Photonics.com: Photonics Spectra This is the syndication feed for photonics.com: Photonics Spectra. http://www.photonics.com/Splash.aspx?PID=5 Sun, 21 Dec 2014 01:55:47 GMT Mon, 08 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT 1800 Automated Fiber Aligners Improve Packaging Computer-controlled fiber alignment engines help process engineers achieve higher throughput in photonics packaging applications. Fiber alignment used to be a tedious manual task, back before... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56966 A56966 Mon, 08 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT OPO-Based Photoacoustic Spectroscopy Speeds Up Gas Analysis High mid-IR output power from an optical parametric oscillator teams up with novel cantilever-enhanced photoacoustic measurement technology to offer extreme sensitivity and selectivity in industrial... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56962 A56962 Mon, 08 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT Celebrating Light As happens around this time, we find ourselves on the threshold of a new year – and what a year it will be for the photonics industry! The International Year of Light kicks off in January with... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56967 A56967 Mon, 08 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT Active Alignment Techniques Improve Lens Centering An optimized active optical alignment process enables accurate, cost-effective production of precision lens assemblies. An optomechanical engineer faces many challenges when assigning... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56965 A56965 Mon, 08 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT Mounting Precision Enhances Laser Performance Optical mounts literally form the skeleton of virtually all laser systems. The development of mounts with greater stability and wavefront fidelity is key to the creation of higher-performance... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56964 A56964 Mon, 08 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT Optical Delay Lines: Key to Time-Resolved Measurements To obtain an accurate means of creating reliable delays in any time-resolved spectroscopy or dynamic experiment, several factors about the delay line stage must be considered to reduce or eliminate... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56963 A56963 Mon, 08 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT Mirror, mirror on the wall … When you go window shopping, you need to bring your imagination. You’re not really interested in buying that expensive outfit on the mannequin, nor are you invested enough to go to a dressing... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56961 A56961 Fri, 05 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT Winner selected for Norman Edmund Inspiration Award Edmund Optics announced that Shahid Haider has received the 2014 Norman Edmund Inspiration Award for his work in developing a handheld imager that eases diabetes monitoring in children. The system... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56959 A56959 Fri, 05 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT Amazing Space October skies were rich with astronomical events – we saw a harvest moon, a partial solar eclipse and the Orionid meteor shower, to name a few – and jaw-dropping images were captured by... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56867 A56867 Thu, 06 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT Breaking Ground Now: Next-Gen Giant Telescopes A new generation of larger, faster and more far-reaching telescopes is poised to revolutionize our understanding of the universe. The largest telescope on Earth is currently the Gran... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56858 A56858 Wed, 05 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT MWIR for Remote Sniffing and Locating of Gases A mid-wave infrared camera visualizes methane gas leaking from a drilling platform. Methane is a greenhouse gas that is significantly more damaging than carbon dioxide. When it leaks... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56861 A56861 Wed, 05 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT Understanding Passively Q-Switched Solid-State Lasers The operation of Q-switched lasers can be quantitatively understood – with huge benefits for laser design. In the September issue, we covered the operation and design of actively Q-switched... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56862 A56862 Wed, 05 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT PMD Camera Enhances 3-D Imaging A CMOS-architecture imaging array where each pixel is a photonic mixer device overcomes challenges in 3-D image capture. Gauging the distance, size and shape of an object is of paramount and... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56859 A56859 Wed, 05 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT LED, Microscopy Pioneers Earn Nobels In Physics, Chemistry Photonics enjoyed a brighter global spotlight than usual last month, as both the physics and chemistry Nobel prizes were awarded to recognize significant advances in light-based technologies: blue... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56855 A56855 Wed, 05 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT 3 Questions Interview JDSU of Milpitas, Calif., recently won The Optical Society’s second annual Enabled by Optics competition for the company’s laser light source for 3-D sensing technologies. For... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56854 A56854 Wed, 05 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT 'Internet of Lights' Meets Industrial Internet of Things A network of LED lights can be controlled with new levels of ease and precision using commercially available intelligent lighting modules and control networking solutions. The initial promise... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56860 A56860 Wed, 05 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT Microbolometers Move Thermal Imaging into Next-Gen Commercial Uses Technology advances and improved manufacturing of uncooled thermal detectors are fueling this application expansion. First developed for military applications in the 1950s, thermal imaging... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56863 A56863 Wed, 05 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT Spectroscopy, Cameras to Help Explore the Red Planet When author H.G. Wells wrote his two-volume The Outline of History in 1920, his eyes turned upward, once again, toward space. “Life,” he wrote, “for ever dying to be born afresh,... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56865 A56865 Wed, 05 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT Finisar reports revenue growth, predicts slowdown Fiber optics firm Finisar Corp. of Sunnyvale, Calif., reported its eighth consecutive quarter of revenue growth, but said clients’ ordering practices could bring the streak to an end. ... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56856 A56856 Wed, 05 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT Photronics Earnings Lower in Third Quarter Photomask firm Photronics Inc. of Brookfield, Conn., reported earnings of $4.2 million in the third quarter of its fiscal year, which ended Aug. 3. The result represented a 28 percent... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56857 A56857 Wed, 05 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT