Photonics.com This is the syndication feed for photonics.com. http://www.photonics.com/ Tue, 02 Sep 2014 12:40:47 GMT Tue, 02 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMT 1800 Optogenetics Swaps Memory Emotions It may be possible to change negative memories into positive ones, and vice versa, using optogenetics techniques. A team at the Riken-MIT Center for Neural Circuit Genetics looked at how... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56617 A56617 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMT Colorless Solar Window has 1% Efficiency A team at Michigan State University has realized an untinted solar window that absorbs and generates electricity from the near-infrared wavelengths of sunlight. Previous transparent... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56616 A56616 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMT North American Machine Vision Sales Grow Machine vision sales in North America increased 11 percent to $1.04 billion in the first half of 2014, according to the trade group AIA. Component sales grew 28 percent to $155 million, and... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56615 A56615 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMT Fibercore Acquires Fibertronix Fibercore has acquired Fibertronix of Hudiksvall, Sweden, for an undisclosed sum. Fibertronix produces specialty fiber and hermetic carbon and high-temperature polyimide coatings for harsh... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56614 A56614 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMT Raman Whispering Gallery Detects Nanoparticles A Raman microlaser sensor can detect and count individual particles — including viruses — as small as 10 nm. Researchers led by Dr. Lan Yang of Washington University achieved... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56610 A56610 Mon, 01 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMT ‘Butterfly Molecule’ System Could Bring New Sensors, More A molecular system could convert photon energy directly to mechanical motions, emit white light and even take your temperature. The system, developed by Florida State University researchers,... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56612 A56612 Fri, 29 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT Quantum Imaging Method Doesn’t Need Light to Touch Object A new quantum imaging technique can acquire an image of an object without ever detecting the light used to illuminate it. Typically, to obtain an image of an object it must be illuminated... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56613 A56613 Fri, 29 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT Spectroscopy Measures Nanoscale Material Strain A new spectroscopy technique could lead to microelectronics that perform better under stress and heat. A team from Purdue University developed the technique, called nanomechanical Raman... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56611 A56611 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT Doppler OCT Measures Cocaine’s Impact on Brain A variant of optical coherence tomography has provided the first images of blood flow disruption in the brain caused by cocaine use. In a study involving mice repeatedly injected with... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56609 A56609 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT Laser Pulses (Briefly) Turn Glass into Metal Subjected to ultrafast laser pulses, quartz glass can take on metallic properties, turning briefly from electrical insulator to conductor. A team at the Vienna University of Technology had... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56608 A56608 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT Microsphere Exhibits Chip-Scale Lasing Combining nanoplasmonic devices and optical microresonators can produce laser-like light emission, potentially paving the way for power-on-a-chip applications. “We have made optical... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56606 A56606 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT New Chief of Operations Joins Gooch & Housego Alex Warnock has been named chief operating officer at optical components firm Gooch & Housego plc. Warnock previously held multiple senior positions at Optos plc, DePuy iOrthopaedics,... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56607 A56607 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT Ground-Based Optics to Track Space Debris A new facility will use electro-optics and radar to provide an enhanced view of debris orbiting the Earth. Lockheed Martin Space Systems, in collaboration with Electro Optic Systems pty... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56605 A56605 Tue, 26 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT Biomimetic Photodetector Distinguishes Color A new photodetector mimics living organisms’ ability to sense colors, enhancing color filtering and selectivity. The biomimetic color photodetector, developed at Rice... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56604 A56604 Tue, 26 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT Synopsys Names Optical Design Contest Winners Xinda Hu of the University of Arizona, and University of Rochester students Anthony Vella, Aaron Bauer and Nicolas Brown are the winners of Synopsis Inc.’s Robert S. Hilbert Memorial Optical... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56603 A56603 Tue, 26 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT Hydrogen Produced Using Photosynthetic Blueprint Researchers have artificially replicated steps of photosynthesis to produce hydrogen as a zero-carbon replacement for petroleum products. A team from Australian National University modified... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56602 A56602 Tue, 26 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT Forecast: Worldwide Solar Capacity to Reach 66 GW by 2019 The global solar power industry will grow to a capacity of 65.6 gigawatt-peak (GWp) by 2019, with China at the forefront, the market analysis firm Lux Research predicts. Worldwide solar... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56601 A56601 Tue, 26 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT Optogenetics Heightens Whisker Sensitivity in Mice Researchers have heightened the sensitivity of mouse whiskers by using optogenetics to create gamma waves in the brain. A team from Brown University used pulses of blue light to manipulate... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56599 A56599 Mon, 25 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT Quantum Cascade Laser Tests Blood Sugar A new laser system could eliminate the need for conventional finger-prick tests for diabetics. A team from Princeton University has developed the new technique, which measures blood sugar by... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56600 A56600 Mon, 25 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT Inrad Receives Order for Tank Optics Inrad Optics has received a $585,553 order for metal optical mirrors from the U.S. Army. Inrad will provide single-axis mirrors for electro-optic fire-control systems that give M1A1 tanks... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56598 A56598 Mon, 25 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT