Photonics.com: Photonics Spectra This is the syndication feed for photonics.com: Photonics Spectra. http://www.photonics.com/Splash.aspx?PID=5 Mon, 31 Aug 2015 04:52:49 GMT Wed, 29 Jul 2015 14:52:36 GMT 1800 Lightening Your Load Stop. Take a breath. You’re upset, and emotions are getting the best of you. You’ll probably regret sending that wild, crazed text message you just typed into your phone, but it needs to... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=57618 A57618 Wed, 29 Jul 2015 14:52:36 GMT How Safe Are Laser Shows? “Laser Safety Considerations for Industrial Environments,” by Laser Safety Solutions’ Ken Barat, published in the April 2015 issue of Industrial Photonics, notes that accessible... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=57617 A57617 Wed, 29 Jul 2015 14:26:59 GMT Cool Roof Material Eases Energy Demands The sun over Australia is notoriously brutal, with consistently high UV index levels. This demands air conditioners and fans, heightening most buildings’ power needs at a time when saving... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=57616 A57616 Wed, 29 Jul 2015 13:53:17 GMT Mergers, Acquisitions and More June 2014 through May 2015 The latter half of 2014 saw significant moves in the global economy, bringing in low interest rates, a decline in oil prices and a stronger dollar. By the same token,... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=57615 A57615 Wed, 29 Jul 2015 13:32:34 GMT Reader Polls As part of our annual List Issue, we survey readers about a variety of issues impacting the photonics industry. This year, many of you responded with thoughts about your work with light, technology... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=57614 A57614 Wed, 29 Jul 2015 13:25:55 GMT Ones to Watch Some of the best and brightest researchers are just starting to cut their teeth in the photonics industry. With goals of making a positive difference in the world, they’re working with... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=57613 A57613 Wed, 29 Jul 2015 13:09:51 GMT WASPS Poised to Bring Tunable Sources for Quantum Communications The European project Wavelength-tunable Advanced Single Photon Sources (WASPS) is developing a new generation of triggered single-photon sources that promise ambient-temperature operation for... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=57612 A57612 Wed, 29 Jul 2015 12:49:29 GMT For IR Imaging, Better SWaP Beckons The future promises better IR imager performance, thanks to technological advances. This is prompting a growing interest in IR imagers for use in UAVs and elsewhere. For military and... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=57610 A57610 Tue, 28 Jul 2015 16:26:23 GMT Lasers: Redefining the Premium Cinema Experience Demand for high-quality video display keeps growing, both from consumers and the creative industry looking to push moviemaking boundaries and maximize the cinematic experience. We’ve grown... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=57609 A57609 Tue, 28 Jul 2015 16:13:14 GMT LightSail Spacecraft Test Mission Ends With Fiery Reentry Following its 25-day cruise in low-Earth orbit, LightSail, an experimental solar sail propulsion system launched by The Planetary Society, expectedly fell from its orbit and broke apart in the... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=57608 A57608 Tue, 28 Jul 2015 15:40:55 GMT Learning Never Ends It is an exciting time in the world of light and light-based technologies, and some of the brightest young researchers are joining the photonics forces, bringing with them zeal and ambition. ... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=57607 A57607 Tue, 28 Jul 2015 15:22:47 GMT Cat Naps For All! More than 80 million cats currently reside in U.S. homes, with an estimated three cats for every dog on the planet. That’s a lot of fur. But more to the point, it’s also a lot of play... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=57542 A57542 Fri, 26 Jun 2015 14:47:35 GMT Century-Old Landmark Gets an Energy Boost It has been more than 125 years since the grander-than-life Eiffel Tower was first designed and constructed in Paris. It officially entered the 21st century in recent months, thanks to a project... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=57541 A57541 Fri, 26 Jun 2015 14:43:53 GMT Grab Your Shades — The Laser Market Has a Bright Future Growing demand for advanced technology in the defense and security, industrial, and medical markets is driving laser industry evolution. Encouraged by technological advancements, new and... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=57540 A57540 Fri, 26 Jun 2015 13:57:24 GMT Lasers for Lithography The interaction between light source and process places demands on laser performance and parameters in applications such as semiconductor photolithography, maskless lithography and 3-D printing. ... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=57539 A57539 Fri, 26 Jun 2015 13:26:34 GMT Simulation Software for Camera Selection It can be difficult to determine the best imaging system to meet various needs, as laboratory conditions and suitable image quality requirements are among numerous factors to consider. Simulation... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=57538 A57538 Fri, 26 Jun 2015 11:42:44 GMT Space-Based Optics Are Taking Off [Editor's online update: Exelis Inc. was acquired in June by Harris Corp.] Exciting times are on the horizon for space optics as the market evolves, customer needs change and the demand for... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=57537 A57537 Fri, 26 Jun 2015 11:27:10 GMT CCD Sensors Remain Competitive with Broadening Appeal CCDs continue to be the sensor of choice for applications such as astronomy and spectroscopy. With future investment, we can expect improvements in sensor architecture, resolution, pixel size and... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=57535 A57535 Fri, 26 Jun 2015 11:17:27 GMT The Future Has Never Looked So Bright “Star Wars” stormtroopers and spacecraft employed superior laser weaponry, offering a glimpse at a projected technological future. Theoretical situations are becoming reality now, as new... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=57533 A57533 Fri, 26 Jun 2015 10:34:57 GMT Holographic Microscopy, Machine Learning Software to ID Bacteria Pairing holographic microscopy with machine learning software could help hospitals and the food industry screen for bacterial infection in real time. A quantitative phase imaging unit (QPIU)... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=57473 A57473 Mon, 08 Jun 2015 11:39:31 GMT