Photonics.com: Photonics Spectra This is the syndication feed for photonics.com: Photonics Spectra. http://www.photonics.com/Splash.aspx?PID=5 Sat, 23 Jul 2016 05:12:55 GMT Tue, 21 Jun 2016 10:44:33 GMT 1800 Reality Check Germany is known as “the land of ideas” in the photonics industry. France has become a top contender in optics and photonics innovation. And now, Australia, China, Japan and others in the... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=60811 A60811 Tue, 21 Jun 2016 10:44:33 GMT New Robot Comes to Its Senses Robot design is often anthropocentric — the artificial agents have limbs, features and form factors analagous to our own. Surely the human body is a well-designed system, but now researchers... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=60786 A60786 Tue, 14 Jun 2016 10:34:59 GMT Biomedical Imaging Breakthroughs Water concentrations in human tissue, it turns out, are a good indicator of whether or not cells are cancerous. That’s led to increased interest in the emerging field of terahertz imaging,... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=60776 A60776 Fri, 10 Jun 2016 16:27:32 GMT Springfield Tech's Laser Program Set to Expand One of the oldest laser electro-optic technology associate degree programs in the U.S. will soon be seeing changes as the result of a $500,000 grant. Springfield Technical Community College (STCC) in... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=60761 A60761 Tue, 07 Jun 2016 09:05:37 GMT Microscopy Brings New Worlds Into Focus Though the father-son duo of Hans and Zacharias Janssen is widely credited with developing the first microscope in the late 16th century, it was the English scholar Robert Hooke who inspired... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=60735 A60735 Tue, 31 May 2016 11:15:15 GMT Focus on Polarization There are three fundamental properties of light: intensity, wavelength and polarization. Almost all cameras today are designed for monochrome or color imaging. A monochrome camera is used to measure... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=60734 A60734 Tue, 31 May 2016 10:39:30 GMT Breakthrough for Real-Time THz Imaging Terahertz (THz) technologies have become a major field of applied research, driven by the tremendous potential of applications such as nondestructive testing (NDT), biomedical imaging, security... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=60733 A60733 Tue, 31 May 2016 10:12:01 GMT Plasmons Enable Tunable IR Light Source A nanoscale optical parametric amplifier (OPA) has been demonstrated to function as a tunable IR light source. The device functions much like a laser; but while lasers have a fixed output frequency,... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=60729 A60729 Fri, 27 May 2016 10:11:41 GMT Applications on the Upswing as Cost of Imaging Systems Come Down Every autumn — usually from mid-September until around mid-November in North America and March through May in South America — cranberries reach their peak of color and flavor and are... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=60717 A60717 Tue, 24 May 2016 16:37:07 GMT Airy Beam Light-Sheet Microscopy Holds Promise for Life Sciences Imaging Airy light-sheet microscopy (ALSM) has great potential to help further research and clinical diagnoses through its ability to image larger 3D volumes of tissues and organoids. Developed in the last... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=60716 A60716 Tue, 24 May 2016 13:53:02 GMT Optical Prism Designs Expands Vision Field for the Sight-Impaired A series of novel optical designs may address the limitations of current peripheral prism eyeglasses and help further expand the field of vision for patients with hemianopia, a condition in which the... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=60715 A60715 Tue, 24 May 2016 08:54:30 GMT High-Performance UVC LEDs Driving Spectroscopy Innovations UVC LEDs are fast becoming the technology of choice for designers developing a new breed of spectroscopy devices that are smaller, less costly and more energy-efficient, while still delivering... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=60709 A60709 Mon, 23 May 2016 13:44:01 GMT Keysight, Georgia Tech to Launch Software Development Center Keysight Technologies Inc. and the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) will launch a software development center to accelerate Keysight's transformation into a software-centric solutions... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=60706 A60706 Mon, 23 May 2016 08:40:13 GMT Binocular Vision System Enables UAVs to Refuel Autonomously A binocular vision-based platform has simulated autonomous aerial refueling (AAR) between two unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in real time, using a boom approach. The platform may be the first step... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=60705 A60705 Fri, 20 May 2016 11:14:41 GMT FotoNation Partners with Kyocera for Intelligent Driving FotoNation Ltd. has partnered with Kyocera Corp. to develop advanced, intelligent vision systems for the automotive market. The technologies aim to enhance driver and pedestrian safety while... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=60703 A60703 Fri, 20 May 2016 08:20:43 GMT Electrochromic Polymers May Mean Brighter Future for Flat-Panel Displays The use of super-thin layers of inexpensive electrochromic polymers to generate sharp colors that can be quickly changed may lead to a less expensive way to develop flat-panel displays that are also... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=60701 A60701 Thu, 19 May 2016 09:02:19 GMT Amada Miyachi America Opens New Headquarters Amada Miyachi America Inc. has opened its new headquarters, a $13.5 million, 85,000-sq-ft facility. The headquarters include a technical center with eleven application-specific demonstration... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=60700 A60700 Thu, 19 May 2016 08:58:35 GMT Whiskey Draws Flavors from IR-Treated Oak Barrels Buffalo Trace Distillery has released its Experimental Collection of bourbon that used IR light to treat the aging barrels before they were charred. The IR-light experiment's goal was to learn how... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=60699 A60699 Thu, 19 May 2016 08:35:45 GMT PTI, Biotek Win President’s “E” Award for Exports Power Technology Inc. (PTI) and Biotek Instruments Inc. have received the President’s “E” Award for Exports, the highest recognition a U.S. entity can receive for making a... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=60692 A60692 Tue, 17 May 2016 09:10:36 GMT GSI Changes Name to Novanta Laser, motion and vision technology provider GSI Group Inc. has changed its corporate name to Novanta Inc. Novanta’s shareholders approved the corporate name change at their annual... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=60691 A60691 Tue, 17 May 2016 09:03:09 GMT