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5 Key Challenges Facing The Photovoltaic Industry
For an allegedly “dead” industry, photovoltaics is doing just fine. At least that was the message communicated to attendees during a special panel session at Photonics West 2014 exclusively dedicated to trends in solar energy. Titled Green Photonics: A Solar Revolution, the session covered topics ranging from emerging technologies to growing a business in this challenging but promising market.
Executive Perspectives On The World Of Optics And Photonics
At Photonics West 2014 last week, seven top executives from photonics and optics companies offered insights on current trends and future opportunities in the industry during the panel session on “Executive Perspectives on the World of Optics and Photonics.” During the session, the panelists shared their views on the previous year and the years ahead and answered questions from a packed room of attendees. While they acknowledged that 2013 had its share of struggles, there was a lot of optimism surrounding the industry’s current status and its prospects for the future.
A Breakthrough In Silicon Photonic Research
An international group of researchers recently completed the first experimental demonstration of a soliton-effect pulse compression in a silicon photonic crystal. These findings could be significant step toward the development of photonic chips at the micron scale.
NIR Spectrometer The S2000-1550 Spectrometer is an NIR-sensitive, high-resolution fiber optic spectrometer that characterizes the spectral output of laser and laser diodes
High Speed, Science-Grade Infrared Camera: FLIR SC6000 MWIR Series FLIR’s SC6000 Infrared Camera Series is the ideal solution for applications that require extreme sensitivity and high speeds. This versatile MWIR camera comes from sensor technology that was built to be mounted on jet fighter aircraft so it is extremely durable. The SC6000 series of infrared cameras offers high speed and high resolution with ease and flexibility in configuration for just about any scientific or research application and is also available with a built-in, user-configurable 4-position filter wheel, and multiple lens configurations.
Where Are The Biggest Biomedical Opportunities For Optics And Photonics Technology?
At Photonics West 2014, we asked 14 optics and photonics technology companies what they saw as the greatest areas of opportunity in the biomedical market. Check out the videos below to see what each had to say.
Unique Optical Solutions For The Critical And Complex
Lightworks Optical Systems general manager Andrew Riser met with us Wednesday to offer up come background information on the company, the recent merger, and the unique solutions his company can provide.
Advancements In Hyperspectral Imaging Solutions
imec has made some exciting progress since 2013's Photonics West exhibition. This year, their business development manager Jerome Baron met with us to catch us up to speed on their recent product developments in the hyperspectral imaging space.
Display, Imaging, And Lighting Sector Solutions
Abrisa’s VP of sales and marketing Jacky Vel tells us why her company exhibits at Photonics West and why their wafer products are of particular interest to the show’s attendees.
Very Small Optics And Assemblies For Defense And Medical Applications
In this video, Precision Optics Corp president Joe Forkey gives us a brief overview of his company and then gives us a closer look at some of the things they featured at their Photonics West booth.
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ELECTRONIC MILITARY & DEFENSE MAGAZINE
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Thermal Vision: Graphene Light Detector First To Span Infrared Spectrum
The first room-temperature light detector that can sense the full infrared spectrum has the potential to put heat vision technology into a contact lens.
Generation Growth Capital, Inc. Announces Acquisition Of Innovative Laser Technologies, Inc
Generation Growth Capital, Inc. (“GGC”), a private equity firm that invests in lower middle market companies, announced recently that it has acquired Innovative Laser Technologies, Inc. (“ILT”).
SPIE Photonics Europe 2014 Features Expanded Industry Programme
Sessions of special interest to industry and R&D leaders featuring experts from throughout the global community have been expanded to meet the technology-transfer needs for participants at SPIE Photonics Europe.
Emission Peculiarities Of High-Quantum Yield Silicon Nanoparticles
In 1990, scientists reported that nanostructured silicon can emit visible light. This report opened a new frontier for photoelectronics in information technology, called "silicon photonics".
Fibertek Delivers Technology For NASA Earth Science Mission
Fibertek announced today that it has delivered to Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) state-of-the-art light detection and ranging (lidar) systems electronics and advanced laser technology for NASA’s Cloud-Aerosol Transport System (CATS) payload on an upcoming International Space Station (ISS) mission.
Custom Glass Fabrication Capabilities Technical Reference Document
Abrisa Technologies provides precision custom machined optical components from prototype to high volume and OEM production. We can apply a variety of precision processes, individually or in combination, to any glass substrate. 90% of Glass Fabrication requirements are unique, consequently when you require a specific transmission, size, edge, polish, cleanliness standard or more for your product, turn to Abrisa Technologies to produce your fabricated glass components.
Avalanche Photodiodes For LIDAR Applications
To meet the growing market of laser based distance measurement, laser scanning and mapping, shape recognition and remote sensing, Avalanche Photodiodes (APD) especial ly suitable for LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) are needed. Preferential ly, APDs are used for appl ications with very low optical signal strength or with high modulation frequencies, as it is the case with LIDAR.
SCHOTT Borofloat 33 Floated Borosilicate Glass Tech Note
Abrisa Technologies provides custom fabrication and coating of SCHOTT Borofloat® 33; floated borosilicate glass.
Introduction To Injection Molding Part Design For Dummies
We live in the Age of Plastic. Consumer items, medical devices, and pretty much all other types of products you can think of contain plastics. Plastics form structural components or provide a personal touch to consumer goods, making products feel smooth and light in your hand. By Thom Tremblay
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