Photonics.com: Photonics Spectra This is the syndication feed for photonics.com: Photonics Spectra. http://www.photonics.com/Splash.aspx?PID=5 Sat, 31 Jan 2015 06:36:47 GMT Sun, 18 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT 1800 Photonics Innovataors Named 2015 Prism Awards Finalists Finalists include tools for 3-D printing, water analysis and laser-engineered surfaces. Innovative products, inventions and companies will take center stage Feb. 11, as the winners of the 2015... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=57104 A57104 Sun, 18 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT Which Way From Here? Welcome to the annual Photonics Spectra trends issue. In years past, we have explored industry direction by looking at developments in specific technologies, and by delving into societal impacts on... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=57103 A57103 Sun, 18 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT All Along The Watchtower In today’s society, it’s safe to assume that we’re always being watched. Whether through human eyes, computer software or camera lenses, surveillance is ubiquitous. And although... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=57101 A57101 Fri, 16 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT Original Optical Systems Technology Program Focuses on Growth, Expansion The success of the Monroe Community College optics program is a stellar example of industry support and involvement, including cash and material donations and direct student support. While some... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=57102 A57102 Fri, 16 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT Silicon Photonics: A Field that Is Constantly Changing In this active, exciting area of development, new devices, techniques and studies are presented at every turn. Electronics and photonics have been two worlds apart for many years: Electronics... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=57099 A57099 Fri, 16 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT Trends in The Economy Advancing technologies, broader applications and societal trends are impacting both the industry and the economy. No trends issue would be complete without a discussion about the global... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=57098 A57098 Fri, 16 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT Trends in Modularity Step by step, piece by piece, modularity is finding a home in optics, and microscopy and spectrometry applications are benefiting from the availability of modular systems. Furniture.... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=57097 A57097 Fri, 16 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT Trends in New Materials Scientists are developing an entirely new generation of ultrathin materials such as graphene and germanene, whose photonic properties promise a new frontier of components and devices. ... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=57096 A57096 Fri, 16 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT Trends in Miniaturization Exploiting the unusual optical properties of very small objects, quantum-based technologies are starting to revolutionize lasers, solar cells, communications and more. Smaller is often... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=57095 A57095 Fri, 16 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT Trends in Sustainability The global “green revolution” is pushing the boundaries of photonics as governments, companies and citizens work to preserve our world and its resources. From individual citizens... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=57094 A57094 Fri, 16 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT Sunlight, Nanoparticles Break Down Pollutants Endocrine disruptors mimic or block hormones, interfering with humans’ and animals’ reproductive organs, and causing other health problems. A class of pollutants that negatively... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=57100 A57100 Fri, 16 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT Automated Fiber Aligners Improve Packaging Computer-controlled fiber alignment engines help process engineers achieve higher throughput in photonics packaging applications. Fiber alignment used to be a tedious manual task, back before... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56966 A56966 Mon, 08 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT OPO-Based Photoacoustic Spectroscopy Speeds Up Gas Analysis High mid-IR output power from an optical parametric oscillator teams up with novel cantilever-enhanced photoacoustic measurement technology to offer extreme sensitivity and selectivity in industrial... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56962 A56962 Mon, 08 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT Celebrating Light As happens around this time, we find ourselves on the threshold of a new year – and what a year it will be for the photonics industry! The International Year of Light kicks off in January with... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56967 A56967 Mon, 08 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT Active Alignment Techniques Improve Lens Centering An optimized active optical alignment process enables accurate, cost-effective production of precision lens assemblies. An optomechanical engineer faces many challenges when assigning... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56965 A56965 Mon, 08 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT Mounting Precision Enhances Laser Performance Optical mounts literally form the skeleton of virtually all laser systems. The development of mounts with greater stability and wavefront fidelity is key to the creation of higher-performance... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56964 A56964 Mon, 08 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT Optical Delay Lines: Key to Time-Resolved Measurements To obtain an accurate means of creating reliable delays in any time-resolved spectroscopy or dynamic experiment, several factors about the delay line stage must be considered to reduce or eliminate... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56963 A56963 Mon, 08 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT Mirror, mirror on the wall … When you go window shopping, you need to bring your imagination. You’re not really interested in buying that expensive outfit on the mannequin, nor are you invested enough to go to a dressing... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56961 A56961 Fri, 05 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT Winner selected for Norman Edmund Inspiration Award Edmund Optics announced that Shahid Haider has received the 2014 Norman Edmund Inspiration Award for his work in developing a handheld imager that eases diabetes monitoring in children. The system... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56959 A56959 Fri, 05 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT Esco Optics Eyes New Manufacturing Plant After Fire After a devastating fire, Esco Optics is eyeing a new manufacturing plant it says will double its production capacity. No one was hurt in the Aug. 10 blaze, and the company has been... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56907 A56907 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT