Photonics.com This is the syndication feed for photonics.com. http://www.photonics.com/ Thu, 03 Sep 2015 02:55:30 GMT Wed, 02 Sep 2015 10:48:29 GMT 1800 Michael Lebby Joins Lightwave Logic Board of Directors Lightwave Logic Inc. has appointed Dr. Michael Lebby to its board of directors to oversee photonic device development as a member of the operations committee. Lebby is an inventor in the field... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=57691 A57691 Wed, 02 Sep 2015 10:48:29 GMT Plessey Granted £6.7M to Expand LED Factory Plessey Semiconductors Ltd. has received a grant for £6.7 million (about $10.2 million) from England's Regional Growth Fund (RGF) for the expansion of its LED manufacturing facility. GaN... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=57690 A57690 Wed, 02 Sep 2015 10:03:56 GMT Feedback Provides Better Optogenetics Control Feedback control could give optogenetics the specificity it needs to fight neurological disorders like epilepsy, chronic pain and depression. Neural stimulation systems based on electrical... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=57684 A57684 Tue, 01 Sep 2015 13:20:53 GMT Northrop Grumman Wins $50M in US Military Contracts for IR Countermeasures The U.S. military has awarded Northrop Grumman Corp. more than $50 million in contracts for laser systems to defend aircraft. A $35.4 million award from the Army will support development of... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=57679 A57679 Tue, 01 Sep 2015 12:40:16 GMT Marines Use Augmented Reality in Live-Fire Testing For the first time, U.S. Marine Corps officer candidates recently used augmented reality technology during live-fire training exercises. The Augmented Immersive Team Trainer (AITT) systems... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=57678 A57678 Tue, 01 Sep 2015 12:08:45 GMT LPKF Promotes Two to Lead Interconnects Division, PCB Prototyping LPKF Laser & Electronics AG has named Malte Fengler strategic product manager for molded interconnect device technology, taking the reins from Stephan Krause, who will become sales director for... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=57677 A57677 Tue, 01 Sep 2015 10:30:13 GMT Individual Photons Squeezed by QDs Quantum dots (QDs) can provide the control necessary to "squeeze" individual photons — a feat previously considered impossible to observe. Squeezing is quantum phenomenon that produces an... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=57676 A57676 Mon, 31 Aug 2015 12:46:19 GMT Laser Diode Micro-Optics Enhance Cutting Although a high-power diode laser operates at a relatively modest brilliance, optimized micro-optics make it well-suited for the rapid and precise cutting of 6-mm-thick stainless steel. That's... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=57675 A57675 Mon, 31 Aug 2015 10:20:05 GMT International Year of Light Comes to Washington Sept. 12 The nation's capital will host two events Sept. 12 celebrating the International Year of Light, a global initiative declared by the United Nations to raise awareness of optical technologies. ... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=57674 A57674 Mon, 31 Aug 2015 10:01:34 GMT Synopsys Recognizes Student Imaging Designs in Annual Contest Designs for imaging systems to explore distant worlds and aid abdominal surgery are among the winning entries in an annual student contest sponsored by Synopsys Inc. The annual Robert S.... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=57673 A57673 Mon, 31 Aug 2015 09:43:14 GMT Philippe Morin to Become COO at Exfo Philippe Morin will become chief operating officer of fiber communications firm Exfo Inc. in November. Morin will leave his post at Ciena Corp. as its senior vice president of worldwide sales... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=57672 A57672 Mon, 31 Aug 2015 09:22:16 GMT Pemamek System to Be Used in Laser-Arc Welding Study Savonia University of Applied Sciences will use a hybrid welding station from Pemamek Oy Ltd. to study how laser, arc and hybrid welding methods affect seams in cold-temperature machinery.  ... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=57671 A57671 Thu, 27 Aug 2015 14:49:23 GMT Imaging to the Rescue in Fight Against Invasive Bugs Ravenous insects smaller than a penny continue to migrate from the Southeast, threatening to destroy millions of pine and ash trees in the Northeast. Now NASA has teamed with the U.S. Forest Service... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=57670 A57670 Thu, 27 Aug 2015 14:10:00 GMT Modified SIM Makes Movies of Cell Processes Variations on structured illumination microscopy (SIM) provide a way to watch dynamic biological processes inside living cells with unprecedented clarity. "These methods set a new standard for... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=57668 A57668 Thu, 27 Aug 2015 14:00:00 GMT Hybrid Planetarium Opens in India with Zeiss Technology The Priyadarsini Planetarium, India’s first hybrid planetarium with a tilted dome, has reopened its doors and includes technology from Carl Zeiss AG. Priyadarsini Planetarium. Courtesy... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=57669 A57669 Thu, 27 Aug 2015 12:40:53 GMT Stem Cell Differentiation Triggered with Light Blue light can trigger the transformation of embryonic stem cells into neurons. Based on optogenetics techniques, the discovery could be a first step toward complex tissue engineering using... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=57667 A57667 Wed, 26 Aug 2015 12:00:00 GMT Heidelberg Engineering Licenses OCT Ophthalmology Technology from Mass General Heidelberg Engineering Inc. plans to develop new ophthalmology products based on optical coherence tomography (OCT) under a licensing agreement with Massachusetts General Hospital. The... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=57666 A57666 Wed, 26 Aug 2015 10:01:29 GMT Michael Platt to Manage Rebuilt Schott Facility in Pennsylvania Michael Platt has been named manager of Schott North America Inc.'s manufacturing and research plant following a major fire there earlier this year. Platt has more than 30 years of optics... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=57665 A57665 Tue, 25 Aug 2015 12:43:47 GMT Avegant Lands $24M for Wearable Display Development Avegant, a manufacturer of near-eye displays, said it has received $24 million in venture capital funding to develop next-generation wearable displays. Provided by Hangzhou Liaison Interactive... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=57664 A57664 Tue, 25 Aug 2015 11:30:03 GMT Thorlabs to Acquire Fiber Firm Vytran Thorlabs Inc. next month plans to acquire fiber processing technologies firm Vytran LLC from NKT Holding AS of Denmark. "[Vytran's] expertise and product offering are natural additions to our... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=57663 A57663 Tue, 25 Aug 2015 11:21:23 GMT