This is the syndication feed for Sun, 04 Oct 2015 01:05:02 GMT Fri, 02 Oct 2015 15:19:09 GMT 1800 SPI Ends Productions of LPSSLs SPI Lasers has stopped taking orders for lamp-pumped solid-state lasers (LPSSLs), citing a shrinking market for the devices. The company's Rugby facility (formerly JK Lasers) began winding down... A57771 Fri, 02 Oct 2015 15:19:09 GMT Panasonic Overcomes Blue-Violet Laser Heat Limitation An advance in heat-dissipation technology has enabled development of a 4.5-W blue-violet semiconductor laser that could help make lighting and laser-machining systems smaller and more efficient. ... A57770 Fri, 02 Oct 2015 15:14:31 GMT Resolve Fills Major Order for Nuclear-Inspection Optics Resolve Optics Ltd. has received its single largest order to date for nonbrowning zoom lenses from nuclear inspection specialist Visatec GmbH of Sulzburg, Germany. Visatec plans to use the... A57769 Fri, 02 Oct 2015 10:18:32 GMT Prior Scientific Changes Leadership Prior Scientific Instruments Ltd. has made several changes to its executive leadership team. After seven years with the company, Dr. Monika Maintz is stepping down as managing director to... A57768 Fri, 02 Oct 2015 10:15:48 GMT Helsinki Contracts with Greenled for LED Streetlights Greenled Oy has won a contract to provide LED street lighting for Finland's capital city. The original tender request emphasized the need for energy efficiency, high-quality optics and a... A57767 Fri, 02 Oct 2015 10:13:26 GMT 3D-Micromac Names Carsten Swiatkowski CTO Dr. Carsten Swiatkowski has been appointed chief technology officer of laser micromachining firm 3D-Micromac AG. Swiatkowski will take charge of technical management, heading the company... A57766 Fri, 02 Oct 2015 10:10:02 GMT Plessey Plans £60M LED Factory Expansion Plessey Semiconductors Ltd. is preparing to begin a £60 million (about $91 million) expansion of its LED manufacturing facility with help from a major loan and a government grant. This... A57690 Fri, 02 Oct 2015 10:03:00 GMT Far-Red Stain Safer for Live-Cell Imaging Emitting at the far-red end of the visible light spectrum, a DNA stain could enable imaging of live cells over the course of a day or more. The stain has three key advantages over existing... A57764 Fri, 02 Oct 2015 10:01:22 GMT Favero Joins Fibercore as Senior Engineer Dr. Fernando Favero has joined optical fiber manufacturer Fibercore Ltd. as senior measurement and applications engineer. Favero joins the development team with experience in optical fiber and... A57763 Thu, 01 Oct 2015 10:04:19 GMT Trumpf Subsidiary, Braun Institute Seek Greater Laser Diode Efficiency Trumpf GmbH + Co. KG's newest subsidiary will collaborate with an outside group to drive development of energy-efficient laser diodes for materials processing. Set to open for business Oct. 1,... A57761 Wed, 30 Sep 2015 12:46:44 GMT Rudolph Technologies Acquires Wafer-Inspection Technology Rudolph Technologies Inc. has acquired patented illumination, autofocus and image acquisition technology for microelectronics inspection from Stella Alliance LLC of Massachusetts. Terms of the... A57760 Wed, 30 Sep 2015 12:38:13 GMT Fiber Sensors Improve Robot Touch Sensitivity Fiber optic sensors could give robots the sensitivity needed to handle delicate objects and work safely alongside humans. A three-fingered, soft robotic hand features 14 embedded fiber optic... A57759 Tue, 29 Sep 2015 11:01:16 GMT 'Rectenna' Works at Optical Frequencies Made from a forest of modified carbon nanotubes, a "rectenna" has been used for the first time to convert visible light directly into electricity. The device combines the signal-capturing... A57758 Mon, 28 Sep 2015 13:04:40 GMT Broadband Laser Aimed at Cancer Detection Mid-infrared (MIR) light is rich with molecular "fingerprint" information that can be used to detect substances from atmospheric pollutants to cancer cells. While some lasers already operate in... A57757 Fri, 25 Sep 2015 15:12:24 GMT Following Bankruptcy Application, Alphaform to be Acquired by Proto Labs Proto Labs Inc., a provider of additive manufacturing, CNC machining and injection molding services, has agreed to acquire certain assets and operations of Alphaform AG, a German laser additive... A57756 Fri, 25 Sep 2015 10:53:41 GMT Tissue Scaffolding Made from Laser-Patterned Silk Hydrogels made of silk protein have emerged as a promising platform for tissue engineering thanks to their transparency, which allows laser patterning deep below the material's surface. Silk... A57755 Thu, 24 Sep 2015 16:00:18 GMT LightPath Predicts Revenue Growth in 2016 Optical components producer LightPath Technologies Inc. predicts continued sales growth after executing a new global strategy in fiscal 2015. Revenue for the fiscal year, which ended June 30,... A57754 Thu, 24 Sep 2015 09:43:46 GMT Optical Memory Chip Uses Phase-Change Material The first demonstration of a stable nanoscale optical memory chip could allow storage and retrieval of data without the latency inherent in electronic systems. The prototype, developed by... A57753 Wed, 23 Sep 2015 12:48:07 GMT Detector Seeks Better LED Photometry Results A photometric device could improve the relative uncertainty in measuring the luminous efficacy of LEDs from approximately 5 percent today to 1 percent in the future. Photometers used by lamp... A57752 Tue, 22 Sep 2015 13:20:48 GMT Euresys Eyes Growth after Management Buyout Machine vision firm Euresys SA has been acquired from its founders and shareholders by a holding company controlled by four of its executives. The management buyout was led by CEO Marc Damhaut;... A57751 Tue, 22 Sep 2015 13:07:31 GMT