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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 Raman lasing in a silica microcavity or whispering gallery. Within the microcavity, two modes of the beam emitted by the Raman laser circulate in opposite directions. When a particle lands on...
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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...
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Laser Cooling Halts Trapped Molecule's Rotation
It’s relatively easy to trap molecules using lasers, yet they persist in rotating as if they were not trapped at all. But a new laser cooling technique has helped a team from...


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...
PicoQuant GmbH
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FiberCut 2-D
The FiberCut 2-D from Laser Mechanisms Inc. is a processing head for flatbed cutting systems up to 6 kW. FiberCut provides collimator options of 60, 100 and 120 mm, focus lenses of 125, 200...
Laser Mechanisms, Inc., Laser Mech Replacement Parts & Service
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Muon
The Muon from Flir Systems Inc. is a thermal imaging core for volume OEMs that integrate uncooled focal-plane arrays (FPAs) into their own camera solutions. Muon is based on Flir’s...
FLIR Precision Optics
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CMOS Cameras
The LX camera series from Baumer Ltd. includes high-resolution CMOSIS sensors for high-throughput imaging applications. The 8- and 12-megapixel models utilize the CMOSIS 5.5-µm pixel...
Baumer Ltd.
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3-D Laser Displacement Sensors
New 3-D laser displacement sensors from Cognex Corp. use laser triangulation to extract 3-D information, allowing inspection of parts regardless of contrast or lighting conditions. The...
Cognex Corp.
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HiCAM Fluo
Designed to capture the dim light of fluorescence, the HiCAM Fluo high-speed camera from Lambert Instruments has a 2.9-megapixel sensor for fluorescence applications. The camera’s...
Lambert Instruments BV

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