Photonics.com This is the syndication feed for photonics.com. http://www.photonics.com/ Fri, 12 Feb 2016 19:27:03 GMT Fri, 12 Feb 2016 09:42:00 GMT 1800 Interferometric Systems Detect Gravitational Waves The observation of gravitational waves — described as ripples in the fabric of spacetime — arriving at the earth confirms a major prediction of Albert Einstein’s 1915 general theory... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=58318 A58318 Fri, 12 Feb 2016 09:42:00 GMT Heliatek OPV Cell Sets New World Record The R&D teams from organic flexible solar film manufacturer Heliatek GmbH said they have reached conversion efficiency of 13.2 percent for an organic photovoltaic (OPV) multi-injection cell,... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=58314 A58314 Fri, 12 Feb 2016 09:11:46 GMT EssentOptics Provides Spectrophotometer to Toptec EssentOptics Ltd. said it has been commissioned to provide its PHOTON RT spectrophotometer to Toptec, the Regional Center for Special Optics and Optoelectronic Systems, in Turnov, Czech Republic. ... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=58313 A58313 Fri, 12 Feb 2016 09:10:21 GMT Basi Awards Three Sampling Systems for Full Animal Response Profiles Pharmaceutical development company Bioanalytical Systems Inc. (Basi) has awarded three of its Raturn Swivel-Free Sampling Systems to researchers who will integrate in vivo optogenetic techniques with... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=58312 A58312 Fri, 12 Feb 2016 09:08:42 GMT Photon-Based Heat Transport May Advance Quantum Computing A thermal-transport method that uses photons as carriers has been demonstrated over 1-m distances. The fundamental advance in heat conduction could drive the development of quantum computers. ... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=58310 A58310 Thu, 11 Feb 2016 13:21:59 GMT Ultratech Sales Decline in FY2015 Sales at Ultratech Inc., a supplier of lithography, laser processing and inspection systems, declined in the 2015 fiscal year. The company cited a challenging year for the semiconductor industry. ... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=58309 A58309 Thu, 11 Feb 2016 09:00:16 GMT Rudolph Wins Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against Camtek Rudolph Technologies Inc., a process control software manufacturer, has won a patent infringement lawsuit against process control metrology system manufacturer Camtek Ltd., upholding an infringement... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=58308 A58308 Thu, 11 Feb 2016 08:56:08 GMT Berliner Glas Optical Systems Launched into Orbit The European Space Agency has launched the first satellite of its SpaceDataHighway data relay structure, housing optical components made by Berliner Glas Group. EDRS-A, the first element... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=58307 A58307 Thu, 11 Feb 2016 08:54:19 GMT Through the Spectrum 1666 Sir Isaac Newton discovers that the sun’s white light could be dispersed into a continuous series of colors using an instrument he invented — now called the spectroscope... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=58306 A58306 Thu, 11 Feb 2016 08:26:04 GMT New Frontiers in Spectroscopy This month’s issue should prove a treat to history buffs and futurists alike. In a special section focusing on spectroscopy (read article), we chart the major contributions to the field... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=58305 A58305 Wed, 10 Feb 2016 15:51:51 GMT Segway’s Jeeves Sees All Mention a Segway and most of us think of the personal transporters favored by city tour guides or Kevin James’ character in the “Mall Cop” movies. That may soon change now that... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=58304 A58304 Wed, 10 Feb 2016 15:46:25 GMT Spectroscopy Heading Toward 'Fantastic Voyage' When Sir Isaac Newton discovered that the white light from the sun could be dispersed into a continuous series of colors — a phenomenon he described as a “spectrum” — he... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=58303 A58303 Wed, 10 Feb 2016 15:38:25 GMT Putting Tunable Light Sources to the Test Many common spectroscopic measurements require the coordinated operation of a detection instrument and light source, as well as data acquisition and processing. Integration of individual components... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=58302 A58302 Wed, 10 Feb 2016 15:28:13 GMT Laser Confocal Microscopy: Challenging the Limits of Measuring Surface Roughness When evaluating the surface of a component, surface roughness can be assessed by eye or rubbed with a fingertip. Common expressions include “shiny,” “lusterless and rough,”... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=58301 A58301 Wed, 10 Feb 2016 15:14:59 GMT Thin Film Inspection Methods Aim to Match Human Eye Perception Thin-film coatings have long been ubiquitous in precision optical systems, and are now finding increasing use in eyeglasses, architectural glass and displays. When fabricating precision optics, the... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=58300 A58300 Wed, 10 Feb 2016 15:08:21 GMT Advances Add Up For 3D Printing For additive manufacturing, aka 3D printing, 2016 could be a very good year. Some big names are entering the field, advances promise better processing and signs point to movement into the mainstream.... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=58299 A58299 Wed, 10 Feb 2016 14:55:29 GMT HUD Systems: Augmented Reality Is Coming to Your Windshield Only a few short years ago, the use of displays in automobiles was considered a luxury spec reserved for high-end vehicles. Today, however, rapid developments in automotive infotainment and... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=58298 A58298 Wed, 10 Feb 2016 14:45:35 GMT Far-Infrared Technique Noninvasively Measures Blood Glucose A light-based method for measuring blood glucose may give diabetes patients the daily monitoring they need without the pain and infection risk of conventional metering. Researchers from Tohoku... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=58296 A58296 Wed, 10 Feb 2016 13:01:29 GMT UTA Receives $1.5M in Grants to Advance Lab-on-Chip Technology An ultrathin semiconductor laser under development at The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) can be integrated with mainstream electronics on the same silicon substrate with increased capacity... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=58295 A58295 Wed, 10 Feb 2016 12:53:32 GMT Intevac Announces FY2015 Results Thin-film technology developer Intevac Corp. has announced 2015 fiscal year revenue of $75.2 million, up 15 percent from 2014. Thin-film equipment 2015 revenue totaled $39.6 million compared to... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=58294 A58294 Wed, 10 Feb 2016 12:50:38 GMT