Photonics Spectra This is the syndication feed for Photonics Spectra. Wed, 25 Nov 2015 15:19:00 GMT Wed, 28 Oct 2015 15:12:02 GMT 1800 A Unified Effort Germany’s defeat in World War II divided the nation, and even its capital city of Berlin. In 1990, following decades of strife, the two republics came together to restore themselves as a single... A57880 Wed, 28 Oct 2015 15:12:02 GMT A Cooling Layer for Solar Cells Taking advantage of the limitless cold of the universe, a transparent overlay could enable solar cells to convert more photons into electricity. As solar cells heat up in the sunlight, they become... A57879 Wed, 28 Oct 2015 15:05:37 GMT Optimization of a Coherent OMA Acquisition System The demand for optical network data has soared, with rates of 100 Gb/s evolving into 400 Gb/s, 1 Tb/s and beyond, pushing designers to explore inventive and even unconventional modulation schemes in... A57878 Wed, 28 Oct 2015 14:56:39 GMT Camera Technology Takes to the Skies Astronomical imaging techniques have evolved markedly over the past few decades. Astronomers are early adopters of camera technology, pushing the boundaries of new sensor developments and dapting... A57876 Wed, 28 Oct 2015 14:09:38 GMT The Near and Far of Measuring Small-Beam MFD Profiling beams under 10 µm in size is one of the more challenging beam profiling applications. There are numerous reasons for this, including the very small size. Focal plane arrays commonly... A57875 Wed, 28 Oct 2015 13:46:07 GMT Measuring with Light An interferometer is an instrument that compares the position or surface structure of two objects. The basic two-beam division of amplitude interferometer components consists of a light source, a... A57874 Wed, 28 Oct 2015 13:34:57 GMT Next-Generation Solar Technology: Thin Is In Solar power is undergoing a strong period of global growth in electricity-generating capacity, driven by declining prices and demand for clean, affordable electricity. In spite of declining... A57873 Wed, 28 Oct 2015 13:17:53 GMT Imaging, Optics … and Beyond! Less than a decade ago, scientists could see Mars, but with very little detail beyond the surface. Thanks to some advanced technology on board NASA’s Curiosity rover, which touched down on the... A57872 Wed, 28 Oct 2015 13:14:38 GMT German Partnership Brings OCT, Laser Transfer Printing to Hearing Aid Manufacturing Seven businesses and a nonprofit research institute have partnered to improve the functionality and comfort of hearing aids through light-based imaging and manufacturing technologies. The... A57803 Fri, 09 Oct 2015 11:31:42 GMT Profits Up at Exfo Despite Currency Concerns Telecommunications firm Exfo Inc. increased earnings dramatically in its last fiscal year, which ended Aug. 31. The result came despite lower sales figures, which the company said resulted from... A57794 Thu, 08 Oct 2015 14:16:45 GMT Teledyne Dalsa Secures Contract for Multispectral Satellite Imagery Denel Spaceteq, a South African satellite systems provider, has awarded a contract to Teledyne Dalsa Inc. to develop a multispectral image sensor for an Earth observation platform to be launched in... A57792 Wed, 07 Oct 2015 10:45:54 GMT How Does Your Garden Glow? Gardens are typically better enjoyed in daylight, right? A new art installation at the Atlanta Botanical Garden in Georgia begs to differ. The “Bruce Munro: Light in the Garden”... A57789 Tue, 06 Oct 2015 14:43:39 GMT NASA Technology Aims to Save the Forests Ravenous insects that are smaller than a penny continue to migrate north from the southeast U.S., threatening to destroy millions of pine and ash trees in the northeastern part of the country. NASA... A57788 Tue, 06 Oct 2015 14:39:23 GMT Position, Position, Position New standards could provide positioning and motion systems with higher dynamic path-following capabilities than existing and earlier systems. This may become critical for applications in precision... A57787 Tue, 06 Oct 2015 14:10:56 GMT Purdue University to Launch Quantum Photonics R&D Center Purdue University is preparing to launch a new science and technology center focused on quantum photonics. Potential applications for technology to be developed at the Purdue Quantum Center... A57783 Tue, 06 Oct 2015 13:40:58 GMT Regulations Aim at Illegal Laser Activity Aircraft illumination by handheld lasers has become a worldwide problem — in the U.S., the FBI offers a $10,000 reward for information leading to a conviction of the crime. Up in the sky,... A57779 Tue, 06 Oct 2015 12:54:55 GMT Optics, Fabrication: Changes, Challenges and Progress Optics and optics fabrication have seen a lot of interesting changes and challenges over the past 25 years. Aspheres are among them. Once a seemingly impossible task, manufacturing them has... A57778 Tue, 06 Oct 2015 12:46:12 GMT Imaging Optimization Drives Multispectral Apps Electro-optical systems that allow the hybridization of different imaging technologies can be seful, but may require a very complex integration effort. Challenges such as managing large amounts of... A57777 Tue, 06 Oct 2015 11:57:34 GMT Design-Driven Manufacture: 3D Printing is Reshaping Industry  Put down your tools and throw away those molds — 3D printing means customized complex geometries can be produced en masse at a fraction of the cost. From watch cases and spikes on... A57776 Tue, 06 Oct 2015 11:32:05 GMT An Optical View ‘New optical systems are … in need of robust solutions and improvements in hardware and software. There is still a lot of work to be done.’ — Mike Bechtold, OptiPro... A57775 Tue, 06 Oct 2015 11:17:34 GMT