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    Lasea Group purchases majority of the shares of Optec

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    Combined group to offer lasers for medical, electronics, academic and luxury goods markets.

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    Structural Color—from Fat

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    Multinational team ties the brilliant metallic blue of a plant’s fruit to a lipid microstructure in the cell wall, a...

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    Juergen Czarske Wins Inaugural Laser Instrumentation Award from IEEE Photonics Society

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    The IEEE Photonics Society has honored Chair Professor and Director of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Dresden University of Technology...

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    Optical Pliers Made with Smart, Flexible Material Operate Remotely

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    Liquid crystal elastomer (LCE) technology was applied to practical use by a group of researchers who used this material to...

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    Marine Algae Optical Fiber Boasts Applications in Range of Medical and Scientific Environments

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    Researchers at the University of Campinas (UNICAMP) in Brazil and Gunma University in Japan have designed an optical fiber from...

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    AFM and Nonlinear Optics Combine to Improve Optical Defect Detection

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    A technique for detecting nanosize imperfections in optical materials could lead to improvements in detector technologies for applications ranging from...

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    University of Arizona awarded $26M to develop quantum internet

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    To lead new NSF Center for Quantum Networks – in partnership with Harvard, MIT and Yale.

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    International Research Team Applies Metasurface Photonic Device Potential to Cold Atom Quantum Technology

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    Researchers at the UK Quantum Technology Hub Sensors and Timing, led by the University of Birmingham, have designed and implemented...

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    In Race for Accelerated Testing, Seven NIH RADx Program Proposals Advance to Program Development Phase 2

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    The National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics (RADx) program has inked seven contracts, totaling nearly $250 million...

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    Coherent Announces Changes in Leadership

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    Coherent announced a number of updates to its senior leadership team. Mark Sobey, executive vice president and chief operating officer,...

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    North American Coating Laboratories Names Dan Fiore Vice President

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    North American Coating Laboratories (NACL) has promoted Dan Fiore to the position of vice president. Previously, Fiore was director of...

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    Single-Crystal Perovskites Made with Standard Practices Are Stable, Flexible

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    Engineers at the University of California, San Diego have developed a way to fabricate perovskites as single-crystal thin films. The...

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    Covid-19 update: 6 August 2020

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    A round-up of this week's coronavirus-related news and countermeasures from the photonics industry.

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    China rebound boosts nLight sales

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    Build-out of 5G networks and related handsets helps fiber and semiconductor laser firm to post highest-ever quarterly revenues.

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    Higgs Boson Gives Next-Generation Particle Its Heft

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    Experiments at the Large Hadron Collider suggest that muons and other “second-generation particles” obtain their mass from interacting with the...

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    Fluorescent Materials Glow Bright

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    Researchers have created the brightest-ever fluorescent solids with the discovery of self-assembling ionic lattices that prevent quenching.

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    Jenoptik Down for Year’s First Half, Reports $389.9M in Revenue

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    Jenoptik concluded the first half of its year with a reported revenue of €329 million ($389.9 million), a year-over-year decrease...

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    Inverted laser sintering offers route to complex multi-material parts

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    Columbia University platform could assist the 3D printing of active integrated systems.

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    Weird Mystery Seeds Arriving by Mail Sprout Biodiversity Concerns

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    An invasive plant expert explains what could happen if enigmatic seeds shipped from China are released -- Read more on...

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    Europe's Euclid Space Telescope Will See Cosmos with Panoramic Vision

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    Launching in 2022, the wide-field observatory will be one of three next-generation facilities meant to lift the veil on dark...

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    Researchers Structure Propagation-Invariant Light Fields Using Caustics

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    Researchers at the University of Münster, the University of Birmingham, and the University of Marseille demonstrated a way to shape...

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    Biophotonic Device from International Consortium Aims to Support Current and Forthcoming COVID-19 Therapies

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    A team of researchers from the Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO) and experts in the field of diffuse optics are...

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    Producing Nanoparticles with Plasmonic Effect for Better Photocatalysis

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    Researchers at Graz University of Technology (TU Graz) developed a method for assembling plasmonic nanoparticles for specific applications. Their approach...

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    IPG Photonics Posts $296M in Revenue for Second Quarter, Profits Drop 47%

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    IPG Photonics has reported second quarter revenue of $296 million, a year-over-year decrease of 19% and nearly $68 million. Earnings...

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    Micro LED needle patches enable PDT to treat deepest skin cancers

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    CEA LETI and Inserm-Lille University Hospital develop 750µm LED needle patches to reach interface between epidermis and dermis.

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    Alpes Lasers develops ultrafast sensor to tackle toxic wastewater

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    Hydroptics project aims to improve contaminant detection with AI and infrared spectroscopy, based on QCL frequency combs.

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    Coherent order book hit by Covid-19 slowdown

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    But emergence of 5G and flexible smart phones with organic LED screens offers hope of sustainable recovery.

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    A Better Method for Making Perovskite Films

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    Technique for fabricating flexible single-crystal thin films could enable more efficient solar cells.

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    Coherent Profits Dip as Company Posts $298.3M in Revenue for Third Quarter

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    Coherent Inc. has posted a net loss of $8.7 million for the quarter ending July 4. The company reported a...

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    Cochlear implant uses LEDs to tackle hearing loss

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    University of Göttingen device points towards more efficient treatments.

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    How Do Scientists Determine the Ages of Human Ancestors, Fossilized Dinosaurs and Other Organisms?

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    Experts explain how radiometric dating allows them to reconstruct ancient time lines -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    Artificial Intelligence Brings Specificity to Label-Free Imaging for Assisted Reproduction

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    As part of a project to develop specific traits in cattle that would make them resistant to heat and diseases...

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    Scion Instruments Appoints Two New Sales Managers

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    Scion Instruments has appointed two sales managers. Victor Badillo now serves as sales manager for Latin America, and Rob Clapper...

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    Photonic Integrated Circuit Chip Pairs with Metasurfaces to Retain and Improve Light Controllability in Optical Devices

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    A team of researchers at Penn State has integrated metasurfaces onto a photonic integrated circuit (PIC) chip. The design maintains...

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    3D Printing Provides Building Blocks of Healing

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    A group of researchers has demonstrated that assembling a network of tiny, approximately 1.5-mm3 blocks with the aid of optical...

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    Trumpf and Fraunhofer IPA working to ramp up AI for industry

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    Goal of new partnership is to develop AI solutions for connected sheet-metal manufacturing.

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    China demand helps offset Covid-19 impact at IPG Photonics

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    Fiber laser firm reports better-than-expected quarterly financial results but near-term outlook remains uncertain.

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    How We Connected with the Local Community in 2020

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    Every year we enjoy volunteering and donating to a variety of local non-profit organizations. We strive to create a positive...

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    Agricultural solar panel developer Insolight raises CHF 5M

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    EPFL spin-off backed by Swiss investors – on top of a CHF 10 M EU grant from HIPERION consortium.

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    How to Evaluate COVID-19 News without Freaking Out

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    Disinformation expert Carl Bergstrom gives tips on how to stay calm and make sense of pandemic news -- Read more...

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    Neural Switch Flips on Aggression in Male Mice

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    A separate set of cells in the same region regulate sexual behavior -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    A Photonic Building Block for Machine Learning

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    Modular “photonic tensor core” unit could speed up, and reduce the power cost of, computationally intensive matrix operations at the...

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    The Company of Biologists and 'Journal of Cell Science' Launch FocalPlane

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    The Company of Biologists and Journal of Cell Science have created a web-based community resource for microscopists and biologists to...

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    Researchers Turn Laser Sintering on Its Head to Enable Multimaterials 3D Printing

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    Selective laser sintering (SLS), a process that uses a laser to heat powder materials to the point where the micron-scale...

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    Femtosecond Lasers Etch Superwicking Metal Surface for Water Purification System

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    Led by Chunlei Guo, a professor in the University of Rochester’s Institute of Optics, a team of scientists has demonstrated...

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    Researchers Miniaturize Imaging Device Using 3D Microprinted Camera Lens

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    Researchers from the University of Adelaide and the University of Stuttgart have developed an ultrathin endoscope small enough to scan...

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    How Dozens of Languages Help Build Gender Stereotypes

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    Usage patterns shape biases worldwide, whether in Japanese, Persian or English -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    Concerns about Waning COVID-19 Immunity Are Likely Overblown

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    The decline seen in some studies is normal, experts say. But scientists must wait to see whether infection confers long-term...

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    Do Animals Really Anticipate Earthquakes? Sensors Hint They Do

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    Cows, sheep and dogs increased their activity before tremors, seemingly reacting, in part, to one another -- Read more on...

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    Tunable Laser Determines Best UV Wavelengths for Germ Eradication

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    While awaiting full access to their labs due to COVID-19 restrictions, scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology...

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    Marine Luminescence Appears After Stress Test

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    No matter how small, organisms respond to their surrounding environment. A group of scientists at the University of Cambridge has...

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    Olympus Enters Complete System Provider Comarketing Agreement with Cytosurge

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    Olympus Corp. of the Americas, a leading manufacturer of research microscopes, and Cytosurge, a Swiss-based precision manufacturer of cell manipulation...

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    An LED-Based Cochlear Implant

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    A system employing optogenetics and a light-based device could restore hearing with improved frequency selectivity compared with electrical devices.

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    Photonic Crystal Generates VUV Light at Wavelengths Suitable for Spectroscopy

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    Researchers at the University of Tokyo have created a tabletop device that efficiently generates circularly polarized vacuum ultraviolet (VUV) light...

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    Cognex swings to rare loss on Covid-19 impact

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    But the machine vision company will pay out another $10M shareholder dividend and expects revenues to bounce back in the...

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    Plants Have Hormones, Too, and Tweaking Them Could Improve Food Supply

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    Crops sense and respond to drought, pests and other stressors in surprising ways, researchers are discovering -- Read more on...

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    Lattice Materials Appoints Jessica Higgins President

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    Lattice Materials LLC has named former company CFO Jessica Higgins its next president. The grower of optical silicon and germanium...

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    Mirror Specifications and Energy-Efficient Design Support Increasingly Portable System for Laser Precision at Room Temperature

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    A team of MIT physicists, working with researchers from Louisiana State University (LSU) and Crystalline Mirror Solutions (CMS, now part...

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    Robust Laser Technology Will Enable Satellite to Measure Greenhouse Gas

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    The MERLIN satellite, a collaboration between DLR RfM in Germany and CNES in France, will use a radar-like laser system...

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    Covid-19 update: 30 July 2020

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    A round-up of this week's coronavirus-related news and countermeasures from the photonics industry.

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    Improving Eye Imaging with Wider Views

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    Embedding an OCT instrument with a curved lens could open up the possibility of cell-resolution corneal imaging.

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    A rising tide lifts all boats

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    After nearly two decades, I recently returned to the Photonics Spectra editorial team, where I am stepping into Susan Petrie’s...

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    Deesha Shah Awarded 2020 Teddi C. Laurin Scholarship

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    Shah is a doctoral student in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University, co-supervised by professors Vladimir...

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    U.S. DoE launches Blueprint for Quantum Internet at University of Chicago

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    National effort to develop quantum networks and “new era of communications”.

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    UK team targets UAVs and 5G with organic and perovskite solar

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    Swansea-led collaboration aiming to extend the reach and application of photovoltaics beyond the provision of stationary energy.

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    University of Rochester finds new route to ultrashort laser pulses

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    Novel soliton platform generates shortest pulse to date from a gain-free fiber source.

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    Strongest Evidence Yet Shows Air Pollution Kills

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    The finding comes as the Trump administration has been rolling back clean air regulations -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    Scaling Lidar Imaging for Autonomous Cars, Smartphones, Other Applications

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    A silicon chip with a serpentine optical phased array (SOPA), developed by researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder, could...

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    EMVA Survey Results Show Some Optimism

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    During April and June, EMVA (European Machine Vision Association) conducted a bipartite survey on the effects of COVID-19 pandemic for...

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    SPIE, University of Glasgow Announce $1M Quantum Photonics Program

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    SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, and the University of Glasgow have announced the establishment of the SPIE...

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    Nondegenerate Two-Photon Absorption Enables Mid-Infrared Detection with CCD Camera

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    Researchers at the University of California, Irvine used the nonlinear optical properties of the silicon (Si) chip in a Si-based...

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    One Mystery of Stonehenge's Origins Has Finally Been Solved

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    Detailed testing of the chemical signature of the Neolithic monument’s most prominent large stones pinpointed where they came from --...

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    Hyperspectral Imaging Illuminates a Masterwork

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    Scientists describe how two complementary optical techniques were combined to tease out new secrets from the Ghent Altarpiece.

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    Luminar Bolsters Global Automotive Team

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    Luminar has announced an expansion of leadership as it enters its next phase of growth in automotive, onboarding five top...

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    MVTec Partners with Russian Camera and Machine Vision Systems Company CameraIQ

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    MVTec Software GmbH has formed a distribution partnership with CameraIQ, a leading camera and machine vision systems distributor in Russia....

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    Cameras Can Record Object Density More Accurately with New Crowd-Counting Approach

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    Crowd counting — the process of obtaining information on the density or number of objects such as vehicles or people...

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    From Innovation to Reality: 400G Approaches Market Readiness

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    The new decade has brought with it the growing anticipation of a complete transformation of data center networks. This trend...

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    Curved-field OCT offers larger-scale imaging of the cornea

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    Langevin Institute platform enables more precise cell and nerve counts to tackle disease.

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    An Immune Protein Could Prevent Severe COVID-19–if It Is Given at the Right Time

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    The antiviral interferon might help early but exacerbate disease in later stages -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    Researchers Create 2D-Material Photodetector for Telecom Wavelengths

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    Using a 2D material and an approach it calls “strainoptronics,” a George Washington University research team created a photodetector that...

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    SPI Lasers Combines China Business Operations with Parent Company TRUMPF

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    SPI Lasers announced that it will relocat its Shanghai office to the TRUMPF facility in Taicang to enhance its customer...

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    Fishbone Waveguide Design Flattens Dispersion, Expands Bandwidth of Frequency Combs

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    A waveguide design that could enable highly precise frequency combs has been created by a research team from the French...

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    SPIE and University of Glasgow announce $1 M quantum photonics program

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    The SPIE Early Career Researcher Accelerator Fund in Quantum Photonics will support collaborative early-career research.

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    Lumibird seeks medical recovery as like-for-like sales fall 17%

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    French firm hopes that expanding medical laser business will help it bounce back from the impact of the pandemic.

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    Orders down at Trumpf as Covid-19 'catalyzes' automotive slump

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    Laser giant also posts 8% decline in sales in preliminary results for latest financial year.

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    Ultraviolet Laser Probes Nano-Film Stiffness

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    Study reveals that for dielectric films with little hydrogen, thinner means softer—a finding that could help in optimizing thin films...

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    Beep and Local Motors Announce Strategic Partnership

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    Beep, a Florida-based autonomous mobility-as-a-service provider, and Local Motors, a digital vehicle manufacturer, have announced a strategic partnership and new...

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    NASA's Ingenuity–the First Ever Off-World Helicopter–Is Set for a 'Wright Brothers Moment' on Mars

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    Launching with the Perseverance rover, this technology demonstration could lead to revolutionary new capabilities in interplanetary exploration -- Read more...

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    Fast Mid-Infrared Imaging with a CCD Camera

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    U.S.-based team offers scheme to make MIR chemical imaging less costly and more practical, by porting it to well-developed silicon-based...

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    Laser Irradiation Degrades Cellulose for Use in Biofuel

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    A laser-based technique developed by a Japanese research team could make it easier to degrade the plant product cellulose, which...

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    OCT Instrument Increases Field of View to Capture Optical Sections Matching Curvature of the Cornea

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    A team from Paris’ Langevin Institute, a joint unit consisting of researchers from the City of Paris Industrial Physics and...

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    US DOE Reveals National Quantum Internet Blueprint to Spur Development of National Quantum Initiative Act

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    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has unveiled a blueprint strategy for the development of a national quantum internet. In...

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    First image of multi-planet system around Sun-like star taken by ESO

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    Europe's Very large Telescope photos reveal relatively young, star orbited by two giant exoplanets.

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    LZH refines its laser approach to dealing with resistant weeds

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    Now testing the directed energy approach in the German "LURUU" research project with farmers and regional government.

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    Scientists Unveil First Ever Pictures of Multiple Planets around a Sunlike Star

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    The two giant worlds, each much larger than Jupiter, constitute only the third multiplanet system ever imaged -- Read more...

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    Light Helps Pump Life into Heart Muscle

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    Although it can be difficult to get heart muscle cells to propagate in large numbers, a team of researchers at...

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    TRUMPF Sells Stakes in UWB Chip Developer, Partners with STMicroelectronics for UWB Positioning Technology

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    Laser and machine supplier TRUMPF and semiconductor manufacturer STMicroelectronics are entering into a partnership in the field of ultrawideband (UWB)...

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    Photonics Processing Unit Supports Light Speed Machine Learning

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    Substituting a photonic tensor core for existing digital processors such as GPUs, a pair of engineers from George Washington University...

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    World War II's Warsaw Ghetto Holds Lifesaving Lessons for COVID-19

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    An outbreak of typhus in the densely packed walled enclosure was countered by adopting all-too-familiar public health measures -- Read...

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    Photonic Processing Unit Supports Light Speed Machine Learning

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    Substituting a photonic tensor core for existing digital processors such as GPUs, a pair of engineers from George Washington University...

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    AnIA AI Chip Lends Credence and Application to Analog in Memory Computing

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    Relying on an analog circuit, a new AI chip from imec and GlobalFoundries can perform in-memory computations with an energy...

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    Covid-19 update: 23 July 2020

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    A round-up of this week's coronavirus-related news and countermeasures from the photonics industry.

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    Teledyne e2v sensors to fly on future Sentinel satellites

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    European Copernicus program will study cloud structures and carbon dioxide emissions.

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    The Beautiful Things inside Your Head: Winners of the 10th Annual Art of Neuroscience Contest

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    The top works—and our favorites—range from interactive pieces to a pen-and-paper drawing -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    Japan Prepares for Hayabusa2's Daring Return to Earth

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    In December the spacecraft will swing past our planet and drop off samples collected from an ancient asteroid -- Read...

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    Upconverting from Beyond the Silicon Band Gap

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    Technique allows light with sub-band-gap energies to be harvested by solar cells to boost their efficiency.

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    Berghof Group Announces Acquisition of OptoPolymer

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    Berghof Fluoroplastic Technology, a subsidiary of the Berghof Group, has announced it has taken over the business activities of OptoPolymer....

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    Hybrid Approach Gives Microcombs Ultralow Power, Fast Actuation for Lidar and Other Uses

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    Researchers at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) and Purdue University demonstrated a hybrid approach to on-chip acousto-optic modulation by...

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    Ultralow-Loss Integrated Photonics for Lidar

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    Researchers at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) and Purdue University demonstrated a hybrid approach to on-chip acousto-optic modulation by...

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    IDEX Health & Science Launches BioVersal™ Bioinert Sample Loops

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    PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For further information, please contact: E-mail: IHSMarketing@idexcorp.com Rohnert Park, California, July 22, 2020 — IDEX...

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    Infrared imaging from silicon-based cameras offers versatile microscopy

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    University of California, Irvine generates mid-IR images using standard silicon CCDs.

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    COVID Pandemic Shows Telecommuting Can Help Fight Climate Change

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    In cities with relatively clean electricity and long car commutes, widespread telework could reduce greenhouse gas emissions -- Read more...

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    Model Guides Formation of Plasmonic Components with Precise Optical Properties

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    Using a real-time mathematical analysis model developed at ITMO University, scientists will now be able to manipulate the process of...

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    Stephan Nickisch Appointed Managing Director of Evosys Subsidiary

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    Stephan Nickisch has been appointed managing director of Evosys Laser Services GmbH. Nickisch previously served as key account manager for...

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    Teledyne Technologies second quarter sales dip 5% on Q2, 2019

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    Robert Mehrabian, Executive Chairman says, "much uncertainty remains in 2020; we do not know the pace of recovery."

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    Quantum Tunneling Is Not Instantaneous, Physicists Show

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    A new experiment tracks the transit time of particles burrowing through barriers, revealing previously unknown details of a deeply counterintuitive...

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    COVID-19 Pandemic Shows Telecommuting Can Help Fight Climate Change

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    In cities with relatively clean electricity and long car commutes, widespread telework could reduce greenhouse gas emissions -- Read more...

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    Illuminating Deep-Sea Secrets

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    Some fish that live deep beneath the ocean’s surface reflect less than 0.5% of light thanks to their optimally evolved,...

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    Model Guides Precise Formation of Plasmonic Components

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    Using a real-time mathematical analysis model developed at ITMO University, scientists will now be able to manipulate the process of...

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    Solar powered purification helps meet need for clean water

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    University of Science and Technology of China uses nanocomposites to offer low-cost route to drinking water.

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    Contact Tracing, a Key Way to Slow COVID-19, Is Badly Underused by the U.S.

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    Despite tracing’s success in other countries, the U.S. government has failed to adequately fund or apply the tool -- Read...

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    Genes May Influence COVID-19 Risk, New Studies Hint

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    DNA changes tied to immune reactions, a viral doorway and blood type could affect disease severity -- Read more on...

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    Superresolution Microscopy Images Key Alzheimer’s Protein

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    As superresolution microscopy has advanced, so too has scientists’ ability to dive deep into the neural network and the compounds...

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    Fraunhofer ILT Project Demonstrates Thulium Laser Joining of Plastic Components Minus Absorbers

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    Using a thulium laser, a team from the Fraunhofer Institute of Laser Technology (ILT) has developed an innovative process for...

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    Trumpf and STMicro partner on ultra wideband positioning systems

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    As part of deal, Trumpf also selling stake in BeSpoon, a developer of software and UWB chips for indoor localization.

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    Dublin researchers develop single photon emitter from quantum dots

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    Scientists from CRANN and Trinity College School of Physics say this offers a better route to quantum computing.

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    Experimental Blood Test Detects Cancer up to Four Years before Symptoms Appear

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    The assay looks for stomach, esophageal, colorectal, lung and liver malignancies -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    SPIE Reschedules 2021 Photonics West Conference and Exhibition for March

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    SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, has rescheduled its 2021 Photonics West conference and exhibition for March 6-11....

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    Four Tips to Not Screw Up Your Marketing Plan

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    1. Consistency is key Your word choice, aesthetics, and values should all be easily communicated through your different media channels....

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    2020 Mars Rover

    Semrock Optical Filters Used in NASA’s New Mars Rover

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    IDEX Health & Science Semrock optical filters are on NASA's new Perseverance rover that will try to definitively answer whether...

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    Overcoming Psychological Biases Is the Best Treatment against COVID-19 Yet

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    In responding to the pandemic, society may be hampered by cognitive and political beliefs that distort judgments and lead to...

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    A Nixon Deepfake, a 'Moon Disaster' Speech and an Information Ecosystem at Risk

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    A new video re-creates a history that never happened, showing the power of AI-generated media -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    After Surgery, Black Children Are More Likely to Die Than White Children

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    A study of nearly 200 U.S. medical centers found that even apparently healthy kids suffer racial disparities in complications associated...

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    Emergent Vision Technologies Expands into EMEA Market with German Subsidiary

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    Emergent Vision Technologies Inc. announced it has launched overseas operations in Europe. A leader in the field of industrial cameras...

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    Photronics Appoints Daniel Liao to Board of Directors

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    Daniel Liao will join Photronics Inc.’s board of directors as an independent director, effective Sept. 10. With Liao’s appointment, the...

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    2021 SPIE Photonics West rescheduled for March in San Francisco

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    Call for papers deadline extended and potential presenters have until 26 August to submit an abstract for consideration by conference...

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    GÉANT awards Infinera contract to deploy 600G optical technology

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    Latest development phase to interconnect pan-European research and education community.

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    FBH lidar diodes promise clearer view of climate change

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    Franco-German Merlin satellite measuring atmospheric methane to be launched in 2025.

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    The Best Way to Watch Comet NEOWISE, Wherever You Are

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    Astronomer Jackie Faherty shares her tips for an ideal viewing experience -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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    Sergio Resendiz Appointed Vice President Americas at Leuze

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    Sergio Resendiz has been named vice president Americas at Leuze electronic Inc. Resendiz reports directly to the CEO. Resendiz holds...

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