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Avantes CEO Benno Oderkerk gets EPIC Phoenix Award 2014 for entrepreneurship in photonics

Avantes CEO Benno Oderkerk gets EPIC Phoenix Award 2014 for entrepreneurship in photonics

12/01/2014 Benno Oderkerk, who cofounded and is CEO of Avantes (Apeldoorn, The Netherlands), which makes miniaturized fiber optic spectrometers, has received the EPIC Phoenix Award 2014 from the European Photonics Industry Consortium. The...
Corning introduces Gorilla Glass 4, next generation of chemically strengthened glass for displays, devices

Corning introduces Gorilla Glass 4, next generation of chemically strengthened glass for displays, devices

11/20/2014 Corning (NYSE:GLW; Corning, NY) has unveiled its newest form of chemically strengthened glass, Gorilla Glass 4, intended for smartphones, tablets, and other devices. Corning says the glass is "up to two times tougher than ...
Nikon Instruments and JEOL form strategic partnership tying together light and electron microscopy

Nikon Instruments and JEOL form strategic partnership tying together light and electron microscopy

11/17/2014

Nikon Instruments (Melville, NY) and JEOL (Tokyo, Japan) have partnered to research and develop ways to correlate data from two very different types of microscopy: light and electron microscopy.

All-laser-diode high-power RGB light-show system fits in 10-in. cube

All-laser-diode high-power RGB light-show system fits in 10-in. cube

11/07/2014 Laserworld USA (Lake Mary, FL) has unveiled a high-power red-green-blue (RGB) laser light-show system based entirely on the use of laser diodes, which enables the whole system to fit in a space about 10 in. on a side and draw o...
Osram InGaN and InGaN-plus-phosphor LEDs achieve highest-yet efficacies in green

Osram InGaN and InGaN-plus-phosphor LEDs achieve highest-yet efficacies in green

11/06/2014

Two types of indium gallium nitride (InGaN) LED created by Osram Opto Semiconductors (Regensburg, Germany) have achieved the highest luminous efficacies (measured in lumens per watt) yet, according to the company.

Nanyang Technological University launches $80 million Photonics Institute for fiber-optic, laser, and optical research

Nanyang Technological University launches $80 million Photonics Institute for fiber-optic, laser, and optical research

10/31/2014 Nanyang Technological University (NTU; Singapore) has launched the SGD Photonics Institute, which owes its existence to a partnership between NTU and the Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC) at the University of Southampton (S...
Safety of blue-light content of white-light LEDs discussed in new DOE technical brief

Safety of blue-light content of white-light LEDs discussed in new DOE technical brief

10/22/2014

In a new brief, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has set out to clear up what it believes are misconceptions about LED lighting, in particular those that relate to the blue-light content of white-light LEDs.

Shuji Nakamura, two others receive Nobel Prize for inventing Gan-based blue LEDs

Shuji Nakamura, two others receive Nobel Prize for inventing practical GaN-based blue LEDs

10/07/2014 The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for 2014 to Isamu Akasaki of Meijo University and Nagoya University (both in Nagoya, Japan), Hiroshi Amano of Nagoya University, and Shuji Nakamura of...

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UCF's Martin Richardson receives honorary degree from the University of Bordeaux

01/06/2014

Orlando, FL--Martin Richardson was awarded the title of "Docteur Honoris Causa" at the University of Bordeaux in Talence, Bordeaux, France.

Kazuro Kikuchi named as 2014 John Tyndall Award winner

12/09/2013

Washington, DC--The Optical Society (OSA) and the IEEE Photonics Society have named Kazuro Kikuchi of the University of Tokyo in Japan as the recipient of the 2014 John Tyndall Award.

Inrad Optics names Jose Suro VP of operations

11/06/2013

Northvale, NJ--Optical components maker Inrad Optics has appointed Jose Suro as VP of operations at its Northvale facility.

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