This is the syndication feed for Thu, 30 Oct 2014 19:36:31 GMT Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT 1800 Solar Cell Fabrication Technique Uses Impure Silicon Less-expensive raw materials in lower quantities could mean fewer production steps in manufacturing solar panels — and potentially lower energy consumption. A team from the Norwegian... A56835 Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT Earnings Soar at Newport Newport Corp. reported third-quarter profits of $9.5 million, a dramatic increase from $437,000 in the third quarter of 2013. Sales climbed 5.2 percent to $146.3 million, with increases in... A56833 Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT Laser Tractor Beam Operates on Centimeter Scale A new laser tractor beam has the ability to attract and repel millimeter-scale objects over longer distances than previously possible. “Demonstration of a large-scale laser beam like... A56832 Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT Leica Mapping Drones to Carry Headwall Hyperspectral Imagers Headwall Photonics’ hyperspectral imaging sensors will be integrated into Leica Geosystems’ drone mapping systems under a new agreement between the two companies. Hyperspectral... A56834 Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT Radiant Zemax Sells Optical Design Software Business Radiant Zemax has sold its Zemax optical design software business unit to Arlington Capital Partners. The sale price was not disclosed. Vice President Dr. Mark Nicholson has been named CEO... A56831 Wed, 29 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT Laser Scanners Play Role in Profit Leap at Faro Citing strong growth of laser scanner sales and the introduction of a new laser probe, 3-D measurement firm Faro Technologies Inc. reported a 122.6 percent increase in earnings in the third quarter.... A56829 Wed, 29 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT Laser Ablation Could Boost Jet, Rocket Fuel Efficiency A new approach to the concept of laser propulsion could launch satellites into orbit and push aircraft past Mach 10 with enhanced fuel efficiency. By ablating solid fuel inside a jet nozzle,... A56830 Wed, 29 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT Nanoconstructs Aid Ovarian Cancer Targeting Newly developed nanostructures have proven to be effective vehicles for laser imaging and ablation of ovarian cancer cells. A team from the University of California, Riverside, and the... A56823 Tue, 28 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT ‘Astro-Comb’ Rediscovers Venus to Find Exoplanets Examining Venus’ influence on the solar spectrum could help astronomers discover Earth-like planets orbiting distant stars. A team from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics... A56828 Tue, 28 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT Algae Carbon Flow Controlled by Changing Light Colors Blue and red light-sensing photoreceptors can be used to control the carbon flow in diatoms, a major group of algae that generates about one-fourth of the Earth’s oxygen and perform around a... A56827 Tue, 28 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT Overseas Sales Grow IPG Earnings Fiber laser firm IPG Photonics Corp. reported increased earnings in the third quarter, with revenue increases across all its product lines in Europe and China. Net income was $55.2 million,... A56826 Tue, 28 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT Strong Photonics Sales Can’t Counteract Intevac 3Q Loss Despite strong sales figures from its photonics segment, Intevac Inc. reported a net loss of $3.8 million in the third quarter. As hard-drive revenues flagged, photonics revenues were $11.4... A56825 Tue, 28 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT Daylight Solutions, Thorlabs Partner on QCL Projects Daylight Solutions Inc. and Thorlabs will work together to develop quantum cascade lasers (QCLs) for defense and security applications. Meanwhile, Thorlabs recently acquired Corning... A56824 Tue, 28 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT LME Summit Offers In-Depth Look at Laser Industry The fourth annual Lasers for Manufacturing Event and Summit (LME), presented by the Laser Institute of America in September, offered laser experts and representatives of the industry a forum in which... A56822 Mon, 27 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT JML Optical Acquires Harold Johnson Labs JML Optical Industries has acquired Harold Johnson Optical Laboratories Inc. (HJOL). HJOL, of Gardena, Calif., manufactures custom optics in prototype and production-volume quantities,... A56821 Mon, 27 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT CyberOptics Continues to Whittle Down Losses Sensors firm CyberOptics Corp. decreased its net loss in the third quarter thanks in part to the acquisition of a 3-D metrology firm. Net loss totaled $448,000, compared to $774,000 in the... A56820 Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT OSA Elects 2015 Vice President Professor Dr. Eric Mazur of Harvard University has been named the 2015 vice president of The Optical Society (OSA). Mazur’s appointment to this position enlists him into future roles... A56819 Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT Video Captures Laser Pulses at ‘1 Billion FPS’ Hollywood laser blasts give off bright colors and are easy to track with the eye. In real life, laser pulses flash by faster than the eye — or even the fastest camera — can follow. ... A56816 Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT JAI Names New VP of Worldwide ITS Sales Camera maker JAI Group has named Kyle Kisiel its new vice president of global intelligent traffic systems (ITS) and U.S. sales. Kisiel will be responsible for sales of specialized cameras... A56818 Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT NeoPhotonics to Buy Emcore’s Tunable Laser, Transceiver Product Lines NeoPhotonics will purchase Emcore Corp.’s tunable laser and transceiver product lines for $17.5 million. The deal is expected to be finalized by January, and includes the... A56817 Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT