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Microscopy Brings New Worlds Into Focus - Photonics Spectra Monthly (6/8/2016)

Microscopy Brings New Worlds Into Focus - Photonics Spectra Monthly
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Wednesday, June 8, 2016
 
         
Monthly newsletter from the editors of Photonics Spectra, with features, popular topics, new products, and what’s coming in the next issue.

 
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From the Editor's Desk
 
 
Microscopy Brings New Worlds Into Focus
MIKE WHEELER, MANAGING EDITOR

Though the father-son duo of Hans and Zacharias Janssen is widely credited with developing the first microscope in the late 16th century, it was the English scholar Robert Hooke who inspired widespread public interest in the new science of microscopy. His seminal work, “Micrographia,” published in 1665, included never-before-seen illustrations of magnified insects and plants, just as he saw them from his microscope.

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Ultrashort Pulse Laser Micromachining Surpasses Previous Limitations
Ultrashort Pulse Laser Micromachining Surpasses Previous Limitations
With the power of ultrashort pulse laser systems on the rise, achieving dynamically and synchronously adaptable pulse repetition rates in the MHz range is the key to higher throughput.
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Lighting Up Microscopes: Advances and Emerging Sources
Lighting Up Microscopes: Advances and Emerging Sources
Spanning more wavelengths with greater intensity in ever smaller and cheaper packages, illumination systems are a make-or-break component in any modern microscope. Microscope developers are a resourceful bunch, opting to use the light source available to them at the time to peer at or below the surface of various materials. Even dating back to the 17th century, Galileo used sunlight to produce the very first optical microscope.
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Call for Nominations! Beacons of the Photonics Industry
Call for Nominations! Beacons of the Photonics Industry
Beacons are the photonics industry's luminaries who are guiding the scientific and business communities to optics and photonics through their work in five categories. Please submit a separate entry for each Beacon you wish to nominate. Deadline for submissions is July 1, 2016. The results of the survey will be published in the August issue of Photonics Spectra.

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In Case You Missed It
 
 
Electrochromic Polymers May Mean Brighter Future for Flat-Panel Displays
Electrochromic Polymers May Mean Brighter Future for Flat-Panel Displays
The use of super-thin layers of inexpensive electrochromic polymers to generate sharp colors that can be quickly changed may lead to a less expensive way to develop flat-panel displays that are also brighter, clearer and more energy efficient.
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LIGO Awarded Special Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics
The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) operated by Caltech and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has been awarded the Special Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics.
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An Alternative to LEDs for Full-Field Imaging
A broadband fiber amplified spontaneous emission light source delivers the brightness and low spatial and temporal coherence required for optical coherence tomography and ranging applications.
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Airborne or handheld, diode lasers require compact, lightweight, rugged and reliable capacitors.

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NTFL is a fully equipped clean room coating facility specializing in the design and manufacture of vacuum deposited optical thin films used in the ultraviolet, visible and infrared spectrum.

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OFS - TrueMode Fiber Laser Cavities TrueMode Fiber Laser Cavities

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OFS has been developing and manufacturing high power components and modules since the early years of fiber lasers and continues to introduce new products in this area today.

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Spectrogon manufactures infrared filters and windows with high transmission, high rejection outside the passband, and introducing low cosmetic defects.

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OptoSigma Corp. - Thin-Film Coatings Thin-Film Coatings

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For more than twenty years, OptoSigma has been at the forefront of the optical components industry, manufacturing thin-film coatings to precision standards.

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Advanced Energy Industries Inc. - Precision High Voltage Amplifier Precision High Voltage Amplifier

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USHIO America Inc. - PiCOEXPLORER™ Photo Absorption Sensor (PAS) PiCOEXPLORER™ Photo Absorption Sensor (PAS)

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Fibercore - Specialty Optical Fibers Specialty Optical Fibers

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Zurich Instruments AG - Arbitrary Waveform Generator Arbitrary Waveform Generator

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With the UHF-AWG 1.8 GSa/s Arbitrary Waveform Generator, Zurich Instruments presents a unique solution for the generation and acquisition of complex signals.

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Raptor Photonics Ltd. - SWIR Cameras SWIR Cameras

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Webinars
 
 
New Optics Drawings Standards
New Optics Drawings Standards
Thu, Jun 30, 2016 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT
Dave Aikens, the leader of the project to adopt ISO 10110 as an American National Standard, will provide an introduction of OP1.0110, the American National Standard for optics drawings. He will discuss the format of the drawings, as well as an overview of the tolerance notations for things like glass parameters, surface wave front, imperfections and texture. He will also explain how OP1.0110 differs from ISO 10110 and provide insight into how both standards will change in the coming decade.

Dave Aikens is President and founder of Savvy Optics Corp. and is the head of the American delegation to ISO TC 172 SC1 which published ISO 10110. He is the Secretary of the American Standards Council for Optics, ASC OP, which published OP1.0110, the American National Standard for optics drawings.
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Features
Solid-State Lasers; Machine Vision Optics; Imaging Advances; Lighting: Multiphoton Microscopy

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