Photonics.com This is the syndication feed for photonics.com. http://www.photonics.com/ Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:21:10 GMT Tue, 21 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT 1800 Vision Systems Simplify Automated Inspection Vision is not a new technology for production lines, as cameras have been used for automated inspection, robot guidance and sorting machines for many years. However, systems are becoming more... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56801 A56801 Tue, 21 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT Short-Pulse Lasers Enable Transparent Materials Processing In several industries, an increasing need exists to cut, drill and mark glass, sapphire and diamond – materials that are difficult to machine using traditional mechanical methods due to their... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56800 A56800 Tue, 21 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT Scan System Teaches Robots How to Take Aim A new scan system called intelliWELD combines flexible industrial robots with high-dynamic scanners, enabling complex on-the-fly welding operations without sacrificing speed or accuracy. ... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56799 A56799 Tue, 21 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT Blue LED Controls New Diabetes Drug A new drug for Type 2 diabetes could be controlled with violet-blue light, more effectively treating the disease through the efficient release of insulin from the pancreas. A team from... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56798 A56798 Tue, 21 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT QD Vision Wins Green Chemistry Challenge QD Vision Inc. has received the 2014 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award for its approach to quantum dot technology for energy-efficient commercial display and lighting products. ... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56797 A56797 Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT Laser Scanner Captures 3-D Info in Real Time A 3-D laser scanner based on the human eye can focus on key sections of an image, capturing it with correspondingly higher resolution. A team from the three institutes of the... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56796 A56796 Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT Raytheon Awarded Military Laser Production Contract The U.S. Navy has awarded a $49.5 million contract to Raytheon Company for production of new laser-guided Maverick missiles — AGM-65E2/L — as well as $5.4 million for additional units in... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56795 A56795 Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT Wang Named 2015 Britton Chance Award Winner Lihong Wang, an innovator in photoacoustic imaging, has been chosen to receive the 2015 Britton Chance Biomedical Optics Award. A researcher at Washington University in St. Louis, Wang is... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56793 A56793 Fri, 17 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT Trumpf Profits Climb 60% in 2014 Profits for industrial laser maker The Trumpf Group shot up 61.2 percent in fiscal 2014, thanks to increased sales and acquisitions. The company reported earnings before taxes of €248... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56794 A56794 Fri, 17 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT Intensity Increases With Loss in Microlaser Increasing energy loss in a laser system could actually enhance its energy, performance and efficiency. A team from Washington University in St. Louis has discovered a way to reverse, or... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56790 A56790 Thu, 16 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT Magnetic Mirror Reflects Light in New Ways A new magnetic mirror uses non-metallic metamaterial properties to reflect IR light. Scientists at Sandia National Laboratories developed the magnetic mirror by placing nanoscale antennas at... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56792 A56792 Thu, 16 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT Orbital Imager to Track Lightning for Early Warning System A satellite imager planned for launch in 2016 will detect lightning flashes across the U.S. to provide early warnings for severe weather. Developed by Lockheed Martin, the heart of the... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56791 A56791 Thu, 16 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT VerLase Patents LED Alternative VerLase has patented technology it hopes will replace phosphors and quantum dots in multiple LED applications. Described in U.S. Patent No. 8,859,412, Versulite G incorporates wurtzite... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56789 A56789 Thu, 16 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT Big Bucks to Brain Research, Technology Advancement Both the photonics industry and brain research stand to gain from financial awards and commitments made last month in Washington. The NIH announced $46 million in initial awards in the BRAIN... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56777 A56777 Thu, 16 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT Color Management Helps Microscopy Show Its True Colors Establishing a standard could allow microscopists to verify and reproduce results. Laboratory managers and researchers generally agree that having more accuracy and consistency in color... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56785 A56785 Thu, 16 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT Alcon, Google Partner for Smart Lens Technology Alcon, the eye care division of Basel, Switzerland-based Novartis AG, has struck an agreement with Google to develop a disease-monitoring contact lens. Google’s research laboratory,... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56782 A56782 Thu, 16 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT BiOS Grows With Health Care Focus and More Technologies for global health care, molecular-guided surgery and brain research are just some of the new topics to be featured at SPIE Photonics West 2015, which will be held Feb. 7-12 at the... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56779 A56779 Thu, 16 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT Endoscopy Market to Hit $36.9 Billion by 2019 The global market for endoscopy devices is expected to reach $36.9 billion by 2019, with a compound annual growth rate of 6.8 percent, according to a market report published by Transparency Market... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56781 A56781 Thu, 16 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT Multiphoton Microscopy Is Heading for the Mainstream The technology could advance a range of neuroscience applications. As a postdoc in the early 2000s, Dr. Ruth Empson worked with one of the first multiphoton microscopy systems in Britain. The... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56783 A56783 Thu, 16 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT Optogenetics Advances Ultrafast Lasers Genetically encoded probes are driving the development of customized lasers for this red-hot area of neuroscience. The growing array of genetically encoded fluorescent probes is... http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56784 A56784 Thu, 16 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT