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Beam profiler from Ophir Photonics supports the company's laser power meters


Version 5.7 of BeamGage laser beam analysis software adds advanced image processing features, including fast, off-axis correction of distorted beam images.

Optical design software from Radiant Zemax offers reverse ray tracing


Zemax 12 optical and illumination design is available in SE, EE, and IE editions, with new lens design capabilities.

Laser-fused dentures now half the cost of milled versions


Lichtenfels, Germany--Laser cusing or fusing techniques are being used to create dentures at half the cost of milled versions.

Comsol opens new Berlin office

04/04/2012 Burlington, MA--Comsol has opened a new technical sales and support office in the center of Berlin, as the area is home to research institutes such as Fraunhofer, Leibniz, Max Planck, and the scientific, technical, and biomedic...

FEI workflow software works with any light microscope


MAPS (Modular Automated Processing System) provides a correlative workflow that lets researchers see both large-scale context and small-scale detail in one overview.

BioPhotonic Solutions wins 2012 CLEO/Laser Focus World Innovation Award


Washington, DC--BioPhotonic Solutions is the winner of this year's CLEO/Laser Focus World Innovation Award.

OPTICAL DESIGN: Free-form optics enable lightweight head-mounted displays

04/01/2012 Free-form optics tiling can potentially overcome the invariant on the field of view and the resolution in a head-mounted display, and enable the design and development of lightweight and high-performance head-mounted displays.

Nanoparticle tracking analysis characterizes self-assembled nanomotors


Salisbury, England--Radboud University Nijmegen is applying nanoparticle tracking analysis from NanoSight for the characterization of self-assembled nanomotors.

Ophir Photonics app for Android displays laser measurement data


The Quasar app for Android smartphones and tablets displays laser meter data when connected to the company's Quasar wireless power and energy meter via Bluetooth.

OPTICAL DESIGN: Free-form optics enable lightweight, high-performance head-mounted displays

02/29/2012 Free-form optics tiling can potentially overcome the invariant on the field of view and the resolution in a head-mounted display, and enable the design and development of lightweight and high-performance head-mounted displays.

Silicon photonics maker Lightwire to be acquired by Cisco


SAN JOSE, CA--Cisco says it is buying privately held Lightwire, which manufactures CMOS-based optical interconnects for high-speed networking applications.

Lithography mask-aligner tools now paired with simulation software


Garching, Germany--A new cooperation agreement pairs SUSS MicroTec lithography mask aligner exposure optics tools with Layout LAB simulation software from GenISys GmbH.

ASI, 89 North, Berliner Glas, Goodrich ISR, and Insight light up the Photonics West show floor (VIDEO)


San Francisco, CA--Laser Focus World attempted to capture the essence of some of the best showings on both the BiOS and Photonics West 2012 exhibit floors.

Integrated GRIN lens could couple light efficiently into silicon photonic circuits

02/20/2012 Singapore--Qian Wang and his group at the Agency for Science, Technology, and Research (A*STAR) Data Storage Institute have developed a graded-refractive-index (GRIN) lens that can be directly integrated on a silicon chip at th...

Algorithm is faster than FFT for all sparse signals


Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of technology (Cambridge, MA) have developed two algorithms that are faster than the fast Fourier transform (FFT) for all sparse signals.

Radiant Zemax acquires Optima Research


Redmond, WA--Radiant Zemax has acquired Optima Research, a European photonics components and Zemax optical design software distributor.

Photonics21 Annual Meeting to emphasize growth and public-private partnership

02/03/2012 Brussels, Belgium--The annual meeting of Photonics21, scheduled for March 27-28 at the Hotel Husa President Park in Brussels, will focus on the way forward toward the EU Framework Programme Horizon 2020 and the founding of a Ph...

Sandia’s laser-guided bullet prototype can hit small targets a mile away

02/02/2012 Albuquerque, NM--Sandia National Laboratories researchers Red Jones, Brian Kast, and their colleagues have invented a finned self-guided bullet for small-caliber, smooth-bore firearms that accurately hits laser-designated targe...

FLIR software provides advanced thermal pattern analysis


ResearchIR software enables high-speed recording and advanced thermal pattern analysis when using thermal imaging cameras.

Three things to like about Photonics West 2012

01/31/2012 San Francisco, CA--You will find extensive coverage of Photonics West 2012 in the form of articles, blogs, and videos appearing on our website in the coming days. The event attracted more than 20,000 attendees, while the expo i...

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