Photonics.com: Photonics Spectra This is the syndication feed for photonics.com: Photonics Spectra. http://www.photonics.com/Splash.aspx?PID=5 Wed, 01 Apr 2015 06:37:56 GMT Sun, 01 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT 1800 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 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 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 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 Lens Arrays Could Enable Rooftop Solar Concentrators Tiny solar cells sandwiched between lens arrays could bring the promise of concentrator photovoltaics (CPVs) down to a consumer scale. “Current CPV systems are the size of billboards... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=57174 A57174 Fri, 06 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT