Photonics.com This is the syndication feed for photonics.com. http://www.photonics.com/ Thu, 23 Oct 2014 05:20:43 GMT Wed, 22 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT 1800 Berthold Leibinger Foundation Names 2014 Prize Winners Dr. Alexander Oraevsky has received first prize in the 2014 Berthold Leibinger Innovations award program, presented by the Berthold Leibinger Stiftung Foundation. Oraevsky received the award... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56810 A56810 Wed, 22 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT Grant Award Furthers Study of SWIR Light for Detecting Cancer Detecting cancer as early as possible can be crucial to providing effective treatment. The continuing development of a new imaging method could do just that. A Rutgers University research... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56809 A56809 Wed, 22 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT Agar Scientific Names Technical Sales Manager Agar Scientific has appointed Paul Balas its new technical sales manager. Agar is a division of the Elektron Technology Group. Balas joins the company from Ronexprim SRL, where he served as... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56807 A56807 Wed, 22 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT EPIC Launches Venture and Finance Workgroup The European Photonics Industry Consortium has created a new workgroup dedicated to promoting venture and finance activities among its members. The new Venture and Finance Workgroup will... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56808 A56808 Wed, 22 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT Blue LED Controls New Diabetes Drug A new drug for Type 2 diabetes can be controlled with violet-blue light to more effectively release insulin from the pancreas. A team from Imperial College London and Ludwig Maximilian... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56798 A56798 Tue, 21 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT Light Gets a Year in the, Well, Spotlight In late 2013, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 2015 the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies, and entities around the world are finalizing plans to participate. The... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56806 A56806 Tue, 21 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT Hyperspectral Imaging Enables Industrial Applications Hyperspectral imaging systems supply classification and identification information, in addition to image information. This property makes them useful for numerous industrial and other applications,... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56804 A56804 Tue, 21 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT Lasers Guiding Us into More Intelligent Future When is a boundary actually reached? When is “small” so small that anything smaller is simply not possible? Today’s smartphones are a never-ending fountain of information: They... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56802 A56802 Tue, 21 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT Scan System Teaches Robots How to Take Aim A new scan system called intelliWELD combines flexible industrial robots with high-dynamic scanners, enabling complex on-the-fly welding operations without sacrificing speed or accuracy. ... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56799 A56799 Tue, 21 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT Semi-Custom Cameras: Simpler, More Affordable Than You Think Imagine you are a systems integrator and that your customer’s vision system works just fine. It performs as expected, and everyone’s happy. But in a marketplace where all players claim... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56803 A56803 Tue, 21 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT Short-Pulse Lasers Enable Transparent Materials Processing In several industries, an increasing need exists to cut, drill and mark glass, sapphire and diamond – materials that are difficult to machine using traditional mechanical methods due to their... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56800 A56800 Tue, 21 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT Shorter Wavelengths, Pulses Power Laser Manufacturing Recent laser advances are bringing benefits to manufacturing applications involving drilling, cutting and welding. More powerful diode lasers could, in the future, do more of these jobs directly,... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56805 A56805 Tue, 21 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT Vision Systems Simplify Automated Inspection Vision is not a new technology for production lines, as cameras have been used for automated inspection, robot guidance and sorting machines for many years. However, systems are becoming more... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56801 A56801 Tue, 21 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT QD Vision Wins Green Chemistry Challenge QD Vision Inc. has received the 2014 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award for its approach to quantum dot technology for energy-efficient commercial display and lighting products. ... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56797 A56797 Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT Laser Scanner Captures 3-D Info in Real Time A 3-D laser scanner based on the human eye can focus on key sections of an image, capturing it with correspondingly higher resolution. A team from the three institutes of the... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56796 A56796 Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT Raytheon Awarded Military Laser Production Contract The U.S. Navy has awarded a $49.5 million contract to Raytheon Company for production of new laser-guided Maverick missiles — AGM-65E2/L — as well as $5.4 million for additional units in... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56795 A56795 Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT Wang Named 2015 Britton Chance Award Winner Lihong Wang, an innovator in photoacoustic imaging, has been chosen to receive the 2015 Britton Chance Biomedical Optics Award. A researcher at Washington University in St. Louis, Wang is... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56793 A56793 Fri, 17 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT Trumpf Profits Climb 60% in 2014 Profits for industrial laser maker The Trumpf Group shot up 61.2 percent in fiscal 2014, thanks to increased sales and acquisitions. The company reported earnings before taxes of €248... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56794 A56794 Fri, 17 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT Magnetic Mirror Reflects Light in New Ways A new magnetic mirror uses non-metallic metamaterial properties to reflect IR light. Scientists at Sandia National Laboratories developed the magnetic mirror by placing nanoscale antennas at... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56792 A56792 Thu, 16 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT Intensity Increases With Loss in Microlaser Increasing energy loss in a laser system could actually enhance its energy, performance and efficiency. A team from Washington University in St. Louis has discovered a way to reverse, or... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56790 A56790 Thu, 16 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT