Photonics.com: Photonics Spectra This is the syndication feed for photonics.com: Photonics Spectra. http://www.photonics.com/Splash.aspx?PID=5 Tue, 21 Apr 2015 10:42:59 GMT Fri, 03 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT 1800 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... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=57312 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... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=57311 A57311 Fri, 03 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT Scintillator Detectors with Integrated Nanophotonics for Medical Imaging Combining the principles of integrated nanophotonics with traditional scintillator materials will greatly improve the development of radiation detection. Strong evidence exists that integrated... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=57310 A57310 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... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=57309 A57309 Fri, 03 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT Consumers and Cost Are Driving Infrared Imagers into New Markets Once the exclusive domain of the military, infrared imagers are now taking commercial applications by storm, thanks to lower prices and better technology. In fact, it seems the only limit to this... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=57307 A57307 Fri, 03 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT Nanoparticles: Probing the Plasma Threshold Laser-induced plasma generation in nanoparticles has potential application in fields as diverse as medicine and materials processing. To fully harness this tool, it is important to understand how... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=57306 A57306 Fri, 03 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT Night Baseball: Made Possible by Light The nerve-racking snake draft is over, and everyone is on deck and ready for major league baseball’s first pitch on April 5. Being a rookie in a fantasy baseball league has made me contemplate... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=57305 A57305 Fri, 03 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... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=57308 A57308 Fri, 03 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT Increased NCA Height Reveals New Lattice Plasmon Mode A better understanding of the unique optical properties of core-shell nanostructures could impact the development of next-generation optical sensing and detection devices, as well as low-threshold... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=57301 A57301 Thu, 02 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT Light-Based Technology Aids Insect Control Insects wreak havoc on communities with their spread of viruses and airborne diseases. They damage and even kill crops. And let’s face it: They’re just plain annoying. There has... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=57302 A57302 Thu, 02 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT Lasers and Machine Vision Improve Pharma Manufacturing Through pill marking, quality assurance and more, laser-based manufacturing processes and machine vision make medications safer for consumers and more profitable for pharmaceutical companies. ... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=57247 A57247 Sun, 01 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Prism Awards Recognize Best of the Best Nine innovations from across the globe took center stage last month at Prism Award ceremonies at SPIE Photonics West in San Francisco. From mini-spectrometers, smartphone plug-ins and fiber lasers to... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=57256 A57256 Sun, 01 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Remembering a Giant Dr. Charles Hard Townes died Jan. 27 at age 99, and in the weeks since, he has been remembered for his many contributions to physics, to the birth of the laser and for pioneering its use in... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=57241 A57241 Sun, 01 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT LED-Based Sun-Simulator Design: Technical and Commercial Considerations A discussion of the limitations of traditional sun-simulator technologies and the advantages offered by LED systems, with a review of LED-based system design characteristics and cost benefits. ... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=57253 A57253 Sun, 01 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Peering into the Nanoworld with Optical Microscopy From brain mapping to breaking the laws of physics, optical microscopy has made huge leaps forward in recent years. But as new dimensions open up, it’s clear the real work has only just... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=57251 A57251 Sun, 01 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Bursting into sight 3-D movies are cumbersome spectacles. While it’s fun to see our entertainment reaching out to us from the big screen, we are obligated to wear large plastic glasses that, as much as they might... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=57245 A57245 Sun, 01 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Spectroscopy: Going Small to Get the Whole Picture Advances based on mobile technology are poised to revolutionize spectrometers. As spectrometers shrink in cost, size and power consumption, their applications grow. Proof can be found in... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=57249 A57249 Sun, 01 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Lasers Go To The Movies Laser technology is poised to bring back the magic to 3-D cinema – and bring audiences back to theaters in droves. Just five short years ago, the world was hypnotized by the release of... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=57248 A57248 Sun, 01 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Electro-Optical Modulators Empower Lasers for Science Applications Scientific fields such as atomic physics, chemistry, biology and even astronomy are inspired by the use of lasers and ultimately will benefit from the addition of electro-optical modulators. ... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=57250 A57250 Sun, 01 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT CyberOptics Looks to Break Even in 2015 Optical metrology firm CyberOptics Corp. said it expects sales growth of at least 10 percent and a break-even operating result in the year ahead after introducing new products and cutting losses in... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=57196 A57196 Thu, 19 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT