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  1. Infratec Presents A Miniaturized Detector For The Analysis Of Many Gases

    InfraTec introduces the new LRM-254 detector that is smaller, stronger, and features TO39 housing, with an aperture of only five millimeters. This significantly more robust broadband filter is made of sapphire, and offers substantially better protection against penetrating moisture. It can also be soldered to the housing to create a complete hermetic seal.

  2. Coherent Celebrates Golden Anniversary

    This year marks the 50th anniversary of the founding of Coherent, Inc., which has grown from a Palo Alto laundry room startup to become a world leader in laser technology.  Attendees at the upcoming Photonics West Exhibition are invited to celebrate this milestone with us at a champagne reception to be held on Tuesday, February 16, from 4pm to 5pm, at the Coherent Booth (#1101). 

  3. Yingli Partners With Iberdrola On The Turnkey Solution For Self-Consumption In Spain

    Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Ltd. ("Yingli" or "Yingli Solar") (NYSE: YGE), one of the world's leading solar panel manufacturers, has recently signed an agreement with Iberdrola, for the new product "Smart Solar Iberdrola", the turnkey solar PV solution that Iberdrola has set up to its customers which offers the possibility to generate and consume their own electricity by installing this technology.

  4. DSI® Offers Seamless, Uniform Optical Coatings On Ball Lenses, Complex Shapes & Substrates

    DSI now offers seamless and ultra-durable low-pressure chemical vapor deposition (LPCVD) coatings on ball lenses, micro optics, and other complex shapes. They also provide extremely conformal and seamless coatings on a wide variety of substrates including glass, ceramics, and metals with their company’s proprietary LPCVD high-temperature process. DSI will display a wide array of seamless, highly-durable optical thin film coatings at SPIE’s BiOS, Feb. 13 - 15 & Photonics West, Feb. 16 - 18, 2016, in San Francisco.

  5. Nikon Invests $10M In Hand-Held X-Ray Analyzer Maker Tribogenics

    Tribogenics, the inventor of triboluminescence based X-ray technology for industrial, security and scientific applications, announced today that Nikon Americas Inc. has made a strategic investment in Tribogenics. Nikon Group’s investment will help speed the commercialization of Tribogenics’ Watson, hand-held XRF analyzer products.

  6. Graphene Research And Industry Leaders Will Meet To Advance Commercial Applications

    A daylong workshop at SPIE Photonics Europe in Brussels in April will present 12 research leaders from industry and academia speaking on prospects and potential for commercialisation of graphene technology.

  7. University Of Electro-Communications Research: Color-Changing Probes Shed Light On Protein Sensing

    The ability to visualize, detect and track specific proteinsis highly desirable for scientists working in a variety of disciplines, such as disease diagnostics and cell biology.

  8. Scientists Guide Gold Nanoparticles To Form ‘Diamond’ Superlattices

    Using bundled strands of DNA to build Tinkertoy-like tetrahedral cages, scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory have devised a way to trap and arrange nanoparticles in a way that mimics the crystalline structure of diamond.

  9. Scientists Take Key Step Toward Custom-Made Nanoscale Chemical Factories

    Scientists have for the first time reengineered a building block of a geometric nanocompartment that occurs naturally in bacteria. They introduced a metal binding site to its shell that will allow electrons to be transferred to and from the compartment.

  10. Germanium-Based Photonics Offer Promise For Novel Sensors And Faster Internet

    Mid-infrared light, which has a wavelength longer than visible light but shorter than microwaves, has many important applications in remote sensing and communication technologies.