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SOFTWARE & COMPUTING: Development of optical thin-film modeling forges ahead


We use models in virtually everything we do, and the design and analysis of optical coatings is no exception.

UPNA researcher develops precision thresholding and 700-times-faster magnification of digital images

06/21/2013 Pamplona, Spain--Aránzazu Jurío-Munárriz, a graduate student in computer engineering at the NUP/UPNA-Public University of Navarre, has, for her PhD thesis, improved two of the most widespread algorithms used in digital image pr...

Arden Photonics beam characterization system operates over 400 to 1100 nm


The BQM-50 laser beam characterization system uses NPL technology to measures M2 in < 20 s.

CHILLERS AND COOLERS: Breakthrough of optical refrigeration: Laser cools a semiconductor by 40 K

06/10/2013 Optical refrigeration has reached a new stage in which semiconductors can be substantially cooled by laser light. This process could become practical for cooling electronics and optoelectronics, possibly leading to athermal las...

NUMERICAL MODELING: Optical-trapping map shows trapping efficiency in 3D


Researchers have for the first time calculated trapping strength of dielectric microspheres as a function of these three parameters, allowing them to create a 3D map of trapping strength.

National initiative aims to drive critical photonics technologies in US

05/23/2013 Nashua, NH--The National Photonics Initiative (NPI) has been launched to raise awareness of photonics, increase national coordination, and drive funding and investment in areas critical to US competitiveness and security.

University of Glasgow scientists create 3D images with single-pixel detector


Glasgow, Scotland--A group at the University of Glasgow has created a single-pixel imaging setup that captures 3D images.

Labsphere light measurement software available


Integral Light Measurement Software runs on a company-supplied Cube and can be accessed globally from multiple devices using any HTML5-enabled browser and any language.

OptiPro aspheric profilometer data analysis software available


OptiTrace aspheric profilometer data analysis software offers multiple profile loading and 3D surface reconstruction for detailed surface analysis of precision optics.

LASER WORLD OF PHOTONICS PREVIEW: A global trade fair and technical congress: LASER World of Photonics


The place to be in May is Munich, where the industry's vendors, institutes, and visitors gather to network, see new products and solutions, and learn about the latest trends in photonics technologies and applications.

Computer simulations reveal roadblock to successful laser-driven fusion


Columbus, OH--The viability of laser-driven fusion has been brought into serious question by computer simulations on laser-plasma interaction at the Ohio Supercomputer Center.

Security conscious


According to the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), an industry group, the economic benefits of integrating unmanned aerial systems into the US national airspace will be substantial.

Final call for CLEO/LFW Innovation Awards submissions


Washington, DC--The deadline for the CLEO/LFW Innovation Awards is March 27; don't miss your chance to maximize exposure for your CLEO exhibited products.

SOFTWARE: DESIGN FOR MANUFACTURING: Adaptive software eases camera lens-to-sensor alignment


Software algorithms gather feedback from an active lens-to-sensor alignment process to adapt and improve camera performance for more efficient cycle times.

Spectroscopy software from Photon Control calculates and logs peak profile parameters


SpecSoft Pro software communicates with spectrometers through a USB 2.0 high-speed connection.

Applied Image digital imaging analysis addresses standardization needs


The Imaging Gauge quality analysis system addresses the growing need for standardization of digital imaging systems, with software and test targets to assess camera system quality.

Leica Microsystems research microscopy software optimized for fluorescence imaging


The LAS AF 3 (Leica Application Suite Advanced Fluorescence) research microscopy software includes a modern user interface optimized for fluorescence imaging.

Spectroscopy software from Avantes features multimonitor setups


AvaSoft 8.0 Windows-based spectroscopy software is designed for use with the company’s miniature spectrometers.

3D holograms assist battle preparation


Holographic maps developed by Zebra Imaging and sponsored by a US Army contract allow soldiers to view three-dimensional (3D) landscapes and cityscapes prior to entering a battle zone.

DESIGN FOR MANUFACTURING: Practical design software eases asphere manufacturability

01/01/2013 Recent design methods and software advances make it much easier to design aspheric surfaces that actually work in production and test by considering manufacturability issues at the earliest possible stage in the design process.

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