Photonics.com: Photonics Spectra This is the syndication feed for photonics.com: Photonics Spectra. http://www.photonics.com/Splash.aspx?PID=5 Fri, 25 Apr 2014 03:37:16 GMT Mon, 07 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT 1800 Problem-Based Learning Boosts Laser Safety Training Adding real experience to classroom education prepares laser users and safety officers for real-life situations. Laser safety training for users of Class 3B and Class 4 laser users has been... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56043 A56043 Mon, 07 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT 'Wheel Service' Relies on Imaging Technology Image-based bar-code reader helps NASCAR race teams feel more secure on their wheels. NASCAR teams go through a lot of wheels. A single team typically owns about 260 wheels, consisting of both... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56042 A56042 Mon, 07 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT The Better to See You With Advances in manufacturing and materials will help the military spot targets faster – and from farther away. For the military, the name of the game is to see first and farthest, which... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56041 A56041 Mon, 07 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT Market Growing for Laser-Based Machine Vision Technologies A panel of industry experts weighs in on recent and future advances in laser technologies for machine vision, and offers a look at the market. Laser-based machine vision can be a valuable tool... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56039 A56039 Mon, 07 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT Nanophotonics Underpins Some Groundbreaking Technologies Nanophotonics is now a major research theme in optical physics and engineering. Driven by the dream of untapped device functionality, nanophotonics studies the exciting science of the interaction of... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56037 A56037 Mon, 07 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT The devil wears … 3-D printed plastic? Bill Cunningham, longtime fashion photographer for The New York Times, defines fashion as “the armor to survive the reality of everyday life.” And that mighty armor can now be made out of... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56031 A56031 Fri, 04 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT Optics Suitcase travels to students Through its Optics Suitcase program, The Optical Society (OSA) Foundation in Washington is working to inspire a love of science and innovation among students. The program includes hands-on... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56030 A56030 Thu, 03 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT Lockheed laser could enhance weapons systems The successful demonstration of a 30-kW electric fiber laser is a step forward toward deployment of a mission-relevant laser weapons system for air, land and sea military platforms. Developed by... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56029 A56029 Thu, 03 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT Facing the Unexpected In following the news reporting of the protracted search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, I heard questions raised about the lack of cameras on both the inside and the outside of passenger planes... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56027 A56027 Thu, 03 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT New Approaches Improve Beam Expansion Afocal beam expansion systems based on the basic principles of Kepler and Galileo telescopes can be improved in terms of wavefront quality by using additional optical surfaces or aspherizing them... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=55925 A55925 Fri, 07 Mar 2014 00:00:00 GMT Goetz Instrument Support Awards Announced Innovative research projects based on spectroscopy and remote sensing have been recognized by the Alexander Goetz Instrument Support Program awards for 2014. The awards program, now in its... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=55872 A55872 Thu, 20 Feb 2014 00:00:00 GMT DTU Branches Out with New Laser Tech Company The Technical University of Denmark (DTU) has branched out with the formation of Norlase, a new company specializing in a unique class of visible lasers. The diode lasers are based on... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=55869 A55869 Wed, 19 Feb 2014 00:00:00 GMT MALS Detector Improves Polymer Research Wyatt Technology Corp. has discovered that quantitative branching topology information is crucial in the development of novel polymer-based materials and for understanding polymerization processes. ... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=55847 A55847 Fri, 14 Feb 2014 00:00:00 GMT Real-Time 3-D Replays Bring Fans Closer to Action Imaging technology is a real game changer for Dallas Cowboys fans and refs at AT&T Stadium. Figuring out which team came up with the football during a postfumble player pileup has gotten a... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=55845 A55845 Fri, 14 Feb 2014 00:00:00 GMT Covert IR Optical Taggants Enhance Identification Covert IR taggants represent a strong photonic tool in identifying key personnel and materials in both military and civilian applications. Covert infrared taggants are embedded markers that... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=55844 A55844 Fri, 14 Feb 2014 00:00:00 GMT Storex Tech Study Clears Optical Lithography Hurdle Storex Technologies Inc. has developed an optical lithography technique with a resolution of 1 nm half-pitch lines, clearing a major hurdle in this field. Many attempts have been made to... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=55835 A55835 Thu, 13 Feb 2014 00:00:00 GMT Better Lasers, Better Computing To take communications to the next level, laser technologies must improve in terms of cost, efficiency and robustness. Fortunately, those improvements are in the works. Whether traveling... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=55840 A55840 Thu, 13 Feb 2014 00:00:00 GMT How Fibers Really Work Basic knowledge of fiber optics is widespread – but often infected by certain misconceptions. The basics of fiber optics are seemingly quite simple. Guidance of light in a fiber core can... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=55843 A55843 Thu, 13 Feb 2014 00:00:00 GMT Trends in Microscopy: A Big Market, Focused on the Very Small The microscopy market is growing – set to exceed $5 billion by 2018 – even as microscopic targets get smaller and smaller. The microscopy market is trending upward – and the... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=55842 A55842 Thu, 13 Feb 2014 00:00:00 GMT Quantum Communications Finds Many Paths to Commercialization From quantum repeaters and single-photon detectors to space satellites, photonics promises to bring quantum encryption to the mainstream. Quantum communications has already been proved... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=55841 A55841 Thu, 13 Feb 2014 00:00:00 GMT