Current Headlines

  1. Multi-Axis Photonics / SiP Alignment Motion Engines Released; Based On Award-Winning Technology
    3/1/2017

    Nanopositioning equipment manufacturer PI now offers a new family of automated alignment engines for silicon photonics applications including 3 to 6 axis mechanisms, controllers with firmware based alignment algorithms, and the software tools to meet the high accuracy demands of different markets, such as packing, planar testing, or inspection.

  2. Princeton Infrared Technologies Announces New Director of Sales & Marketing, Bob Struthers
    2/28/2017

    Princeton Infrared Technologies, Inc. recently announced the appointment of Bob Struthers to the position of Director of Sales & Marketing. Mr. Struthers has over 35 years of experience in the photonics industry, beginning his career at EG&G, Reticon and Electro-Optics divisions, where he was directly involved with the company’s first silicon (Si) and InGaAs photodetector product lines. He also served as VP of Sales & Marketing at Sensors Unlimited for 15 years during their meteoric growth which included several mergers and acquisitions. 

  3. E-754 Nanopositioning Controller For Piezo Stages Provides Higher Resolution
    2/28/2017

    PI has recently improved its best in class with a new reference-class digital controller / driver offering higher bandwidth and resolution, along with 3 times the driver power of its predecessor. From the nanopositioning systems industry leader, the E-754 is designed for closed-loop piezo mechanisms with capacitive position feedback sensors.

  4. Holographic Laser Enhances Nanophotonic Devices
    2/27/2017

    A new method to tune nanocavities using digital holography enables the researchers to program photonic circuits by switching them into and out of resonance.

  5. Optical Fiber Provides Real-Time Anticoagulation Monitoring
    2/23/2017

    Using fiber optics, University of Central Florida (UCF) researchers have developed a technique to monitor, in real time, the formation of dangerous blood clots during cardiovascular procedures.

  6. Gooch & Housego Acquires US Lens Manufacturer
    2/22/2017

    Gooch & Housego PLC recently announced the acquisition of StingRay Optics LLC. StingRay are a specialist designer and manufacturer of high performance optical and opto-mechanical sub-systems for demanding defense and commercial applications. The acquisition of StingRay is aligned with G&H's strategic objectives of moving up the value chain and further diversification into the aerospace & defense sector.

  7. Metamaterial Technologies Inc. Partners With Airbus To Co-Develop And Commercialize metaAIR™, A Laser Protection Solution
    2/21/2017

    Metamaterial Technologies Inc. (MTI) and its optical filters division, Lamda Guard, announced today, February 21st, that it has entered into a new agreement with leading aircraft manufacturer Airbus to validate, certify, and commercialize its laser protection product metaAIR™, for aviation. In 2014, MTI signed its first agreement with Airbus to test and tailor metaAIR™, which is a flexible metamaterial optical filter, engineered to protect vision against harmful laser beams aimed at aircraft.

  8. SolAero Technologies Provides Primary Power To 91 Satellites In Record-Breaking Launch
    2/21/2017

    SolAero Technologies Corp. (SolAero), a leading provider of high efficiency solar cells, solar panels, and composite structural products, extends our sincere congratulations to the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) on its successful, record-breaking launch and deployment of 104 satellites from a single rocket.

  9. Laser Research Optics CO2 Laser Lenses Are Optimized For Steel Cutting
    2/21/2017

    Laser Research Optics has introduced a full line of ZnSe (zinc selenide) focusing lenses that are optimized for use with steel cutting lasers up to 4 kW and are suitable field replacements.

  10. Penn Engineers Overcome A Hurdle In Growing A Revolutionary Optical Metamaterial
    2/21/2017

    When John Crocker, a professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering in the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Engineering and Applied Science was a graduate student, his advisor gathered together everyone in his lab to “throw down the gauntlet” on a new challenge in the field.