Photonics.com This is the syndication feed for photonics.com. http://www.photonics.com/ Mon, 28 Jul 2014 18:31:24 GMT Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT 1800 Wearable Device Allows Early Detection of Diabetes Complication Earlier detection of a complication of diabetes is now possible with a new optical technology. The new technology is a 78-gram device that attaches to eyeglasses. It features both IR LEDs... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56511 A56511 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT Medtronic Acquires Visualase for $105M Medical device giant Medtronic Inc. has acquired Visualase Inc. of Houston for $105 million. Visualase, which had been privately held, is the creator of an FDA-approved MRI-guided laser and... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56510 A56510 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT Plaintree Profits Down in Fiscal 2014 Plaintree Systems Inc. reported a net loss of $1.7 million in the fiscal year ended March 31, down from a fiscal 2013 profit of $373,286. The company attributed the net loss to the... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56509 A56509 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT Eyeing Superresolution Microscopy, Bruker Acquires Vutara Bruker Corp. has acquired Vutara Inc. of Salt Lake City for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition will integrate Vutara’s high-speed, 3-D superresolution imaging systems with... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56508 A56508 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT Zecotek, Armenian Institute Collaborate on Laser Sintering Materials Zecotek Displays Systems Pte. Ltd. is collaborating with the Institute of Chemical Physics of the National Academy of Sciences in Yerevan, Armenia, to create metal alloys for use in 3-D printing. ... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56507 A56507 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT Technique Could Simplify Photonic Crystal Formation A new method could allow scientists to custom-grow defect-free photonic crystals. A team from Princeton University and Columbia University created computer models demonstrating the... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56506 A56506 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT MIT Spinoff Produces Diode Laser for Cutting, Welding Bright and strong enough to cut and weld metal with greater efficiency than conventional lasers, a new diode laser will soon hit the market. MIT Lincoln Lab spinoff TeraDiode Inc. is working... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56505 A56505 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT Embedded Crystals Could Advance Nano-Optoelectronics Embedding “nearly perfect” semiconductor crystals in silicon nanowires solves a problem in the production of nano-optoelectronic components, according to a team of European... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56504 A56504 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT Newport to Acquire Fiber-Laser Firm V-Gen Newport Corp. has entered into an agreement to acquire V-Gen Ltd., a developer and manufacturer of pulsed fiber lasers headquartered in Tel Aviv, Israel. The sale price was not disclosed,... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56503 A56503 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT Image Processing Method Offers Enhanced Underwater Views New image-enhancing software for cameras allows scientists to more easily observe details under water. A team from the Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research and the Royal... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56502 A56502 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT Self-Cooling Solar Cells Boost Efficiency A new technique allows solar cells to passively cool themselves by driving away unwanted thermal radiation. Developed by a team from Stanford University, the new solar cells offer high... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56501 A56501 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT Teledyne Sees Record Earnings, Cites Machine Vision Teledyne Technologies Inc. has posted record earnings of $56.1 million ($1.47 per diluted share) for the second quarter of 2014, up 30.8 percent from $42.9 million in the same period last year.... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56500 A56500 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT Ideal and Ledil Collaborate to Develop LED Components Ideal’s Chip-Lok holders and adapters are now coupled with Ledil’s Angela reflectors and Cree CXA35 LED arrays. The Chip-Lok holders are designed from hardened stainless steel to... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56499 A56499 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT Novel Laser Could Transmit Quantum Data A laser made from a superconducting artificial atom could aid information transfer in quantum computing. To create the laser, a team from Dartmouth College embedded a pair of electrons... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56498 A56498 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT Pickering Chooses Japanese Representative Pickering Interfaces Ltd. has chosen Andor System Support Co. Ltd. of Tokyo as its new representative in Japan. Pickering designs and manufactures modular optical and electronic signal... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56497 A56497 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT VI Systems Awarded VCSEL Patent VI Systems GmbH has been awarded a U.S. patent for its vertical cavity surface emitting laser (VCSEL). The patent (U.S. 20130092896 A1), covers optoelectronic devices, including the... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56496 A56496 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT Enhanced CARS Enables High-Speed Imaging of Tissues An enhanced spectroscopy technique for analyzing biological cells and tissues delivers stronger signals than those attained through conventional practices. A team from the National Institute... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56495 A56495 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT Laser ‘Drawing’ Could Improve Nanomaterials Lasers can “draw” patterns on nanomaterials, a technique that shows potential for improving the functionality of electronic and optoelectronic components. Research teams at the... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56494 A56494 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT Owis Opens New Manufacturing Facility Owis GmbH has opened a new facility for production of optical beam handling and positioning systems. The 390-m3 hall has a fully automated production process line and an advanced 12-axis... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56490 A56490 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT Natural Optical Fibers Sort Colors in Retina The retina has long been known to convert light into electrical signals and initially process visual information, but that’s not all it does. Researchers from Technion Israel Institute... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56493 A56493 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT