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  • Fraunhofer PFID MEMS Mirrors

    SPIE Photonics Europe 2014: MEMS mirrors for genetic research

    Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems (IPMS) in Dresden, Germany, have developed a programmable micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) chip that can divert light of varying wavelengths at high speed with micrometre...
  • Dow Corning Moldable Optical Silicones
  • Authors impression of an acoustic micro-cloak made of an array of spherical particles Credit Image courtesy of Mihai Caleap, University of Bristol, copyright2014
  • Nanotransfer printing is used to fabricate large-area visible 3D negative index metamaterials

    Invisibility Cloak Advances through Nanotechnology

    Invisibility cloaks come in handy for fictional characters in movies, but the theory is very real and being advanced at the University of Central Florida. The theory is based on controlling and bending light around an object so it appears invisible...
  • NPI volunteers from several states visited Congressional offices including that of Rep John Mica R-Florida third from right to urge support for legislation related to photonics technologies From left are Richard Benson, Robert Bernath, Bahaa Saleh, Mica,
  • Filtering light by direction

    New Direction for Filtering Light

    Light waves can be defined by three fundamental characteristics: their colour (or wavelength), polarisation and direction. While it has long been possible to selectively filter light according to its colour or polarisation, selectivity based on the...
  • Shrink wrap nanostructures with nanogap Credit Optical Materials Express

    Shrink Wrap Can Enhance Detection of Infectious Diseases

    Detecting human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), tuberculosis, malaria and other deadly infectious diseases as early as possible helps to prevent their rapid spread and enables more effective treatments. But...
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  • Resolve Optics offers high-performance custom lenses
  • A lens the size of a button turns cell phone into microscope

    Simple Lens Turns Smartphone into Microscope

    The Micro Phone Lens, developed by University of Washington (UW) mechanical engineering alumnus Thomas Larson, can turn any smartphone or tablet computer into a hand-held microscope. The soft, pliable lens sticks to a device’s camera without...
  • A simulation of the illuminance of an alleyway at noon at two different times of year, autumn top and winter bottom The new light-directing panel increases the amount of light that reaches the alleyway, as indicated by the higher amounts of red and yellow
  • Silicon Photonics Summer School to be held at Ghent University

    Silicon Photonics Summer School in Ghent

    The Silicon Photonics Summer School 2014 will take place at Ghent University in Ghent, Belgium, from 29 June to 4 July 2014. Organized in the framework of Plat4M, the major EU-funded integrated research project in silicon photonics, the program is...
  • GE Lumination IS Series Suspended LED Luminaires

    Wal-Mart and GE Transform Retail Lighting with LEDs

    Wal-Mart has announced plans to purchase energy-efficient light-emitting diode (LED) ceiling lighting fixtures for new supercenters in the US, stores in Asia and Latin America and Asda locations in the UK. The new Lumination IS Series Suspended LED...
  • Engineers install the NIRSpec instrument in the heart or ISIM of NASAs James Webb Space Telescope Credit NASAChris Gunn
  • Sentinel-1A includes optical components and systems from the Berliner Glas Group

    Sentinel-1A Satellite Carries Berliner Glas Optical Systems

    On 3 April 2014, Sentinel-1A, a polar-orbiting satellite, was launched successfully on a Soyuz rocket from Europe’s Spaceport Kourou in French Guiana. Sentinel-1A is the first satellite of the ESA Sentinel fleet, that has been developed...
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