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Edmund Optics Awarded Multimillion-Dollar Defense Contract for IR Smart Sensors
BARRINGTON, N.J., April 16, 2015 — Edmund Optics Inc. said it has received a multimillion-dollar defense-related contract for custom optical components supporting a smart sensors system. "We see positive response to new investments in IR molding and diffractive optics technologies, which, in conjunction with traditional processing, pave the path to lighter and higher-performing optics for systems supporting the defense industry," said Samuel Sadoulet, the company's president and chief operating officer. In...

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L-3 Beam Director to Aid Canadian Defense R&D
PITTSBURGH, April 15, 2015 — L-3 Integrated Optical Systems Brashear has provided Defence Research and Development Canada with a high-energy laser (HEL) beam director (BD) to enhance the government agency's mobile characterization and development laboratory. Designed...
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Kramer to Head Business Development for New Scale Technologies
VICTOR, N.Y., April 10, 2015 — New Scale Technologies Inc. has named Jeff Kramer vice president of business development, responsible for developing strategic deals and partnerships with key customers of the company’s miniature motion systems. Kramer has more than...

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Optics Golf Tournament Recognized by Rochester Children's Hospital
ROCHESTER, N.Y., April 10, 2015 — A patient room in the Golisano Children’s Hospital at University of Rochester Medical Center has been named in honor of the WNY Optics/Photonics Golf Tournament, an annual charity event. An artist’s rendering of the new...
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Lambda, Luxexcel Partner on 3-D-Printed Optics
LITTLETON, Mass., April 8, 2015 — Optical design software firm Lambda Research Corp. has partnered with Luxexcel Group BV of the Netherlands to produce customized 3-D-printed plastic optics. Lambda’s TracePro software allows designers to virtually prototype optics by...

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Ross Launches Free Optical Calculator App
EL PASO, Texas, April 8, 2015 — Ross Optical Industries Inc. has launched a free mobile version of its Optical Calculator, as well as a new online desktop version. The tool allows engineers and technicians to calculate to industry requirements easily and quickly. The app...
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Meadowlark Optics Acquires Spatial Light Modulator Product Line
FREDERICK, Colo., March 27, 2015 — Meadowlark Optics Inc. has acquired the spatial light modulator (SLM) product line from Cambridge Research & Instrumentation Inc. of Woburn, Mass. The 1 × 128 and 1 × 640-pixel liquid crystal SLMs have been added to...

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RMI Launches Custom Optomechanical Assembly Service
LAFAYETTE, Colo., March 26, 2015 — Rocky Mountain Instrument Co. (RMI) has launched the Opto-Mech Program for design, manufacturing and testing of optomechanical assemblies. Complex prism assemblies used in day-night systems. Courtesy of Rocky Mountain Instrument Co. ...
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Honeycomb Steers Light around Sharp Curves
ORLANDO, Fla., March 20, 2015 — Microscale plastic honeycomb structures can make light beams turn on a dime, a development that could allow more optical relays to be packed onto photonic integrated chips. These spatially variant photonic crystals (SVPCs) were designed by...

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Melody Encoded onto Plasmonic Nanostructure
CHAMPAIGN, Ill., March 17, 2015 — With data storage capacity 5600 times greater than magnetic film, a chip made of tiny gold bow ties could be the next best place to store all your MP3s. Researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign recently created the...
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Kopin Losses Mount as Wearables Market Shifts
WESTBOROUGH, Mass., March 12, 2015 — Completing a year in which it worked to reinvent itself, microdisplays firm Kopin Corp. reported a net loss of 28.2 million in 2014, compared to a net loss of $4.7 million the year before. Full-year revenues, however, were $31.8 million, up...

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133-MP CMOS Image Sensor Eliminates Bulky Optics for 8K Broadcasting
PASADENA, Calif., March 6, 2015 — An unprecedented 133-MP, 60-fps CMOS image sensor is being eyed for ultrahigh-definition TV broadcasting. Forza Silicon Corp. developed the sensor in collaboration with NHK Science & Technology Research Laboratories of Tokyo, a longtime...
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Schumacher Named CFO at Jenoptik
JENA, Germany, March 6, 2015 — The supervisory board of Jenoptik AG has appointed Hans-Dieter Schumacher chief financial officer effective April 1. Schumacher will succeed Rudiger Andreas Gunther, whose contract is expiring. CEO Michael Mertin said...

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Phase Encoding, Photon Counting Yield Secure QR Codes
STORRS, Conn., March 4, 2015 — Microscale QR codes coupled with optical phase and photon-counting encryption could be used to protect the integrity of microchips used in the most sensitive applications. QR, or Quick Response, codes — those black and white boxes...
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Two Reach Top Rung of Zeiss Technical Ladder
JENA, Germany, Feb. 27, 2015 — Optics giant Zeiss has elevated two employees to the highest level on its technical ladder. Dr. Michael Kempe and Dr. Michael Totzeck of Zeiss’ corporate research and technology division, are now two of three fellows within the company. ...

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Semrock Names Life Sciences Catalog Leader
ROCHESTER, N.Y., Feb. 25, 2015 — Semrock has named Dr. Prashant Prabhat the new business line leader for its newly formed life sciences catalog business segment. Prabhat and his team will focus on growing the catalog filter business, which supports researchers in...
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Model Predicts Metamaterials’ Nonlinear Optical Properties
BERKELEY, Calif., Feb. 23, 2015 — A new approach that can predict the nonlinear light scattering properties of nanostructures could help turn optical metamaterials to more practical uses. The unique electromagnetic properties of metamaterials stem from their physical...

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‘Flat Lens’ Masters Chromatic Aberration
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Feb. 19, 2015 — Overcoming a limitation of earlier flat optics, a new achromatic metasurface is able to bend different wavelengths of light by the same amount. The ultrathin “flat lens” is composed of a glass substrate and nanoscale silicon...
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Bach Research Supplying Optics for Multiple Atmospheric Study Missions
BOULDER, Colo., Feb. 19, 2015 — Bach Research Corp. has completed two contracts and begun one more for optical components to be used in satellites studying the Earth’s atmosphere. Under a new contract with Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp., Bach will...

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Edmund, Luxexcel Partner on 3-D Printed Optics
BARRINGTON, N.J., Feb. 18, 2015 — Edmund Optics has partnered with Luxexcel Group BV of the Netherlands to develop 3-D-printed plastic optical components. Luxexcel’s patented Printoptical technology uses additive manufacturing techniques to create smooth, transparent...
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Laser Frequency Comb Boosts Solar Telescope Accuracy (with video)
MUNICH, Feb. 18, 2015 — Laser frequency combs can help telescopes achieve unprecedented accuracy in spectral measurements, and may someday aid detection of Earth-sized exoplanets. A team from three German institutions attached a laser frequency comb to the...

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Prism Award Winners Recognized at Photonics West
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 12, 2015 — From 3-D-printed optics to novel laser systems to mobile medical diagnostics and chemical sensors, nine cutting-edge products were recognized Wednesday during the Photonics West trade show with Prism Awards for Photonics Innovation. ...
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Newport Touts Record Sales Amid Acquisitions
IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 9, 2015 — Newport Corp. notched sales and orders records in 2014, with profits reaching $35.1 million. Net sales for the year were $605.2 million, $158.7 million of that coming in the fourth quarter. “Our sales and orders in the fourth...

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Edmund, Fisba Partner on IR Glass-Molded Optics
BARRINGTON, N.J., Feb. 5, 2015 — Edmund Optics Inc. and Fisba Optik LLC of Tucson, Ariz., have teamed up to produce IR optics using nontraditional materials. The new components will be suited for life sciences applications such as thermal imaging and laser surgery, as well...
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Mobius Strips Conjured from Beam Polarization
ROCHESTER, N.Y., Jan. 30, 2015 — A light beam can be structured so that its polarization twists around like a Mobius strip. The finding, by a team of researchers from the U.S., Canada, and Europe, confirms a theoretical prediction that it is possible for light’s...






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