Photonics Spectra This is the syndication feed for Photonics Spectra. Sat, 03 Oct 2015 23:20:42 GMT Tue, 01 Sep 2015 15:03:46 GMT 1800 Blackpool Illuminations Shine On The English seaside resort town of Blackpool, County Lancashire, is home to one of the greatest free light shows on earth. The annual Blackpool Illuminations will shine for 66 days this year, from... A57689 Tue, 01 Sep 2015 15:03:46 GMT VIS Light, Photocatalyst Deconstruct BPA A hybrid photocatalyst that can break down bisphenol A (BPA) using visible light could eventually be used to help safely dispose of the widely used chemical. Because BPA doesn’t degrade easily,... A57688 Tue, 01 Sep 2015 15:00:34 GMT Celebrating Light in Ireland Bringing the excitement of optics and photonics to large audiences in public spaces requires enthusiasm, creativity and energy — and fortunately, many students have all of these qualities in... A57687 Tue, 01 Sep 2015 14:10:21 GMT Optics, Photonics Programs Are Lighting the Way New York, Arizona and Florida boast three of the best optics programs in the U.S. — the Institute of Optics at the University of Rochester, the University of Arizona’s College of Optical... A57686 Tue, 01 Sep 2015 13:39:23 GMT Optimizing the Design of Aspheric Lenses With the understanding of aspheric lens manufacturing provided in part one of this article (Photonics Spectra, May 2015), designers have the tools to optimize their aspheres; the next step is to... A57685 Tue, 01 Sep 2015 13:29:47 GMT Advances in CMOS Image Sensors Open Doors to Many Applications Since the invention of charge-coupled devices (CCDs) in the 1970s, they have dominated the area of scientific and industrial imaging applications. However, in the 1990s monolithic complementary... A57683 Tue, 01 Sep 2015 13:12:47 GMT Lighting, Displays and More Go Organic That glowing screen in the palm of your hand might foretell the future. It’s not some new app, but the screen itself. OLEDs — organic light-emitting diodes — have muscled their way... A57682 Tue, 01 Sep 2015 13:05:26 GMT New CO Laser Technology Offers Processing Benefits The first carbon monoxide (CO) lasers were built more than 50 years ago. The technology showed promise for several reasons. First, CO lasers are inherently efficient in terms of their conversion of... A57681 Tue, 01 Sep 2015 12:51:02 GMT Education Fuels the Future Researchers, scientists and industry experts (no matter their amount of “in-field” experience) must stay current with scientific understanding and technological advances if they expect to... A57680 Tue, 01 Sep 2015 12:47:18 GMT Lightening Your Load Stop. Take a breath. You’re upset, and emotions are getting the best of you. You’ll probably regret sending that wild, crazed text message you just typed into your phone, but it needs to... A57618 Wed, 29 Jul 2015 14:52:36 GMT How Safe Are Laser Shows? “Laser Safety Considerations for Industrial Environments,” by Laser Safety Solutions’ Ken Barat, published in the April 2015 issue of Industrial Photonics, notes that accessible... A57617 Wed, 29 Jul 2015 14:26:59 GMT Cool Roof Material Eases Energy Demands The sun over Australia is notoriously brutal, with consistently high UV index levels. This demands air conditioners and fans, heightening most buildings’ power needs at a time when saving... A57616 Wed, 29 Jul 2015 13:53:17 GMT Mergers, Acquisitions and More June 2014 through May 2015 The latter half of 2014 saw significant moves in the global economy, bringing in low interest rates, a decline in oil prices and a stronger dollar. By the same token,... A57615 Wed, 29 Jul 2015 13:32:34 GMT Reader Polls As part of our annual List Issue, we survey readers about a variety of issues impacting the photonics industry. This year, many of you responded with thoughts about your work with light, technology... A57614 Wed, 29 Jul 2015 13:25:55 GMT Ones to Watch Some of the best and brightest researchers are just starting to cut their teeth in the photonics industry. With goals of making a positive difference in the world, they’re working with... A57613 Wed, 29 Jul 2015 13:09:51 GMT WASPS Poised to Bring Tunable Sources for Quantum Communications The European project Wavelength-tunable Advanced Single Photon Sources (WASPS) is developing a new generation of triggered single-photon sources that promise ambient-temperature operation for... A57612 Wed, 29 Jul 2015 12:49:29 GMT For IR Imaging, Better SWaP Beckons The future promises better IR imager performance, thanks to technological advances. This is prompting a growing interest in IR imagers for use in UAVs and elsewhere. For military and... A57610 Tue, 28 Jul 2015 16:26:23 GMT Lasers: Redefining the Premium Cinema Experience Demand for high-quality video display keeps growing, both from consumers and the creative industry looking to push moviemaking boundaries and maximize the cinematic experience. We’ve grown... A57609 Tue, 28 Jul 2015 16:13:14 GMT LightSail Spacecraft Test Mission Ends With Fiery Reentry Following its 25-day cruise in low-Earth orbit, LightSail, an experimental solar sail propulsion system launched by The Planetary Society, expectedly fell from its orbit and broke apart in the... A57608 Tue, 28 Jul 2015 15:40:55 GMT Learning Never Ends It is an exciting time in the world of light and light-based technologies, and some of the brightest young researchers are joining the photonics forces, bringing with them zeal and ambition. ... A57607 Tue, 28 Jul 2015 15:22:47 GMT