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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 PANalytical X-ray equipment and FEI electronic microscopes. He is a graduate of Politehnica University of Bucharest in Romania, and has experience with a wide range of laboratory instrumentation, including optical microscopes. For more...

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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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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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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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OptoGroup Acquires Alliance Vision
GRAEFELFING, Germany, Oct. 14, 2014 — Optomechanical components manufacturer OptoGroup has become a majority shareholder in Alliance Vision of Montelimar, France. The acquisition is retroactive to Jan. 1. Markus Riedi has been named CEO of Alliance Vision and will be...
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Optogenetics Tests Memory Manipulation Theory
DAVIS, Calif., Oct. 13, 2014 — Optogenetics is giving scientists a better look at how different parts of the brain can work together to manipulate memories. Using the light-based technique, researchers at the University of California, Davis, have been able to erase...

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UC Berkeley Nabs Grant for BRAIN Initiative, Teams with Zeiss
BERKELEY, Calif., Oct. 13, 2014 — The University of California was awarded a total of $7.2 million in funding from the National Institutes of Health to conduct brain-related research as part of the national BRAIN Initiative. The grants will be dispersed over three years. In...
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Oschmann Named UA 2014 Alum of the Year
TUCSON, Ariz., Oct. 9, 2014 — Jacobus Oschmann has been named the 2014 alumnus of the year by the University of Arizona’s College of Optical Sciences. Oschmann, now vice president and general manager of Civil Space and Technology at Ball Aerospace Corp., is being...

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Plasmon Laser Demonstrates Fastest Switching Speed
LONDON and JENA, Germany, Oct. 9, 2014 — A new plasmon semiconductor laser has demonstrated ultrafast switching speeds and is being touted as the world’s fastest. The laser was created at Imperial College London and Friedrich Schiller University Jena using semiconductor...
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Frequency Combs Enable Remote 3-D Mapping
GAITHERSBURG, Md., Oct. 8, 2014, — A laser-based imaging system can now create high-definition 3-D maps remotely, with the ranging accuracy made possible by frequency combs. A team at the National Institute of Standards and Technology demonstrated the imaging system, which...

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Ultrathin Films Color Rough, Flexible Surfaces
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Oct. 2, 2014 — Researchers can now “paint” rough, flexible surfaces through the phenomenon of thin-film interference. A team at Harvard University demonstrated that ultrathin optical coatings can display strong optical interference effects on...
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Forecast: Smart Glasses Optics Market to Reach $1.9B by 2019
GLEN ALLEN, Va., Sept. 30, 2014 — Smart glasses could generate $1.9 billion in revenues for the micro-optics market by 2019, the industry analyst firm NanoMarkets projects. Products like Google Glass could emerge as a mass market items with potential for replacing...

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L-3 Provides Coating for Multiple Mirror Telescope
DALLAS, Texas, Sept. 22, 2014 — L-3 Corp.’s Applied Optics Center recently completed the coating of a large optic for the 6.5-m Multiple Mirror Telescope. The MMT is one of the world’s largest astronomical telescopes, located on the site of the Fred Lawrence...
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Acal Bfi is New European Distributor for Altechna
BERKSHIRE, England, and VILNIUS, Lithuania, Sept. 25, 2014 — Altechna has named Acal BFi its new, exclusive pan-European distributor. Altechna offers state-of-the-art capabilities that cover a wide range of laser optical components, polarization optics, laser and non-linear crystals, and special...

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Advances in Blue OLEDs Increase Efficiency and Lifetime
ANN ARBOR, Mich., Sept. 25, 2014 — A new configuration extends the efficiency of blue organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) from about 5 percent to 20 percent, potentially leading to longer battery life in smartphones and lower power consumption for large screen televisions. ...
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Edwards Joins AFL as EMEA President
DUNCAN, S.C., Sept. 25, 2014 — AFL, a global provider of fiber optic solutions, has named Phil Edwards the new president of its Europe/Middle East/Africa (EMEA) division. Edwards will be responsible for leading the company’s operations in the EMEA region, and...

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Ocean Optics Names World Cup Contest Winners
DUNEDIN, Fla., Sept. 25, 2014 — Ocean Optics has named the winners of its World Cup of Applications contest. Andreas Burkart, a postgraduate researcher at the Jülich Research Center, of the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centers, won for his study,...
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Deposition Technique Enables Large-Scale MoS2 Fabrication
SOUTHAMPTON, England, Sept. 24, 2014 — A new technique for fabricating larger amounts of molybdenum disulfide than previously possible could lead to an expanded array of optoelectronic devices. The technique involves depositing nanoscale MoS2 thin films on a variety of...

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Sydor Instruments President Recognized for Leadership
ROCHESTER, N.Y., Sept. 24, 2014 — Michael Pavia, president of Sydor Instruments, has been recognized for business leadership by three industry groups. The Rochester Regional Photonics Cluster and New York Photonics named Pavia its 2014 entrepreneur of the year. This award...
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Inorganic Semiconductors Guide New Optoelectronic Devices
SEOUL, South Korea, Sept. 22, 2014 — Inorganic compound semiconductors could potentially replace those developed with organic materials. A research team from Seoul National University (SNU) has grown gallium nitride (GaN) microrods on graphene substrates, which may ultimately...






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