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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.

Laser Marketplace: Forging innovation: Laser Marketplace Seminar review

04/02/2014

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.

2D gesture recognition technology works in natural light

03/31/2014

The new technology from the University of Warwick works in both natural and artificial light, allowing gesture recognition on ordinary mobile phones and tablet computers.

National Photonics Initiative volunteers visit Congress to urge support for photonics legislation

03/28/2014 On behalf of the National Photonics Initiative (NPI), volunteers from industry and research labs across the USA visited Congressional offices to urge support for key issues related to photonics technologies and R&D.

ILT presents portable spectroradiometers for light measurement apps

03/27/2014

ILT550 spectroradiometers are designed as a cost-effective, research-grade instrument for apps including photostability, UV curing, and photobiology.

One week to enter the CLEO/LFW Innovation Awards; win an iPad mini!

03/26/2014

Washington, DC--The deadline for the CLEO/LFW Innovation Awards is April 2nd; all entrants have a chance to win an Apple gift card with value equivalent to an iPad mini!

Thermo Scientific's Raman imaging microscope reveals imagery of molecular structure

03/21/2014

The features of the DXRxi Raman imaging microscope include automatic alignment and calibration and near-instant visual chemical profiling.

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.   

Next-generation optical discs are on the way

03/17/2014

A new generation of high-capacity optical discs is coming, and it marks an important change in direction for an application that has accounted for a large portion of all the lasers in existence.

A good week for the WWW, OFC, and silicon photonics

03/14/2014 March is the traditional date for the OFC Conference and Expo and, in March 1989 Tim Berners-Lee, a scientist working at CERN, submitted a proposal to develop a radical new way of linking and sharing information over the intern...

SpectralFinder software processes hyperspectral data in real time

03/12/2014 Hyperspectral cameras can produce data at rates of up to one gigabyte per minute. To handle rates like this, engineers at Fraunhofer Institute of Optronics, System Technologies and Image Exploitation IOSB have created the Spect...

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...

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In this paper, laser modules based on newly developed tailored bars are presented. The modules allow efficient fiber coupling of more than 320 W into 10 mm-m...

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The use of optical fibers to measure strain, temperature, and other parameters at desired points distributed anywhere along a length of fiber opens up new te...

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