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$600M Project to Operate in Rochester, Albany

By James F. Lowe, Web managing editor, [email protected]

ROCHESTER, N.Y., July 27, 2015 — From creating jobs locally to boosting America's technological competitiveness abroad, a national photonics institute to be established here already aspires to some lofty goals. Vice President Joe Biden visited "the optics capital of the world" Monday to announce that Rochester had been chosen to host the institute, which will be supported by more than $610 million in federal, state and private funds. Its focus will be on integrated photonics — technology that incorporates optical components onto microchips. Biden said integrated photonics has the potential to vastly speed...Read full article

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