This is the syndication feed for Sun, 03 May 2015 10:54:50 GMT Thu, 30 Apr 2015 09:53:05 GMT 1800 Lidar Firm Rechristened Teledyne Optech after Acquisition Teledyne Technologies Inc. has taken full ownership of Optech Inc., a Canadian manufacturer of laser-based survey and digital imaging instrumentation. Terms of the transaction, which was... A57392 Thu, 30 Apr 2015 09:53:05 GMT Low-Energy Lasers Produce Microplasmas for Spectroscopy Microplasma summoned out of thin air by low-energy laser pulses can be used as a source of broadband terahertz radiation for spectroscopy. Terahertz imaging needs only a narrow range of... A57391 Tue, 28 Apr 2015 16:51:10 GMT Sharper 3-D Laser Scanner Impervious to Ambient Light Refining principles of 3-D sensing for video games, researchers at Northwestern University have developed a 3-D laser scanner that produces detailed moving images even in the presence of bright... A57390 Tue, 28 Apr 2015 15:53:37 GMT Optical Processor to Boost Speed, Reduce Energy Demands of Genome Research A prototype optical processor with a scalable, lensless design can crunch data faster than existing computers, according to its developer, Optalysys Ltd. With a processing speed equivalent... A57389 Tue, 28 Apr 2015 15:10:53 GMT Expansion Doubles Diamond-Growing Capacity at Scio Scio Diamond Technology Corp. is expected to complete an expansion in May that will more than double its capacity to create diamonds for optical and other applications. The company is... A57388 Tue, 28 Apr 2015 14:28:00 GMT Kopin Receives Orders Worth $1.8M for Fighter Jet HMDs Kopin Corp. Inc. has received follow-on production orders worth $1.8 million from Rockwell Collins Inc. for high-brightness LCD SXGA displays for helmet-mounted display (HMDs) worn by F-35... A57387 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 15:00:10 GMT Schlüter to Head Business Development at Laser 2000 Dr. Ing. Holger Schlüter has been named head of business development for kilowatt lasers at Laser 2000 GmbH. Active in the field since 1993, Schlüter holds several patents in the... A57386 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 13:23:05 GMT Huennekens Named Board Chairman at EndoChoice Scott Huennekens has been elevated to the position of chairman of the board at endoscope manufacturer EndoChoice Inc. Jim Balkcom, who had been chairman since 2009, will remain on the board... A57385 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 13:03:28 GMT Richards-Kortum Elected to Academy of Arts and Sciences Rebecca Richards-Kortum, a bioengineering professor at Rice University who uses optics to help fight disease, has been elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.   A member... A57384 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 12:46:41 GMT PI Names Matt Reck Product Line Manager for Air-Bearing Positioning Stages Matt Reck has been named product line manager for air-bearing precision positioning stages at PI (Physik Instrumente) LP. Reck has worked for a number of motion control companies including... A57383 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 12:34:24 GMT Attosecond Laser Facility Awards €1.4M in Secondary-Source Contracts Leaders of the Extreme Light Infrastructure Attosecond Light Pulse Source (ELI-ALPS) facility planned for the city of Szeged recently signed contracts totaling €1.4 million for development of... A57382 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 12:21:37 GMT Strengthen Ground-Based Optical, IR Astronomy, Says National Research Council The National Research Council has called for improvements in observation, instrumentation and data management capabilities, as well as coordination among federal and private partners, to better... A57381 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 11:22:43 GMT Oceans, Atmosphere the Focus of New NASA Mission A satellite mission scheduled for launch in 2022 is expected to give NASA a whole new understanding of Earth’s ocea ns and atmosphere, further advancing the study of the impact environmental... A57380 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 09:16:36 GMT Laser World of Photonics Laser World of Photonics, June 22-25, 2015, Munich Trade Fair Center, Munich Laser Munich will focus on image processing, from products and systems to manufacturing and applications. ... A57379 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 09:09:44 GMT Design Considerations for Aspheric Lenses This first of two articles will cover design and manufacturing options for aspheres; the second will include more detail on manufacturing and testing processes. These articles will provide the tools... A57378 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 08:48:26 GMT Raman Imager Speeds Cancer Detection A vibrational spectroscopic imaging technology that captures images of living cells could become an advanced medical diagnostic tool for the early detection of cancer and other diseases. The... A57377 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 17:49:06 GMT Frequency Comb Has the ‘Teeth’ to Measure Terahertz Waves A frequency comb that generates and detects terahertz waves throughout a wide spectral range could allow precise measurement of molecules in deep space. California Institute of Technology... A57376 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 17:19:34 GMT Consumers Demand More, and Photonics Is Up for the Challenge The Consumer Electronics Association forecasts that the U.S. consumer electronics industry – in which photonics plays an enabling role – will generate $223 billion in wholesale revenue... A57375 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 16:09:47 GMT Diode Laser Developments: Higher Power, Higher Brightness Diode lasers are finding traction in new applications, thanks to advances in wavelength combining, new wavelengths and improvements in production. Thanks to their high efficiency, compact size... A57374 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 15:59:55 GMT Advances in Micromechatronics Promote All-in-One Positioning Modules Smart motion technologies can reduce system size and simplify integration, enabling smaller photonic instruments with full performance. Advances in microactuators, microelectronics and... A57373 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 15:50:55 GMT