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  • EPIC at PW 2018

    139 EPIC Members Exhibit at Photonics West 2018

    The European Photonics Industry Consortium (EPIC) will have 139 member companies exhibiting at Photonics West 2018, which takes place January 27 to February 2 in San Francisco, California (US). EPIC is an industry association of...
  • Bristol Instruments Signs New Distributor in Korea

    Bristol Instruments Signs New Distributor in Korea

    Bristol Instruments, a specialist in optical interferometer-based instrumentation, announces an agreement with Qbic Laser System. Headquartered in Bucheon, South Korea, Qbic will represent Bristol´s laser spectral...
  • Camden Field Building

    Metrohm USA Opens Its New Headquarters in Florida

    Today, Metrohm USA welcomes its Tampa employees to their new North American headquarters in Riverview, Florida. Since breaking ground in February 2017, the 90,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility has evolved into a space...
  • Startup Challenge 2018

    SPIE Startup Challenge at Photonics West 2018

    Free to all attendees, the SPIE Startup Challenge is a high-stakes competition taking place at Photonics West, where entrepreneurs in photonics will have just 5 minutes each to pitch their businesses to a team of expert judges....
  • 2017 chair of the SPIE Fellows Committee, Jeffery Puschell

    SPIE Announces 73 New Fellows of 2018

    SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, promotes 73 members to Fellow of the Society this year. They are honored for their technical achievement, for their service to the general optics community, and to SPIE...
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  • His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, presented awards to nine winners of the Zayed Future Energy Prize at the awards ceremony during Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week

    Winners of Zayed Future Energy Prize Announced

    Nine winners were recently announced at the Zayed Future Energy Prize awards ceremony during Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, marking the historic 10th anniversary of the world’s preeminent sustainability award. The ceremony was marked by...
  • WPI professor Cosme Furlong-Vazquez right and PhD candidate Payam Razavi in the Microelectronics Testing and Characterization lab

    Joint Integrated Photonics Laboratory Funded in Massachusetts

    Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) and Quinsigamond Community College (QCC) today were awarded a $4 million grant by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (US) to create a comprehensive joint laboratory that will support the growth of the burgeoning...
  • The researchers used the DiffuserCam to reconstruct the 3D structure of leaves from a small plant They plan to use the new camera to watch neurons fire in living mice without using a microscope Credit Laura Waller, University of California, Berkeley

    Lensless Camera Creates Detailed 3D Images Without Scanning

    Researchers have developed an easy-to-build camera that produces 3D images from a single 2D image without any lenses. In an initial application of the technology, the researchers plan to use the new camera, which they call DiffuserCam, to watch...
  • Thanks to a carefully designed optical setup, the new standoff ultra-compact micro Raman SUCR instrument can perform microscopic Raman analysis of samples 10 centimeters away from the instrument with 173-micron resolution Image Credit M Nurul Abedin, NASA
  • This is a sample photo taken with the 1Megapixel Quanta Image Sensor operating at 1,040 frames per second, with total power consumption as low as 17mW It is a binary single-photon image, so if the pixel was hit by one or more photons, it is white if not,

    Quanta Image Sensor for Photography, Life Sciences, Security

    Engineers from the Dartmouth Thayer School of Engineering, Hanover, New Hampshire (US), have produced a new imaging technology that may revolutionize medical and life sciences research, security, photography, cinematography and other applications...
  • Laser-Boron Fusion Within Reach

    Laser-Boron Fusion Within Reach

    Scientists argue that the path to hydrogen-boron fusion is now viable, and may be closer to realization than other approaches, such as the deuterium-tritium fusion approach currently being pursued. A laser-driven technique for creating fusion that...
  • 12-13 December 2017, PASSION project partners kick-off meeting at Politecnico di Milano

    PASSION Project: Silicon photonic technology for datacomm

    Photonics is a key enabling technology for the evolution of the entire telecommunications infrastructure, but the technologies used so far for the metro network directly derive from the long-distance transport and they are too expensive and power...
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  • A Linkam FDCS196 stage mounted on a ZEISS optical microscope located in the GILYOS laboratories Dr Henning Gieseler founded the company and is their CEO photograph courtesy of GILYOS wwwgilyoscom
  • New approach for hybrid joining by interlocking with self-organizing microstructures with ultrashort pulsed lasers Photo by Fraunhofer ILT

    A Holistic View of Laser Machining

    At the JEC World Composite Show in Paris in March 2018, the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT will be focusing on the latest trends and innovations in laser machining of composites. Among other things, researchers at the booth shared...
  • CES 2018 High-Resolution DLP Technology for Automotive Headlight Systems
  • Femtosecond Lasers Extend Glass Cleaving to Mixed Materials

    Femtosecond Lasers Extend Glass Cleaving to Mixed Materials

    Filamentation cutting is a relatively new process that uses ultrafast lasers to cut a wide range of glass substrates, from soft borosilicates to chemically hardened glass used in smartphone displays. There are numerous advantages of filamentation...
  • Renishaw inVia

    Raman Spectroscopy in Battery Research

    Power generation is shifting from traditional to less predictable renewable sources. Consumers are demanding faster charging and longer battery life for their products. Both trends require the development of better energy storage devices....
  • Seeing Machines puts driver in spotlight

    Camera-Based Driver Monitoring System Showcased at CES 2018

    Seeing Machines, a specialist in computer vision technologies that enable machines to see, understand and assist people, will demonstrate its latest FOVIO Driver Monitoring Platform technology at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show (CES)...
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