Photonics.com: Photonics Spectra This is the syndication feed for photonics.com: Photonics Spectra. http://www.photonics.com/Splash.aspx?PID=5 Tue, 03 Mar 2015 23:20:23 GMT Fri, 13 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT 1800 Asia-Pacific: Manufacturing the Future 3-D laser printing is becoming a catalyst for industrial development — and the Asia-Pacific region is taking full advantage. The world of laser-based 3-D printing is one of endless... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=57185 A57185 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT Stop and Smell The Spectrum When en route to a new destination, travelers are best served by focusing on the “now.” But that can be hard to do when one is moving amongst a flurry of ticket stubs, boarding time... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=57184 A57184 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT To a Bright Future I had the pleasure of attending Photonics West this month, along with a sizable cross section of the industry. The BiOS exhibition was humming, and the plenary event featuring talks by the three 2014... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=57183 A57183 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT LSCM and RelA for Quantifying Microwear: A Case Study Laser scanning confocal microscopy and relative area are effective tools for surface-roughness analysis of experimental Mistassini quartzite scrapers. Laser scanning confocal microscopy... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=57180 A57180 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT Multispectral Imaging Extends Vision Technology Capability Multispectral imaging takes the detection capability of machine vision beyond just color inspection. With wafer-level coating of multispectral filters, advanced multispectral cameras now can be... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=57179 A57179 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT ColorLock™ Filter Stacks Enable Better Wide-Angle Imaging New glass filters overcome considerable design challenges to transmit wide-angle incident light without shifting wavelengths, offering an innovative solution for a variety of applications in which... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=57178 A57178 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT Nanoimprint Lithography Enables Cost-Effective Photonics Production The ability to create wafer-scale stitching-error-free patterns of nanostructures on bowed and warped surfaces and even on topography, as well as direct patterning of 3-D structures, makes... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=57177 A57177 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT Laser Pulse Combo Sniffs Out Trace Toxic Gases A combination of IR laser pulses and terahertz radiation (T-ray) is giving scientists a nose-up on toxic gases. This technology can sniff out even trace amounts of harmful gases in the air... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=57181 A57181 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT Zecotek Receives Japanese Patent for Photomultiplier The Japan Patent Office has issued Singapore-based Zecotek Imaging Systems Pte. Ltd., a subsidiary of Zecotek Photonics Inc., a patent for its microchannel avalanche photodiode silicon... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=57186 A57186 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT Zecotek Settles Patent Lawsuit Against Philips, Saint-Gobain Zecotek Photonics Inc. has settled a patent lawsuit its imaging subsidiary brought against Philips and Saint-Gobain Corp. in 2012. The suit alleged Saint-Gobain’s lutetium fine silicate... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=57187 A57187 Fri, 13 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT Shanghai Investors Increase Stake in LightPath Technologies LightPath Technologies Inc. plans to use a $1.3 million investment to support new product development, sales and marketing of its IR products and the acquisition of new equipment. The... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=57126 A57126 Thu, 22 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT Elbit to Supply Laser Missile-Defense Systems to Asian Military Elbit Systems Ltd. said it will provide an Asian country’s military with laser missile-defense systems for Blackhawk helicopters. The company’s MUSIC directed IR countermeasures... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=57109 A57109 Tue, 20 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT Photonics Innovators 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