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CyberOptics Continues to Whittle Down Losses
MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 24, 2014 — Sensors firm CyberOptics Corp. decreased its net loss in the third quarter thanks in part to the acquisition of a 3-D metrology firm. Net loss totaled $448,000, compared to $774,000 in the third quarter of 2013. Meanwhile, revenues increased 34 percent, from $8.7 million in the third quarter of 2013 to $11.7 million in the third quarter of this year. The company credited the March acquisition of Laser Design Inc. with contributing $1.3 million in revenues. ...

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Imaging Revenues Down, Profits Up at Teledyne
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Oct. 24, 2014 — Teledyne Technologies Inc. reported record earnings in the third quarter of 2014 despite a decline in sales at its imaging businesses. Net income was $55.6 million, up 18.8 percent from $46.8 million in the third quarter of 2013. Total...
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JAI Names New VP of Worldwide ITS Sales
SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 24, 2014 — Camera maker JAI Group has named Kyle Kisiel its new vice president of global intelligent traffic systems (ITS) and U.S. sales. Kisiel will be responsible for sales of specialized cameras and flash systems that are used for day and night...

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NeoPhotonics to Buy Emcore’s Tunable Laser, Transceiver Product Lines
SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 24, 2014 — NeoPhotonics will purchase Emcore Corp.’s tunable laser and transceiver product lines for $17.5 million. The deal is expected to be finalized by January, and includes the external-cavity laser-based integrable tunable laser assemblies...
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OSA Elects 2015 Vice President
WASHINGTON, Oct. 24, 2014 — Professor Dr. Eric Mazur of Harvard University has been named the 2015 vice president of The Optical Society (OSA). Mazur’s appointment to this position enlists him into future roles within the organization’s board of directors....

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Video Captures Laser Pulses at ‘1 Billion FPS’
WARSAW, Poland, Oct. 24, 2014 — Hollywood laser blasts give off bright colors and are easy to track with the eye. In real life, laser pulses flash by faster than the eye — or even the fastest camera — can follow. To visualize the propagation of a roughly 12-fs...
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IntegraOptics Appoints New Sales Managers
LATHAM, N.Y., Oct. 23, 2014 — Fiber optic communications firm IntegraOptics Inc. has appointed Tony Westendorp and Randy Duncan as senior sales managers. Duncan is the former director of sales and technical engineering at NEC of America. For IntegraOptics, he will focus...

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Laser Combiner a Compact Solution for Wearable Displays
FUKUI, Japan, Oct. 23, 2014 — A laser beam combiner no larger than a grain of rice can enable laser-scanning displays in wearable computer systems. A team from the University of Fukui developed the new device. It could offer immediate, hands-free access to information...
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Thomas Research Products Names Regional Sales Manager
Oct. 23, 2014 — ELGIN, Ill., Oct. 23, 2014 — Solid-state lighting firm Thomas Research Products has appointed Thomas Horgan as its new Southeast regional sales manager. He holds a degree in electronics engineering from University College Dublin in...

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Agar Scientific Names Technical Sales Manager
ESSEX, England, Oct. 22, 2014 — Agar Scientific has appointed Paul Balas its new technical sales manager. Agar is a division of the Elektron Technology Group. Balas joins the company from Ronexprim SRL, where he served as executive director and the area sales manager of...
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Berthold Leibinger Foundation Names 2014 Prize Winners
DITZINGEN, Germany, Oct. 22, 2014 — Dr. Alexander Oraevsky has received first prize in the 2014 Berthold Leibinger Innovations award program, presented by the Berthold Leibinger Stiftung Foundation. Oraevsky received the award for his development of a new technique that...

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EPIC Launches Venture and Finance Workgroup
PARIS, Oct. 22, 2014 — The European Photonics Industry Consortium has created a new workgroup dedicated to promoting venture and finance activities among its members. The new Venture and Finance Workgroup will focus on endeavors aimed at attracting investors to...
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Grant Award Furthers Study of SWIR Light for Detecting Cancer
PISCATAWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J., Oct. 22, 2014 — Detecting cancer as early as possible can be crucial to providing effective treatment. The continuing development of a new imaging method could do just that. A Rutgers University research team, along with scientists from Singapore...

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Blue LED Controls New Diabetes Drug
LONDON and MUNICH, Oct. 21, 2014 — A new drug for Type 2 diabetes can be controlled with violet-blue light to more effectively release insulin from the pancreas. A team from Imperial College London and Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich has developed the new medication,...
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Laser Scanner Captures 3-D Info in Real Time
DRESDEN, Germany, Oct. 17, 2014 — A 3-D laser scanner based on the human eye can focus on key sections of an image, capturing it with correspondingly higher resolution. A team from the three institutes of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft — the Institute for Physical...

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QD Vision Wins Green Chemistry Challenge
LEXINGTON, Mass., Oct. 20, 2014 — QD Vision Inc. has received the 2014 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award for its approach to quantum dot technology for energy-efficient commercial display and lighting products. The designation, awarded by the U.S. Environmental...
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Raytheon Awarded Military Laser Production Contract
WALTHAM, Mass., Oct. 20, 2014 — The U.S. Navy has awarded a $49.5 million contract to Raytheon Company for production of new laser-guided Maverick missiles — AGM-65E2/L — as well as $5.4 million for additional units in the future. The new Laser Maverick weapon...

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Trumpf Profits Climb 60% in 2014
DITZINGEN, Germany, Oct. 16, 2014 — Profits for industrial laser maker The Trumpf Group shot up 61.2 percent in fiscal 2014, thanks to increased sales and acquisitions. The company reported earnings before taxes of €248 million (about $316.4 million), compared to...
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Wang Named 2015 Britton Chance Award Winner
BELLINGHAM, Wash., Oct. 17, 2014 — Lihong Wang, an innovator in photoacoustic imaging, has been chosen to receive the 2015 Britton Chance Biomedical Optics Award. A researcher at Washington University in St. Louis, Wang is being recognized for his pioneering technical...

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Intensity Increases With Loss in Microlaser
ST. LOUIS, Oct. 16, 2014 — Increasing energy loss in a laser system could actually enhance its energy, performance and efficiency. A team from Washington University in St. Louis has discovered a way to reverse, or potentially eliminate, energy loss in laser systems...
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Magnetic Mirror Reflects Light in New Ways
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Oct. 16, 2014 — A new magnetic mirror uses non-metallic metamaterial properties to reflect IR light. Scientists at Sandia National Laboratories developed the magnetic mirror by placing nanoscale antennas at or very near the mirror’s surface, thereby...

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Orbital Imager to Track Lightning for Early Warning System
PALO ALTO, Calif., Oct. 16, 2014 — A satellite imager planned for launch in 2016 will detect lightning flashes across the U.S. to provide early warnings for severe weather. Developed by Lockheed Martin, the heart of the instrument is a 500-fps, 1.8-megapixel focal plane,...
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Rare-Earth Substitute Found for LEDs
PISCATAWAY, N.J., Oct. 16, 2014 — An abundant copper compound could replace rare-earth metals in household LEDs, making them more environmentally friendly. Most commercially available white LEDS are phosphor-based but incorporate rare earth metals like cerium. Researchers...

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Sensofar Creates Medical, Metrology Divisions
BARCELONA, Spain, Oct. 16, 2014 — The Sensofar Group has created separate optical metrology and medical device inspection divisions as part of a restructuring plan. Professor Dr. Ferran Laguarta, CEO of the former Sensofar-Tech, will head Sensofar Medical, overseeing the...
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VerLase Patents LED Alternative
WINOOSKI, Vt., Oct. 16, 2014 — VerLase has patented technology it hopes will replace phosphors and quantum dots in multiple LED applications. Described in U.S. Patent No. 8,859,412, Versulite G incorporates wurtzite ZnCdSe quantum wells on 2-D layered semiconductor...






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