Top ten photonics posts from October 2017

Nov. 1, 2017
Note the range of topics and formats, including our great coverage of LIGO and the Nobel Prize.
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In case you missed them, here are the 10 most viewed business and technical posts on the Laser Focus World website in October 2017. Interesting to see the range of topics and formats, from webcasts to blogs and features, and including our great coverage of LIGO and the Nobel Prize.

Number 1: Considerations for Thin Film Deposition in Semiconductor Laser Manufacturing, Webcast by Alex Manasson, Denton Vacuum

Number 2: Optical phased array enables lensless camera, by Senior Editor Gail Overton

Number 3: Harvard researchers create zero-refractive-index waveguide, by Senior Editor Gail Overton

Number 4: VCSEL arrays provide leading-edge illumination for 3D sensing, by Holger Moench, Philips Photonics

Number 5: LIGO scientists receive 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics, by Senior Editor Gail Overton

Number 6: Advances in Precision Motorized Positioning Systems: Selection Criteria, a White Paper from PI

Number 7: Excelitas Technologies to be acquired by AEA Investors, by Editor in Chief Conard Holton

Number 8: Annual Laser Market Review & Forecast: Where have all the lasers gone? by the LFW staff

Number 9: Ultraintense 100 petawatt laser aims to uncover the secret of vacuum, Senior Editor John Wallace

Number 10: University of Michigan's HERCULES laser to be upgraded from 300 to 500 terawatts, by Senior Editor John Wallace
About the Author

Conard Holton | Editor at Large

Conard Holton has 25 years of science and technology editing and writing experience. He was formerly a staff member and consultant for government agencies such as the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority and the International Atomic Energy Agency, and engineering companies such as Bechtel. He joined Laser Focus World in 1997 as senior editor, becoming editor in chief of WDM Solutions, which he founded in 1999. In 2003 he joined Vision Systems Design as editor in chief, while continuing as contributing editor at Laser Focus World. Conard became editor in chief of Laser Focus World in August 2011, a role in which he served through August 2018. He then served as Editor at Large for Laser Focus World and Co-Chair of the Lasers & Photonics Marketplace Seminar from August 2018 through January 2022. He received his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, with additional studies at the Colorado School of Mines and Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.

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