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CLEO:2014 ready to highlight innovations in lasers and optics

06/02/2014 The 2014 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO:2014), scheduled to take place June 8-13, 2014, at the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, CA, will feature 250 exhibiting companies and showcase the most significant m...

European physicists create simulation (note: it's visually quite interesting) and measure coherent oscillations in organic solar-cell material

05/30/2014 A team of physicists from a number of universities and institutes in Germany, Italy, France, and Spain has experimentally confirmed a coherent oscillation of light received in a particular type of organic photovoltaic cell cont...

Fujitsu IR system detects where shoppers are looking

05/14/2014 Fujitsu (Tokyo, Japan) ir system will unveil new technology to analyze the purchasing behaviors of shoppers in retail stores by detecting their lines of sight, according to Tech-On!.

Optatec 2014 product preview: Exhibition set to be largest yet

05/05/2014

Now in its 12th year, the Optatec 2014 exhibition and conference will be held May 20-22, 2014, with an anticipated 5000+ attendees.

Lambda Research Corporation to display optomechanical design software at Optatec 2014

05/02/2014

TracePro optomechanical design software enables design, analysis, and optimization of optical and illumination systems.

Research priorities

05/01/2014 To understand the emerging framework for photonics R&D priorities in the U.S., I urge you to review the recommendations of the Fast-Track Action Committee on Optics and Photonics (FTAC-OP), just released by the National Sci...

Laser Science in China: A rich history of photonics research continues to bear fruit at SIOM

05/01/2014

Celebrating its 50th anniversary, the Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics has pioneered advances in high-power lasers, high-field laser physics, and quantum optics.

CLEO/Laser Focus World 2014 Innovation Awards

05/01/2014 The 2014 CLEO/Laser Focus World Innovation Awards program, sponsored by Laser Focus World and the Conference on Lasers and Electro Optics (CLEO), honors the most timely, groundbreaking products in the field of photonics and las...

Self-driving cars take to city streets thanks to improved sensors and software

04/29/2014

Google is slowly improving its optoelectronic sensor-based self-driving automobiles to be better adapted to the complex demands of city streets.

Optics, imaging technologies on trend for SPIE DSS 2014

04/29/2014 At SPIE Defense, Security+Sensing (DSS) 2014, an expected crowd of 6000 attendees will have the chance to interact with more than 450 suppliers of precision optics, lasers, sensors, optical materials, infrared (IR) imaging, opt...

2014 VLSI Symposia to delve into CMOS silicon-photonics technology

04/24/2014 The upcoming 2014 Symposia on VLSI Technology & Circuits (June 9 to 13, 2014; Honolulu, HI) and June 10-13 (Circuits) will cover leading-edge developments on semiconductor technology and circuits -- mostly electronics, but ...

Daylight Solutions wins 2014 CLEO/Laser Focus World Innovation Award

04/23/2014

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

04/21/2014

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

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.

Sinusoidal PMMA panels redirect sunlight to urban alleyways

04/14/2014

A corrugated, translucent panel developed by Egyptian researchers redirects sunlight onto narrow streets and alleyways, improving quality of light and health.

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

04/10/2014

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).

Software: Thin-Film Coating Design: Excel extends optical coating software capabilities

04/08/2014

Microsoft Excel can extend the capabilities of optical thin-film design and measurement software through its functions, programming environment, and universal connectivity.

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

04/04/2014

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.

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