Photonics.com This is the syndication feed for photonics.com. http://www.photonics.com/ Thu, 29 Jan 2015 09:21:43 GMT Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT 1800 JPK Opens Expanded Headquarters in Berlin Citing growing demand for its nanoanalytics products, JPK Instruments has moved into expanded suite of offices and laboratories with increased manufacturing space. The company offers... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=57149 A57149 Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT In Memoriam: Charles Hard Townes The 1964 Nobel Prize inventor of the maser (microwave amplification by stimulated emission of radiation), Dr. Charles Hard Townes, died early on January 27 at age 99. Townes attended... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=57148 A57148 Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT Industrial Photonics Extra: Don’t Be Swayed Tie a long string to a paperweight. Pick up the weight using the string’s far end and move it as fast as you can several feet. The weight will probably swing back and forth in a predictable... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=57134 A57134 Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT Picking a Camera, for Control and Profit Seeing is believing – and seeing is also control, in the case of industrial applications. An example is anti-sway technology from SmartCrane. Software from the Poquoson, Va.-based company... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=57147 A57147 Tue, 27 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT To Our Shared Success! Welcome to the one-year anniversary issue of Industrial Photonics. Thanks for reading and for all the other ways you may have participated over the first year, including sharing comments about the... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=57143 A57143 Tue, 27 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT CO2 Laser Machine Tools Speed Sign Cutting Interior plastic signs are ubiquitous in hotels, office buildings, hospitals and other structures. These signs may seem like simple products, but they are actually often complex assemblies of... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=57144 A57144 Tue, 27 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT Edmund Optics Announces Three Promotions Edmund Optics Inc. of Barrington, N.J., has named new directors for its imaging, optics and sales units. Gregory Hollows, former director of machine vision technology at Edmund Optics, will... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=57142 A57142 Tue, 27 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT Industrial Applications of Laser Profiling Beam intensity profiling is an essential tool in many aspects of industry. The precise intensity distribution is critical in many applications, such as laser plate printing, laser cutting, particle... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=57146 A57146 Tue, 27 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT Olmec-UK Machine Vision Project Earns Innovation Award A multifunctional eight-camera, two-stage inspection system developed by Olmec-UK of Barton-upon-Humber, England, has garnered the Processing and Packaging Machinery Association (PPMA) award for Most... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=57141 A57141 Tue, 27 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT Ultrafast Lasers Enable Improvements in Microprocessing Ultrafast lasers provide an avenue into a number of new microprocessing applications because of their capability for athermal ablation and their extremely high peak power. Many materials and... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=57145 A57145 Tue, 27 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT Expanded Tissues Show Confocal Microscopes More Detail Nobel Prize-winning superresolution microscopy techniques circumvent the diffraction limit of light to image the smallest details of cells. But there is another way. Researchers at MIT have... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=57140 A57140 Mon, 26 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT Entangled Photons Emitted from Silicon Microring Microring resonators could become a chip-scale source of entangled photons crucial to quantum computing and encryption. Such resonators are known to be efficient sources of photon pairs, but... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=57138 A57138 Mon, 26 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT Photonics Media Seeks Presenters for Biophotonic Imaging Digital Conference Researchers in the field of bioimaging around the world are invited to give presentations at a digital conference to be hosted by Photonics Media this summer. “Biophotonic Imaging for... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=57139 A57139 Mon, 26 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT Laser Components Expands Arizona Facilities for Production of Lead Salt IR Detectors The Laser Components Group has expanded its R&D and production capabilities to offer a new line of lead salt IR detectors. The PbS and PbSe detectors are sensitive in the 3- to... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=57137 A57137 Fri, 23 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT Driggers Chosen as Next Editor of Applied Optics Ronald Driggers is the new editor-in-chief of Applied Optics. Driggers is the CEO and cofounder St. Johns Optical Systems of Lake Mary, Fla., which specializes in infrared imaging. ... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=57135 A57135 Fri, 23 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT Fluorometer Measures Glucose Levels Noninvasively A new light-based diagnostic tool allows physicians to monitor blood sugar levels in patients who can’t give blood samples. The Glucolight system is intended to help prevent... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=57136 A57136 Fri, 23 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT Viso Systems Named European Distributor for Acal BFi Viso Systems of Copenhagen, Denmark, will distribute Acal BFi products in France, Italy, Spain and the U.K. The companies have had a distribution agreement for the last two years covering... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=57133 A57133 Fri, 23 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT DOE Announces Solid-State Lighting Development Grants Four companies have received U.S. Department of Energy grants for development of solid-state lighting technology. The grants were awarded under the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=57132 A57132 Fri, 23 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT Bach Research Plans Expansion in New Facility Bach Research Corp. plans to broaden its custom optics offerings for government, as well as OEM customers with a move to a larger facility this spring. The newly renovated 16,000-square-foot... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=57130 A57130 Thu, 22 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT MEMS-Based QCL Spectrometer Aims at Hazardous Materials Detection A new MEMS-based spectrometer that operates in the mid-infrared could form the basis of a handheld system for detecting hazardous materials. Developed at the Fraunhofer Institute for... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=57131 A57131 Thu, 22 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT