This is the syndication feed for Fri, 06 Mar 2015 23:25:47 GMT Fri, 06 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT 1800 Grants Will Boost Recruitment for Two-Year College Photonics Programs Four colleges in Michigan, New Mexico and Puerto Rico will receive $15,000 grants from the National Center for Optics and Photonics Education (OP-TEC) to help entice high school students into... A57240 Fri, 06 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT 133-MP CMOS Image Sensor Eliminates Bulky Optics for 8K Broadcasting 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 &... A57239 Fri, 06 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT PCO Opens Sales Office in Singapore Imaging firm PCO AG of Kelheim, Germany, has opened its first sales office in Asia. After a startup phase in 2014, Murad Karmali, president of PCO Imaging Asia Ltd., has assumed strategic... A57238 Fri, 06 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Kopin Names VP for Defense Business Development, Unveils New Manufacturing Process Wearable technologies firm Kopin Corp. has named Bill Maffucci vice president of business development. He will focus on emerging applications in the defense market. Maffucci has more than 35... A57237 Fri, 06 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Schumacher Named CFO at Jenoptik 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... A57236 Fri, 06 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Writedown Saps GSI Earnings; Revenues Climb Earnings at GSI Group Inc. took a hit in 2014 due to lowered expectations for the company’s NDS Surgical Imaging subsidiary. GSI reported a net loss of $24.3 million, compared to net... A57235 Fri, 06 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Biolase CEO Optimistic After Tumultuous Year The head of Biolase Inc. said he is confident the dental laser firm will grow in the new year after enduring a tumultuous 2014. “The latter half of 2014 marked the beginning of the... A57234 Thu, 05 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT MicroVision Licenses Picoprojector Technology for $8M MicroVision Inc. has signed a multiyear license agreement involving its PicoP display technology with an unnamed Fortune Global 100 partner for an up-front fee of $8 million. The license... A57233 Thu, 05 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Black Phosphorus Shows Promise in Optical Circuits With a tunable bandgap, black phosphorus could be used to make better optical communications circuits than graphene and even germanium. Researchers at the University of Minnesota used black... A57231 Thu, 05 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Large-Surface OLED Film Advances Advertising Displays Printable organic LED technology could be used to enable large-scale patterned and flexible light-emitting surfaces for advertising displays, as well as transparent smart surfaces to be attached to... A57230 Thu, 05 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Laser Weapon Stops Truck in Field Test Operating at the highest power ever documented for a system of its type, a laser weapon under development by Lockheed Martin disabled the engine of a small truck during a recent field test. ... A57228 Thu, 05 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Vital signs on the run For fitness enthusiasts interested in tracking their vital signs while engaged in pursuits such as running, hiking or playing tennis, a newly designed pulse oximeter sensor could be a welcome and... A57225 Wed, 04 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT What Was Your Takeaway? The Photonics Media team is just back from SPIE Photonics West, and you will find coverage in print and online, including a full segment shot on-site for the Feb. 18 edition of the Light Matters... A57224 Wed, 04 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Phase Encoding, Photon Counting Yield Secure QR Codes 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... A57226 Wed, 04 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT NeoPhotonics Cuts Losses with Strong Fourth Quarter Network components firm NeoPhotonics Corp. reported a net loss of $19.7 million, an improvement from a net loss of $34.3 million in 2013. Revenue in 2014 was $306.2 million, an increase of... A57223 Wed, 04 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Light’s Wave-Particle Duality Visualized (with video) A novel imaging approach has brought light’s split personalities together for the first time. The wave-particle duality of light is well known, though experiments to date have only... A57222 Tue, 03 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Tyndall to Lead $6M Project on Photonic Circuits for Data Transmission Tyndall National Institute will lead a consortium of researchers in a three-year, €5.2 million (about $5.95 million) European Union-funded project to develop photonic circuits for faster,... A57219 Mon, 02 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Modified Genes Triggered by Blue Light Crossing a bacterium’s viral defense system with a flower’s response to the sun yields a light-based trigger for genes. This type of control could enable deeper study of specific... A57221 Mon, 02 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Nanostructures Enable Step Toward OLED Lasers Organic LEDs made with finely patterned nanostructures can produce bright, low-power light sources, a key step toward making organic lasers. Researchers have long dreamed of building organic... A57220 Mon, 02 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Diverse Applications Drive Lasers for Multiphoton Microscopy After years of domination by a single ultrafast laser technology (Ti:S) and its associated add-ons, laser manufacturers have broadened their technology portfolios to better support a diversified... A57229 Sun, 01 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT