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PITTSFIELD, Mass., April 1, 2020 — As the days grow longer, so does our spring webinar schedule. This spring, there will be many opportunities to learn about the latest advancements and applications in photonics while you work at home. Optics, biophotonics, machine vision, and lighting technologies are some of the areas that we’ll be covering over the next few months. Webinars are free, registration is easy, and if you register and can’t attend the webinar, you can watch the recording, which is available the day after the live event.

Here is a list of upcoming webinars, with links to the registration form for each one. Webinars are presented by well-respected experts in the field. Most presenters have advanced degrees, many are members of SPIE and OSA, and all of them have a depth of experience in their field.

Getting Specific About Coating Specifications — NACL’s director of business development, Dan Fiore, will provide expert guidance on how to specify, test, and confirm that your optical coating needs are clearly stated and conveyed, and he will answer some of your most challenging coating questions.
April 15 at 1 p.m. EDT
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Positioning Equipment for Automated Fiber Optics Device Manufacturing: Practical Ways to Solve Challenging Problems — Aerotech’s RJ Hardt, a mechanical engineer, will show you how to optimize the performance of automated positioning systems in the most difficult fiber optics manufacturing processes.
April 22 at 1 p.m. EDT
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Innovation Along the Value Chain: Creating Optics for Metrology Applications — The metrology experts at Swiss Optics will present the steps to take to create optical systems for metrology applications. Innovative metrology and assembly technologies that can increase yield and quality will be highlighted.
April 29 at 10 a.m. EDT
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Startup Life at Luminate: Advantages of an Optics-Specific Accelerator from the Cohort’s Point of View — Get an inside look at the Luminate accelerator for optics, photonics, and imaging startups through the perspectives of four startup companies in the accelerator’s current cohort. 
April 30 at 1 p.m. EDT
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Raman Spectroscopy: Theory, Practice, and Applications — Hamamatsu consultant and physics educator Slawomir Piatek will review the basic theory behind normal, resonant, and surface-enhanced Raman scattering, discuss required hardware, and give examples of common applications.
May 6 at 1 p.m. EDT
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Ellipsometry: What Is It and What Can It Do for You? — Spectroscopic ellipsometry is a nondestructive technique that uses polarized light to probe a sample. Applications engineer Andrew Martin of J.A. Woollam will introduce you to the science behind ellipsometry and the types of information you can extract from the data.
May 13 at 1 p.m. EDT
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Squeezing More Out of Light: Innovative Approaches to Time-Resolved Flow Cytometry — Giacomo Vacca, Ph.D., founder and president of Kinetic River, will discuss recent advances in time-resolved methods of flow cytometry and how these advances are being applied. Vacca will highlight advances that have enabled the measurement of fluorescence lifetime in flow cytometry and some of the applications that this technique enables.
May 19 at 1 p.m. EDT
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Simplifying AI in Machine Vision with IDS NXT Ocean — Senior application engineer Kevin McCabe will introduce you to the world of artificial intelligence (AI) in machine vision. He’ll cover convolutional neural networks and how they are used in machine vision, the key steps to deploying AI into machine vision solutions, and how the IDS NXT ocean platform has simplified these steps for users who are not AI specialists.
May 26 at 1 p.m. EDT
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Ray Optics Simulations — Learn about optical ray tracing using the COMSOL Multiphysics® software from COMSOL developer Stuart Barnes, Ph.D. This presentation will feature a live demo in the software that will show how to create a fully parameterized geometry of a typical lens system, trace rays through the system, and postprocess the results.
June 4 at 2 p.m. EDT
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LED Lighting for Fluorescence Microscopy: A Sustainable Illumination Option — Kavita Aswani, Ph.D., business development manager and senior applications scientist for life sciences products at Excelitas Technologies, will present recent advancements in LED technology that have created an opportunity for LEDs to replace arc lamps for a variety of fluorescence imaging applications.
June 9 at 10 a.m. EDT
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If you have questions or would like to suggest a webinar presenter and/or topic, please contact the Photonics Media web editor. “See” you at a webinar!
Apr 2020
flow cytometry
A method of measuring the characteristics of microscopic particles, usually cells, as they flow in a fluid stream through a beam of light. Particles may be stained with fluorescent dye and the fluorescence detected via laser illumination.
The science of measurement, particularly of lengths and angles.
artificial intelligence
The ability of a machine to perform certain complex functions normally associated with human intelligence, such as judgment, pattern recognition, understanding, learning, planning and problem solving.
machine vision
Interpretation of an image of an object or scene through the use of optical noncontact sensing mechanisms for the purpose of obtaining information and/or controlling machines or processes.
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