Offers Alternative to Photolithography
Block copolymers — molecules that spontaneously self-assemble into useful shapes — are a promising alternative to photolithography techniques for manufacturing nanoscale circuits. ...
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Triplet Exciton Energy Transfer Extends Lifetime
Transferring triplet exciton energy from semiconductor nanocrystals to surface-bound molecular acceptors has extended the lifetime of the originally prepared excited state by six orders of magnitude....


PRODUCTS
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PCB Laser
LPKF Laser & Electronics AG has announced the ProtoLaser S4, a laboratory laser for PCB (polychlorinated biphenyl) processing. The laser system is equipped with a laser source in the green...
LPKF Laser & Electronics AG
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Fiber Splice Trays
Fiber Optic Center Inc. has announced fiber splice trays, designed to provide complete protection to fusion and mechanical type splices. The trays are equipped with two mounting holes for...
Fiber Optic Center, Inc.
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Polishing Lapping Film
The ÅngströmLap Ultimas-Pro Final Polishing Lapping Film from Fiber Optic Center Inc. is a cost-effective protrusion-producing film, meeting Telcordia specifications. The devices...
Fiber Optic Center, Inc.
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Modular Surface Mount Machines
Key-Tech Electronic Systems Ltd. has announced the installation of two Z:LEXYSM20 modular surface mount machines with an operating speed of 90,000 chips/hour. A built-in smart recognition...
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Coaxial Focusing Block
Prior Scientific Instruments Ltd. has announced the FB201 coaxial coarse- and fine-focusing block designed for OEM microscopy applications. Rack and pinion mounting allows the device to produce...
Prior Scientific Instruments, Ltd.
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Waterpoof Touchscreen
Tru-Vu Monitors Inc. has announced the VMWTRPM-17C-SS waterproof panel-mount touchscreen, designed for wash-down environments or anywhere a flush-mount touch screen must function in a wet...
TRU-Vu Monitors, Inc.
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USB3 Cameras
Sentech America Inc. has announced USB3 Vision cameras using the Sony IMX250 and IMX252 Pregius sensors. The cameras feature 3.2- and 5.1-MP global shutter CMOS sensors in both monochrome and...
Sensor Technologies America, Inc. (Sentech)
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Outdoor Lighting Module
Lumileds has announced the Luxeon XR-TX module, incorporating 12 Luxeon TX high-efficiency LEDs to produce 3300 lm and 140 lm/W at nominal drive conditions. In a rigid form factor, the modules...
Lumileds
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Image Processing Software
EVT Eye Vision Technology GmbH has announced the use of its EyeVision image processing software for the inspection of glass vials in the pharmaceutical industry. Using a mounted smart camera...
EVT Eye Vision Technology GmbH
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Universal Scanning Probe
Perceptron Inc. has announced the 5-axis Renishaw REVO-2 universal scanning probe, which offers simultaneous control of the motion of 3 coordinate measuring machines (CMMs) and 2 probe head axes...
Perceptron, Inc.
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Vision Sensors
Teledyne Dalsa Inc. has announced BOA Spot vision sensors for quality inspections on the factory floor. The sensors combine a vision system with integrated LED lighting to deliver high value...
Teledyne DALSA, Machine Vision OEM Components
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Vibration Isolation Station
The Vision IsoStation Ergo from Newport Corp. is an ergonomic vibration isolation optical workstation designed for seated users. With an open-front design, hip guard and arm rests, the...
Newport Corporation
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Full-HD Video Camera
The IK-HD5UM video camera from Toshiba America Information Systems Inc. is rated for medical use, meeting the IEC 60601-1 medical design standards requirements for medical and surgical imaging...
Toshiba America Electronic Components Inc.
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Acousto-Optic Modules
The Brimrose Corp. of America has expanded its line of acousto-optic (AO) components. A new line of fiber-coupled AO modules are available, able to withstand up to 5 W of CW optical power for...
Brimrose Corp. of America
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Atomic Force Microscope
The MultiMode 8 atomic force microscope (AFM) from Bruker Corp. enables researchers to create high-resolution images and perform nanoscale, electrical and mechanical property mapping. PeakForce...
Bruker Optics Inc.
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Achromatic Lenses
Edmund Optics Inc. has announced its TECHSPEC YAG-BBAR-coated achromatic lenses to correct on-axis spherical and chromatic aberrations. The lenses feature a broadband antireflective coating...
Edmund Optics, Inc.
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PCIe Framegrabber
Matrox Imaging has announced the Matrox Clarity UHD, a single-slot peripheral component interconnect express (PCIe) frame grabber. It provides Mini DisplayPort, high-definition Bayonet...
Matrox Imaging
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LED Fiber Optic Illuminator
Titan Tool Supply Inc. has announced the LuxPro LED Fiber Optic Light System, a fiber optic illuminator for illuminated borescopes and microscopes. The system has a guaranteed bulb life of...
Titan Tool Supply, Inc.
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Piezo Nanopositioning Stage
Aerotech Inc. has announced the QFocus QF1 single-axis, microscope objective, piezo nanopositioning stage, offering optics positioning with μm-level precision at high speeds. The stage is...
Aerotech, Inc.
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Polygon Scanner
Precision Laser Scanning LLC offers a 70,000-RPM polygon scanner with a sealed optical window for noise isolation. Sealing the mirror housing keeps out contamination, prolonging the service...
Precision Laser Scanning LLC
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Photocoupler
Toshiba America Electronics Components Inc. has announced the TLP2768A, a high-speed photocoupler that offers protection against extreme operating temperatures. The device is capable of...
Toshiba America Electronic Components Inc.
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SWIR Video Camera
Sierra-Olympic Technologies Inc. has announced the QI-SCD15-M1 visible shortwave-infrared (SWIR) video camera from Quantum Imaging Ltd., able to operate in conventional SWIR imaging mode or...
Sierra Olympic Technologies, Inc. (SOTI)
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Frame Grabber GPU Support
Kaya Instruments has announced the support of Advanced Micro Devices Inc.’s workstation graphics processor units (GPUs) in its frame grabbers. Integration of GPU and frame grabber cards...
KAYA Instruments Ltd.
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Carbon Monoxide Components
II-VI Inc. offers carbon monoxide optics and components. The CO optics and components are designed for 5- to 6-µm CO lasers. The portfolio includes both internal and external cavity...
II-VI Inc., II-VI Infrared

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