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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.

Interferometry: Time in a fiber

04/23/2014 By placing an interferometer at one end of a long optical fiber with a mirror at its other end, using a laser source precisely synced with a frequency reference, and configuring things so that the fiber is one of the interferom...

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.
Miniature SiN frequency-comb microresonator leads to 1.44 Tbit/s data transmission over 300 km

Miniature SiN frequency-comb microresonator leads to 1.44 Tbit/s data transmission over 300 km

04/14/2014 Researchers at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT; Karlsruhe, Germany) and the Swiss École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) have transmitted 1.44 Tbit/s over 300 km of fiber using an optical frequency comb light so...

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).

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 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.

Silicon-photonics start-up Rockley Photonics closes Series A funding round

04/08/2014 Rockley Photonics (London, England), a start-up aimed at developing silicon photonics for data-communications networks, has closed its Series A funding round following what the company says is "high levels of investor inte...

Fiber-Based Components: Liquid-crystal wavelength selective switches challenge MEMS designs


Either as a 1D array of pixels on a glass substrate or a 2D array of pixels on silicon, liquid-crystal technology can bypass inherent weaknesses in conventional MEMS-based wavelength selective switch designs.

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