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Optical communications software from VPIphotonics is made for data processing and signal analysis

11/25/2014

The VPIlabExpert software allows generation, detection, and performance analysis of DP-mQAM, PAM, and 4D modulated signals, as well as OFDM, analog, and other signal formats.

Spectrometer from McPherson can make wavelength steps as small as 0.11 pm

11/13/2014

The 1.3 m focal length model 209 spectrometer with micro-step drive can make wavelength steps as small as 0.11 pm.

Metrology tool from Photal Otsuka Electronics measures yield

11/13/2014

The QE-2000 quantum efficiency measurement system from Photal Otsuka Electronics measures the yield of powders, liquids, solids, and films.

Optics grinding system from OptiSonic allows rapid material removal

11/13/2014

The OptiSonic optics grinding system is designed for grinding both hard materials and softer glasses including BK7 and fused silica.

Spectrometer from APE GmbH offers resolution better than 3 nm

11/13/2014

The waveScan USB spectrometer performs spectral analysis for CW and mode-locked laser systems in the midinfrared range from 1.5 to 6.3 micron.

Horiba Scientific releases Raman spectroscopy software

11/11/2014

The LabSpec 6.3 Raman spectroscopy software platform includes a 3D surface and volume display module.

Motion control unit from HALaser offers command execution time down to 1 microsec

11/11/2014

The E1701M 4-axis stepper motion controller has 100 Mbit Ethernet and USB 2.0 connections.

Business Forum: The study of energy and sustainability reveals many opportunities in photonics

11/04/2014 I interviewed Professor Harry Atwater Jr. of the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) because of the Institute's reputation for scientific and technical excellence. He is the Howard Hughes Professor of Applied Physics a...

Modeling: Photonics cooling meets high-speed-communications energy demands through simulation

11/04/2014

Simulation-driven design is used to understand and reduce the energy demands and costs of exponentially growing data networks.

Photon Sensorama

11/03/2014 The Sensorama Simulator was patented by Morton Heilig in 1962 as one of his inventions to expand the art of the cinema. In this early virtual-reality experience, viewers peered into a box to watch a 3D movie while their other s...

Biophotonics innovators amongst Edmund Optics' 2014 Education Award winners

10/15/2014 Optical components maker Edmund Optics has named the recipients of its 2014 Educational Award program—an award given in recognition of outstanding undergraduate and graduate optics programs in science, technology, engineering, ...

COMSOL prereleases version 5.0 of its Multiphysics software; unveils ray optics, 'Application Builder' for industry

10/10/2014 On October 8, 2014, COMSOL (Burlington, MA) announced the prerelease of the newest version of the company's Multiphysics software, version 5.0, at the COMSOL Conference 2014 Boston. The company's developers are finishing up the...

Ways to celebrate IYL 2015

10/10/2014

With 2015 fast approaching, I'm disappointed that I don't have anything specifically lined up related to the event, so I thought I'd do a little research and find out what's on tap for IYL2015.

Advances in Imaging: Pulsed laser illumination enables high-resolution 3D imaging

10/08/2014

A machine-vision system that extracts time-of-flight information from a measurement of intensity of the reflected pulse enables depth measurement at each pixel in the imager.

Optical Shutters: Asking the right questions leads to best shutter design

10/08/2014

The need for a shutter in an optical system sometimes becomes clear late in the development process; answering some specific questions can help detect this need as early as possible.

Diversity drives photonics

10/07/2014

In September I attended two conferences that re-emphasized the great range of applications and industries benefiting from photonics.

Business Forum: Encouraging a career in photonics

10/02/2014 I would like to share with you the conversation Hank Gauthier and I had in August when he interviewed me for the OSA Executive Speaker Series, which took place during the inaugural meeting of the Siegman International School on...

Photonic reservoir computing--a new tool for speech recognition

09/18/2014

So what is photonic reservoir computing? After browsing through several abstracts and papers, I'm still not entirely sure.

Edmund Optics announces finalists for 2014 Educational Award

09/17/2014

Edmund Optics (EO) has named 45 finalists in its 2014 Educational Award out of more than 880 applications. The winners will share more than $85,000 in EO products.

Business Forum: A society for the optical science ecosystem

09/09/2014 This is the fourth in a series of interviews with leaders of our professional societies. I interviewed Liz Rogan, CEO of The Optical Society  (OSA), because this professional society is a vital part of our industry’s infra...

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