Photonics.com This is the syndication feed for photonics.com. http://www.photonics.com/ Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:58:56 GMT Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT 1800 Handheld mineral analyzer employs XRD and XRF Efforts are under way to develop a handheld mineral analyzer for mining applications – the first of its kind. Allowing for rapid mineral identification and quantification in the field... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56082 A56082 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT Improving food on the molecular scale Making the lightest, most delicious birthday cake used to be a feat executed only by Grandma. Now, scientists are replacing culinary intuition with imaging techniques to improve the quality of... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56081 A56081 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT Vision, sensors to be applied to food industry By the year 2030, food demand will grow by 40 percent. By 2050, that number will jump to 70 percent. Food security, sustainability and waste control are serious considerations when it comes to... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56080 A56080 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT Solar Cells Get Boost from Quantum Dots The superior light-emitting properties of quantum dots can efficiently harvest sunlight and enhance solar energy, according to researchers from Los Alamos National Laboratory, in collaboration... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56079 A56079 Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT Frequency Combs Speed Up Data Transmission Using frequency combs as an optical source could speed up communications by allowing coherent transmission of data streams of several terabits per second over hundreds of kilometers. A team... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56076 A56076 Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT 2014 Prism Awards recognize photonics innovation Modernization and advancement were in the spotlight at the 2014 Prism Awards for Photonics Innovation ceremony, which recognized nine companies from five countries on Feb. 5 at the SPIE Photonics... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56078 A56078 Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT Inexpensive Coating Cuts Glare, Boosts Efficiency in Solar Panels A coating similar to that used on eyeglasses could reduce glare and boost efficiency for photovoltaics. Researchers at Loughborough University’s Centre for Renewable Energy and... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56077 A56077 Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT Adaptive Optics Enhances Subcellular Imaging A new adaptive optics approach sharpens microscope images for biologists studying the zebrafish. The technique rapidly corrects for distortions in transparent, nonscattering tissues at the... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56074 A56074 Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT Second Light Source Primes Semiconductors to See IR Traditional semiconductors may just need a little help to see the (IR) light. A team from the University of Leeds and Georgia State University has developed a new technology that uses... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56075 A56075 Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT Flir Systems Hires New Chief Marketing Officer Flir Systems Inc. has named Travis Merrill its new senior vice president and chief marketing officer. In the newly created position, Merrill will lead the company’s global marketing... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56073 A56073 Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT Whispering-Gallery Device Could Improve Info Processing A new whispering-gallery microcavity could lead to new and more powerful computers that run faster and at cooler temperatures. The optical diode was created at Washington University in St.... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56072 A56072 Fri, 11 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT Semiconductor Manipulates IR Light A nanostructure-embedded semiconductor that manipulates light in the IR/terahertz range could benefit applications from imaging to energy efficiency, telecommunications and more. ... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56070 A56070 Fri, 11 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT New Switch Could Scale Up Quantum Computing A new technique to connect particles could assist in development of quantum computing systems. Scientists at MIT and Harvard University have coupled a lone atom of rubidium with a single... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56071 A56071 Fri, 11 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT Red Light Increases Viability of Implanted Stem Cells Doses of red and near-IR light have been shown to increase the viability of implanted stem cells used to treat brain damage. Bone marrow mesenchymal stem cell transplantation has been... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56068 A56068 Fri, 11 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT Solar Power, Biofuel Production Could Complement Each Other Photovoltaic installations may be able to give a boost to biofuels production — and vice versa — particularly in sunny and dry regions of the US. Computer simulations developed... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56069 A56069 Fri, 11 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT Ametek Set to Acquire Zygo Corp. Ametek Inc. is poised to acquire Zygo Corp. for roughly $280 million. The deal was unanimously approved by Zygo’s board of directors but must still be approved by regulators and Zygo's... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56067 A56067 Fri, 11 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT Light-Activated Neurons May Restore Function to Paralyzed Muscles Paralysis caused by a motor neuron disease or spinal cord injury understandably causes feelings of hopelessness, helplessness and despair. But there is optimism in a new technique that can... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56066 A56066 Thu, 10 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT Plasmonic Tunneling Enables Ultrafast Circuits A marriage of photonics and nanostructures could enable a huge leap in computer processing speed. A new technique using plasmonic tunneling has allowed researchers to create electrical... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56065 A56065 Thu, 10 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT NASA Names SPIE Member New Chief Technologist David W. Miller, a member of SPIE and professor of aeronautics and astronautics at MIT, has been named NASA’s new chief technologist. In this role, he will serve as principal adviser... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56064 A56064 Thu, 10 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT Teledyne Technologies Acquires Photon Machines Teledyne Technologies Inc. and its subsidiary, Teledyne Instruments Inc., have acquired Photon Machines Inc. (PMI). Specific terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The acquisition will... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56063 A56063 Thu, 10 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT