Photonics.com This is the syndication feed for photonics.com. http://www.photonics.com/ Wed, 23 Apr 2014 05:14:53 GMT Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT 1800 Electricity Changes Polymer’s Optical Properties A newly developed polymer is said to be the first of its kind to combine optical and electrical properties. This could mean new manufacturing possibilities for glass, polarization filters and sensors... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56107 A56107 Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT Carbon Spaser Could Zap Cancer Cells A carbon-based nanolaser could be used to zap cancer cells – or enable electronics small and flexible enough to be printed on clothing. Said to be the first of its kind, the spaser... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56106 A56106 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT Adaptive Optics Detect Early Diabetes Eye Damage Vision loss is a threat for millions of those suffering from diabetes. The earlier it can be detected, the sooner — and potentially more effectively — it can be treated. ... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56105 A56105 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT Mid-IR Lens Incorporates Waste Sulfur Thin, inexpensive plastic lenses for IR imaging devices can be manufactured from waste sulfur generated by refining fossil fuels. The plastic is transparent to wavelengths from 3 to 5... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56104 A56104 Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT Long-Range 3-D Lidar May Enhance Military Operations Advancement of 3-D imaging and lidar technologies could spell significant enhancement for target identification, tracking and surveillance, namely in military operations. A team at Selex ES... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56100 A56100 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT Optical Society Names New Executive Editor Dr. Alison Taylor has joined The Optical Society (OSA) as executive editor. She will manage the organization’s journals, including the new Optica, the Journal of the Optical Society of... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56103 A56103 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT Two-Stage Laser Could Make Rain, Lightning Weather is beyond human control — or is it? A team from the University of Central Florida (UCF) College of Optics & Photonics and the University of Arizona are developing a... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56102 A56102 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT Flir, ING to Create Aerial IR Inspection Methods Flir Systems Canada is partnering with ING Robotic Aviation to develop robotic aircraft and new techniques for infrared inspections. The new technology will allow for aerial industrial... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56099 A56099 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT Panels Redirect Sunlight into Shadowy Urban Areas Corrugated, translucent panels mounted on rooftops could be used to bend sunlight into places it normally doesn't reach. Amr Safwat, a professor of electronics and communications engineering... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56098 A56098 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT Technique Allows Whole-Brain Imaging with Single-Cell Resolution Understanding the relationship between cellular phenomena and activity at the organism level has been difficult, particularly where the brain is concerned. Whole-brain imaging at single-cell... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56097 A56097 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT Hyperspectral Analysis Distinguishes Cells Hyperspectral imaging (HSI) may soon expand its portfolio beyond mineralogy and food safety testing. Human embryonic stem cells can be analyzed using the new HSI-based technique. Images... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56096 A56096 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT American Laser Society Names New President The American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery has named Dr. Juanita J. Anders its new president. Under her leadership over the next year, the organization says it plans to increase... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56095 A56095 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT Laser Process Allows Precision Design of Nanospheres A laser-based technique for creating light-scattering silicon nanospheres could have applications in medicine and sensor technology. Molten silicon forms nanoparticles which, due to... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56094 A56094 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT Lasers Produce Bio-Inspired Surface Functions Lasers can interact with matter in a variety of ways. Depending on the wavelength, the energy of the laser beam and a whole set of other parameters, such as pulse duration or repetition rate, laser... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56093 A56093 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT Exciton Movement Observed Directly For decades, scientists’ understanding of excitons has been theoretical at best. However, a recent breakthrough has changed the game. A team from MIT and the City College of New York... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56092 A56092 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT Ghent University Offers Silicon Photonics Summer School Silicon photonics is an increasingly important area of research and technology, making ongoing education crucial for those in the industry. A Silicon Photonics Summer School will bring... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56091 A56091 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT Fast Short-Pulse Lasers Enhance Surface Cleaning, Aluminum Welding Preparation It is well-known within the laser community that the same technologies used for surface ablation and engraving can be applied for surface cleaning and coating removal of various types. However, the... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56090 A56090 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT THz Technologies Offer Varied Options for Industry Terahertz technologies – which use the band between 30 µm and 3 mm – are bulky and expensive systems, used mainly in R&D and lab applications, especially astrophysics. But great... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56089 A56089 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT Metasurface Lens Could Transform Antennas Traditional antennas could be in for a makeover following a discovery in broadband optics. Researchers from Southeast University have developed an artificial surface lens that can bend and... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56088 A56088 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT High-Speed Optics Enable Inline Strip Product Inspections A new optical inspection system examines strip products like wire, pipe and rail much faster than any human ever could. The Wire-AOI wire inspection system uses four cameras collectively... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56087 A56087 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT