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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

04/15/2014

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

04/11/2014

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

04/11/2014

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

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).

Scotland Week includes focus on lasers and SU2P program

04/09/2014

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

04/08/2014

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

04/08/2014

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

04/07/2014

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

04/07/2014

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

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.

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

04/03/2014

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

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.

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

04/01/2014

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

04/01/2014

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

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