Photonics.com This is the syndication feed for photonics.com. http://www.photonics.com/ Tue, 05 May 2015 18:28:32 GMT Tue, 05 May 2015 15:49:26 GMT 1800 DNA, Silver Used to Create Fluorescent Arrays A research team at the University of California, Santa Barbara, has discovered how to create a programmed, tunable fluorescent array by cradling silver nanoclusters inside synthetic DNA. Led... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=57406 A57406 Tue, 05 May 2015 15:49:26 GMT Algorithm Makes Panoramas from Unstructured Camera Arrays Even nonprofessionals may someday be able to create high-quality video panoramas using multiple cameras with the help of a new algorithm. The method smooths out blurring, ghosting and other... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=57405 A57405 Tue, 05 May 2015 14:54:33 GMT SPIE Calls for Community Input on Proposed ITAR Changes SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, is calling on members to make their voices heard as the U.S. government weighs new export regulations. The Commerce Department today... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=57404 A57404 Tue, 05 May 2015 13:43:37 GMT Collaboration to Develop QCL Threat Detection Systems with €3.35M EC Grant A group of European companies and researchers, including laser experts and law enforcement agencies, will collaborate on a €3.35 million European Commission-funded project to develop photonic... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=57403 A57403 Tue, 05 May 2015 13:18:00 GMT Expanding into Australian Market, AFL Acquires AFC Group AFL Telecommunications LLC has acquired the AFC Group Pty Ltd., a manufacturer, designer and integrator of fiber optic and copper communication solutions with operations in Australia, New Zealand and... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=57402 A57402 Mon, 04 May 2015 16:11:29 GMT Chinese Consortium to Acquire OmniVision for $1.9B A group of Chinese privateequity firms is planning to acquire OmniVision Technologies Inc. for approximately $1.9 billion. The prospective buyers are Hua Capital Management Co. Ltd., CITIC... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=57401 A57401 Mon, 04 May 2015 15:57:10 GMT Meprolight, Rolta to Develop Imaging Optronics for Indian Defense Forces Meprolight Ltd. is seeking to establish a joint venture with Indian defense contractor Rolta India Ltd. of Mumbai, India, to develop optronic devices based on image intensifier and thermal imaging... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=57400 A57400 Mon, 04 May 2015 15:40:21 GMT ODT Enhances Optical Tweezer Capabilities, Holographic Bioimaging A new optical diffraction tomography (ODT) technique can measure the positions of optically trapped particles in three dimensions at high speed. The method provides a more streamlined and... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=57394 A57394 Mon, 04 May 2015 10:09:14 GMT Lidar Firm Rechristened Teledyne Optech after Acquisition Teledyne Technologies Inc. has taken full ownership of Optech Inc., a Canadian manufacturer of laser-based survey and digital imaging instrumentation. Terms of the transaction, which was... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=57392 A57392 Thu, 30 Apr 2015 09:53:05 GMT Low-Energy Lasers Produce Microplasmas for Spectroscopy Microplasma summoned out of thin air by low-energy laser pulses can be used as a source of broadband terahertz radiation for spectroscopy. Terahertz imaging needs only a narrow range of... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=57391 A57391 Tue, 28 Apr 2015 16:51:10 GMT Sharper 3-D Laser Scanner Impervious to Ambient Light Refining principles of 3-D sensing for video games, researchers at Northwestern University have developed a 3-D laser scanner that produces detailed moving images even in the presence of bright... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=57390 A57390 Tue, 28 Apr 2015 15:53:37 GMT Optical Processor to Boost Speed, Reduce Energy Demands of Genome Research A prototype optical processor with a scalable, lensless design can crunch data faster than existing computers, according to its developer, Optalysys Ltd. With a processing speed equivalent... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=57389 A57389 Tue, 28 Apr 2015 15:10:53 GMT Expansion Doubles Diamond-Growing Capacity at Scio Scio Diamond Technology Corp. is expected to complete an expansion in May that will more than double its capacity to create diamonds for optical and other applications. The company is... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=57388 A57388 Tue, 28 Apr 2015 14:28:00 GMT Kopin Receives Orders Worth $1.8M for Fighter Jet HMDs Kopin Corp. Inc. has received follow-on production orders worth $1.8 million from Rockwell Collins Inc. for high-brightness LCD SXGA displays for helmet-mounted display (HMDs) worn by F-35... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=57387 A57387 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 15:00:10 GMT Schlüter to Head Business Development at Laser 2000 Dr. Ing. Holger Schlüter has been named head of business development for kilowatt lasers at Laser 2000 GmbH. Active in the field since 1993, Schlüter holds several patents in the... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=57386 A57386 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 13:23:05 GMT Huennekens Named Board Chairman at EndoChoice Scott Huennekens has been elevated to the position of chairman of the board at endoscope manufacturer EndoChoice Inc. Jim Balkcom, who had been chairman since 2009, will remain on the board... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=57385 A57385 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 13:03:28 GMT Richards-Kortum Elected to Academy of Arts and Sciences Rebecca Richards-Kortum, a bioengineering professor at Rice University who uses optics to help fight disease, has been elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.   A member... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=57384 A57384 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 12:46:41 GMT PI Names Matt Reck Product Line Manager for Air-Bearing Positioning Stages Matt Reck has been named product line manager for air-bearing precision positioning stages at PI (Physik Instrumente) LP. Reck has worked for a number of motion control companies including... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=57383 A57383 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 12:34:24 GMT Attosecond Laser Facility Awards €1.4M in Secondary-Source Contracts Leaders of the Extreme Light Infrastructure Attosecond Light Pulse Source (ELI-ALPS) facility planned for the city of Szeged recently signed contracts totaling €1.4 million for development of... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=57382 A57382 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 12:21:37 GMT Strengthen Ground-Based Optical, IR Astronomy, Says National Research Council The National Research Council has called for improvements in observation, instrumentation and data management capabilities, as well as coordination among federal and private partners, to better... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=57381 A57381 Mon, 27 Apr 2015 11:22:43 GMT