Photonics.com This is the syndication feed for photonics.com. http://www.photonics.com/ Wed, 17 Sep 2014 21:35:37 GMT Wed, 17 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMT 1800 Polarization Camera Sheds Light on Sea Life A bio-inspired polarization camera has given marine biologists a better understanding of the mating rituals of the northern swordtail fish. The camera contains nanomaterials that allow it to... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56692 A56692 Wed, 17 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMT Cell Phones Become Microscopes with 3-D Printing 3-D printing could help turn cell phones into high-powered microscopes, enabling them to identify biological samples in the field. A team at the U.S. Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56691 A56691 Wed, 17 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMT Element Six Joins EU Disk-Laser Development Project Element Six has been chosen to help develop a new ultrafast-pulse disk laser for the European Commission’s Seventh Framework Program for Research and Technological Development. The... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56690 A56690 Wed, 17 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMT Video: 3-D Sensing Technology Wins OSA Contest JDSU’s 3-D sensing contributions to video gaming have won the company top honors in the second annual Enabled by Optics contest. Sponsored by The Optical Society (OSA) and Photonics... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56678 A56678 Tue, 16 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMT Color Display Technology Furthers ‘Squid Skin’ Project A new color display brings scientists one step closer to metamaterials that mimic the unique optical properties of squid, octopus and cuttlefish skin. Developed at Rice University’s... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56689 A56689 Tue, 16 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMT Advanced Photonix Awarded $1.6M Navy Contract Advanced Photonix Inc. has been awarded a $1.6 million contract to develop custom photodiodes for the U.S. Navy. The devices will serve as detectors for the Guided Missile Weapon System,... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56688 A56688 Tue, 16 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMT Thin Films Make Certain QDs Glow Brighter Using thin-film metal oxide substrates for quantum dots could turn them into more efficient light emitters. A team at the University of Alabama in Huntsville and the University of Oklahoma... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56684 A56684 Tue, 16 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMT Squeezed Light Transmitted Through Air German scientists have overcome a theoretical hurdle by transmitting a pulse of squeezed light over a long distance through the air. “We have now succeeded in transmitting a flash of... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56680 A56680 Tue, 16 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMT Nanowire Detector Assists Three-Photon Entanglement An ultrafast, super-efficient single-photon detector has led to direct entanglement of three photons. Researchers at the University of Waterloo, with help from a team at the National... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56677 A56677 Mon, 15 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMT Photon Switch Called the Fastest of its Kind A novel ultrafast photon switch could pave the way to a new class of sensitive receivers, faster sensors and optical-processing devices. A team from the University of California, San Diego,... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56675 A56675 Fri, 12 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMT Nutfield Names Longmuir New COO Mark Longmuir has joined laser scanning firm Nutfield Technology as chief operations officer. Longmuir brings over 27 years of operations experience with companies such as Danaher, Lydall... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56676 A56676 Fri, 12 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMT Bug Eyes Inspire Practical Light, Sensor Designs The compound structure of a fly’s eye could become a blueprint for future sensors and light sources. A team from Pennsylvania State University is studying and using this structure... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56674 A56674 Thu, 11 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMT Smart Headlights Spare Drivers’ Eyes, Prevent Glare Imagine leaving your high beams on without blinding your fellow motorists. A new programmable headlight, developed by a team at Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Institute, has... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56673 A56673 Thu, 11 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMT JDSU to Split in Two JDSU plans to separate into two publicly-traded companies, a move it says will help it keep pace with the changing telecommunications and cloud network markets. “We believe two... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56672 A56672 Thu, 11 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMT Technique ‘Pre-Corrects’ Microscope Illumination A new adaptive optics technique focuses laser light through dense tissues without the need for an invasive guide star. The technique can resolve a point less than a micron across. It was... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56670 A56670 Thu, 11 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMT Video: University, Spinoff Develop Flexible Graphene Display A prototype flexible display that uses graphene could lead to wider implementation of the material in flexible electronics. A team from the University of Cambridge, in conjunction with... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56671 A56671 Thu, 11 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMT Positioning Equipment: Enabling Technology for Life Sciences Industry experts offer an inside look at the current state of positioning technologies for bio-related microscopy. Positioning systems and equipment are sometimes the unsung heroes of... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56665 A56665 Wed, 10 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMT Biophotonics Market Poised for Growth The global biophotonics market is expected to reach $50.2 billion by 2020, according to a report published by Transparency Market Research of Albany, N.Y. The market was valued at $25.16 billion in... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56659 A56659 Wed, 10 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMT Disco (clam) is (not) dead The ocean is filled with millions of wondrous creatures and even more that have yet to be discovered. The grandest of animals have always taken center stage, though, like mammoth blue whales, deadly... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56667 A56667 Wed, 10 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMT Mini Camera Modules Pave Way for Less-Invasive Visualization Wafer-level packaging, CMOS circuits and MOEMS technologies help realize sub-1-mm camera modules. Imaging and small-sized digital camera modules have become ubiquitous. Only a few years ago,... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56663 A56663 Wed, 10 Sep 2014 00:00:00 GMT