Photonics.com: Photonics Spectra This is the syndication feed for photonics.com: Photonics Spectra. http://www.photonics.com/Splash.aspx?PID=5 Thu, 11 Feb 2016 16:11:11 GMT Thu, 11 Feb 2016 08:26:04 GMT 1800 Through the Spectrum 1666 Sir Isaac Newton discovers that the sun’s white light could be dispersed into a continuous series of colors using an instrument he invented — now called the spectroscope... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=58306 A58306 Thu, 11 Feb 2016 08:26:04 GMT New Frontiers in Spectroscopy This month’s issue should prove a treat to history buffs and futurists alike. In a special section focusing on spectroscopy (read article), we chart the major contributions to the field... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=58305 A58305 Wed, 10 Feb 2016 15:51:51 GMT Segway’s Jeeves Sees All Mention a Segway and most of us think of the personal transporters favored by city tour guides or Kevin James’ character in the “Mall Cop” movies. That may soon change now that... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=58304 A58304 Wed, 10 Feb 2016 15:46:25 GMT Spectroscopy Heading Toward 'Fantastic Voyage' When Sir Isaac Newton discovered that the white light from the sun could be dispersed into a continuous series of colors — a phenomenon he described as a “spectrum” — he... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=58303 A58303 Wed, 10 Feb 2016 15:38:25 GMT Putting Tunable Light Sources to the Test Many common spectroscopic measurements require the coordinated operation of a detection instrument and light source, as well as data acquisition and processing. Integration of individual components... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=58302 A58302 Wed, 10 Feb 2016 15:28:13 GMT Laser Confocal Microscopy: Challenging the Limits of Measuring Surface Roughness When evaluating the surface of a component, surface roughness can be assessed by eye or rubbed with a fingertip. Common expressions include “shiny,” “lusterless and rough,”... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=58301 A58301 Wed, 10 Feb 2016 15:14:59 GMT Thin Film Inspection Methods Aim to Match Human Eye Perception Thin-film coatings have long been ubiquitous in precision optical systems, and are now finding increasing use in eyeglasses, architectural glass and displays. When fabricating precision optics, the... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=58300 A58300 Wed, 10 Feb 2016 15:08:21 GMT Advances Add Up For 3D Printing For additive manufacturing, aka 3D printing, 2016 could be a very good year. Some big names are entering the field, advances promise better processing and signs point to movement into the mainstream.... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=58299 A58299 Wed, 10 Feb 2016 14:55:29 GMT HUD Systems: Augmented Reality Is Coming to Your Windshield Only a few short years ago, the use of displays in automobiles was considered a luxury spec reserved for high-end vehicles. Today, however, rapid developments in automotive infotainment and... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=58298 A58298 Wed, 10 Feb 2016 14:45:35 GMT Ancient Gene Triggers IR Vision Enhancement As if swimming upstream and dodging bears weren’t difficult enough, salmon must also switch their vision systems to navigate the long journey from open ocean to inland waters. Scientists... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=58177 A58177 Tue, 12 Jan 2016 14:14:19 GMT Prism Awards Highlight Photonics Innovation SPIE Photonics West will take a break from plenary sessions, product demonstrations and research presentations for one night next month to honor the winners of the 2016 Prism Awards for Photonics... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=58176 A58176 Tue, 12 Jan 2016 13:59:31 GMT Benefits of Stock Optics in Custom Designs Engineering projects involving optical systems have the same time and money constraints as other engineering projects. Just as electrical engineers learned long ago that integrating standard... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=58175 A58175 Tue, 12 Jan 2016 13:48:34 GMT Educational Programs Drive the Future According to the National Science Foundation (NSF), the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) workforce is critical to innovation and competitiveness. STEM literacy is vital also to ordinary... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=58174 A58174 Tue, 12 Jan 2016 13:37:09 GMT For Advanced Manufacturing, Success Demands Innovation, Education and Public-Private Partnership Global manufacturing has undergone enormous changes in the past decade as many developing countries have joined the club of tier-one manufacturing nations, a recession stalled demand, and employment... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=58173 A58173 Tue, 12 Jan 2016 13:11:38 GMT As Photonics Advances, Safety and Security Progress In safety and security, the fundamental drive is to collect as much data as possible. That arises from the nature of the problem, said Benjamin Pflaum, CEO of ABUS Security-Center GmbH & Co. KG,... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=58172 A58172 Tue, 12 Jan 2016 12:58:33 GMT Understanding Our Universe, The Future of Photonics Is Written in the Stars Since NASA was established nearly 60 years ago, the average person’s understanding of the universe has grown, thanks to the efforts of untold numbers of scientists, researchers, engineers and... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=58171 A58171 Tue, 12 Jan 2016 12:41:48 GMT OPIC, OPIE advance photonics in Japan Optics and Photonics International Congress 2016 (OPIC2016) — including the Optics and Photonics International Exhibition 2016 (OPIE2016) — brings together academia and industry to... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=58166 A58166 Tue, 12 Jan 2016 11:59:55 GMT Solutions in Light: Laser World of Photonics China 2016 Asia’s largest trade show for lasers, optics and photonics, Laser World of Photonics China 2016, covers an entire spectrum of the industry, from system components to industrial applications.... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=58165 A58165 Tue, 12 Jan 2016 11:47:43 GMT Charting a Course for Success As we welcome the New Year, we renew our focus on the performance, the progress and the promise of the photonics industry. In this, the annual Photonics Spectra trends issue, we explore some of the... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=58164 A58164 Tue, 12 Jan 2016 11:21:54 GMT Multispectral Camera Tracks Earth's Atmosphere from Distant Orbit NASA's Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC), affixed to NOAA's Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) about a million miles from Earth, has begun capturing images of the planet's clouds, land... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=58120 A58120 Thu, 24 Dec 2015 09:00:00 GMT