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A Century – and More – of Innovation – Photonics Spectra Monthly (10/12/2016)

A Century – and More – of Innovation – Photonics Spectra Monthly
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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Wednesday, October 12, 2016
 
         
Monthly newsletter from the editors of Photonics Spectra, with features, popular topics, new products, and what's coming in the next issue.

 
From the Editor's Desk
 
 
A Century — and More — of Innovation
MIKE WHEELER, MANAGING EDITOR

This month, the Optical Society of America (OSA) will hold its annual meeting in Rochester, N.Y., at Frontiers in Optics, the capstone event of a year-long celebration of the society’s 100th anniversary. Rochester is a fitting venue, after all, as it was the site of the society’s founding in 1916 by physicist Perley Nutting.

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3D Displays Get Closer but Face Hurdles
3D Displays Get Closer but Face Hurdles
Glasses-free three-dimensional display technology is on the horizon, driven by changes in photonics, optics and the market. For now, though, commercially available 3D displays are stereoscopic, presenting different images to the left and right eyes to create a 3D picture. This is done through glasses that passively filter or actively switch between the two different images.
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Great Strides in Optical Fabrication
Great Strides in Optical Fabrication
Largely unchanged for centuries, optical fabrication is today an evolving and dynamic field with notable advances in molding, surface process optimization and freeform-capable tools. In 2018, a six-and-a-half-meter mirror made up of 18 hexagonal segments will quietly unfurl 1.5 million km from Earth, marking the end of years of intense research and refining of optics fabrication techniques.
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In Case You Missed It
 
 
For Compactness and Ruggedness, Linear Variable Filters Fit the Bill
For Compactness and Ruggedness, Linear Variable Filters Fit the Bill
Innovations in design and scalable manufacturing have led to the development of linear variable filters that cover a broader wavelength range than ever before.
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Direct-Drive Laser Fusion Experiments Move Toward Target Ignition
Conditions capable of producing a direct drive laser fusion yield that is five times higher than the current record for laser fusion energy yield have been demonstrated. The work, which shows the use of direct-drive laser fusion to compress fuel to about half the pressure required to ignite it, represents an advance in a national research initiative to develop fusion as an energy source.
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Photosynthesis Map May Hold Clue to Improving Solar Cell Efficiency
The results of measuring the flow of energy during photosynthesis using spectroscopy could contribute to the development of more efficient solar energy technologies.
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Featured Products
 
 
Optikos Corporation - LensCheck™ Quality Control LensCheck™ Quality Control

Optikos Corporation
Optikos, the leader in image quality test equipment, is pleased to offer this compact, efficient, easy-to-use quality control tool. The LensCheck™ Instrument is a cost-effective solution to your production and prototype lens qualification needs, and provides portable and precise measurements.

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Chroma Technology Corp. - Sputtered Metal Deep-UV Interference Filters Sputtered Metal Deep-UV Interference Filters

Chroma Technology Corp.
Chroma Technology’s sputtered metal UV interference filters offer the highest levels of Deep UV transmission of any UV metal coated filters available.

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Accumold - Micro Injection Molding Micro Injection Molding

Accumold
Accumold® is a high-tech manufacturer of precision micro, small and lead frame injection molded plastic components. Utilizing processes developed from Accumold's Micro-Mold® technology, the company designs, builds and produces unique molds and parts.

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Kimmon Koha USA Inc. - Ultraviolet Helium Cadmium Lasers Ultraviolet Helium Cadmium Lasers

Kimmon Koha USA Inc.
Kimmon Koha, the world leader in Helium Cadmium lasers, manufactures a full line of ultraviolet (325nm) HeCd lasers for use in a wide variety of applications.

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USHIO America Inc. - USHIO Introduces New Analytical Tool, PiCOEXPLORER™ Photo Absorption Sensor (PAS) USHIO Introduces New Analytical Tool, PiCOEXPLORER™ Photo Absorption Sensor (PAS)

USHIO America Inc.
The USHIO PiCOEXPLORER™model PAS-110 handheld photo absorption sensor utilizes patent pending, Silicone Optical Technology™ (SOT), a unique new concept designed to suppress optical scattering and reduce scattering light noise.

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Zurich Instruments AG - Precision Impedance Analyzer and LCR Meter Precision Impedance Analyzer and LCR Meter

Zurich Instruments AG
With the launch of the 5 MHz MFIA, Zurich Instruments is introducing a new type of impedance analyzer and precision LCR meter. The instrument is based on Zurich Instruments’ proven lock-in amplifier technology.

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New Scale Technologies Inc. - USB Microstage has Built-in Controller USB Microstage has Built-in Controller

New Scale Technologies Inc.
The M3-LS Linear Smart Stage is a direct-drive, high-precision micro stage built for fast, simple integration into miniature OEM systems. All drive electronics are integrated right into the compact stage housing – no external board needed!

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Cobolt AB - Ultra-compact Pulsed 1064 nm Laser for Hand-held LIBS Ultra-compact Pulsed 1064 nm Laser for Hand-held LIBS

Cobolt AB
Cobolt AB, Swedish manufacturer of high performance DPSS lasers, is proud to introduce the Cobolt Tor™ XS, a high performance Q-switched laser at 1064nm.

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AFL - PCS-100 Polyimide Coating Stripper PCS-100 Polyimide Coating Stripper

AFL
Quick stripping – A razorblade is applied to the fiber with specific tension and the coating is precisely planed along the fiber automatically. The process requires less time than the conventional methods of acid or heat.

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Yelo Limited - Test and Burn-In System Test and Burn-In System

Yelo Limited
Yelo Ltd. has announced a new automated high-volume test and burn-in system. Designed to increase throughput for 100-G data center optical components, the system improves yield with low labor costs.

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Webinars
 
 
Choosing the Right LED for Medical Diagnostics and Bioanalytical Systems
Choosing the Right LED for Medical Diagnostics and Bioanalytical Systems
Wed, Oct 19, 2016 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT
With recent advancements in LED technology, OEMs are presented with new possibilities through a growing number of light source options. There are key factors to consider when determining which light source is best suited for your application, including: wavelengths; uniformity; technology platforms; thermal management; light delivery; power budget; and economy of space. Which light source will provide reliable and repeatable results? How can these factors expedite path to market and ensure success? In this webinar, Dr. Kavita Aswani and Tom Papanek will discuss these factors in detail and their impact on biomedical or diagnostic design, engineering and integration. Dr. Kavita Aswani is the Senior Applications Scientist for the Life Sciences products at Excelitas Technologies. Tom Papanek is Director of Global Product Development for Excelitas Technologies, Solid State Lighting.
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Coming in November...
 
 
Features
Quantum Cascade Lasers; Optical Materials; Astronomical Imaging; Flow Cytometry; Optogenetics

Issue Bonus
Lasers in Research and Industry, with directory

Photonics Media is currently seeking technical feature articles on a variety of topics for publication in our magazine Photonics Spectra. Please submit an informal 100-word abstract to Managing Editor Mike Wheeler at [email protected] or use our online submission form www.photonics.com/submitfeature.aspx.


 
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