Photonics.com This is the syndication feed for photonics.com. http://www.photonics.com/ Sat, 01 Nov 2014 04:17:55 GMT Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT 1800 Laser Components to Distribute Lumics Products in North America Lumics has chosen Laser Components as its exclusive distributor in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Lumics — manufacturer of diode lasers, fiber-coupled single- and multi-mode laser diode... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56838 A56838 Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT Trade Group Recognizes Olmec-UK Machine Vision Project A 8-camera inspection system developed by Olmec-UK has garnered the Processing and Packaging Machinery Association (PPMA) award for Most Innovative Machine Vision Project. The system, used... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56837 A56837 Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT Revenues Steady as JDSU Approaches Split Preparing to split into two companies, JDSU reported steady revenues and shrinking losses at the end of the first quarter of its fiscal 2015. The telecommunications and lasers firm posted a... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56836 A56836 Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT 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... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56835 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... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56833 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... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56832 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... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56834 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... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56831 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.... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56829 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,... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56830 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... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56823 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... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56828 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... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56827 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,... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56826 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... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56825 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... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56824 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... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56822 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,... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56821 A56821 Mon, 27 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. ... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56816 A56816 Fri, 24 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... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56820 A56820 Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT