Photonics.com This is the syndication feed for photonics.com. http://www.photonics.com/ Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:11:46 GMT Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT 1800 Solid-State UV Lamp Presents Sterilization Alternative A new solid-state UV lamp could provide a cheaper and safer option for surface sterilization. Developed by a team from the Nagoya Institute of Technology, the lamp is said to achieve the... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56112 A56112 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT Noninvasive Imaging Method Promising for Skin Assessment The complex biological process of skin aging can now be studied more extensively and efficiently, thanks to a new low-cost laser-based technique. A laser-speckle imaging technique using... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56111 A56111 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT Nanowires Absorb, Emit Light Under Different Conditions Stretching gallium arsenide nanowires makes them better light emitters, while compression makes them better light absorbers. This discovery could enable more efficient LEDs and thin-film... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56110 A56110 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT Brian Leedy named vice president at Photonis digital imaging Brian Leedy has been named vice president and general manager of the digital imaging business unit of photosensor manufacturer Photonis. Leedy has more than 27 years of experience in the... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56109 A56109 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT Blue LEDs Fail Color Differentiation Test Not all shades of white are identical, although traditional and some LED lighting can make this difficult to prove. A study by researchers from Pennsylvania State University and Soraa Inc.... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56108 A56108 Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT Electricity Changes Polymer’s Optical Properties A newly developed polymer is said to be the first of its kind to combine optical and electrical properties. This could mean new manufacturing possibilities for glass, polarization filters and sensors... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56107 A56107 Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT Carbon Spaser Could Zap Cancer Cells A carbon-based nanolaser could be used to zap cancer cells – or enable electronics small and flexible enough to be printed on clothing. Said to be the first of its kind, the spaser... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56106 A56106 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT Adaptive Optics Detect Early Diabetes Eye Damage Vision loss is a threat for millions of those suffering from diabetes. The earlier it can be detected, the sooner — and potentially more effectively — it can be treated. ... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56105 A56105 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT Mid-IR Lens Incorporates Waste Sulfur Thin, inexpensive plastic lenses for IR imaging devices can be manufactured from waste sulfur generated by refining fossil fuels. The plastic is transparent to wavelengths from 3 to 5... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56104 A56104 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT Long-Range 3-D Lidar May Enhance Military Operations Advancement of 3-D imaging and lidar technologies could spell significant enhancement for target identification, tracking and surveillance, namely in military operations. A team at Selex ES... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56100 A56100 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT Optical Society Names New Executive Editor Dr. Alison Taylor has joined The Optical Society (OSA) as executive editor. She will manage the organization’s journals, including the new Optica, the Journal of the Optical Society of... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56103 A56103 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT Two-Stage Laser Could Make Rain, Lightning Weather is beyond human control — or is it? A team from the University of Central Florida (UCF) College of Optics & Photonics and the University of Arizona are developing a... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56102 A56102 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT Flir, ING to Create Aerial IR Inspection Methods Flir Systems Canada is partnering with ING Robotic Aviation to develop robotic aircraft and new techniques for infrared inspections. The new technology will allow for aerial industrial... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56099 A56099 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT Panels Redirect Sunlight into Shadowy Urban Areas Corrugated, translucent panels mounted on rooftops could be used to bend sunlight into places it normally doesn't reach. Amr Safwat, a professor of electronics and communications engineering... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56098 A56098 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT Technique Allows Whole-Brain Imaging with Single-Cell Resolution Understanding the relationship between cellular phenomena and activity at the organism level has been difficult, particularly where the brain is concerned. Whole-brain imaging at single-cell... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56097 A56097 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT Hyperspectral Analysis Distinguishes Cells Hyperspectral imaging (HSI) may soon expand its portfolio beyond mineralogy and food safety testing. Human embryonic stem cells can be analyzed using the new HSI-based technique. Images... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56096 A56096 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT American Laser Society Names New President The American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery has named Dr. Juanita J. Anders its new president. Under her leadership over the next year, the organization says it plans to increase... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56095 A56095 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT Laser Process Allows Precision Design of Nanospheres A laser-based technique for creating light-scattering silicon nanospheres could have applications in medicine and sensor technology. Molten silicon forms nanoparticles which, due to... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56094 A56094 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT Lasers Produce Bio-Inspired Surface Functions Lasers can interact with matter in a variety of ways. Depending on the wavelength, the energy of the laser beam and a whole set of other parameters, such as pulse duration or repetition rate, laser... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56093 A56093 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT Exciton Movement Observed Directly For decades, scientists’ understanding of excitons has been theoretical at best. However, a recent breakthrough has changed the game. A team from MIT and the City College of New York... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56092 A56092 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT