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Inspection machine maker Jiateng Instrument fined for falsely advertising Navitar lenses

04/09/2014 Navitar announced that metrology machine maker, Jiateng Instrument, and it’s owner Peng Xiong‐liang, were fined 20,000 RMB by the local Dongguan China Bureau of AIC for falsely advertising that Jaten metrology inspection machin...

Opto-Alignment Technology to showcase MWIR laser alignment station at SPIE DSS 2014


The LAS-IR mid-wave infrared (MWIR) laser alignment station performs alignment inspection of assembled MWIR lens systems.

Interferometry: Achieving precision radius metrology for large optics


A displacement-measuring, interferometry-based radius scale -- combined with environmental correction and the proper test procedure -- can measure radius with uncertainties of better than 3 ppm.

Light Brigade and NIFOT partner on India-based fiber-optic training center


Light Brigade and the NeST Institute of Fiber Optic Technology (NIFOT) are partnering to form an India-based training center that will provide training on fiber-optic technology.

Photonics Applied: Terrestrial Imaging: Spectral imaging satellites monitor global vegetation health


Aircraft- and satellite-based imaging systems with multispectral capabilities are being deployed worldwide to monitor terrestrial vegetation and soil moisture with unprecedented resolution and accuracy.

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


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.

Exelis and NIRF partner on non-invasive fluorescence medical imaging technology


Exelis and NIRF Imaging have entered into a long-term exclusive agreement to deliver a non-invasive, non-radioactive, point-of-care medical imaging capability.

ON Semiconductor to acquire Truesense Imaging

04/02/2014 ON Semiconductor (Phoenix, AZ; Nasdaq: ONNN) will acquire Truesense Imaging (Rochester, NY), which produces high-performance image sensor devices for machine vision, surveillance, traffic monitoring, medical and scientific imag...

Laser Marketplace: Forging innovation: Laser Marketplace Seminar review


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.

NIR spectroscopy helps discover word pronunciation preferences in newborns

04/01/2014 A study at the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA), using near-infrared (NIR) spectroscopy to observe newborn brain activity, has found that there are certain preferences already active at that age in how to prono...

Measuring the age of the Universe


Personally, I've never believed the Big Bang theory--it seems to me that always having a beginning and an ending is a human construct.

Quantum optics could make extrasensory perception possible


A team of American, European, and Asian researchers has produced macroscopic quantum-optical entanglement between two living mouse brain cells.

Gentec EO debuts detector for use in embedded laboratory or field service apps


The Integra Series all-in-one detectors combine a detector and a meter, with the meter providing a direct USB connection for power or energy measurements.

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


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

Quantum-cascade structure and metamaterial combine to make sensitive mid-IR and terahertz detector

Quantum-cascade structure and metamaterial combine to make sensitive mid-IR and terahertz detector

03/27/2014 Scientists at Technische Universität Wien (TUW) have discovered that a semiconductor structure identical to that of a conventional terahertz-emitting quantum-cascade laser (QCL) can, with the addition of a 2D metamaterial patte...
NIST calibrates thorium emission lines for use as exoplanet-spotting spectral reference

NIST calibrates thorium emission lines for use as exoplanet-spotting spectral reference

03/27/2014 In the interests of astronomy, researchers at the National Institute of Standards (NIST: Boulder, CO) have more-accurately calibrated the emission spectrum of thorium -- which, because it contains thousands of lines, can serve ...

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


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!

MWIR camera from FLIR is designed for high-speed thermal events


The A6700sc science-grade, mid-wave infrared (MWIR) camera has a 640 × 512 pixel thermal detector to produce temperature-calibrated IR imagery.

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