Photonics.com This is the syndication feed for photonics.com. http://www.photonics.com/ Sat, 23 Aug 2014 14:48:07 GMT Fri, 22 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT 1800 'Water Window' Poses Imaging Prospect The “water window” of biological tissue can be exploited to achieve high-contrast microscope images, as well as precision spectroscopy, according to a new theoretical study. ... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56597 A56597 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT Semi-Artificial Photovoltaics Surpassing Photosynthesis Semi-artificial leaves could function as photovoltaic systems, and with unprecedented performance. In leaves, the membrane protein complex photosystem I (PS I) absorbs light, and its energy... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56596 A56596 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT Fluorescence Lifetime Measurement Enhances Recycling Sorting plastics using fluorescence lifetime measurement could simplify and speed up the recycling process. Developed by a team from Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, the technique... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56595 A56595 Fri, 22 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT Raman Scattering Measures Single-Molecule Vibrations Measurement of the vibrations, or “breathing,” of single molecules is now possible using Raman spectroscopy techniques. A team from the University of California, Irvine, viewed a... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56594 A56594 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT Researchers Propose Lossless Nano-Optical Cables New research proposes lossless nano-optical fibers small enough to replace copper wiring in computer chips. “We’re already transmitting data from continent to continent using... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56593 A56593 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT Inrad Optics Posts Loss After Facilities Consolidation Inrad Optics Inc. reported a net loss of $1.0 million in the second quarter of 2014, compared to a net loss of $648,000 in the second quarter of 2013. Revenue for the second quarter was $2.2... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56592 A56592 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT Imaging Shows Bubbles Could Make Energy-Efficient Nanoparticles High-speed cameras and UV-sensitive materials are helping advance understanding of bubbles — which could mean big things for nanoparticles. In fact, a system in which bubbles mix... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56591 A56591 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT Laser Tweezers Used to Study Malaria Optical tweezers are helping in the race to find new medicines or vaccines to wipe out malaria. A team from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and the University of Cambridge is studying how... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56589 A56589 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT Photronic Earnings Lower in Third Quarter Photomask firm Photronics Inc. reported earnings of $4.2 million in the third quarter of its fiscal year, which ended Aug. 3. The result represented a 28 percent decline from earnings of... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56588 A56588 Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT Meadowlark Acquires Boulder Nonlinear Systems’ Commercial Unit Meadowlark Optics Inc. recently acquired the Commercial Products Group of Boulder Nonlinear Systems. Acquired product lines include spatial light modulators (SLMs), optical shutters,... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56587 A56587 Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT Spectroscopy Tests for Best Organic Photovoltaics Spectroscopy may provide a way to identify materials for organic photovoltaics based on their charge formation efficiency. In a recent study of organic solar cells, a team at the University... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56586 A56586 Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT Laser Cooling Enhances Atomic-Force Microscopy Cooling nanowire probes with lasers could lead to significant improvements in the sensitivity and resolution of atomic-force microscopes. The technique, developed by a team from Australian... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56585 A56585 Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT ON Semiconductor Expands Imaging Business with Aptina Purchase ON Semiconductor has acquired Aptina Imaging Corp. of San Jose, Calif., for approximately $400 million in cash. Aptina manufactures CMOS imaging systems for consumer electronics devices, as... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56584 A56584 Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT Kansas, Nebraska Researchers to Probe Ultrafast Laser Dynamics A three-year, $6 million grant will support a research project on how ultrafast lasers influence matter. Funded by the National Science Foundation's Experimental Program to Stimulate... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56583 A56583 Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT Oclaro Ends FY14 in Black After Business Unit Sales After selling business segments for a total of about $120 million, optical communications firm Oclaro Inc. ended its fiscal year June 28 with earnings of $17.8 million, an improvement over its fiscal... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56582 A56582 Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT Optogenetics Controls Brain 'Switchboard' in Mice Optogenetic techniques have been used to alter the attention spans of mice, helping to shed light on how the brain mediates internal thoughts and external distractions. A team from New York... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56581 A56581 Mon, 18 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT FTIR Microscopy Probes Interstellar Dust Microscopic analysis of interstellar dust is giving scientists an in-depth look at the origins of our solar system. A team from the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56580 A56580 Mon, 18 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT NASA to Study Incoming, Outgoing Arctic Light A new NASA mission will examine Arctic sea ice loss and cloud formation in part by measuring incoming solar and outgoing IR radiation. Called Arctic Radiation IceBridge Sea and Ice... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56577 A56577 Fri, 15 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT Sulfur Copolymers Boost IR Optics A new polymer made from sulfur demonstrates high transmission of IR light that could greatly enhance thermal imaging systems. While crystalline IR materials such as silicon, germanium, zinc... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56576 A56576 Fri, 15 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT Sydor Instruments Acquires Sabre Ballistics Sydor Instruments LLC has acquired test equipment firm Sabre Ballistics of Caterham, England. The transaction cost was not disclosed. Sydor said the acquisition will increase its revenues by... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56575 A56575 Fri, 15 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT