Photonics.com: Photonics Spectra This is the syndication feed for photonics.com: Photonics Spectra. http://www.photonics.com/Splash.aspx?PID=5 Sat, 30 Aug 2014 14:15:26 GMT Tue, 05 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT 1800 UV Laser Radiation: Skin Hazards and Skin Protection Controls The words “laser safety” bring to mind eye protection, but protecting the skin is also important, especially with UV lasers, where moderate-to-long exposures to diffuse reflections must... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56545 A56545 Tue, 05 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT A Watch on the Watch Whether we use our fingertips to count the pulses thumping in our wrists after a run, or guess our hydration by the amount of water left in our bottles at the end of the day, we’ve all... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56546 A56546 Tue, 05 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT Improving Slurry Recycling Makes Green Process Greener In August 2012, Sydor Optics shared its efforts to recycle and reuse cerium oxide polishing slurry. Two years later, the company has improved the process to save even more cerium oxide – and... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56543 A56543 Mon, 04 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT Industry Snapshot SPIE’s annual salary survey offers a broad-ranging look at the current state of the industry. SPIE released the results of its latest annual global optics and photonics salary survey... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56538 A56538 Mon, 04 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT Reader Polls READER POLL: Textbooks or experience? Which is the better teacher? Both are great, but I prefer a good textbook to start learning from. You can refer back to it, and there is more time... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56541 A56541 Mon, 04 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT List Love: Innovators Emerge, Businesses Merge and More Once again, we present our annual List Issue, for which we and others pulled, polled and probed the vast photonics industry for information on who’s doing and thinking what on a number of... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56533 A56533 Mon, 04 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT For Image Processing, More Power and More Challenges Increased resolution, 3-D measurement and ease of use are placing ever-greater demands on vision software. In some ways, the machine vision market is no different than its consumer... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56542 A56542 Mon, 04 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT Ones To Watch Every August, we bring you some of the best and brightest early-career researchers and engineers (sometimes in middle school or high school) – and this year is no different. Our editors have... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56539 A56539 Mon, 04 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT Mergers, Acquisitions and More June 2013 through May 2014 Just a few short months ago, our January issue included a feature titled “Where the Jobs Are Now” by Howard Rudzinsky, who noted that the U.S. had... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56540 A56540 Mon, 04 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT Positioning Systems Advances Could Herald Smart-Factory Era Optical positioning systems could be at the forefront of carrying factories into the fourth industrial revolution. Positioning systems are essential to ensure precision engineering in a number... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56387 A56387 Tue, 01 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT Slow Light: Moving Out of the Lab When put into practical use, slow-light-enhanced technologies will improve the performance of photonic networks and optical sensors. Photonic crystals will play a key role in the transition, as they... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56388 A56388 Tue, 01 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT Light Refreshments Will Be Served In less than six months, people everywhere will anxiously await the ball drop or other symbolic event signaling the start of 2015. It seems fitting that the International Year of Light will be... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56396 A56396 Tue, 01 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT 3 Questions Interview Optics education advocate Judy Donnelly might have retired recently, but she won’t let that slow down her efforts to advance science and learning. Donnelly won the 2012 Esther Hoffman... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56386 A56386 Tue, 01 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT A Better Small View Can Yield a Big Impact Microscopy is a key tool in materials science, especially in the development of new and better materials, and microscopy methods keep advancing. As things get smaller, faster and cheaper, the... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56389 A56389 Tue, 01 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT Novel Laser-Power Sensor Improves Process Control A new type of laser-power detector delivers fast speed and high laser-damage resistance, enabling real-time process control in embedded systems. Lasers process a wide range of materials in an... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56390 A56390 Tue, 01 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT Optical Filters Open Up New Uses for MWIR, LWIR Systems The future for photonics imaging is bright in a previously dark wavelength regime: The ability to image ‘invisible’ features such as thermal profiles, gases and other environmental... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56392 A56392 Tue, 01 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT Hands-on program ‘makes waves’ with kids There’s no need to make science exciting for kids – it’s already exciting. Educators just need to show them. That was the goal of the yearlong Making Waves: Optics and... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56393 A56393 Tue, 01 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT Moving Mother Nature Indoors Artificial light is not pretty. Spending time under the harsh fluorescence of office, hospital or store lighting can be straining on the eyes and draining on morale. Leaning back in your office chair... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56395 A56395 Tue, 01 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT Transparent Ceramics Enable Large, Durable, Multifunctional Optics Aluminum oxynitride and magnesium aluminate spinel are mechanically strong, hard and scratch resistant; they are also chemically durable. Both exhibit broadband transmittance from near-UV to mid-IR.... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56292 A56292 Thu, 05 Jun 2014 00:00:00 GMT Semitransparent PV cells go designer Solar panels are hard to miss. Whether you see a dozen perched on the roof of a house or a few thousand laid down in rows on a solar farm, their dark metallic hues and large presence are... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56282 A56282 Thu, 05 Jun 2014 00:00:00 GMT