This is the syndication feed for Tue, 31 Mar 2015 04:26:14 GMT Mon, 30 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT 1800 New Managing Director Named for Trumpf Canada Stefan Fickenscher has been named managing director of Trumpf Canada Inc. He succeeds Stefan Schreiber, who returns to Trumpf GmbH + Co. KG in Ditzingen, Germany, as head of central sales... A57292 Mon, 30 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Plasmonic Modulators Could Work as Submicron Switches Nanomechanical plasmonic phase modulators could be used as optical switches with footprints smaller than one square micron, potentially allowing densely packed photonic chips. Researchers at... A57293 Mon, 30 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT RMI Launches Custom Optomechanical Assembly Service Rocky Mountain Instrument Co. (RMI) has launched the Opto-Mech Program for design, manufacturing and testing of optomechanical assemblies. Complex prism assemblies used in day-night... A57291 Fri, 27 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Meadowlark Optics Acquires Spatial Light Modulator Product Line Meadowlark Optics Inc. has acquired the spatial light modulator (SLM) product line from Cambridge Research & Instrumentation Inc. of Woburn, Mass. The 1 × 128 and 1 ×... A57290 Fri, 27 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Canadian Military Helicopters to Carry Northrop Grumman IR Countermeasures Systems The Royal Canadian Air Force has chosen Northrop Grumman Corp. to provide IR missile protection on its fleet of CH-147F Chinook helicopters. The latest generation of the company’s... A57289 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Nanolaser Uses Atomically Thin Gain Medium With potential for on-chip optical communications applications, a tungsten-based nanoscale laser operates reliably on a tiny amount of electricity. Developed by researchers at Washington and... A57288 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Photronics Promotes Kirlin to CEO A new CEO will take over photomask manufacturer Photronics Inc. on May 4. Dr. Peter Kirlin, currently the company’s president, will succeed CEO Constantine “Deno”... A57287 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT A Grand Start From the International Year of Light 2015 (IYL2015) Opening Ceremonies in Paris in January to the Prism Awards in February in San Francisco, plus all the light-focused events taking place around the... A57286 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Data For The Masses Hindsight is 20/20. In February of 1995, Newsweek published an article titled “The Internet? Bah!” wherein the author deemed the hype surrounding an online future to be a large helping of... A57285 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Photonics Advances in the ‘Land of Ideas’ The Abbe refractometer. The stauroscope. The Easter Bunny, the modern tradition of Christmas trees, and the accordion. All of these originated in Germany, and each has made a significant... A57284 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Lasers, Optics Enhance Optogenetics Studies A guide to suitable light sources and fiber optic components for optogenetics research, with a specific emphasis on rodent behavior. The use of lasers and optics for optogenetics is only in... A57283 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Femtosecond Lasers Provide a Gentler Way to Micromachine From the unbreakably hard to the vulnerably soft – from glass, metals and ceramics to plastics and biological tissue – femtosecond lasers are being increasingly adopted for micromachining... A57282 Thu, 26 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT UK Machine Vision Group Selects New Leadership The U.K. Industrial Vision Association (UKIVA) has chosen a new leadership team and welcomed new committee members. Ian Alderton, sales director of Alrad Imaging, was recently elected... A57281 Wed, 25 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Pairing of Silicon, Perovskite Promising for Solar Efficiency A pairing of silicon and perovskite has the potential to achieve significantly higher solar energy conversion efficiencies than standard, single-junction silicon cells. A prototype tandem... A57279 Tue, 24 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Optogenetics Could Counteract Erectile Dysfunction A gene construct that reacts to blue light could offer a drug-free remedy for men with erectile dysfunction. Researchers at ETH Zurich’s Department of Biosystems in Basel have tested... A57275 Tue, 24 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Natcore, Eurotron Partner on HIT Solar Cells Natcore Technology Inc. has teamed up with Eurotron BV to produce next-generation photovoltaic modules. The company recently announced that it had produced an all-back-contact silicon... A57280 Tue, 24 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT OFS Joint Venture Opens Fiber Optic Cable Factory in Russia OFS Fitel LLC and SviazStroy-1 have opened a new optical fiber cable factory in central Russia. “With the extra capacity of the new factory, we can better serve the growing demands of... A57277 Tue, 24 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT LPKF Announces New Initiatives after Disappointing 2014 Closing the books on a disappointing 2014, LPKF Laser & Electronics AG has set its sights on new laser machining processes and new markets. Earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) fell... A57276 Tue, 24 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Squid Skin Inspires IR Camouflage Tape (with video) A protein derived from squid skin could be adapted into a kind of IR camouflage for soldiers. Researchers from the University of California, Irvine, have developed an adhesive film that,... A57278 Tue, 24 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Marines Award Elbit $73.4M Contract for Laser Rangefinders The U.S. Marine Corps has awarded Elbit Systems of America LLC a $73.4 million contract for laser rangefinder technology. The Common Laser Range Finder-Integrated Capability (CLRF-IC)... A57274 Mon, 23 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT