Photonics Spectra This is the syndication feed for Photonics Spectra. Fri, 29 May 2015 02:19:59 GMT Mon, 27 Apr 2015 09:16:36 GMT 1800 Oceans, Atmosphere the Focus of New NASA Mission A satellite mission scheduled for launch in 2022 is expected to give NASA a whole new understanding of Earth’s ocea ns and atmosphere, further advancing the study of the impact environmental... A57380 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 09:16:36 GMT Laser World of Photonics Laser World of Photonics, June 22-25, 2015, Munich Trade Fair Center, Munich Laser Munich will focus on image processing, from products and systems to manufacturing and applications. ... A57379 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 09:09:44 GMT Design Considerations for Aspheric Lenses This first of two articles will cover design and manufacturing options for aspheres; the second will include more detail on manufacturing and testing processes. These articles will provide the tools... A57378 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 08:48:26 GMT Consumers Demand More, and Photonics Is Up for the Challenge The Consumer Electronics Association forecasts that the U.S. consumer electronics industry – in which photonics plays an enabling role – will generate $223 billion in wholesale revenue... A57375 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 16:09:47 GMT Diode Laser Developments: Higher Power, Higher Brightness Diode lasers are finding traction in new applications, thanks to advances in wavelength combining, new wavelengths and improvements in production. Thanks to their high efficiency, compact size... A57374 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 15:59:55 GMT Advances in Micromechatronics Promote All-in-One Positioning Modules Smart motion technologies can reduce system size and simplify integration, enabling smaller photonic instruments with full performance. Advances in microactuators, microelectronics and... A57373 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 15:50:55 GMT Improved Photometric Testing for High-Power LEDs The LM-85 approved method for electrical photometric measurement of high-power LEDs harmonizes the methods currently in use and addresses measurement consistency issues. This is the first in a... A57372 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 15:33:45 GMT Displays You Wear Challenges still exist in the development of wearable devices, but continued advances may ultimately change how people interact with the world around them. It’s a case of a sight for sore... A57371 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 15:25:11 GMT Down a Slightly New Path Allow me to introduce myself. After a stint as a news editor for, I stepped into the role of Photonics Spectra editor early this year. With big shoes to fill, I jumped into the... A57370 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 15:21:14 GMT Rediscovering the Brilliance of Color Hailed a natural wonderland, Yellowstone National Park is a U.S. treasure. A plethora of geysers – hot springs, in particular – offer a visual feast for sightseers. Alas, the pools have... A57369 Fri, 24 Apr 2015 15:17:52 GMT Australian Military Tests Laser-Guided Missiles Laser-based missile guidance systems scored 10 out of 10 hits in recent testing aboard an Australian military helicopter, according to developer BAE Systems Inc. A photo illustration of an... A57347 Mon, 13 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT Camera-Based Monitoring of Vital Signs Improved Refined signal processing allows video cameras to monitor vital signs regardless of ambient lighting and the subject’s skin color. A new algorithm developed by researchers at Rice... A57326 Wed, 08 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT Ross Launches Free Optical Calculator App Ross Optical Industries Inc. has launched a free mobile version of its Optical Calculator, as well as a new online desktop version. The tool allows engineers and technicians to calculate to industry... A57319 Wed, 08 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT First Light Imaging Wins EC Grant to Develop IR Camera First Light Imaging SAS will use a grant from the European Commission to finalize development of an ultrafast, low-noise IR camera for use in astronomy, medical imagery, industry and defense. ... A57318 Wed, 08 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT Plasmonic Nanodiscs Boost 2-D Material’s Light Emission Augmenting molybdenum disulfide with plasmonic nanodiscs transforms the 2-D material into a promising light emitter. Researchers at Northwestern and Arizona State universities have found that a... A57315 Tue, 07 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT Lidar Chip Offers Mobile 3-D Scanning A tiny lidar device could turn mobile phones into powerful 3-D scanning devices. Based on a silicon chip less than a square millimeter in size, the nanophotonic coherent imager (NCI) provides... A57313 Mon, 06 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT Hyperspectral Imager Opens Options for Consumer, Medical and Industrial Uses The applications, advantages and impact of microsized HSI enable compact, high-end and even autonomous intelligent cameras. Hyperspectral imaging (HSI) has long been confined to laboratory use... A57308 Fri, 03 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT Breaking the Mold: Overcoming Manufacturing Challenges of Chalcogenide Glass Optics Fabricating optics using chalcogenides can be challenging because of these glasses’ special optical, mechanical and economical characteristics. Diamond-turned machining is a viable option for... A57309 Fri, 03 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT Super Vision in the Wink of an Eye It is, and has only ever been, an inquiring mind that leads to technological innovation. When scientists focus their attention on the “what ifs” in their investigative brains, it often... A57312 Fri, 03 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT Advances in Industrial Color Testing of Automotive Metallic Finishes The measurement and characterization of lightness fluctuations, their scaling properties and their potential causes could help design low-noise industrial painting processes and help engineer... A57311 Fri, 03 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT