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photonics.com: September 2014

BUSINESS
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Fibercore Acquires Fibertronix
Fibercore has acquired Fibertronix of Hudiksvall, Sweden, for an undisclosed sum. Fibertronix produces specialty fiber and hermetic carbon and high-temperature polyimide coatings for harsh environments, targeting the oil and gas and medical markets. Its technologies are developed at the research institute Acreo Swedish ICT. Fibertronix’s fiber Bragg gratings and...
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North American Machine Vision Sales Grow
Machine vision sales in North America increased 11 percent to $1.04 billion in the first half of 2014, according to the trade group AIA. Component sales grew 28 percent to $155 million, and...
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Biolase Steps Up Marketing Efforts
Dental-laser maker Biolase Inc. has hired two new marketing executives and created a global commercialization team. Clark Barousse has been named senior vice president for worldwide sales...


RESEARCH & TECHNOLOGY
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Raman Whispering Gallery Detects Nanoparticles
A Raman microlaser sensor can detect and count individual particles — including viruses — as small as 10 nm. Researchers led by Dr. Lan Yang of Washington University achieved...
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Colorless Solar Window has 1% Efficiency
A team at Michigan State University has developed an untinted solar window that absorbs and generates electricity from the near-infrared wavelengths of sunlight. Previous transparent...
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Optogenetics Swaps Memory Emotions
It may be possible to change negative memories into positive ones, and vice versa, using optogenetics techniques. A team at the Riken-MIT Center for Neural Circuit Genetics looked at how...
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‘Cannon’ Launches Single Photons
A new photonic “cannon” could provide the necessary light control for quantum encryption and computing. Researchers at the Niels Bohr Institute at the University of Copenhagen...


PRODUCTS
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STED Add-On
PicoQuant has released the stimulated emission depletion (STED) add-on for their time-resolved confocal microscope, the MicroTime 200. The add-on extends the fluorescence correlation spectroscopy (FCS) capabilities of the MicroTime by allowing higher fluorophore concentrations, helps to disentangle complex 2-D diffusion scenarios in heterogeneous samples and allows measurements of light...
PicoQuant GmbH

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