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Daylight Solutions wins 2014 CLEO/Laser Focus World Innovation Award


CLEO: 2014 co-sponsors APS, IEEE Photonics Society, and OSA, along with Laser Focus World, have named Daylight Solutions as the winner of this year’s CLEO/Laser Focus World Innovation Award.

EU-funded SceneNet aims at 3D recreation of live events from mobile videos

04/23/2014 A European Union (EU)-funded research project called SceneNet aims to develop technology to combine video feeds from mobile phones held up by different spectators around an arena to reconstruct the event in 3D.

Ophir Photonics to showcase pyroelectric camera for 2D/3D laser diagnostics at SPIE DSS 2014


The Pyrocam IV beam profiling camera ensures alignment and proper operation of CO2, near-infrared (NIR), and far-IR terahertz lasers.

Thermal-imaging lenses are created from waste sulfur

04/21/2014 Sulfur left over from refining fossil fuels can be transformed into cheap, lightweight plastic lenses for infrared devices such as thermal cameras and night-vision goggles, a team led by the University of Arizona (UA; Tucson, A...

Fluorescence microscopy method enables rapid, whole-brain imaging with single-cell resolution

04/21/2014 Researchers at the RIKEN Quantitative Biology Center have developed a new high-throughput method that offers unprecedented rapid, whole-brain imaging at single-cell resolution and a simple protocol to clear and transparentize t...

Strategies Unlimited celebrates 35 years of photonics market research


Photonics industry market analysis firm Strategies Unlimited proudly celebrates 35 years of service producing multi-client market research reports on photonics-related subjects.

IQE receives $1M dollar order for MWIR indium antimonide (InSb) substrates


Semiconductor wafer manufacturer IQE received its first $1 million dollar purchase order agreement for InSb substrates used in MWIR imaging technology.

Invest in Photonics invites firms seeking funding to submit applications

04/16/2014 Invest in Photonics, a two-day international business-partnering convention focused exclusively on photonics venture-capital investment, has opened registration for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) seeking funding.

Hamamatsu to show InGaAs image sensor for NIR imaging at SPIE DSS 2014

04/15/2014 Featuring 64 × 64 pixels and 50 µm pixel pitch, the G11097-0606S is a TE-cooled indium gallium arsenide (InGaAs) image sensor that has uses in most near-infrared (NIR) imaging applications that currently use more expensive, hig...

Gentec-EO to show detector/meter combos and USB 3.0 large-format camera at SPIE DSS 2014


Integra laser power and energy sensors incorporate a USB-powered meter, and the Beamage-3.0 is a large-format, 8 × 16 mm, USB 3.0-based camera for laser beam diagnostics.

e2v to display CMOS camera line at SPIE DSS 2014


CIRES CMOS cameras deliver high-performance-color, low-light imaging with extended near-infrared sensitivity, providing SXGA or HDTV resolution to 60 frames/s.

Strategies in Biophotonics announces schedule of speakers

04/11/2014 The first Strategies in Biophotonics conference and exhibition, scheduled to take place September 9-11, 2014, in Boston, MA, has announced its lineup of speakers—all of whom have been deeply involved in development and commerci...

Philips steps up as first corporate sponsor for 2015 International Year of Light


Royal Philips was applauded by the OSA for signing on as the first patron sponsor of the International Year of Light and Light-Based Technologies (IYL 2015).

Google Glass promising as assistive aid for Parkinson's patients


Researchers at Newcastle University are investigating Google Glass as an assistive aid to help people with Parkinson’s disease extend their independence.

Scotland Week includes focus on lasers and SU2P program


During Scotland Week, Scottish external affairs Minister Humza Yousaf said that Scotland has the talent, skills, and expertise to become a global powerhouse for the laser-enabled technology industry.

Furukawa optical-fiber-powered camera is intended for disaster and disaster-prevention uses


Furukawa Electric (Tokyo, Japan) has commercialized a camera that is powered by light transmitted through a single-mode optical fiber.

Civilian drones get a research center as FAA faces political pressure

04/09/2014 The fast growing importance (and prevelance) of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) is reflected in the recent announcement by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration that a new research center will be established within the...

Inspection machine maker Jiateng Instrument fined for falsely advertising Navitar lenses

04/09/2014 Navitar announced that metrology machine maker, Jiateng Instrument, and it’s owner Peng Xiong‐liang, were fined 20,000 RMB by the local Dongguan China Bureau of AIC for falsely advertising that Jaten metrology inspection machin...

Nanostructured carbon nanotubes boost solar-cell efficiency


Researchers at Umeå University have discovered that controlled placement of carbon nanotubes into particular nanostructures produces a huge boost in the optoelectronic performance of solar cells.

Hyperspectral imaging benefits from new cooperation between Gooch & Housego and PhiLumina

04/08/2014 Gooch & Housego and PhiLumina have signed a collaborative agreement to expand their capabilities and offerings for spectral imaging applications.

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