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  1. Gravitational Waves Detected 100 Years After Einstein's Prediction
    2/11/2016

    Scientists at LIGO have observed for the first time ripples in the fabric of spacetime called gravitational waves. This discovery confirms a major prediction of Albert Einstein’s 1915 general theory of relativity and opens an unprecedented new window onto the cosmos.

  2. Excelitas® Technologies Corp.’s X-Cite® 120LEDBoost Delivers 40% More Powerful LED Illumination For Fluorescence Microscopy
    2/11/2016

    Excelitas Technologies® Corp., a global technology leader focused on delivering innovative, customized photonic solutions, introduces X-Cite®  120LEDBoost to replace their popular X-Cite 120LED broad-spectrum solution. With the same key features and mercury-free benefits as its predecessor, X-Cite 120LEDBoost delivers 40% more power for improved fluorophore excitation. Its innovative design includes intuitive controls with long life LEDs, to deliver peace of mind and simplicity to researchers across the globe.

  3. PI Introduces Compact Planar XY Air Bearing Stages At Photonics West
    2/11/2016

    PI (Physik Instrumente) L.P. will be showcasing the newly released A-311 PIglide IS Series compact, planar XY air bearing stage at SPIE Photonics West. The stage is designed to deliver extremely precise and vibration-free motion, making it ideal for metrology, wafer inspection, laser marking, and other precision motion applications. PI, who was named a 2016 Photonics Prism Award finalist with its Fast Multi-Axis Photonics Alignment system, will also showcase innovative nanopositioning stages, piezo, voice coil and linear motors, hexapod 6-axis parallel positioning systems, beam steering and fiber alignment equipment.

  4. Imec Presents Compact Lens-Free Digital Microscope At Photonics West
    2/11/2016

    At SPIE Photonics West 2016, imec will demonstrate a lens-free microscope for large field-of-view live imaging at micrometer resolution. Imec’s on-chip lens-free microscope can be integrated into life sciences and biotech tools, targeting multiple applications such as label-free cell monitoring, automated cell culturing, or automated high-throughput microscopy.

  5. Excelitas' X-Cite 120LEDBoost For Fluorescence Microscopy
    2/11/2016

    Excelitas Technologies Corp. introduces X-Cite 120LEDBoost to replace their popular X-Cite 120LED broad-spectrum solution. With the same key features and mercury-free benefits as its predecessor, X-Cite 120LEDBoost delivers 40% more power for improved fluorophore excitation.

  6. Infratec Presents A Miniaturized Detector For The Analysis Of Many Gases
    2/9/2016

    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.

  7. Coherent Celebrates Golden Anniversary
    2/5/2016

    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). 

  8. Yingli Partners With Iberdrola On The Turnkey Solution For Self-Consumption In Spain
    2/5/2016

    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.

  9. DSI® Offers Seamless, Uniform Optical Coatings On Ball Lenses, Complex Shapes & Substrates
    2/4/2016

    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.

  10. Nikon Invests $10M In Hand-Held X-Ray Analyzer Maker Tribogenics
    2/4/2016

    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.