This is the syndication feed for Fri, 22 May 2015 15:11:47 GMT Fri, 22 May 2015 14:49:28 GMT 1800 Solar Sail Spacecraft Begins Test Voyage in Orbit A small box launched into space Wednesday will soon blossom into a 32-m2 spacecraft designed to sail on sunlight. The flight is a test of The Planetary Society’s LightSail™, which... A57437 Fri, 22 May 2015 14:49:28 GMT New American Institute of Physics CEO Has Optics Background Optics and plasmonics researcher Robert G.W. Brown will become the new CEO of the American Institute of Physics (AIP) on June 1. He succeeds H. Frederick Dylla, who announced his intent to... A57436 Fri, 22 May 2015 13:40:04 GMT Laser Guide Star System Installed at Very Large Telescope in Chile The first of four laser guide star systems developed by Toptica Photonics AG of Germany and MPB Communications Inc. of Canada has been installed and brought online at the European Southern... A57435 Fri, 22 May 2015 13:20:50 GMT Samtec Joins French Silicon Photonics Development Project Telecommunications firm Samtec Inc. has joined the silicon photonics program at IRT Nanoelec, a research institute in Grenoble, France. The program's goal is to develop and industrialize... A57434 Thu, 21 May 2015 15:51:02 GMT Optikos CEO Receives University of Rochester Award The University of Rochester presented Optikos Corp. President and CEO Stephen D. Fantone with its Distinguished Scholar Award at its doctoral ceremony earlier this month. Stephen and Betsy... A57433 Thu, 21 May 2015 14:05:28 GMT Glowforge Raises $9M to Bring 3-D Cutter-Engraver to Consumers Glowforge Inc. has raised $9 million in venture capital to bring a versatile laser cutting and engraving system to the consumer market this year. The funding round was led by Foundry Group of... A57432 Thu, 21 May 2015 13:47:28 GMT Liquid Crystal Compound Lens Eyed for 3-D Imaging Liquid crystal can be controllably formed into compound lenses similar to those found in insects, a team from the University of Pennsylvania (Penn) has demonstrated. These lenses produce sets... A57431 Thu, 21 May 2015 12:55:16 GMT Ocean Optics Appoints Vice Presidents of Technology, Finance Ocean Optics Inc. has two new vice presidents. Steven Frey will drive development of technologies for next-generation applications of miniature spectroscopy as vice president of technology. He... A57430 Wed, 20 May 2015 14:30:06 GMT Meyers Named Sales Director for Raman Products at Ondax Chris Meyers has been named director of sales for Raman products at Ondax Inc. He will be responsible for all Raman product field sales activity for the North American region. Meyers has 26... A57429 Wed, 20 May 2015 14:28:05 GMT Photonics Media to Host Conference Track at Sensors Expo Photonics Media will chair a conference track on optical sensing and detection during the Sensors Expo & Conference next month. The session begins at 10 a.m. on Thursday, June 11, in Room... A57428 Wed, 20 May 2015 13:41:56 GMT Siskiyou Patents Adjustment Mechanism for Optical Mounts Siskiyou Corp. has been awarded a U.S. Patent (No. 8,925,409) for an actuating mechanism that it says improves the performance of top-adjusted optical mounts and linear translation stages. The... A57427 Wed, 20 May 2015 12:15:44 GMT Nanotronics Imaging Acquires Franklin MCI Nanotronics Imaging LLC has acquired Franklin Mechanical & Control Inc. (Franklin MCI) of Hollister, Calif., a manufacturer of advanced mechanical and optical equipment. Terms of the deal were... A57426 Wed, 20 May 2015 09:23:15 GMT Hammond Named Global Customer Service Manager at Spectronics Debra Hammond has been named global customer service manager at Spectronics Corp. Hammond joined Spectronics more than 20 years ago as an international customer service specialist, rising to... A57425 Tue, 19 May 2015 13:53:31 GMT Smith Named Strategic Account Manager for CVI Laser Optics, Advanced Thin Films Nick Smith has been named strategic account manager for the Laser Optics Group at Idex Corp. Smith will be responsible for sales of two Idex brands – Advanced Thin Films,... A57424 Tue, 19 May 2015 13:50:50 GMT IR Laser Propels 1-Pound Mirror in Spaceflight Simulation (with video) A private laboratory says it has validated a design for an IR laser propulsion system that could be used to keep satellites in position in low-earth orbit. Y.K. Bae Corp. said it successfully... A57423 Tue, 19 May 2015 12:51:44 GMT Lasers Probe Causes of Volcanic Eruptions A better understanding of volcanoes' inner workings based on fluorescence imaging could help save lives. A team from the University of Liverpool in the UK, Monash University in Melbourne,... A57422 Mon, 18 May 2015 16:22:10 GMT Excimer Lasers Print Silicon on Paper For years, scientists have sought an alternative to silicon that possesses the same electrical properties while offering "superior printability." A replacement may not be necessary, though, as... A57421 Mon, 18 May 2015 14:18:24 GMT Pseudoparticles Find Crucial Role in Energy Conversion Pseudoparticles could help make more efficient the conversion of light into storable energy, ushering in the potential for a decisive sustainable energy supply. Using the photoactive zinc... A57420 Fri, 15 May 2015 16:23:06 GMT UbiQD Secures Licenses from MIT, Los Alamos Quantum dots (QDs) manufacturer UbiQD LLC has secured two intellectual property licenses: one exclusive license from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and one nonexclusive license from Los... A57419 Wed, 13 May 2015 16:55:01 GMT Insion Names Business Development Lead Insion GmbH, developer of microspectrometers and monolithic spectral sensors for UV/VIS and NIR, has appointed Reinhold Wagensohn as its head of business development. Wagensohn comes to Insion... A57417 Tue, 12 May 2015 16:06:46 GMT