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Photonics Spectra Monthly – Promise of Organic Photonics Looms Large; Peak Power on the Rise; and more. (10/11/2017)

Photonics Spectra Monthly – Promise of Organic Photonics Looms Large; Peak Power on the Rise; and more.
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 11, 2017
Monthly newsletter from the editors of Photonics Spectra, with features, popular topics, new products, and what's coming in the next issue. Manage your Photonics Media membership at

Peak Power on the Rise
Peak Power on the Rise
For solid-state lasers, more power, along with increasingly robust systems and a wider variety of wavelengths, mean new applications in cutting, welding, precision manufacturing, marking and elsewhere. Together with falling prices, such advances are putting lasers into new applications. On the horizon are solid-state lasers that enable high-resolution x-ray, neutron and electron imaging for nondestructive testing of turbine blades, engine parts and other components.
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Shrinking FT-NIR Spectrometers Empower Consumers, Businesses
Shrinking FT-NIR Spectrometers Empower Consumers, Businesses
Chip-scale sensor integration has brought us to the edge of new market opportunities that are poised to transform business practices and consumer lifestyles. The ability to incorporate miniaturized sensors into small devices and broad networks means that actionable data can be collected anywhere, anytime. This new capability enables consumers and businesses to monitor goods, conditions and operations in real time and to make changes and adjustments on the fly to optimize safety, health, quality control and production, and even care for the environment.
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Promise of Organic Photonics Looms Large
Promise of Organic Photonics Looms Large
Champions of organic photonics strive for market acceptance by making the most of the material’s thin and flexible nature. Organic materials could supersede their inorganic cousins in many applications thanks to some unique and intriguing properties. From lasers, lighting and Li-Fi (light fidelity) to OLED TVs and solar cells, organic photonics offers a thin, flexible and easy-to-manufacture substance that is carving out new niches in some highly competitive markets.
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Optikos Corporation - LensCheck™ Quality Control System LensCheck™ Quality Control System

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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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Precision Glass & Optics (PG&O) - New Optical Coating Capabilities New Optical Coating Capabilities

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PG&O’s new optical coating capabilities feature an advanced, in-situ optical monitoring and rate control system that produces ultra-precise and accurate single and multi-layered thin films. The newly-installed computer & software system provides calibration of the exact refractive index dispersion for each material and process used.

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In Case You Missed It
Military-Standard Lidar Driving Advances in Autonomous Vehicles
Military-Standard Lidar Driving Advances in Autonomous Vehicles
The integration of lidar into automotive applications is now pushing the boundaries of sensor, emitter and package design to exceed current specifications.
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US Navy Awards RIT Physicist $550K Quantum Sensing Grant
Through a three-year, $550,000 grant, Mishkat Bhattacharya, a theoretical physicist at the Rochester Institute of Technology, is investigating new precision quantum sensing solutions for the U.S. Navy’s Office of Naval Research.
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Photoswitch Chemistry Creates 3D Shapes From Light
A novel technology uses a special class of photoactivatable molecules and digital light processing to construct light shapes into animated structures that have volume and are viewable from 360 degrees. The technology is not a hologram, and differs from 3D movies or 3D computer design.
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Learn Efficient Luminaire Design Using Virtual Prototyping
Learn Efficient Luminaire Design Using Virtual Prototyping
Thu, Oct 12, 2017 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT
In this webinar, attendees will learn how to design more efficient luminaires using Lambda Research's TracePro software, a 3D CAD virtual prototyping program with the power and tools to simulate and design luminaires. The webinar will cover how to design luminaires for maximum efficiency and specified angular output, how to use photorealistic rendering to make sure a luminaire works as designed, when to use diffusers to improve design output, how to create reports and check luminaire output for design regulations, and Tips and Tricks for creating better luminaires in less time.
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Coming in November...
Silicon Optics; Near-IR Spectroscopy; Wearables; Terahertz Imaging; Light Sources

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Imaging Directory: Enhanced Advertiser Listing; Market Report; Supplier New Product Report

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