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Reflective Roof Cooler than Ambient Air Temperature
SYDNEY, June 2, 2015 — A potential new roofing material stays cooler than the ambient air temperature, even under the midsummer Australian sun. Comprising a coated polymer stack on a silver thin film, the surface exhibited nearly 100 percent solar reflectance and thermal emittance at IR wavelengths from 7.9 to 13 μm, according to researchers at the University of Technology Sydney. Even white roofs absorb enough sunlight to warm up by 9 °C to 12 °C, said emeritus professor Geoff Smith. ...

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Kato Named Chairman at AFL
SPARTANBURG, S.C., June 2, 2015 — Takamasa Kato has been named chairman of AFL Telecommunications LLC by its parent company, Fujikura Ltd. of Japan. He succeeds Kenny Nara. Kato joined Fujikura in 1970 after graduating with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering...
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Emcore Appoints Vice Presidents of Sales, Operations
ALHAMBRA, Calif., June 1, 2015 — Fiber communications firm Emcore Corp. has named David Wojciechowski vice president of sales and Shane Mortazavi vice president of operations. Wojciechowski has 20 year of sales experience in the optical communications, semiconductor and...

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Lasers Inject 'Cargo' into Cells at High Speed
LOS ANGELES, May 29, 2015 — A laser device that injects relatively large-sized "cargo" into mammalian cells at high speed could aid the study of disease. Called a biophotonic laser-assisted surgery tool, or BLAST, the device was developed by engineers and doctors at the...
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Photek Licenses Arradiance's Nanofilm Technology for Photodetectors
SUDBURY, Mass., May 29, 2015 — Arradiance Inc. has licensed its nanofilm microchannel plate (MCP) imager and detector technology to Photek Ltd. of St. Leonards-on-Sea, UK. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The technology, covered by 11 issued U.S. patents and several...

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Merck Opens €7M OLED Application Center in South Korea
PYEONGTAEK, South Korea, May 29, 2015 — Merck KGaA of Darmstadt, Germany, said it has invested more than a €7 million to open a design and testing center for organic LEDs (OLEDs) in Gyeonggi Province. The OLED Application Center will be operated by Merck Ltd. Korea and is...
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OmniVision Profits, Revenues Dip in 2015
SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 29, 2015 — Image sensor firm OmniVision Technologies Inc. reported small declines in profits and revenues in fiscal 2015. Net income for the fiscal year, which ended April 30, was $93.4 million, or $1.57 per diluted share. That's a decrease of 1.7...

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Laser Stimulation Reveals New Details in Fossils
LAWRENCE, Kan., May 28, 2015 — Handheld lasers can cause fossils to fluoresce, revealing complex details unseen with traditional visual enhancers such as UV light. The approach could help paleontologists identify microfossils in soil more quickly, and even detect fake or...
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LumiThera Wins $500K Grant to Develop PBM Devices for Treatment of Macular Degeneration
SEATTLE, May 28, 2015 — LumiThera Inc. has received a $500,000 matching grant from the Washington State Life Sciences Discovery Fund (LSDF) to commercialize devices for noninvasive photobiomodulation (PBM) treatment of dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD). ...

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Jenoptik Names Büsselmann Head of Laser Sales
JENA, Germany, May 28, 2015 — Klaus Büsselmann was recently named head of global sales in the lasers business unit of Jenoptik AG’s lasers and materials processing division. Büsselmann previously worked for Spectracom Corp., a supplier of satellite...
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European Projects to Develop Next-Generation CMOS Imagers
EINDHOVEN, Netherlands, May 28, 2015 — Multiple European companies and institutions are taking part in two new projects aimed at developing the next generation of CMOS image sensors. Both projects involve, from the Netherlands, Adimec Advanced Image Systems BV, Grass Valley...

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Cy-Laser Opens Detroit-Area Technology Center, Showroom
STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich., May 27, 2015 — Cy-Laser America LLC recently opened a new technology center and showroom outside Detroit. "Our near-term goal is to offer additional technical support for our fiber lasers already in the field, and to facilitate dealer demonstrations for...
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Ashgari Joins Mellanox as VP for Silicon Photonics
YOKNEAM, Israel, May 26, 2015 — Mehdi Asghari has been named vice president of silicon photonics at Mellanox Technologies Ltd. His appointment was announced with those of four others to lead the company's hardware, operations, interconnect engineering and silicon engineering...

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L-3 KEO to Upgrade Submarine Periscopes under $48.7M Navy Contract
NORTHAMPTON, Mass., May 26, 2015 — The Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) has awarded L-3 KEO (an L-3 Communications Holdings Inc. company) a $48.7 million contract to develop and build a new, slimmer version of its photonics mast, or periscope, for use on Virginia-class...
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Metamaterial Hyperlens Breaks Diffraction Limit
BUFFALO, N.Y., May 26, 2015 — A new metamaterial design has enabled a hyperlens capable of imaging details smaller than the wavelengths of visible light. Developed at The State University of New York at Buffalo, the new device relies on a nonresonant, waveguide-coupled...

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Solar Sail Spacecraft Begins Test Voyage in Orbit
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., May 22, 2015 — A small box launched into space Wednesday will soon blossom into a 32-m2 spacecraft designed to sail on sunlight. The flight is a test of The Planetary Society’s LightSail, which the organization said could change how satellites and even...
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New American Institute of Physics CEO Has Optics Background
WASHINGTON, May 22, 2015 — Optics and plasmonics researcher Robert G.W. Brown will become the new CEO of the American Institute of Physics (AIP) on June 1. He succeeds H. Frederick Dylla, who announced his intent to retire last June after eight years as CEO of the...

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Laser Guide Star System Installed at Very Large Telescope in Chile
MUNICH, May 22, 2015 — The first of four laser guide star systems developed by Toptica Photonics AG of Germany and MPB Communications Inc. of Canada has been installed and brought online at the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope in Chile. Previous...
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Samtec Joins French Silicon Photonics Development Project
NEW ALBANY, Ind., May 21, 2015 — Telecommunications firm Samtec Inc. has joined the silicon photonics program at IRT Nanoelec, a research institute in Grenoble, France. The program's goal is to develop and industrialize optical communications solutions by using silicon...

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Optikos CEO Receives University of Rochester Award
ROCHESTER, N.Y., May 21, 2015 — The University of Rochester presented Optikos Corp. President and CEO Stephen D. Fantone with its Distinguished Scholar Award at its doctoral ceremony earlier this month. Stephen and Betsy Fantone at the University of Rochester doctoral...
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Glowforge Raises $9M to Bring Laser Cutter-Engraver to Consumers
SEATTLE, May 21, 2015 — Glowforge Inc. has raised $9 million in venture capital to bring a versatile laser cutting and engraving system to the consumer market this year. The funding round was led by Foundry Group of Boulder, Colo., and True Ventures of San Francisco,...

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Liquid Crystal Compound Lens Eyed for 3-D Imaging
PHILADELPHIA, May 21, 2015 — Liquid crystal can be controllably formed into compound lenses similar to those found in insects, a team from the University of Pennsylvania (Penn) has demonstrated. These lenses produce sets of images with different focal lengths, a property...
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Ocean Optics Appoints Vice Presidents of Technology, Finance
DUNEDIN, Fla., May 20, 2015 — Ocean Optics Inc. has two new vice presidents. Steven Frey will drive development of technologies for next-generation applications of miniature spectroscopy as vice president of technology. He will lead the company's team of design and...

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Meyers Named Sales Director for Raman Products at Ondax
MONROVIA, Calif., May 20, 2015 — Chris Meyers has been named director of sales for Raman products at Ondax Inc. He will be responsible for all Raman product field sales activity for the North American region. Meyers has 26 years of experience selling instrumentation in the...
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Photonics Media to Host Conference Track at Sensors Expo
LONG BEACH, Calif., May 20, 2015 — Photonics Media will chair a conference track on optical sensing and detection during the Sensors Expo & Conference next month. The session begins at 10 a.m. on Thursday, June 11, in Room 101 A at the Long Beach Convention Center. Topics...






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