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


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...

Gooch & Housego MINERVA project wins SPIE Photonics Europe village award


The Gooch & Housego-led MINERVA infrared spectroscopy project has won a 1500€ prize at SPIE's recent Photonics Europe conference in Brussels.

Duma Optronics to showcase position and power measuring device at SPIE DSS 2014


The SpotOn Mobile position and power measurement device attachment comprises a sensor head with built-in electronics to enable display of measurements on the Nexus 7 tablet.

Flow cytometry able to follow a protein's travel inside cells for improved cancer therapy

04/28/2014 Virginia Tech researchers have developed a flow cytometry-based technique that detects the subcellular location of a protein, which could allow a simple and improved method for studying effectiveness of therapies for disease, i...

Daylight Solutions wins 2014 CLEO/Laser Focus World Innovation Award


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.

Strategies Unlimited celebrates 35 years of photonics market research


Photonics industry market analysis firm Strategies Unlimited proudly celebrates 35 years of service producing multi-client market research reports on photonics-related subjects.

Next-generation industrial laser systems compete for European laser prize

04/17/2014 The Innovation Award Laser Technology 2014 prize of 10,000 euros will be awarded during AKL'14 to one of three finalists announced by the Arbeitskreis Lasertechnik e.V. and the European Laser Institute ELI.

Ocean Optics to showcase handheld Raman, NIR spectrometers at SPIE DSS 2014

04/17/2014 The IDRaman mini handheld Raman spectrometer has uses in sample authentication and counterfeit detection, identification, and verification, and the NIRQuest near-infrared (NIR) spectrometers cover various ranges from 800 to 250...

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.

SpaceX OPALS laser payload to beam video from the International Space Station


On Friday, April 18, SpaceX will launch and carry with it the Optical Payload for Lasercomm Science (OPALS) equipment for optical communication.

Integra laser power and energy sensors from Gentec-EO

Gentec-EO to show detector/meter combos and USB 3.0 large-format camera at SPIE DSS 2014


Integra laser power and energy sensors incorporate a USB-powered meter, and the Beamage-3.0 is a large-format, 8 × 16 mm, USB 3.0-based camera for laser beam diagnostics.

Strategies in Biophotonics announces schedule of speakers

04/11/2014 The first Strategies in Biophotonics conference and exhibition, scheduled to take place September 9-11, 2014, in Boston, MA, has announced its lineup of speakers—all of whom have been deeply involved in development and commerci...

Ametek buys Zygo, maker of optical metrology equipment and precision optics


Ametek is acquiring all outstanding shares of Zygo for a price valued at approximately $280 million.

The official logo for the 2015 International Year of Light. (Image credit: OSA)

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


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).

Scotland Week includes focus on lasers and SU2P program


During Scotland Week, Scottish external affairs Minister Humza Yousaf said that Scotland has the talent, skills, and expertise to become a global powerhouse for the laser-enabled technology industry.

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.

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