Photonics.com This is the syndication feed for photonics.com. http://www.photonics.com/ Sat, 31 Jan 2015 09:34:24 GMT Fri, 30 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT 1800 Ultrasonic Waves Create One-Way Optical Fiber Ultrasonic waves can turn optical fiber into a one-way street for photons, a discovery that could aid the development of quantum computers. Researchers from the University of Illinois at... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=57155 A57155 Fri, 30 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT Mobius Strips Conjured from Beam Polarization 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... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=57153 A57153 Fri, 30 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT Strong Fourth Quarter Keeps Jenoptik on Track The Jenoptik Group said it is looking forward to a jump in revenues in the new year after ending 2014 with sales and earnings down slightly. The company’s preliminary numbers place... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=57152 A57152 Thu, 29 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT Digital Imaging Down, But Teledyne Ends the Year Up Despite lagging sales in its digital imaging department, Teledyne Technologies Inc. reported record profits as it closed the books on 2014. Total year sales were $2.4 billion, up 2.4 percent... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=57150 A57150 Thu, 29 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT Speed of Light Reduced in Free Space Passing photons through an optical mask can give them a transverse spatial structure that reduces their speed. Researchers from Heriot-Watt University and the University of Glasgow have... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=57151 A57151 Thu, 29 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT JPK Opens Expanded Headquarters in Berlin Citing growing demand for its nanoanalytics products, JPK Instruments has moved into an 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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