Photonics Spectra This is the syndication feed for Photonics Spectra. Mon, 26 Sep 2016 03:01:11 GMT Tue, 23 Aug 2016 08:22:05 GMT 1800 Measuring Up: From Aspheres to Education The first lenses shown to have aspheric surfaces were discovered in several Viking graves on the island of Gotland in Sweden. Known as the Visby lenses, the rock crystal lenses date to the 11th or... A61025 Tue, 23 Aug 2016 08:22:05 GMT Champion golfer, Renowned Stargazer It’s a rare event when the worlds of professional sports and optics converge. But that was the case last month when PGA golf pro Jimmy Walker fended off World No. 1 Jason Day in a... A60985 Tue, 09 Aug 2016 14:31:00 GMT Teddi C. Laurin Scholarship Established to Promote Industry Leadership The first recipient of the Teddi C. Laurin Scholarship is Kaitlyn Williams, a recent graduate of the University of Arizona’s Optical Engineering undergraduate program. She will continue her... A60976 Fri, 05 Aug 2016 13:31:54 GMT Community Colleges: Preparing the Future Photonics Workforce World-renowned astronomer Carl Sagan once said, “Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.” Community college photonics and optics programs are preparing students to find... A60973 Fri, 05 Aug 2016 11:47:17 GMT Community College Listing Baker College Photonics and Laser Technology Program Flint, Mich. The Photonics and Laser Technology... A60964 Thu, 04 Aug 2016 13:29:06 GMT The Long and the Short of It: Techniques for Measuring Aspheres The benefits of aspheric lenses are numerous: They allow for a reduction in spherical aberrations and are ideal for focusing or collimating light, as they can achieve a low ƒ-number. Aspheres... A60947 Mon, 01 Aug 2016 16:37:54 GMT For Compactness and Ruggedness, Linear Variable Filters Fit the Bill Spectroscopic optical applications have conventionally utilized dispersive elements such as diffraction gratings and, less commonly, prisms to separate light into its constituent wavelengths for... A60941 Fri, 29 Jul 2016 16:24:34 GMT Integrated photonics, infinite possibilities Disruptive technologies such as self-driving cars, optical computers and ultrafast telecommunication networks all require one thing to come to fruition: more complex integrated photonic circuits. For... A60940 Fri, 29 Jul 2016 13:03:09 GMT Terahertz QCL Demonstrates Record Power in CW Mode The output power of a terahertz quantum cascade laser (QCL) has been effectively doubled, producing record output power of up to 230 mW in CW mode, compared to the previous record of 138 mW. A... A60936 Thu, 28 Jul 2016 14:19:05 GMT For MEMS Displays, Projections of Success When it comes to microelectromechanical systems (MEMS)-based displays, what’s old is new — and now the only game in town. The old, and now only, technology involves projectors, which... A60933 Wed, 27 Jul 2016 17:18:48 GMT Spectroscopic 3D Survey Maps 1.2M Galaxies The largest-ever 3D map of distant galaxies has been constructed with measurements made by the Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey (BOSS) program of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey-III,... A60932 Wed, 27 Jul 2016 15:01:02 GMT Testing the Limits of Excimer Lasers: Annealing for Advanced Displays Low-temperature polycrystalline silicon (LTPS) is increasingly used as the thin-film transistor material on the glass backplanes of high-performance displays, particularly for smartphones. These thin... A60931 Wed, 27 Jul 2016 11:15:11 GMT Carbon-Nanotube Optics Designed for Space Telescopes A lightweight telescope that uses a carbon-nanotube mirror is being designed to fit easily inside a CubeSat, a NASA nanosatellite measuring four inches on one side. The telescope, which may be the... A60927 Tue, 26 Jul 2016 08:35:21 GMT Facebook Develops Photodetector Tech for Communications Novel photodetectors may enable more efficient deployment of free-space optical communication, increasing its scope of use and making light-based wireless communication a practical choice for... A60921 Fri, 22 Jul 2016 10:14:37 GMT Rofin Boosts Fiber Laser Production at Hamburg Factory Laser developer Rofin-Sinar Laser GmbH has expanded fiber laser production capabilities at its Hamburg factory. By adding an additional assembly line to its facility, Rofin says it’s... A60920 Fri, 22 Jul 2016 10:12:08 GMT Field Study Compares Portable Microscopes for Parasite Diagnosis Handheld, mobile phone-based microscopes could be used in developing countries after minimal training of community laboratory technicians to diagnose intestinal parasites quickly and accurately. ... A60913 Thu, 21 Jul 2016 12:45:53 GMT Very Large Telescope Reveals Low-Mass Bodies in Orion Nebula The HAWK-I IR instrument on the European Southern Observatory’s (ESO) Very Large Telescope (VLT) has been used to produce the deepest and most comprehensive view of the Orion Nebula to date.... A60909 Wed, 20 Jul 2016 09:46:37 GMT Smart LEDs Deliver Communication and Illumination Consumer-grade LED light bulbs can be enhanced with basic light-receiving electronics to enable the sensing of incoming signals from other light-emitting devices. The enhanced light bulbs are... A60893 Fri, 15 Jul 2016 10:47:15 GMT L-3 to Deliver EO/IR Systems to Military Customer L-3 Communications said its Wescam division has received multiple orders from General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. (GA-ASI) for its MXTM-15D electro-optical and infrared (EO/IR) designator... A60891 Fri, 15 Jul 2016 08:28:30 GMT Innovation in Surface Tracking Opens Doors to Raman Imaging Applications Scientists dream of being able to probe variations in the chemical composition and structure of materials without any form of sample preparation. Raman spectroscopy, a noncontact, nondestructive... A60888 Thu, 14 Jul 2016 09:24:27 GMT