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  • Photonics West 2015 Call for papers

    Photonics West 2015: Call for papers

    Photonics West 2015, a trade show and conference focused on lasers,photonics, and biomedical optics will take place February 2015 in San Francisco, California (US). Papers are being accepted in the areas of biomedical optics,...
  • Basler opens manufacturing facility in Singapore

    Basler Opens Camera Facility in Singapore

    With the Asia Pacific market for digital industrial cameras growing faster than any other worldwide, Basler AG is expanding production of its ace series cameras to meet the explosive demand. A new, state-of-the-art facility,...
  • San Francisco Bay Bridge - Electronic Imaging 2015

    Electronic Imaging 2015: Abstracts due 28 July 2014

    The IS&T/SPIE Electronic Imaging 2015 will be held on 8-12 February 2015 at the Hilton San Francisco, Union Square, in San Francisco, California (US). The technical program will include: Stereoscopic Displays and...
  • SPIE SecurityDefence 2014 Amsterdam

    SPIE Security + Defence 2014: Advance programme online

    The SPIE Security + Defence 2014 conference and exhibition will take place on 22-25 September at the Amsterdam RAI Exhibition and Convention Centre in Amsterdam, Netherlands. It is a leading defence and security event...
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    PPMA Show 2014: Record number of UKIVA members to exhibit

    More UK Industrial Vision Association (UKIVA) member companies than ever before plan to exhibit at the Processing and Packaging Machinery Association (PPMA) Show 2014 on 30 September to 2 October at the NEC Birmingham, UK,...
  • Research and Markets Silicon Photonics Report 2014
  • SPIE Laser Damage 2014 in Boulder, Colorado

    Laser Damage 2014: Program now available

    The SPIE Laser Damage 2014 conference and exhibition will be held on 14-17 September at the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Boulder, Colorado (US). According to the conference materials, this is the...
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  • This drawing demonstrates how solar cells cool themselves by shepherding away unwanted thermal radiation The pyramid structures made of silica glass provide maximal radiative cooling capability Credit L Zhu, Stanford University

    Self-cooling Solar Cells with Layer of Silica Glass

    Scientists may have overcome one of the major hurdles in developing high-efficiency, long-lasting solar cells—keeping them cool, even in the blistering heat of the noonday Sun. By adding a specially patterned layer of silica glass to the...
  • David Powell Twisting Light

    New Material Can Twist Light for Photonics Use

    Scientists at the Australian National University (ANU) have uncovered the secret to twisting light at will. It is the latest step in the development of photonics, the faster, more compact and less carbon-hungry successor to electronics. The random...
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  • Solar panel and sun for Liquid Light technology

    Liquid Light Technology Validated in Peer-Reviewed Journal

    Liquid Light announced highlights from a recent paper, “Photons to formate: Efficient electrochemical solar energy conversion via reduction of carbon dioxide,” in the peer-reviewed Journal of CO2 Utilization, which provides further...
  • OSA Single Pixel Scatter Speckle

    Reducing Light Scattering in Deep Tissue Imaging

    Optical imaging methods are rapidly becoming essential tools in biomedical science because they’re non-invasive, fast, cost-efficient and pose no health risks since they don’t use ionising radiation. These methods could become even more...
  • Caption left to right Ernst Hohler, Karin Hohler, Ute Willems, Prof Malte Brettel, Prof Gnther Schuh, Professor Reinhart Poprawe, Jens Kreiterling, Marcel Philipp

    Photonics Cluster Under Development in Aachen, Germany

    A photonics cluster is about to have its own building complex on the campus of Aachen University. In June 2014, work began on the building complex, which is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2015. The investment amounts to...
  • An invisible waveguide pathway for light being written via laser into a smart phones display glass The waveguide is a horizontal line from the left side of the screen but it cannot be seen with the naked eye Credit Optics Express

    Making Smart Phones Smarter With Photonics

    Your smart phone’s display glass could soon be more than just a pretty face, thanks to new technology developed by researchers from Montréal, Canada and the New York (US)-based company Corning Inc. The team has created the first...
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  • Mediatek Lab

    MediaTek Achieves 480fps HD Slow Motion on Smart Phones

    MediaTek announced the arrival of Super-Slow Motion Technology, a smart-phone camera feature that enables smart phones to create 480 frames per second (fps) 1080p full high-definition (HD) videos and playback at 1/16 speed, according to the...
  • Mediatek announces 120Hz on a mobile device

    Technology Enables 120Hz Display on Mobile Devices

    MediaTek unveiled the latest technology that enables 120Hz display on mobile devices, revolutionizing the high-end mobile experience. The breakthrough is made possible by combining Japan Display's leading panel technology with MediaTek...
  • Headwall Photonics Hyperspectral Imaging

    Headwall Hyperspec Imaging Sensor for Vegetation Fluorescence

    Headwall Photonics announced the availability of a hyperspectral imager targeting high-resolution spectral measurements of 0.1 nanometre (nm) over specific spectral ranges that yield indicators of vegetative fluorescence to measure plant health....
  • Position Sensing Detectors and quadrant photodiodes

    Position Sensing Detectors for Use with Quadrant Photodiodes

    Quadrant photodiodes have been dominating the non-contact position detection market unchallenged for years, but engineers and researchers now have the option to use Laser Components' SiTek Electro Optics AB’s Position Sensing Detectors...
  • Terrain Map of UMBC Campus

    Potomac Micro 3D Prints Model of University of Maryland Campus

    Potomac Photonics, a specialist in micro Digital Fabrication, has 3D printed a re-creation of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) Campus, in which the model is about 1/4000 the size of the original campus. The micro 3D Print was...
  • An artists rendering of the fiber optic flow sensor The glowing red sections along the optical fiber are the sensors--hundreds of these sensors can be packed into a single fiber Image credit Kevin Chen, University of Pittsburgh

    All-Optical High-Temperature Sensor for Gas Flow Measurement

    By fusing together the concepts of active fiber sensors and high-temperature fiber sensors, a team of researchers at the University of Pittsburgh has created an all-optical high-temperature sensor for gas flow measurements that operates at...
  • Sistine Chapel Pilot Lighting Project Includes 7000 LEDs

    Sistine Chapel Art Conserved through LED Lighting Project

    When the Sistine chapel opens at the end of October, the public will see its art and architecture under new light. Osram is installing approximately 7000 LEDs, giving special attention to the conservational aspect. Illuminance of approximately...
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