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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.

Analog Modules to showcase laser rangefinder receiver/processor at SPIE DSS 2014


The 7555 laser rangefinder receiver/processor module includes the company's 755A-04 receiver with compact support electronics to provide corrected range data to a mother system.

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...

Ametek buys Zygo, maker of optical metrology equipment and precision optics


Ametek is acquiring all outstanding shares of Zygo for a price valued at approximately $280 million.

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).

Rectangular shutter from Vincent Associates has use in nonuniformity correction applications


The bi-stable RS20B shutter system has a rectangular 20 mm diagonal aperture and can cover an entire CCD area.

Pictures from an exhibition

04/07/2014 When founded in 1955, SPIE -- then known as the Society of Photographic Instrumentation Engineers -- placed great emphasis on the application of photo-optical instrumentation to aerospace, atmospheric science, and astronomy.

Business Forum: Professional society in our photonics ecosystem


This is the second in a series of interviews of CEOs of our professional societies to give us a better understanding of the ecosystem of our industry.

Laser Marketplace: Forging innovation: Laser Marketplace Seminar review


Held on February 3 in conjunction with SPIE Photonics West 2014, the 2014 Lasers & Photonics Marketplace Seminar took both a quantitative and qualitative approach to the lasers and photonics markets.

Miniature USB stage from New Scale Technologies has a 6 mm travel range


The M3-LS linear smart stage is a miniature 28 × 20 × 9.5 mm USB stage that offers 0.5 micron resolution, < 10 micron run-out, and 1 mrad pitch and yaw.

Thorlabs Ultrafast Optoelectronics established in Michigan

03/27/2014 Photonics products maker Thorlabs has established a new business unit, Thorlabs Ultrafast Optoelectronics, to focus on the need for high-speed optoelectronic products with bandwidths as high as 100 GHz.

SPIE recognizes accomplishments by individuals and teams in photonics

03/19/2014 For outstanding individual and team technical accomplishments and service to SPIE (Bellingham, WA), the society is presenting several annual awards.   

Motion Control: Starbugs: Piezoelectric robots enable next-generation astronomy


Miniature self-actuated robots called "Starbugs" position fiber-optic probes anywhere across a large telescope's primary focus; hundreds of these positioners can be in use at the same time.

Quanta everywhere

03/10/2014 I recently heard a fascinating lecture by Seth Lloyd, director of the W.M. Keck Center for Extreme Quantum Information Theory at MIT and author of Programming the Universe, which describes how the universe computes using an int...

Phoenix Photonics' polarization controller module allows predetermined states to be selected


The Firebird module has an on-board microprocessor that is programmed via a simple PC interface to provide a range of pre-selected or user defined operations.

Business Forum: A vibrant European photonics ecosystem


Here, I interview Carlos Lee, director general of the European Photonics Industry Consortium (EPIC) to broaden our understanding of what is going on in our field in Europe.

OSI Laser Diode introduces fiber option for high-power laser line


The CVD high-power laser line with the fiber-laser packaging option is designed for use in applications such as optical sensors and range-finding.

Linear positioning stage from Steinmeyer is driven by an ironless core linear motor


The KT230-EDLM linear positioning stage’s body is black-anodized low-distortion aluminum alloy, with stainless-steel, cross-roller linear bearings.

Positioning system from Attocube Systems contains six closed-loop piezoelectric motors


The hexaCUBE positioning system measures 190 x 170 x 105 mm, with travel ranges exceeding ±15 mm in x, y, and z directions.

GSI Group set to acquire Jadak Technologies for $93.5M


Bedford, MA--GSI Group has reached an agreement to acquire Jadak Technologies for $93.5 million in cash.

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